As OlyBlog approaches its first blogiversary (that's like 11 in blog years), I'm wondering how people would like to celebrate the occassion. Should we get together on a Sunday at the park? Should we have an extra big Monday night at the BroHo? Should we have a nazi cross-dressing fashion show?
I'd like to also take this opportunity to say how inspiring it is to read all the conversations happening on the blog, and to see the respectful, yet engaging, manner in which folks are communicating. It is really something special.
Just to update y'all on the kind of traffic we're getting these days:
Projects in the works:
Support Women's Health and Power to Choose Birth Control
Boycott Ralph's and Join us on the Picket line tonite from 5-7PM!
We need you there!
What are you paying for besides food when you shop at Ralph’s?
The Suppression of Women’s Rights. Ralph’s and Bayview shoppers are paying to support a backwards attitude towards women’s, and everyone’s, reproductive rights. Not content to merely keep the condoms under lock and key, Ralph’s Thriftway is refusing to stock emergency contraception. Initially represented to several community members as a business decision, Kevin Stormans, vice president of Stormans Incorporated, changed his story for media interviews with the Olympian and Seattle television stations by calling this policy a “moral” decision. He characterizes it as an issue arising out of when one believes life begins. He clearly has a mistaken understanding of what emergency contraception is and does, along the lines of Christian extremists’ intentional mischaracterization of it. Plan B is not an abortifacient; it does not dislodge an established pregnancy. There is not any clear medical evidence to suggest that Plan B prevents a fertilized egg from implanting. Plan B works primarily by inhibiting fertilization, as conception often occurs when an egg is released after sexual intercourse. But science is irrelevant to those whose minds are morally entrenched. Evangelical christian extremists are encouraged to spread their faith in whatever “spheres of influence” they may have, including places of business, church, families, governments, education, media and healthcare.