Category Archive: Compulsory pregnancy

Women will never be liberated until we have easy, legal access to abortion

Dec 04 2009

Hugs, Twisty: “I just need to commandeer your uterus for a sec.”

Rejected comment from reader bilbertson on an August, 2007 post entitled UterusWatch 2007, in which I discuss a couple of legislative efforts to restrict women’s access to abortion, one of which required written consent of the “father”: [Dear Twisty] I know I’m commenting on this much later than it was posted but I hope readers …

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Nov 28 2009

Spinster aunt reads amateur op-ed piece

Every morning Google sends urgent feminist alerts to my inbox. It’s hilarious, the contexts in which writers of Internet crap chuck that word “feminist” around. — Rihanna has a new album; she left her abusive boyfriend, so she’s a feminist icon now. — You can wear false eyelashes and still be a feminist. — What …

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Nov 15 2009

Same stupak, different day

I Blame the Patriarchy marches to the beat of a different news cycle, so this may be ancient history to you, but, Stupak! I propose that “stupak” be incorporated into common usage as a verb meaning “to ensure political victory by means of screwing women over bigtime.” My mind is not boggled that the health …

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Jun 14 2009

Spinster aunt perceives misogynist billboard

Creepy billboard somewhere on MoPac. There is only one reason that pregnancy should “scare” you: your culture hates women and kids.* It especially hates teenage women. It especially hates pregnant teenage women. It especially hates teenage pregnant women who get knocked up under unapproved circumstances. Some unapproved circumstances: they are not legally bound to an …

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May 20 2009

Outtakes from “Escape from Savage Death Island”

1. While awaiting phlebotomization yesterday at Cancerland, I thumb through a copy of People magazine. Here is what expert sexologist Bristol Palin has to say on the efficacy of magic fundamentalist christian abstinence-juju sex ed: “If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex,” says Bristol, sitting at her parents’ lakeside patio …

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Mar 11 2009

Every sperm is sacred

Dudes continue uninterrupted exercise of divine right to annex uteruses as political tools, almost as if International Women’s Day had no impact whatsoever! Whups! Looks like I missed International Women’s Day. I was preoccupied with extensive preparations for my “Dancing with the Stars” pre-season gala. No doubt you were, too. Unlike International Men’s Day — …

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Feb 18 2009

Invasion of the babyists

Oh the commentary that oozes out of the rotting log after a nice abortion post. And by “rotting log” I of course mean “moderation queue.” The moderation queue is the bin into which the blog software chucks, among others, all comments submitted by first-time commenters, where they await my discerning review. When I am feeling …

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Feb 17 2009

North Dakota lege to women: “Murderer!”

Meanwhile, in North Dakota, life officially begins at conception (you remember conception; it’s when the sacred seed of life enters a lady and spreads Jesus around inside her tummy.). So sayeth a nice piece of misogynist, uterus-colonizing legislation that passed the state House of Representatives yesterday, 61 to 31. If the bill passes the senate, …

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Feb 10 2009

More hugs

You thought I’d forgotten all about the new “Hugs, Twisty” feature, but you’re wrong-o! Todays topics are: what to do about rapists, the state-owned uterus, and grammar. Let’s get started! [Trigger alert] Hi Twisty, Long-time listener, first-time caller. For serious though, I want your help, and the help of the rest of the blamers, if …

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Jan 31 2009

State senator claims ownership of Nebraska uteruses

Add Nebraska state senator Tony Fulton to the thick and oily list of misogynist fuckwads who thinks he knows better than you who should own and administrate your personal internal organs. Fulton is sponsoring one of those wackaloon anti-abortion bills requiring that women seeking abortions undergo an ultrasound procedure and be forced to view the …

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