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”.


  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:

    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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