Man Up

Republican fundamentalists want to use data from period tracking apps to monitor women under the guise of protecting the unborn. Fuck that. If enough men download and use these apps, that data will be skewed to near uselessness. I myself have installed Flo and Clue, and am tracking my birth control and menstruation regularly. I encourage all my male readers to do the same. Ladies, are there any other period tracking apps we should be using? Also, there are an awful lot of questions these apps ask that I do not know how to answer. Any advice on how to better use these apps would be greatly appreciated. Click the pic and comment directly on the article; Facebook can’t delete my offline data, and comments hosted on my site will never be attached to your profiles. Feel free to use a fake email address for comments if you aren’t comfortable using a real one.

#UNACCEPTABLE

Violence perpetrated by men against women is an epidemic. This is not a women’s safety issue. It is a male behavioral issue. Start putting the blame where it belongs. The problem is men.

Sharia Minnesota

Minnesota Supreme Court throws out rape conviction because intoxicated woman willingly consumed alcohol

Idiocy like this isn’t only nonsensical, it is blatantly anti-woman. How much more backward can our country get before we put a stop to it? This is a state in which a convicted rapist actually has parental rights, forcing the woman he raped to allow him to visit her child. That is the mentality of these people. That is the same sort of barbaric behavior we openly deride when we hear about it in the Middle East. Why do we tolerate it here?

Fuck Utah

2022 Update: Above is a 2020 pamphlet distributed by clergy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to 14 year old girls before a dance.

I find it ironic that Utah, a state dominated by a religion that institutionalized forced marriages, child brides, statutory rape, and polygamy, would have the gall to challenge the rights of gay people to be married there. Hey, Mormons, would it make you more comfortable if the older gay guy was marrying four or five 12 year old boys against their will? Because you seemed pretty cool with that arrangement when that was the way you treated little girls.

Education: The eradication of child abuse begins with building informed, empowered communities with the courage to talk openly about this difficult issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is a crime of secrecy. As high-profile cases capture media attention, social outrage continues to drive the conversation out of the shadows.

Start the dialogue. Inspire others to talk openly. Open conversation is the most effective tool we have to eradicate child abuse.

Parents: Educate your children about child abuse in an age-appropriate way. If you’re uncertain how to approach it, contact your child’s physician or a local Children’s Justice Center to learn ways to approach this conversation. Recognize and report suspected abuse. 
Learn the signs and symptoms of abuse.
• Be aware of the reality of child abuse in Utah and across the nation.
• Know the role and impact of the Children’s Justice Centers Program.
• Report abuse when it is suspected. Contact law enforcement or child protective services to get help.

More Of This, Please

When you base a society on barbaric religious traditions that promote the abuse of half your population, expect acts of barbarism. Just don’t bitch when the acts of barbarism don’t go the way you expect.