Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.
Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.
Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.
What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.
The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.
So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.
If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.
What to do?
- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.
- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.
- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.
- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.
OH MY GODDDDD I WAS JUST SITTING HERE IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS AND DOING MATHS LIKE A GOOD GIRL AND I DECIDED TO CHECK MY TWITTER AND WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK
SHINEE WORLD 1ST CONCERT
YES RIGHT HERE IN SG
I'M KINDA SILENTLY HYPERVENTILATING RN (LIBRARY REMEMBER). TOO MANY EMOTIONS ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
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Look, I cannot be arsed to give two fucks about 'healthy eating'; I like enjoying what I eat and if I die earlier because of that then so be it. Not to mention I already am eating the proper amount of vegetables and all. Please stop pretending that you're 'worried' for my health because I know you told Jess the other day that she could eat more whipped cream because she's 'skinny'. Everyone and their mother knows that you're on my weight and not my 'unhealthy eating habits', both of which have nothing to do with you anyway.
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1. I have a study date with A tomorrow at Starbucks and she invited J too. There are SO MANY THINGS WRONG WITH THIS. I swear they're together or something, and it'll be like those typical movies you see where Girl A gets with Boy while Girl B aka A's good friend stays in background being all upset over this situation. I'M DESPAIRING, GUYS. Why did she even invite him?? Starbucks was our thing TAT. I hope he doesn't invite F along too
2. I sprained my ankle two Tuesdays ago and the damn thing is still not recovered. Bloody thing is so sore and achy (is there such a word?).
3. ASOS has such lovely dresses out right now. -grabby hands-
4. Why oh why is Economics so difficult? For like the 489359396769194th time, I wish I'd taken ELL against my dad's orders instead.
5. I could really go for a bagel right now ):
ETA: We got silver for SYF ♥! I was a little worried because, to be honest, there were a few cast members who didn't seem to be taking the production seriously. But we did it!! \O/
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i love your smile and your voice and your condition and your thighs and the way you mc and just everything about you. i'm ridiculously in love with you and i hope you'll have a wonderful and fun birthday with the rest of your members ♥
(hi guys i'm back from korea ♥)
JYJ SHOWCASE FANACCOUNT \O/
okay, so i woke up at like 6.30am to get bathed and dressed, and then my dad sent me to the airport around 8.30am where i met lulu and her sister. at first we thought it was at terminal 3 since that's where the SQ/singapore airlines flights usually land, but people were saying it was at T2 so we went over there. then about 2-3 hours later the flight was confirmed on the arrivals' board to be at T3 so there was this major stampede to run to the skytrain that connected to T3 -.- i think i ran faster than i ever did for PE >.>
they finally came out around...1.45pm? first was yoochun and sdkjlghasjkfkjshfkjsdfkjsfhkjdfs if you know me you'd know my second fave in dongbang is yoochun and guh so handsome T___T granted, he had a beanie and sunglasses (all 3 did) and a scarf on and i was like "boy you just arrived from bangkok and this is singapore that scarf has no business here" but omgggg he was smiling and i nearly had an aneurysm on the spot or somethig. i didn't really pay attention to junsu because i've already seen him up close the last round he came for junho's showcase but omg jaejoong he had the shiniest maroon hair ever and his skin is so freaking pale i'm just jealous forever T___T
after that we were really high and all that (louisa cried, she's so cute) and we decided to hang around at the airport till 6pm because the showcase was at the expo which is just the next station over lol. i watched ep 10 of running man on my ipod before i had a 2 hour nap (i woke up at 6.30am okay >.>) and then i watched ep 12 of gossip girl :Db we met nise at the expo's mrt station around 6.30pm hohoho. skip skip skip to the part where we got inside the showcase hall. we all bought an album each! it was $20 for the standard one and came with a really pretty and big poster! -hugs it forever-
the showcase started with the usual video - you know, those with their promo pictures and 'jaejoong~' that sort of thing? i'm kinda ashamed to say i started crying around the end of that and the start of when they appeared on stage (and proceeded to cry through the 1st 2 songs -.-, i'm such a crybaby). they were like ANGELS (shut up i'm not exaggerating stop judging me >:|), all dressed in white and on the highest platform and everyone was going wild AND WE HAD A FRICKING RED SEA omg i felt so touched ): nise and lu were like "...wtf is junsu wearing???"; because he was wearing something that looked like a halter-neck top lolol and i was like "who cares, the more skin the better!!" HAHAHA. yoochun and jaejoong had suits (sorta) on, and jaejoong had a tank top or something underneath his jacket and more than once he pulled his jacket collar aside (~in the heat of the moment~ or something i guess lol) to reveal more skin and i was like -screams and almost faints-.
