20 March 2017

message in re the "renewing birthday" of the Vernal Equinox ... ... Itself

Actually, We Four --- --- Mama and The Three Amigo - Kiddos ---  --- did this on 05 January 1986:  hoisted onto the residence's exterior such a verisimilar darling banner.  2412 Braemore Road.  The very same words.

Except, o'course, not with that Herry - hated and apparently nasty word of 'Daddy'.
With, on the banner instead then, the word 'Herry' --- --- as was always his (& no one else's) own dictate.

Only to be ... ... by then 40 - year - old Doctor Wonderful Herod Edinsmaier, wholly shot on down.  To pieces.  OOOOFTAH !  Was he ever F U R I O U S !

I mean: bloody coming after me - furious ... ... he was.  AND HE DID !


 I had to leave, fearing for my safety, and stay two nights at Robin and Robyn's place in the countryside.  Hauled like a SackO'Shit OUT OF MY OWN HOUSE --- OVER HIS SHOULDER --- AND  PITCHED ON DOWN ONTO THE PAVEMENT / ONTO THE CONCRETE I WAS !




15 March 2017

BEWARE the IDES of March - like preacher - predator dudes ... ... such as

... ... such as one particular one named Timothy Keller.

Preachers are anything but reverent so they do not get, from me, any such entitling !
Ya' know:  no Reverend this or Rev. that !  Religion is incompatible with S C I E N C E !

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/bill-kristof-religious-doubter-interviews-a-dead-certain-christian-pastor

They use something they call prayer. 
Prayer is nothing more than one's TALKING to oneself.

So.  Show me the evidence.  Ya' know, Mr Keller, AS OF
the Scientific Method:  The EVIDENCE therefor.  A Thing in Religion.

"Religious Education" is child ABUSE.  Very many Folks Using Evidence for their lives KNOW this.  No child should be inculcated with religious indoctrination.  ELIMINATE INHERITED FALSEHOODS and MUCK.

The looking into the World's Islam, Judaism and Christianity --- AS to mock it AS dumb and, worse, AS harmful should not be begun UNTIL adulthood. 

IF no child knew A Thing about "religions" until they were 18 and over ?  The World would be soooo, so ... ... well, C A L M !

Have your kiddos INHERIT this dead but REAL dude's stuffs instead !
https://twitter.com/DickKingSmith/status/841995856320577536 !

Are not only REAL but far, far more U S E F U L ! / MEANINGFUL !

QUERY:  How many WOMEN and GIRLS can you name who wrote ONE WORD
of the qur'an, of the torah, of the (Old Gideon Men's) biblette ? !

SO:  DO NOT COME TO ME with crud like "how MOST influential over ALL the World" ANY of these writings are !  They ARE NOT !  Women ARE !

Women PERPETUATE the species !  Or NOT !  NOW ,THAT.
is INFLUENTIAL !  the WORLD OVER !

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a Why Evolution is True website - excerpt from last 25 December, ie, y2016: 
"What a reprehensible and unempathic little toad Keller is! And why did Kristof and the NYT give his blatherings space in the Christmas issue.
Where’s an atheist to talk about evidence ?"

TIME for The Mocking thereof ! 2nd excerpt = comments re The Toad's "brain":

"

