I went and hijacked someone elses thread with this post, and Meta kindly suggested I start my own thread with the idea. So here it is, the only thing I ask is this: This is a really tough issue for many people, please try and approach the question(s) in a fair and kind manner. I want feedback and lots of dialogue, but I don't want anyone to have hurt feelings. Thanks
I've always thought that what happens to a body should be the body owners choice. I find myself wondering though ( it's never happend ) how would I feel if it were my child that was growing inside of her? I've never really come up with an answer to that. I have so many conflicting feelings about what I would want to happen, what I would do to make things happen. I have no doubt I'd step up to the plate, but that inbetween time actually scares me.
So to all of you men out there I pose a question: How would you feel if it were your wife, or girlfriend, whatever the case may be. She became pregnant, and she wanted an abortion, adoption, or wanted to have the child, and you feel strongly in the opposite. We basically have no claim over someone elses body, how does that make you feel that something that is half yours ( in theory ) is under the complete control of the person who gave the other half?
We could even turn this around to women: How would you feel if you became pregnant, and your partner wanted to keep the baby, even though you didn't, or vice versa. How would you feel? The ball is literally in your court, what do you do?
From the Olympian:
While our democracy allows the neo-Nazi the freedom to spew their abhorrent rhetoric into the public marketplace of ideas, we, as a community, have a responsibility to vigorously and loudly counter them with our own positive, community-affirming message. As the Nazis' message will tell us who they are, our message must tell them who we are: Arts Walk on a warm evening. The farmers market on a Saturday morning. The Tumwater Fourth of July Parade. Lakefair. The Lacey Fun Fair. All those times and places where we come together in good company as a community.
Against those forces that would tear us apart and diminish our neighbors, The Evergreen State College, St. Martin's University and South Puget Sound Community College stand together to reaffirm our commitment to building a future that openly embraces the ideals of freedom we celebrate on the Fourth of July. The neo-Nazi message of hate is antithetical to that commitment to a free society, and we stand with you, the community, in opposition to it.
The NSM think that they are sooooo intimidating and scary, but we know that they're just misguided little kitties that have lost their way. In fact, here is an entire blog that is devoted to kitties that look like Hitler:
Click picture for link.
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: