Elsewhere

I’m not in the mood to write tonight, so I’ll just share some links:

1) I really liked Rowan Crisp’s comment on the sHillary post at Pandagon:

"I was told recently that “as a feminist” I had a duty to vote for her. I stopped laughing long enough to ask if I had to vote for Condi Rice if she ran, too. Funnily enough, I never got an answer on that one.

"I want someone who will fight for national healthcare. I want someone who will stop wrapping themselves in the flag and the bible to justify horrors. I want someone who will obliterate the movement towards a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. I want someone who will ridicule DOMA for what it is: a limitation on the right of legal, consenting adults to contract freely.

"I’d also like a pony. :( "

Hillary isn’t my first choice for the Democratic nominee.  She’s not even my second.  But I feel like there’s a level of vitriol against her on the left that is totally out of proportion to the compromises that she’s actually made. 

2)  Blogging for Choice posts from Cecily and Bitch, PhD.  And Wealhtheow writes about Virginia’s "controversial" bill to ensure that anti-abortion laws don’t ban contraception as well.

3)  And via Funds for Writers: Small Markets, I thought some of my readers might be interested in this call for submissions of speculative fiction about futuristic motherhood

What do you imagine the function of motherhood to be? How do you think the image of motherhood will change? How do you think the image of motherhood will stay the same? What possible customs, norms or laws will be in place in the future that would have an impact on changing or affecting mothers? How will science and technology affect pregnancy, birth, and child rearing? How might full social equality affect childcare in the home and workplace? How does a lack of social equality in a highly technological society affect pregnancy, birth, and childcare? How about in a future culture with a highly evolved social order but low technology?

One Response to “Elsewhere”

  1. dave s Says:

    The Hollywood types seem to have decided Hillary’s not a winner: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=2819848&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312
    on the other hand, it’s hard to see how a part-of-one-term Senator like Obama can do it, either. They say every Senator looks in the mirror and sees a future President. As a voter, I tend to look at Senators and see Senators, and to look at governors and see, well, people who have run a government and dealt with a legislature…

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