Rev Jeremiah Caldon
Posted December 25, 2016 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
Regarding belief in the resurrection and the virgin birth.
A perfect man rebelled against God and introduced sin (falling short of the glory, i.e. perfection, of God) into the world (ROMANS 3:23). For sinners to be reconciled with God would require that they pay the punishment for ALL of their sin, individually. Since ALL sin is mortal i.e., requires both temporal and eternal DEATH, no one can pay for their own sin (ROMANS 6:23). To resolve this seeming dilemma, God foreordained that He Himself would enter the world in physical form, live a perfect live, and die a death that would pay the eternal debt for ALL sinners (ROMANS 5:8). Those that believe i.e., trust, in His payment would be forgiven their sin, reconciled with God and secure eternal LIFE (EPHESIANS 2:8-9).
The virgin birth is necessary for God, in the form of the Messiah Jesus, to be both perfect (therefore, able to make both a widespread and eternal payment for sin) and a man (therefore, able to specifically save mankind).
The resurrection is necessary for God to demonstrate that He alone has power over temporal and eternal life and over physical and spiritual death.
If the Messiah, Jesus, was merely a man, he could not pay for the sin of others. Even were he perfect, he could not pay the sin of others.
If the Messiah, Jesus, were not resurrected, he would have no power over death, temporal or eternal.
As you can see, Jesus as a mortal man who died a common death cannot provide eternal life for anyone. Jesus as God-in-the-flesh can provide reconciliation for ALL those who repentant of their sin and trust exclusively in His death and resurrection as eternal satisfaction for sin.
In short, belief in the virgin birth and the Resurrection are essential elements to trusting the Messiah, Jesus, for payment of one’s sin and the guarantee of Eternal Life. It’s a package deal in which skepticism is resolved by trusting in the testimony of eyewitnesses and drawing the correct conclusion (a process that defies scientific method, which requires recreation of the original process; but, which easily replicates the method we use in our justice system every day). — Rev. Caldon

  • rickflick
    Posted December 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink
    Is anybody else’s head spinning after reading this?

    • GBJames
      Posted December 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Permalink
      I stifled myself.

  • GBJames
    Posted December 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
    And you know this how exactly?
    • Posted December 25, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Permalink
      That was my question. The answer, of course, will be, “Because the Bible says so!”"

14 March 2017

--- today --- 14 March y2017

Today --- 14 March y2017, is the 100th birthday
of Annabelle Mae Holden (Maas),
dead at her age then of 88 years, five months and one day.

To be said ?  She was a person who only wanted
from others ?  males' attentions and material things. 
Lots and lots of both. 
As a matter of fact, to her, of these there was never going to be ... ... enough.

Reality ?  She had had three daughters and one son.
Three daughters -- all of them with very different personae.
Put those three on a geometric shape, and they each
would occupy one tip of a triangle --
they were that different from each other.

Annabelle Holden (Maas) had had choices
to like at least one of them / at least one of her daughters.

She hated them all.  Every single one of the three.  They were competition; she had had, with daughters you see, to compete for & then to have to share males' attentions.

She herself had been the only daughter of a mousy, frumpy
( ! her adjectives ! for her very own) mother and to a father
who himself had been the Source of Sperm
for four others -- only boys.  Annabelle Holden
had had for herself as a child with these five males ... ...
noooo sharing of males' attentions onto .other. females.

Only child Annabelle Holden (Maas) wanted ?  the son.

Then ?   Then one daughter of Annabelle’s went in to her own middle and old age with no children of her own.

But two of those three daughters of hers ?  and that one wanted boy – child ?  Well.  The three of these children ?  They all went on to raise up kiddos of their own.  Seven total among the three of Annabelle’s.

All seven ?  All of these of Annabelle’s grandchildren ever ?  All boy - children.  Every one of the seven.  Male.  Not one single little baby girl.  Never ever.

So exhilarated and so galvanized by this twist of fate was Annabelle Holden (Maas) that, when one of her very own children, one of those two daughters, of course, and not that one son of hers, wholly UN j u s t i f i e d, poor and female, lost parental rights to three of her very own kiddos, that grandmother hesitated NOT ONE MOMENT before committing an ALL – OUT BETRAYAL OF TRUST of that child of Annabelle’s AND WENT OUT OF HER WAY to KEEP SECRET the fact that she, Annabelle, was herself doting upon and meeting up with and joyously visiting time and time and time again … … that daughter's own Boys.  Secrets that this person, Grandma Annabelle, so carefully kept from her own child just so that Grandma Annabelle could glom for herself alone ALL of those three grandsons’ and their ABUSING SOURCE of the Sperm that made up their DNA’s ... ... attentions.

The SAME Sperm Source who, for years and years and years and was VERY QUITE WELL KNOWN to this grandmother to be such a perpetrator of physical, verbal and judicial violence, had so crushed and hurled and wrought his unparalleled vengeance upon her very own child.  A child who was a female one, however.

That is who this 100 - year - old birthday "honoree" - person was. 

