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December 21, 2015

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Em

LOL. Is it street art?

PiperPaul

Similar.

David

Is it street art?

We’ll have to ask Franklin. But I was impressed by the hand-made coffin and funeral pyre.

David

Similar.

The framed photo...

The Proprietor

Eh, it's been done! http://imgur.com/gallery/h9LRo

dicentra

In other news, Miscarrying While Feminist.

I'm DYING to see what Laurie Penny makes of this.

Also, nominated for the Best PWNing category, the @starwars account pwns the idiot @neiltyson.

I thought BB-8 was CGI, too. Good on the puppeteers for creating a practical droid.

Chester Draws

I have sympathy with much of that Federalist article, but I do think a central logical error is caused by the whole US thing about Pro-Life being inexplicably aligned with Progressivism and Feminism. They are forced into straight-jacketed thinking because you're not allowed to line yourself up any other way without severe backlash from your own side.

How could I grieve a thing that didn’t exist?

Lots of women grieve greatly that they can't have children for biological reasons. That you grieve something means you have personalised it, not that it is a person. This is not an argument for abortion, merely pointing out that her understandable grief is not proof of her position, as the article supposes. (Indeed, the "pro-life" position that the "woman defines all" is criticised, and then an example of a person choosing to define things differently is then offered as the central point of the opposite argument.)

Why can't someone be anti-abortion without their Feminist credentials being called into question? Why can't someone be opposed to Feminism and pro-choice?

R.Sherman

If only Rosie had known how much people cared for her during her life. Could none of the mourners have spared a kind word or a bit of doughnut before she cashed in her existential chips?

pst314

"I’m assuming the janitor was on holiday."
Or perhaps half the janitorial staff was laid off, in order to hire more diversity consultants.

Hal

Eh, it's been done!

Virgil had a funeral for a pet fly, albeit for eminent domain issues . . .

dicentra

Lots of women grieve greatly that they can't have children for biological reasons. That you grieve something means you have personalised it, not that it is a person.

So my grief at hitting menopause before being a mother doesn't involve the thought of all those little people that never happened?

What the hell does it involve, then?

Motherhood isn't an abstraction; it exists ONLY in tandem with another PERSON's existence.

She damned well was mourning a real person: a tiny little person who is now forever absent in from her life. That she failed to recognize the personhood of the child she aborted doesn't remove the personhood from the child.

Why can't someone be anti-abortion without their Feminist credentials being called into question? Why can't someone be opposed to Feminism and pro-choice?

Because Feminism is predicated on the idea that women will never be equal with men until they can control -- absolutely -- when children do or do not come. This idea goes back 100 years, oh yes it does.

To permit another human being's existence -- even a human who was brought into being by the woman's consensual act -- is to submit to the Patriarchy, who objects to abortion ONLY because men want to punish women for being sexually autonomous. Hence Obama's statement about not wanting his daughters to be "punished with a baby."

Feminism's hostility to motherhood and biology is sociopathic, not compassionate, not rational, and not in any way healthy.

You can be pro-choice on the basis of hard cases but not on the basis of What Feminism Thinks About Motherhood.

That's why.

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

I already miss Rosie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yv6VkVkwgo

Wildgoose

More Insanity of the Left.

Apparently Ben Carson (yes, the black guy running for the Republican nomination to be U.S. President) is a "White Supremacist".

I kid you not.

As propounded in this Salon article:

"White Men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends upon it".

http://www.salon.com/2015/12/22/white_men_must_be_stopped_the_very_future_of_the_planet_depends_on_it_partner/

And yet they claim that they are the ones who aren't racists....

PiperPaul

"White Men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends upon it".

Does this qualify as hate speech? Provocation?

R. Sherman

Sorry for the OT, but, via Instapundit, this is worth a few moments.

David

this is worth a few moments.

That’s the spirit.

Hedgehog

http://talesofmytery.blogspot.com/2013/09/dino-buzzati-lo-scarafaggio.html

Couldn't find an English translation of it. Scarafaggio, obviously, is a cockroach.

Criticas

Imagine the sh*tstorm that would have ensued if someone left a post-it with "Roach Lives Matter".

Gregoryno6

Well, that escalated quickly.

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