Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer And His Inner Beast Revealed

The night Andrew Scheer was elected Con leader I remember thinking how little I knew about him, and wondering why the media had failed so miserably to let us know who he really was.I knew he was a professional politician, I knew he had been a lousy Speaker who always tilted in the same rightward ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Monstrous Shadow Cabinet

As you may have heard, Andrew Scheer has unveiled his shadow cabinet. And although I didn't expect much, since it was cobbled together from the ratty remains of the Harper regime. The ones who survived the great cleansing, the ones who are still going after the cheese.  I have to admit that this Con shadow cabinet, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Abortion Thoughts

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Blame, Republicans

Dead Wild Roses: Let’s Just Say It: Women Matter more than Fetuses Do.

     How did I mess Rebecca Traister’s powerful essay on Woman’s Rights?   (make sure you go read the whole piece on The New Republic)   “Public discussion of abortion has come to inexorably privilege fetal life over female life. The imaginary futures—the “personhoods”—of the unborn have taken moral precedence over the adult women in whose ...

Alberta Politics: Cell phone video of Nazi comparison in Red Deer Catholic high school class on abortion should raise political questions

PHOTOS: A screen shot of the video at the moment it makes its controversial comparison. Below: Alberta Education Minister David Eggen, Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney as a young man giving his views on women’s reproductive rights, Red Deer Catholic Regional School Board Chair Guy Pelletier, and U of A Gender Studies Professor Cristina Stasia. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Uterus-Bearer So Much More Inclusive – The Genderfeels Edition – Auntie Wanda

http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/157212657426/men-are-re-framing-womens-issues Silencing women trying to speak about issues regarding their health – transactvism in action. Because when it isn’t about the menz, in just isn’t inclusive enough… Filed under: Radical Feminism Tagged: Abortion, Radical Feminism, Shitty Transactivism, Uterus Bearer

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – God & Abortion

Mysterious ways and what-not I suppose…   Filed under: Religion Tagged: Abortion, god, Religion, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

Alberta Politics: ‘I had an abortion and I thank God I was able to,’ says MLA, pointedly asking Jason Kenney: ‘Pro-choice or not?’

PHOTOS: St. Albert MLA Marie Renaud. Below: A young Jason Kenney in a 1990 TV interview, Archbishop Emeritus John R. Quinn of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and British MP George Galloway. Marie Renaud, the New Democrat MLA for St. Albert, is a brave and forthright woman. Yesterday she named the elephant in the room ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Conservatives nominate candidate in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner

Glen Motz will be the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the upcoming federal by-election in the riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. Mr. Motz defeated five other men, including former Wildrose Party leader and Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Paul Hinman, in a contest that… Continue Reading →

Dead Wild Roses: The American Anti-Choice Movie Bullshiters Indicted – About Frackn’ Time

Finally. A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide.   Yeah.   Dudes rallying to deny women their rights. ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religion, Abortion, and Bill Nye

Religion is a particularly nasty subset of the patriarchal fabric of our society.  Most organized religions provide the justification for the continued male dominance in society.  I mean, if the notion of a Grand Ooga-Booga isn’t preposterous enough on its own, the fact that most of His divine commands and intuitions are tethered to a ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Indomitable Nature of Woman’s Courage – Seeking and Receiving an Abortion

   The war on women and their rights continues to chug along, it can get depressing having to digest all the misogyny that leaks from the anti-choice, anti-woman side.  Despite all the shite that is going on stories get out that are inspiring, here is a excerpt from the NYmag article about the first legal ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Indomitable Nature of Woman’s Courage – Seeking and Receiving an Abortion

   The war on women and their rights continues to chug along, it can get depressing having to digest all the misogyny that leaks from the anti-choice, anti-woman side.  Despite all the shite that is going on stories get out that are inspiring, here is a excerpt from the NYmag article about the first legal ...

