Aug. 20th, 2012

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I'd say something here, but this kind of thing leaves me sickened and queasy (and due to recent events, once again - thanks for nothing Bush Republicans - ashamed of being from Texas: the state where only men know anything about women's health)

and for tonight's WTF-ery
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[ profile] mickeym
In case some of y'all haven't seen this:

GOP Senate Nominee: Victims of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Rarely Get Pregnant:

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri, said he doesn’t support abortion even in cases of rape because victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant.

Article here

But it gets better! Apparently Rep. Akin sits on/heads the House Science and Technology Committee. Boggle at that for a moment, yeah.

So, there's a petition at LeftAction, addressed to John Boehner, to remove Akin from said committee. Here:

Please go sign it, and then boost the hell out of this. And if there's any other petitions -- maybe one to throw this guy into a shark-infested tank? -- let me know? Thanks.

Copied from [ profile] mickeym who has taste, class, and intelligence, unlike the clueless misogynists involved in this debacle.
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by [ profile] such_heights

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I must say that I am thrilled that AO3 now allows vids and art!   Am hoping we will be able to arrange to do cool OTW membership drive stuff/ AO3 fangirling at Wincon somehow.  T-shirts and buttons and explaining how archiving stuff so people can always find it to comment and love on and hug and pet and call George is not only genius, but necessary.  ~But NOT usurping  LJ as the place where people TALK and CONNECT.  Everyone seems to be worrying about the fragmenting of fandom, but I see people simply specializing their areas of interaction: Tumblr for teh artz and gifs all pavlovianly refreshed like Twitter, AO3 for hosting, searching, downloading, subscribing to fic by topic and tag and bookmark, and LJ and DW for friendship and meta and squee about all of the aforementioned (comment fic! Oh peerless pinnacle of fandomly dialogue, how I adore thee!).  It is less focused, but still kind of enriched by all the interconnectivity.

That's why I like subscriptions and feeds and tracking links - and I guess the fact that I find new awesome fic I wouldn't even think to look for elsewhere almost every DAY on AO3 makes me massively excited about it right now, I can't help myself!

Thus I am - completely unexpectedly - reading werewolf Sherlock WIPs and Jeremy Renner/Colin Farrell bondage porn (looking at you, [ profile]Resonae) and ...  I like it!

So call me crazy.   =P


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