There are Others.  Just like her.

19 February 2017

... ... ... ... A Pogrom of a Different Genus

This day, a Friday 57 years ago in 1960, Willard Albert William Maas and Annabelle Mae Holden Maas hosted and backed a certain, conducted event.  This matter was in preparation for Willard’s reenrolling as an Iowa State University undergraduate; Willard had had to drop out of ISU in 1939, after his contracting the poliomyelitis virus back at his age of 19 then.  He was to begin again with its Spring Quarter of 1960, this term commencing in March; and his going there to Ames then with their eldest of four children, 16 – year – old Sydra, only the two of them alone, to reside at its 840 Pammel Court.  Exactly similar metal / quonset housing units are here https://www.pinterest.com/pin/506655026805533841  and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/506655026805533809 –– with another one (some years later, of course) as well Zachary Adam’s actual very first home @ 697 Pammel Court commencing 22 hours after I, wholly uninsured, had birthed him [Tuesday, 24 August 1976] with the help of Jan Sterbenz and Dr Frank Sterbenz over in Nevada, Iowa’s Story County Hospital.  Absolutely ALL of these housing units are now long – demolished and – built over with other ISU structures. 

The rest of us of the family were to join Willard and Sydra then when Williamsburg, Iowa’s school year ended; we –– all six of us –– would move in 1960’s June to 1377 Hawthorn Court (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/506655026805534514) directly across from ISU’s horse pastures on the north end of the one entry from Hawthorn then to the undertrack tunnel leading walking commuters into ISU, soon to be Willard’s portal always over to its Heady Hall, Agricultural Economics.  Hawthorn Court, Unit #1401, became (some years later, of course) Zachary Adam’s second home, also in a Quite Cold – February with a fuel oil – truckers’ strike occurring for ISU’s Pammel Court residents and at when the temperature that moving day was a -10 F and his blue baby bathtub fell from the packed – to – its – hilt Chevrolet van to the ice below --- and shattered into elebenty gazillion pieces thereby thoroughly and altogether ending its existence.

The event orchestrated by an agricultural business for the Maas Clan that Friday, 19 February 1960?  That was known as the epic and notorious auctioning one of that era and, actually, even unto this y2017 age … … the Farm Sale.  I know it that specific day thereof … … to have been in the middle -20
 Fahrenheit – range for its temperature, it likely The Coldest of all of those 1959 – 1960 Iowa wintertime days.

The sale itself ?  Even with vendored comestibles including hot chocolate and even hotter, soooo sugared and true cows’ creamed (barn – style latt├ęs ! then) coffee available for purchase ?  

It was an entire and utter ... ... bust.


As witnessed silently by me, then a 12 – year – old schoolgirl – kiddo, within the ancient farmhouse’s enclosed front porch with its turn – of – the – century classically industrial gray – painted plank – flooring.  Just him and me alone together with this particular and quiet vista of ours directly down to and upon the East Barn lot’s sale arena, I peered over at my 40 – year – old father surveilling it all from afar.  And thereupon was burnt a memory in to my brain which has never left it:  One tear tracked down my Daddy’s left cheek. 

                                                       - fin -

14 February 2017

Here's YOUR VALENTINE, Mama !

Because ?  BECAUSE H E CAN ... ... .THE. ULTIMATE VENGEANCE he can take upon you, Mama ... ... NO ONE of the court system will go out in to the community to check out ... ... SPERM SOURCE's / HIS LYING IN COURT !:

Because ? BECAUSE .H E. CAN ... ...
***.THE. ULTIMATE VENGEANCE
Daddee can take upon you, Mama ... ...

NO ONE of the family law court system is going
to go out in to the community and bring back
to it ANY AT ALL EVIDENCES of the ... ...
SPERM SOURCE's / HIS LYING IN COURT !

Daddee gets:  CLEAN SLICK AWAY with PERJURY !
AND THEN ?  THEN HE TAKES AND KEEPS AWAY
FROM MAMA ALL YOUR CHILDREN.

For DECADES and DECADES.  And W H Y ?!  Why ?!

Q:  Didn't you know, Mama ?  Didn't you ?  Truly now ?!

A:   YOU PISSED HIM OFF, WOMAN ! ! ! !
       ONE TIME TOO MANY !

http://now.org/now-foundation/crisis-in-family-courts

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Andrew Sullivan is back, he’s mad as hell, as he isn’t going to take it any more

In 2015, Andrew Sullivan announced that he was retiring from blogging.  Well, that lasted two years. He’s started a new column at New York Magazine that he describes like this:
I guess I should start by saying this is not a blog. Nor is it what one might call a column. It’s an experiment of sorts to see if there’s something in between those two. Most Fridays, from now on, I’ll be writing in this space about, among other things, the end of Western civilization, the collapse of the republic, and, yes, my beagles.
And, mirabile dictu, he’s one of those conservatives who simply can’t stomach our new administration.  His latest column, “The madness of King Donald,” is about exactly that: Trump’s lies, and what the press should do about them.  What they’re doing—at least the reporters I admire—is what Sullivan says they should do: don’t let “alternative truths” pass unquestioned:
What are we supposed to do with this? How are we to respond to a president who in the same week declared that the “murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 45 to 47 years,” when, of course, despite some recent, troubling spikes in cities, it’s nationally near a low not seen since the late 1960s, and half what it was in 1980. What are we supposed to do when a president says that two people were shot dead in Chicago during President Obama’s farewell address — when this is directly contradicted by the Chicago police? None of this, moreover, is ever corrected. No error is ever admitted. Any lie is usually doubled down by another lie — along with an ad hominem attack.
Here is what we are supposed to do: rebut every single lie. Insist moreover that each lie is retracted — and journalists in press conferences should back up their colleagues with repeated follow-ups if Spicer tries to duck the plain truth. Do not allow them to move on to another question. Interviews with the president himself should not leave a lie alone; the interviewer should press and press and press until the lie is conceded. The press must not be afraid of even calling the president a liar to his face if he persists. This requires no particular courage. I think, in contrast, of those dissidents whose critical insistence on simple truth in plain language kept reality alive in the Kafkaesque world of totalitarianism. As the Polish dissident Adam Michnik once said: “In the life of every honorable man comes a difficult moment … when the simple statement that this is black and that is white requires paying a high price.” The price Michnik paid was years in prison. American journalists cannot risk a little access or a nasty tweet for the same essential civic duty?
He then does what few journalists will do, but what all of us are thinking: questioning Trump’s sanity:
Here’s what I’d think: This man is off his rocker. He’s deranged; he’s bizarrely living in an alternative universe; he’s delusional. If he kept this up, at some point you’d excuse yourself and edge slowly out of the room and the house and never return. You’d warn your other neighbors. You’d keep your distance. If you saw him, you’d be polite but keep your distance.

I think this is a fundamental reason why so many of us have been so unsettled, anxious, and near panic these past few months. It is not so much this president’s agenda. That always changes from administration to administration. It is that when the linchpin of an entire country is literally delusional, clinically deceptive, ***and responds to any attempt to correct the record with rage and vengeance, everyone is always on edge.

There is no anchor any more. At the core of the administration of the most powerful country on earth, there is, instead, madness.
If we’re to solve this problem, we have to do it ourselves. 

SO ... ... Here, Mama, 're 25 Others of Us Who Were, As Well, Warned 

http://www.upworthy.com/elizabeth-warren-joins-a-long-line-of-amazing-women-who-wont-back-down-or-be-quiet?c=pop 

12 February 2017

by Darwin Day --- EVOLVED ? Heh. "RARELY does one man hold another accountable"



Many men talk like Donald Trump in private — 
and only other men
can stop them


Shaun R. Harper, Special to The Washington Post



I know Donald Trump. Though we have never met, I know him well.

At several moments throughout the campaign, I have felt that something about Trump was disturbingly familiar, but I couldn’t quite pinpoint it. After seeing the video of this presidential candidate and married man talking about kissing women, grabbing their vaginas and using his celebrity to get them to do whatever he wants, I now fully recognize the guy I have known since I was a teenage boy. The Trump on that video is a sexist, misogynistic, womanizing cheater who degrades and sometimes sexually assaults women. I know this man and so many like him. I wish I didn’t, yet I do, and I have for a long time.

