Jesurgislac’s Journal

March 25, 2008

Heh: he said “Echo chamber”

Ironically, when in response to Steve Gillard’s claim that ObWings is an “echo chamber”, I attempted to post this here:

Among the many reasons I have little to no respect for “pro-lifers” is their silence about woman.1.2 million women each year in the US are not forced through unwanted pregnancy and childbirth against their will, but instead get a safe, legal abortion. (No pro-life organisation in the US supports access to contraception, the most reliable means of preventing abortions: Planned Parenthood is the most effective anti-abortion charity in the US.)

70 000 women die each year worldwide because they cannot get access to safe legal abortion. Pro-lifers never care one whit about the women who suffer and die because they cannot get access to contraception, healthcare, or abortion.

I would have said all of this at Obsidian Wings, but I chose not to enable Feddie’s attempt to use a post about the 4000 US soldiers who had died in Iraq to score his cheap political point about forced pregnancy.

…and it was blocked as “spam”.

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5 Comments »

  1. Hmmm. That’s weird. I’ll look into it.

    Comment by feddie — March 25, 2008 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  2. You were in moderation for some reason, and have now been approved.

    Comment by feddie — March 25, 2008 @ 2:01 am | Reply

  3. Thank you for responding, Feddie: but your Echo Chamber has not approved my comment, as it is not visible where I made it.

    I find it ironic that while you and Woda and Steve Gillard were all allowed to comment at Obsidian Wings, even though it was a complete threadjack, and Steve was allowed to comment to complain that the refusal to have a debate about the abortion rate in the US in a thread about casualties in the Iraq war meant Obsidian Wings was an “echo chamber” – a comment by me, on topic, in a thread on abortion, can’t be posted to your own echo chamber.

    Comment by jesurgislac — March 25, 2008 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  4. This is completely off topic.

    I’m the Chuck who occasionally posts and mostly lurks on Slacktivist. I sometimes agree with your points on Feminism and sometimes don’t, but I can’t deny that you know what you’re talking about. And I was wondering if you’d seen and had a response on this: http://users.livejournal.com/_allecto_/34718.html

    I think she’s batshit, but I may well be missing somethiong important.

    Comment by Chuck — March 31, 2008 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  5. I’d seen it, but I had no response. There’s some useful commentary there – I myself am not keen on Firefly and think Joss Whedon’s status as a “feminist writer” has been over-rated – but there’s also a lot of ad hoc batshittery, like the comments she makes about Joss Whedon’s wife. Too much, I think, to be worth responding to.

    Comment by jesurgislac — April 1, 2008 @ 4:28 pm | Reply


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