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Today, I wrote this letter to an old friend who expressed his support for Romney on my Facebook page. I felt the need to share.
Hey ( ),
Listen, I know you didn’t mean any harm commenting on this post and I like you, we had some great times growing up. But Romney and Ryan believe that I am less…
I need to print this out and keep it on the wall by my desk. And on both my computers. And everywhere.
I’m female and 50. I don’t have a uterus anymore. Or ovaries. I don’t need birth control pills for any reason. (Condoms? Oh, hell, yes!)
So why should I care about this “War on Women”?
Because I remember.
I remember being 17 and pregnant via rape. I remember having a choice, making that choice, and no one questioned me about it. No one interfered with my decision about my body.
It doesn’t matter which decision I made,it was mine to make. Roe v. Wade guaranteed my rights. That’s the law.
I’m female and 50. I have rights, the right to privacy, the right to make my own medical decisions, the right to refuse medications and procedures that may harm me, the right to ask for medications and procedures that will help me. I have the right to discuss my health concerns with my doctor in private and to make choices that are in my own best interests. That’s the law.
It doesn’t matter if I have a uterus or not. To deny or limit the rights of one part of society based on race, nationality, creed, color, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation is discrimination.
That’s the law.
I don’t have a uterus but I have rights and I want those rights for every woman. I want those rights for everyone.
That’s liberty and justice for all.
The entertainment industry are some sneaky bastards - yeah, I am looking at you RIAA. So, remember the whole SOPA thing where we came together as one Internet to stop the evils of Hollywood bribing lawmakers to track our online activities and shut down sites like Tumblr, Reddit and YouTube?
Quite possibly the hottest photo of John Sheppard ever.
Another Follow Up of the Day: The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has sided with the MPAA in its decision to reject The Weinstein Company’s request to lower the rating of the film studio’s bullying documentary from an R to a PG-13 so it could be used as an educational aid.
Bully received an R rating from the MPAA for “some language.”
If The Weinstein Company makes good on its threat to set aside the rating system, NATO’s President and CEO John Fithian said in a statement, “I will have no choice but to encourage my theater owner members to treat unrated movies from The Weinstein Company in the same manner as they treat unrated movies from anyone else.”
The would mean branding Bully an NC-17 movie, prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from viewing it.
Responding with its own statement, The Weinstein Company called the treatment of Bully as an NC-17 film “unconscionable, not to mention unreasonable.”
The statement continued: “In light of the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Ohio, we feel now is the time for the bullying epidemic to take center stage, we need to demand our community takes action.”
A petition posted to Change.org by a teenage victim of bullying calling for the MPAA to reverse its decision has racked up over 100,000 signatures since it was launched a three days ago.
This does not have NEAR ENOUGH notes. I cried within the first 10 seconds of watching this trailer. And then continued to bawl like a baby for the rest of it. Kudos to the Weinstein Company for taking a stand on this.
The MPAA is, once again, on the wrong side of every issue. I just put on a hat so I could take it off for the Weinstein Company.
I signed this petition. Please sign it too. Kids need to see this film. Parents need to see it. Educators need to see it. We need to see it. Don’t let the MPAA stand in our way.
the funny thing is is that rick santorum isn’t uniquely stupid
i feel like the majority of republicans think like this.
Oh, Frothy Lube, you are so dumb.
Raining bombs down on civillians and “faith-based” spending violates my beliefs, so I can just stop paying taxes until I get to say where all my tax money goes, right, Frothy Lube? Oh, no, that’s not how things work in America, you stupid pandering piece of shit.
Reinforcing the fact that Chris Dodd really does not get what’s happening, and showing just how disgustingly corrupt the MPAA relationship is with politicians, Chris Dodd went on Fox News to explicitly threaten politicians who accept MPAA campaign donations that they’d better pass Hollywood’s favorite legislation… or else:“Those who count on quote ‘Hollywood’ for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who’s going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don’t ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don’t pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,”
This certainly follows what many people assumed was happening, and fits with the anonymous comments from studio execs that they will stop contributing to Obama, but to be so blatant about this kind of corruption and money-for-laws politics in the face of an extremely angry public is a really, really, really tone deaf response from Dodd.
Wow. Chris Dodd is not only an asshole, he’s a stupid, tone deaf asshole. And so are all the asshole Democrats who are on the wrong side of this issue because they want money from Hollywood. Guess what, Democrats? You’re finally starting to reclaim the populist mantle that could help you win back congress and keep the White House. You may want to, you know, get on the right side of public opinion you idiots.
It shows, yet again, that he just doesn’t get it. People were protesting not just because of the content of these bills, but because of the corrupt process of big industries like Dodd’s “buying” politicians and “buying” laws. To then come out and make that threat explicit isn’t a way to fix things or win back the public. It’s just going to get them more upset, and to recognize just how corrupt this process is. If Dodd, as he said in yesterday’s NY Times, really wanted to turn things around and come to a more reasonable result, this is exactly how not to do it
Not that it matters, and not that I’m some kind of rich mogul, but I’ll say this again: I have lost more money to creative accounting, and American workers have lost more jobs to runaway production, than anything associated with what the MPAA calls piracy. Chris Dodd is lying about piracy costing us jobs. Hollywood’s refusal to adapt to changing times is what’s costing the studios money. That’s it.
via Daily Flan