Truth is, many men objectify women and say outrageously offensive things about their breasts, butts and other body parts in spaces we occupy with each other. In his response to the video’s release, Trump explained that his comments were “locker room banter.” His is a “boys will be boys” defense of sexism and the objectification of women, but he wasn’t incorrect that some men do, indeed, talk that way. And such talk is not confined to gyms and country club showers, but occurs too often in other spaces where men are among other men — in fraternity houses, on golf courses, in barbershops, at bars. I have even seen men stand aside and engage in this kind of talk about moms at kids’ birthday parties. Unfortunately, the kinds of words we heard from Trump are commonly spoken when men are with other men. Those who participate in this “banter” are rewarded. Those who choose not to engage, and especially guys who critique such statements, have their masculinities questioned and risk being placed on the outskirts of social acceptance.

I have spent much of my career studying men and their masculinities. My research has put me in conversation with thousands of young men, mostly high school and college students. Many have told me that they learned to be Trumps in middle school, sometimes earlier. Media, parents, family members and peers shape how boys are taught to think and talk about women from a young age. While I am quite older than they are, I still understand and relate to what my research participants tell me. The horrifying things Trump said in that video are comments I’ve heard from male friends of mine since I was a teenager. As a young boy, I witnessed older men appraise women’s bodies and heard them say what they would do sexually (for example, “Look at the ass on that one” and “I would bang her all night long”). Truth is, I have known Trumps most of my life.

Despite their familiarity, the words I heard Trump speak in that video horrified me. Most disturbing was this: “You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p—y.”

Kissing or groping someone without consent is sexual assault. It’s popular for men to brag about similar behaviors. Young men I have interviewed say their male buddies often affirm and applaud such statements. RARELY does one man hold another accountable or raise his consciousness about the vile acts he’s describing. Details of sexual conquests — even unsuccessful attempts like Trump taking a married woman furniture shopping in hopes of having sex with her — are typically celebrated. And because bragging of this kind is common, men in my research confess that they don’t always recognize that they and their peers talk about women in deplorable ways. Hiding it behind the guise of “banter” or jokes only makes the problem worse by making it seemingly acceptable. It is unacceptable.

When men fail to challenge other men on troubling things they say about and do to women, we contribute to cultures that excuse sexual harassment, assault and other forms of gender violence. I know from my research that confronting male peers is difficult for a 14-year-old high school student-athlete who desperately wants his teammates to like and accept him. He needs his coach to step up and disrupt locker room banter. Perhaps Trump, who was 59 when the video was recorded, and Billy Bush, whose comments were also awful, never had a coach or anyone else confront their sexism. College men need opportunities in their classes and elsewhere on campus to see women differently, develop more progressive perspectives about women’s roles and worth in our society and undo ways they have been socialized to view and talk about women. Young men — not just those who spend time in locker rooms — need their dads, uncles, male teachers, ministers, rabbis and other adult men in their lives to teach them how to appreciate and talk about women.

But too many adult men fall short of this ourselves, especially when we are in “men’s only” spaces with guys whom we need to affirm our masculinities.

I am fairly certain that hearing the vulgar words Trump spoke over a decade ago will compel many more women to vote against him next month. Electing the first female president will not end sexism, though, any more than electing Barack Obama ended racism. To make progress, men need to do more than vote against Trump. We must stand up to him and call out others who say things similar to what we heard him say on the video. We have to stop excusing the disgusting degradation of girls and women as “locker room banter.” Feminists and courageous others have done much to contest exchanges like the one between Trump and Bush. But it takes men like me to hold our friends accountable for things they say and do to objectify women. We must challenge their values, language and actions.

I have known Trumps far too long — they are my friends, my fraternity brothers and so many other men with whom I routinely interact. I understand now, more than ever before, that letting them talk this way about women makes me just as sexist. By excusing their words and actions, I share some responsibility for rape, marital infidelity and other awful things that men do. I want other men to recognize this, too — not only because they have mothers, wives, sisters, aunts or daughters — but because sexism hurts all women and men in our society.

