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Georgia Judge Orders New Trial Because Woman With Down Syndrome “Didn’t Behave Like A Victim”

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  • Fayette County, Georgia, judge Christiopher McFadden overturned a jury’s guilty verdict against a man who raped a woman with Down syndrome because she allegedly didn’t behave like a victim. In his ruling, McFadden said the woman — who doctors confirmed had been forcibly raped and who had the perpetrator’s semen in her bed — hadn’t behaved like a victim and the perpetrator had not behaved like someone who had committed “a series of violent crimes.” The perpetrator had been sentenced to 25 years for raping the woman. W.T.F. (*** Thanks to reader Tina for the links!) [Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Citizen News, ABA Journal]
  • On how Lifetime’s reality show “Preachers’ Daughters” shows that everything is wrong with purity culture. [Feministing] Keep reading »

If You Hate Valentine’s Day, You Can Go To Georgia Where It Has Been Cancelled

There are Valentine’s Day enthusiasts and there are the rest of us — a bunch of people on a mission to ignore the most pointless holiday of the year. If you find yourself dodging drugstores so as to avoid being inundated with Russell Stover chocolates and cheaply made teddy bears selling for way more than they’re worth (who can blame you?), you are probably one of the latter. May I suggest that you consider a last-minute jaunt to Georgia where you won’t have to wittiness any of that consumerism fuckery. Keep reading »

Arson Suspected At Two Georgia Abortion Clinics

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Pregnant mother of 5 died after drinking vinegar in DIY abortion. Read More »
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Two abortion clinics have recently experienced suspicious fires, so the FBI announced on Wednesday that it will investigate the incidents as arson.

The first occurred at Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics on Sunday; The second fire occurred at the Alpha OB/GYN clinic in Marietta, Georiga on Wednesday. Thankfully no one was hurt in either incident. Keep reading »

Today In WTF: Bill Comparing Women To Livestock Passes

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The prenatal nondiscrimination act would let men/parents to stop abortions. Read More »
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This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
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PreNDA would ban abortions based on race or sex. Read More »

Seriously, ladies, what is this fuckery? As we reported earlier, a Georgia bill criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest, has passed Georgia’s Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Nathan Deal.

This bill has affectionately been referred to as the “women as livestock” bill, after Representative Terry England noted that farmers often have to “deliver calves, dead or alive,” so therefore it shouldn’t be that difficult for a woman carrying a dead fetus to carry it to full-term.

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Today’s Lady News: GA Lawmaker Compares Women To Cows & Pigs

  • A Republican state representative compared women to livestock earlier this week, while he spoke in favor of criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks. Speaking to the restriction on abortion even when the fetus isn’t expected to live, Terry England said, “I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive — delivering pigs, dead and alive. It breaks our hearts to see those animals not make it.” Yes, your reproductive health care was just compared to that of a barnyard animal.  [Raw Story]
  • Job growth has been stronger for men than women during most of 2010 and 2011. But interestingly, the last few months have been stronger in job growth for women. Well, we do earn more advanced degrees, so … [New York Times]
  • I co-sign everything Emily McCombs at xoJane has to say about kinky sex and feminism. (And humbly submit my own writings on the subject here and here. [xoJane] Keep reading »

Hero Of The Week: Georgia Rep. Yasmin Neal, Who Wants To Ban Vasectomies

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The OK senator says "every sperm is sacred!" Read More »
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VA senator attaches rectal exam amendment to abortion bill. Read More »
Abortion Rights
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Meet Georgia Representative Yasmin Neal. She’s fed up with the government trying to legislate women’s reproductive rights, so she just introduced a bill into the general assembly that would ban Georgia men from having vasectomies. Sounds pretty crazy, right? Well, it is, but that’s the point. Neal’s bill is meant to protest anti-abortion legislation that attempts to interfere with a woman’s reproductive health. As Neal explains (with a totally straight face), “It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”  Keep reading »

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