“Even if we put aside the question of fetal personhood and assume that a fetus should have the same rights as a born human being, giving that fetus the right to use another person’s body for its survival would give it privileges that born people do not have. In no other case is a person legally compelled to use their body and their internal organs to ustain another’s life. We do not require parents to donate kidneys or even blood to their children, and we do not require anyone to be a good Samaritan and risk their life and health for another. It it’s difficult to imagine a case in which we would legally require a father to keep his child physically attached to his body, using his organs for survival, physically impairing him, and requiring him to miss work and possibly undergo surgery, for nearly ten months. It would be difficult to make the case that the child (or full-grown adult) has a RIGHT to use the father’s body for it’s survival. Yet this is exactly what opponents of abortion rights argue—except the body in question is female.”—Jill Filipovic, Offensive Feminism
“Perhaps you should stick to the areas which I’m sure you are well-versed: provocative art, storage techniques for brie and money drives for NPR/PBS/DNC. Better yet, go back to the cities which have impressed you so: Montreal could always use another condescending windbag…and I have no doubt your French is perfect. Go Blackhawks.”—Freshlyshorn, describing WBEZ fairly well, and taking the bait on an ignorant blog post.
The Inquirer looks at 25 years since the police bombed a residence and burned 60 more in their attempt to shut down MOVE. Multimedia at its finest in examining American policing at its most irresponsible and militaristic.
The frog design mind ON AIR episode that I produced up. Umair Haque says the kind of naively radical things about big business making change for the good that inspires the crap out of me. And of course he gives big old ups to the Millenials ‘cause we’re the best. (And we’re a bunch of assholes.) Thanks, buddy.