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Jul 28

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling | ThinkProgress -

Members of the Satanic Temple first made national headlines when they rallied in support of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for approving a bill that allows prayer in public schools, saying they’re glad the new policy will allow children to pray to Satan. Since then, they’ve also held “a formal ceremony celebrating same-sex unions” on the grave of the mother of the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, declaring that she has posthumously become a lesbian, and commissioned a seven-foot-tall Satanic statue near a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

And now, the Satanic Temple is turning its attention to “campaigns to assert our religious protection for women with health needs that are being complicated by unreasonable laws,” focusing on the abortion-related legislation that goes against science.

State-level abortion restrictions that aren’t actually based in medicine have swept the nation. “Informed consent” laws, which typically require women to receive biased counseling before being allowed to proceed with an abortion procedure, are now in place in 35 states. Many of those laws require doctors to tell their patients misleading information about abortion’s potential link to mental health issues and breast cancer. Some of them put words directly in doctors’ mouths, forcing them to refer to the fetus as an “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

Jul 24

for the wombat

for the wombat

Jul 05

I often wonder what the checkout person thinks of my purchases.

I often wonder what the checkout person thinks of my purchases.

Jun 30

Bullshit.

Bullshit.

Jun 28

About time for the #macklindmile with @bigriverrunning !

About time for the #macklindmile with @bigriverrunning !

Jun 27

This is my calm face I swear #dogs #dogsofinstagram

This is my calm face I swear #dogs #dogsofinstagram

Jun 11

Chuck says “I am peeples” #dogs #dogsofinstagram

Chuck says “I am peeples” #dogs #dogsofinstagram

Jun 04

Chuck is over it #dogs #dogsofinstagram

Chuck is over it #dogs #dogsofinstagram

May 17

View upon waking. #dogs #dogsofinstagram #stealthyzilla

View upon waking. #dogs #dogsofinstagram #stealthyzilla

May 07

On Princeton’s ‘Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege’ -

While Fortgang is not responsible for white male dominance in society, he should at least recognize that this social hierarchy is not a mere coincidence, nor is it a testament to the power of hard work. Such a micro-level explanation, when applied to our country’s current state, would imply that white males have by and large outworked most women and minorities in the many fields in which they dominate.

The reality is as follows: White men are the only ones who have been afforded political and social rights since the founding of this country. In a sense, this constitutes a head start, or a privilege. Women and minorities, on the other hand, have had to fight for equal status. Moreover, that fight still rages today. Women earn only 77% of what men are paid, and it’s worse for women of color. There’s also unconscious bias, which undoubtedly affects behavior, but is more difficult to address due to its subtlety. For instance, a recent report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business school found that white males are more likely to receive a response from professors than minorities and women report. If Fortgang can’t accept that his gender and race are beneficial to him, then he should at least concede that they are not a hindrance, which is more than can be said for women and minorities.