Shaun R. Harper is a University of Pennsylvania professor and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. He is a co-editor of “College Men and Masculinities.”

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Listening to golf banter taught us teenage caddies that it's OK to objectify women

by Robert Jensen / Dallas Morning News / 27 January 2017

Sometimes, sort of by accident, Donald Trump says something insightful. Or, more accurately, he says something we can analyze to gain deeper understanding of the culture's pathology.

In other writing, I have observed that by his own admission Trump is at the very least an aggressive sexual predator, and we don’t typically look to such men for insight into the nature of men’s sexual violence against women. But after the historic Women’s March, when I re-read accounts of Trumps infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment, I was struck by an inadvertent insight in his response, which was rarely brought up during the campaign.

Let’s remember his statement when the tape was released: “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course -- not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”

The coercive sexual activity he was describing can’t be dismissed as mere banter, of course, but Trump was accurately describing how men often talk when they are in all-male spaces, most notably in locker rooms. But his mention of playing golf with Bill Clinton brought back memories of one of my early lessons in this male-dominant dynamic when I was a caddy at a small-town country club in Fargo, ND, in the early 1970s.

In those days, the club reserved prime playing time for men only, and I spent many summer mornings carrying a bag in an all-male foursome. We teenage caddies, like most servants, were invisible to the people we served. The men talked as if we weren’t there, and I learned a lot about how the world really works.

The golfers we caddied for were mostly businessmen and professionals--owners and managers, lawyers and doctors--men I would have looked up to as the leaders who ran the city. So, the crude nature of their sexual conversations was confusing. I had heard other boys talk like that (as a small, effeminate boy, I was too terrified of all things sexual to join in), but I had always assumed adults were different; after all, they chastised kids if they heard us talking that way.

That first summer I spent at the course, I learned there were few differences between men and boys in their approach to sex. Most of the golfers’ conversations were about sports and business, but some of the men commented about women’s bodies and spoke about what they imagined doing sexually with specific women. Not every golfer talked that way, of course, but I noticed that men who avoided the banter didn’t ask the crude-talking guys to stop.

Though I couldn’t have articulated it then, the lesson I was learning was clear: It’s acceptable to treat women as objectified bodies for male pleasure. If you enjoy that kind of thing, go for it. If it’s not your style, that’s ok, but don’t get in the way of other men.

I have no idea what Bill Clinton might have said to Donald Trump on the course, though Clinton said in a 2012 interview, “I like him, and I love playing golf with him.” But my focus is not on these individuals, but on men’s behavior and boys’ socialization. The problem is not simply a few overly aggressive men, but a system of institutionalized male dominance, what traditionally we have called patriarchy. That dominance has long been built on men’s control of women's reproduction and sexuality.

There’s an ongoing struggle, primarily between feminists and conservatives, about women’s reproductive freedom. Feminists’ struggle with liberals is more often about men’s claims to sexual access to women’s bodies. In that sense, both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton are sex liberals, those who use the slogan of “sexual liberation” to try to justify their abusive behavior.

The final insight comes from Trump’s failed attempt at being a human being: “I apologize if anyone was offended.” Beyond the classic accountability-avoidance of “if,” suggesting that only the hyper-sensitive would be concerned, he doesn’t grasp that it’s not primarily about offensive language but oppressive behavior. Men’s violence and sexual exploitation of women isn’t a problem because of harsh language, but because of abusive behavior that constrains women’s movements and options.

A feminist critique of patriarchy helps explain not only the behavior of the most powerful men in our society, or the most powerful men in Fargo, but also gives all of us a framework for challenging the corrosive culture in which men’s banter expresses men’s dominance.

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Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. This essay is drawn from his book The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men, published in January 2017 by Spinifex Press. He can be reached at rjensen@austin.utexas.edu or through his website, http://robertwjensen.org/. 

30 January 2017

"the best that you can hope for, Bapu ... ... "

"the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep." 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj4nJ1YEAp4&index=17&list=RDxvZeYDBY4fw

" ... ... made a life outta readin' people's faces
knowin' what the cards were
by the way they held their eyes ... ... "

so that was not .to be. for, today in y1948,
Mr Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi  ... ... this day back when

"You got to know when to hold 'em.
Know when to fold 'em.

