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Sunday News Round-Up – New Whovian Edition

January 27, 2013

Ood Sigma in The End of TimeAn update on the Tennessee Democratic Party (#TNDP) chair electionRoy Herron was elected, 39-27. I’m personally already sick of the explanation that if we want to “win” in Tennessee, we need to accept being “pro-life, anti-gay, and pro-gun.” Winning on those terms doesn’t sound like winning at all to, say, women, and gay people, and the folks who love them. That sounds like keeping people in power just for the sake of it, and it’s disgusting.

Some recent posts over at Our Bodies Our Blog:

National Advocates for Pregnant Women, whose director (Lynn Paltrow) is the lead author on the study of forced interventions discussed in the link above, has a lengthy post on the topic of Post-Roe v Wade and “Pro-Life” Measures.

Bill Moyers spoke to NAPW’s Lynn Paltrow, and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s Jessica González-Rojas, for an episode of Moyers & Company that might be airing today where you are. Check online, too. (see also from NAPW)

Radical Doula also talks about the ACNM’s statement on quality care for transgender, transsexual, and gender variant people, with links to additional resources.

In Malpractice Case, Catholic Hospital Argues Fetuses Aren’t People” – No, really.

To the Point (KCRW, heard on NPR) doesn’t seem to offer transcripts, but I believe it was guest James Bowman (@JamesVBowman), who, in an episode on women in combat, refused to acknowledge the possibility that women could be honorable, insisting that men historically have shown their honor through combat, while women have shown *their* honor through chastity. That sound you heard was a million women simultaneously headdesking, vomiting, and punching their computers/radios.

*Of course* Tennessee’s Diane Black is a headliner in the “March for Life.” She doesn’t speak for me, either.

Why I won’t be moving to Texas, either, part eleventy million: After Forcing Women To Drop Their Doctors, Texas Gives Them A Faulty List Of Replacements.

Libraryland nerd stuff: the copyright issues involved in the Jonathan Coulton/Glee/Baby Got Back story are complicated (but something fun to talk to the resident audio engineer about), but I think his response of releasing “a cover of Glee’s cover of my cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s song” is pretty clever.

And The Feminist Librarian talks about writing fan fiction, especially the sex bits. Complete with Doctor Who images.

This week’s “Edition” title is a nod to the fact that I just started watching Doctor Who for the first time ever recently (starting with Eccleston). I just finished up with the Tenth Doctor last night. It was the Ood song that really crushed me, in the end. Wept.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Greg permalink
    January 27, 2013 3:03 pm

    Are you equating Roy with Vilgax? LOL

    • January 27, 2013 3:43 pm

      Nah, that’s Ood Sigma (about whom I have much fonder feelings!). :ϵ

  2. January 27, 2013 5:06 pm

    Aw, thanks for the link love!

    • January 27, 2013 7:20 pm

      Of course! I have just gotten into reading any fanfiction in the last year or so, so appreciate any recommendations! As you might expect, I don’t like any that’s surprise-rape!, unacknowledged-rape, or total wrecking of female characters that are resilient/strong/spunky/smart in the original (especially if said wrecking is for the sake of some dude, which it usually is).

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