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+ Met up with the fangirl contingent in town for the 1D show, had some Thai, got Discos-related ink. (There was tentacle-porn art on the wall at the Gaslight Gallery, the studio to which we went. I feel like that is a sign we were meant to go there.)

+ Grinding It Out In The Corner, a hockey rare-pair fest, is still going on.

~ Work. Meh. Eight business days left. Although I may work half-day tomorrow.

~ The house showed again today. I'd've been more impressed if the real estate agent hadn't called at 4:50pm (I was already out) to see if it was OK to show at 5pm. Uh, sure, but there's some stuff out that would be considered "cluttered" by a staging person, so. I was planning on doing the heavy duty cleaning tomorrow morning, since there are more showings scheduled between 11am and 2pm.

- Had to walk away from a discussion about the recent anti-choice legislation in TX with someone who felt that "the new laws are really to protect women and unborn children" because NO, NO, FUCK NO.

+ World War Z tomorrow, or something else for the three hours I should be out of the house?
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In an effort not to rant about the House Oversight Committee a bunch of old, relatively wealthy dudes (who receive government-sponsored health care) not allowing any female testimony on birth control provision by insurance policies in the US, I'm thinking about plans for the weekend.

Saturday, before seeing Richard III at BAM, I should go hang out at Brooklyn Brewery and drink alllll the beers, yes?
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.





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I've been following what's happening in TX and with Planned Parenthood, but this is infinitely worse. Thanks, B, for reblogging this and bringing it to my attention.

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