... ... the secret to survivin' ... ...

Know what to throw away.
Know what to keep."

And most importantly for one's survival,
let alone, her immediate happiness by when ... ...
... ... "Know when to run."

I didn't.
I didn't know either, Gandhiji.
I did not know when to run.

22 January 2017

! the DAY AFTER .on. Roe v Wade - Day !



"PREDICTION:  Many men of conscience
will turn out for one feminist demonstration every twelve months. 
They will raise their voices in shout.
They will shout louder, in fact, than all of the women combined. 
They will even get into a scuffle with some other men,
Any other men,
Hostile bystanders, the police;
They will make a noble scene;
They will stage a cockfight
Then they will go home and
try to get in touch with their feelings for another year.


PREDICTION:  Many men of conscience
will ally themselves publicly with a woman of feminist credentials.
They may be friends or lovers,
heterosexual or homosexual,
married or single, 
living together or apart – it doesn’t matter;
what matters is
Their Public Alliance.
She will provide him with credentials of his own;
A plastic laminated wallet card that on it says,
“I have been approved by a feminist woman”
And it will have on it her good name.
He will flash the card when it suits him.
He will keep it in his pocket when he buys pornography.
When he visits her home he will leave a mess."
      - - - John Stoltenberg, y1989


BY NOW ?  By y2017, and the Day After ALL of the World's Women's Marches --- .on. Roe v Wade - Day ?


By now folks, IF they STILL 'd needed to do so, should have changed themselves in to feminists.


And if they have not, why then, ... ... screw it.  We are done.  We are done trying.  

And we are done waiting.  Since Seneca Falls, New York, and y1848 !

AT THE LEAST ! SINCE 19 and 20 July y1848, ie OVER THE LAST EXACTLY 169 - 1/2 YEARS ! for Crikey's sake.

                                        Thank A Feminist  

If you are female and ...  

... you can vote, thank a feminist.  
... you can apply for any job, not just "women's work," thank a feminist.  
... you can get or give birth control information without going to jail, thank a feminist.  
... you get a voice in the raising and care of your own children instead of their being completely controlled by the husband / father, thank a feminist.  
... you get custody of your children following divorce or separation, thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to keep your medical records confidential from the men in your family, thank a feminist.  
... you get paid as much as men doing the same job, thank a feminist.  
... you went to college instead of being expected to quit after high school so your brothers could go because "You'll just get married anyway," thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to read the books you want to, thank a feminist.  
... you can testify in court about crimes or wrongs your husband has committed, thank a feminist.  
... you can choose to be a mother or not a mother in your own time and not at the dictates of a husband or rapist, thank a feminist.  
... you can look forward to a lifespan of 80 years instead of dying in your 20s from unlimited childbirth, thank a feminist.  
... your judge, doctor, lawyer, pastor or legislator is a woman, thank a feminist.  
... you play an organized sport, thank a feminist.  
... you can wear slacks without being excommunicated from your church or run out of town, thank a feminist.  
... your boss is not allowed to pressure you to sleep with him, thank a feminist.  
... you get raped and the trial is not about your hemline or your previous boyfriends, thank a feminist.  
... you start a small business and can get a loan using only your name and credit history, thank a feminist.  
... you are on trial and are allowed to testify in your own defense, thank a feminist.  
... you own property that is solely yours, thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to your own salary even if you are married or have a male relative, thank a feminist.  
... your husband beats you and it is illegal and the police stop him instead of lecturing you on better wifely behavior, thank a feminist.  
... you are granted a degree after attending college instead of a certificate of completion, thank a feminist.  
... you can breastfeed your baby in a public place and not be arrested, thank a feminist.  
... you marry and your civil human rights do not disappear into your husband's rights, thank a feminist.  
... you have the right to refuse sex with a husband, diseased or not, thank a feminist.  

... you can see yourself as a full, adult human being
instead of a minor who needs to be controlled by a man, thank a feminist.  

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