Montreal Simon: Is The Con Media Turning Against Andrew Scheer?

Yesterday, I wrote about a Globe article where Andrew Scheer claimed that him and his Cons were more tolerant than the Liberals.And I wondered whether Scheer was losing his mind, and why the Globe would print such nonsense. So I'm happy to see the Globe is now trying to make up for that.And for Scheer and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Unpersonhood of Women to be Confirmed in Brazil – Full Abortion Ban Incoming

   I hate the rank smell of religious zealotry, so self-righteous, so sure, so confident that the grand ooga-booga has ordained that the status of women in Brazil needs to be taken down a score of notches. As reported by the CBC: “A congressional committee led by evangelical Christians has voted to ban abortion in ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer and the Women’s Vote

Andrew Scheer's call for freedom of speech on all university campuses, or else, is still up on all Con websites. But it's looking a little tattered, and so is Scheer.After his clumsy attempt to use the case of that teaching assistant at Sir Wilfrid Laurier university, as yet another wedge issue with which to attack Justin Trudeau.Only to ...

Dead Wild Roses: Throne of Lies – The Anti Abortion Talking Points.

https://i-was-a-naive-prolifer.tumblr.com/post/114805709961/is-there-any-anti-abortion-talking-point-that Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Abortion, pro life mendacity

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 ...