Dead Wild Roses: 800 Maternal Deaths a Day Is NOT Gender Neutral – Glosswitch

  Go read the full post here. “Pregnant woman” is not an identity. It is a social reality. A pregnant woman’s ever-contracting rights – whether she can choose to end this pregnancy, whether she will risk imprisonment for drinking too much, whether she will lose her job, whether she will be murdered by her partner ...

Dead Wild Roses: 800 Maternal Deaths a Day Is NOT Gender Neutral – Glosswitch

  Go read the full post here. “Pregnant woman” is not an identity. It is a social reality. A pregnant woman’s ever-contracting rights – whether she can choose to end this pregnancy, whether she will risk imprisonment for drinking too much, whether she will lose her job, whether she will be murdered by her partner ...

somecanuckchick dot com: These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind…

These are the types of NDP candidates Thomas Mulcair stands behind… Intolerance Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie Alexandre Boulerice says the NDP is against the niqab! [VIDEO, en français!] Mégantic—L’Érable Jean-François Delisle says the NDP should reopen Constitution to deal with the niqab. FYI Jean-François Delisle has backed off his initial statement that the NDP should reopen the ...

Left Over: No Hope With This Pope…

Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have abortions The Guardian Tuesday 1 September 2015 16.46 BST How condescending can this ‘religious’ leader get? Who cares about forgiveness when there is nothing to forgive? Will the Pope also issue orders to ‘forgive’ the man who didn’t wear a condom, or get it snipped, or whatever? ...

Left Over: No Hope With This Pope…

Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have abortions The Guardian Tuesday 1 September 2015 16.46 BST How condescending can this ‘religious’ leader get? Who cares about forgiveness when there is nothing to forgive? Will the Pope also issue orders to ‘forgive’ the man who didn’t wear a condom, or get it snipped, or whatever? ...

Dead Wild Roses: Backed Into A Corner, Poked with a Stick – Arguing with Religious People.

How does one win an argument with another that doesn’t accept the basic tenets of reality.  Recently over at Violet Wisp’s blog the religious element was once again taking the moral low road on abortion and left with trying to explain how their religion was explicitly “pro-life” when in fact their magic book is, in ...

Dead Wild Roses: Excerpt from “We Do Abortions Here” – Sallie Tisdale

This quote is from the Harper’s Magazine archive.  We Do Abortions Here: A Nurse’s Story, is a powerful piece that goes beyond the well worn positions that are still being dragged about today.  I recommend a full reading, go to Harper’s Archive to read it. “Women have abortions because they are too old, and too ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – The Case for the Religious ‘Pro-Life’ Enslavement of Women

       Religion treats people like shit, the further away you are from the white male ideal, the shittier your deal will be.  The recent anti-choice propaganda wave in the US caused enough whinging in wordpress blogosphere that I felt compelled to wrestle with the full-blown stupid that is the anti-choice position. . .     I ...

A. Picazo: The Assault On Planned Parenthood: A Long Campaign Against Reproductive Rights

In 2011, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, a move deemed necessary to ensure no taxpayer dollars were used on abortion despite existing federal legislation which prohibits funds granted under Title X from paying for such services. This vote, a “culmination of a multi-year effort that involved parallel ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Sum of Male Abortion Activism

Filed under: Feminism, Politics Tagged: Abortion, Dudes, Feminism

Maple-Flavoured Politics: Anti-Abortion Group Against Trudeau

So, this happened. Campaign Life Coalition Youth (CLCY) and the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR), two anti-abortion groups, announced that they are launching a nationwide campaign against Justin Trudeau because of his staunch pro-choice stance. Far be it from me to say anything that might dissuade them from this course of action. And I ...

Dead Wild Roses: Canada’s Liberal Party Gets One Thing Right – They Are Unabashedly Pro-Choice

Conservative media has attempted to portray the notion of women as autonomous human beings as “radical”. The recently decimated Liberal Party is stirring back to life with the election of a new Leader.  Justin Trudeau has decreed that his MP’s will vote pro-choice, no exceptions. The woolly anti-choicers that still remain within the party, or ...