THEIR INTRODUCTION WAS REALLY CUTE OKAY. junsu was all "hi i'm junsu" the usual way and his smile is so precious omg :'). jaejoong said (in english!!!!!!), "hi. i'm jj (everybody screams at 'jj'). -his usual awkward laughter-"; omg so adorable he called himself JJ, JJ, JJ. and yoochun was soooooo cool - he was speaking in english for most of the showcase, ugh, so sexy ♥: "hi, my name is micky". DYING FOREVER JYJ IN FRONT OF MY EYES SOBS. and during interviews they kept pointing and poking and pushing each other to answer the questions. crying boys wrylt -squishes them all-. and it was sooooo embarrassing because the emcee wanted us to sing ayyy girl but it's only been out a couple of days and less than half the hall remembered the melody and the emcee tried to laugh it off as "ah, they're too busy screaming for you guys" (wtf, stupid emcee) and yoochun said (ENGLISH AGAIN DYING), "er, i don't think they're even singing...?" (lol i'm sorry brb dying of embarrassment here). ugh yoochun and his sexy accent and sexy voice ))))): and there was so much fanservce too, from their interactions to each other to their interactions with fans during performances. /O/
AND THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCES, GUYS, THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCES. seriously, it's like something you must watch in person. must must must must MUST. their voices, guh, i was like on cloud 9 or something. and they sang 찾았다, omg i love that song♥. and when they were singing the last song they were waving their hands and we were waving our lightsticks/balloons/arms along and when they said "JUMP JUMP JUMP!" everybody got up and started jumping; do you know how surreal that feels? imagine using to jump along to dvd footage of their concerts in front of your tv screen and now they're in front of you on stage and jumping together with you. just, wow. :') and at the end of it, yoochun shouted, "ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH". like i told lu, we shouldn't read too much into it, but it was a really nice thought :))
all in all, it was one of the best nights of this year :D now if only i am able to see CHANGMIN MY CHANG-GOD in rl, then my life would be FREAKING COMPLETE \O/♥
OH OH OH. also, during the interview, the emcee was like "what strange habits do you have?" and junsu was talking about how he likes his scores on the left when recording, and he gets uber confused/annoyed when the other members shift it, and especially so since jae likes it on the right xD and then the emcee asked yoochun where he likes his scores and he deadpanned, "...upside". HAHAHAHAHAHAHA SO ADORABLEEEE.
OMG I FORGOT TO ADD, AT THE END OF IT YOOCHUN WAS LIKE (IN ENGLISH AGAIN!!), "SO, I GUESS WE'LL SEE ALL YOU AGAIN NEXT YEAR, FOR THE CONCERT..." AND I TOTALLY FLIPPED MY SHIT. CONCERT YES PLZ ;____;
p.s. no photos because photo/video-taking wasn't allowed.
p.p.s. stella was telling nise and i how she met jae+su(can't really remember if junsu was there) in a CLUB while she was in korea and how jae touched her around the waist or something because he wanted to get by her OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG.
kay, goodnight guys, 2am and i'm gonna sleeeeeeeep. have tuition tomorrow! i'm gonna have sweet dreams of jyj heeheehee♥
It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)
REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.