Originally posted by gabrielleabelle
</lj> at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting
no attention in the mainstream media.
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.
I am trying to participate in this damned fanmix challenge on mixedvolume
and I really wanna use Melinda Gordon from the Ghost Whisperer in the fourth challenge but I need help with songs for her and I'm trying to figure out my designs for the covers of the fanmix. I also need to add some more chapters to my stories on my fanfiction.
My head wants to esplode. SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME SONG IDEAS I'M BORED.
Six ships you're into right now.
Yeah, yeah...probably predictable but I don't care!
01 → Damon/Elena [The Vampire Diaries]
02 → Spike/Buffy [BTVS]
03 → Michael/Nikita [Nikita]
04 → Steven/Jackie [That 70's Show]
05 → Bones/Booth [Bones]
06 →Olivia/Elliot [Law & Order: SVU]
Three ships you liked, but don't anymore.
I liked them and then time progressed and I didn't anymore, y'know how that goes, the heart is fickle.
07 → Donna/Eric [That 70's Show]
08 → Peter/Olivia [Fringe]
09 → Caroline/Tyler [Vampire Diaries]
Three ships you never liked.
10 → Sam/Michael [Nikita]
11 → Buffy/Angel[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
12 → Jax/Tara [Sons of Anarchy]
Two ships you're curious about, but don't actually ship.
13 → Evan/Divya [Royal Pains]
14 → Gemma/Tig [Sons of Anarchy]
Why do you dislike #11 so much?
I know a lot of people abandoned the ship after Spike attempted to rape Buffy and I don't make excuses for him. That was wrong on so many levels and to try to defile someone and take away their...pride and sense of self is pretty much unforgivable. However, I wanted to take the time to point out that in every single relationship Buffy has had there has been some unhealthy aspect of it. I think that Spike was pretty much driven to madness (well, he was mad in the first place pretty sure) and he wanted to do something to atone for his crimes. He went and got his soul back and while being bonkers in the basement I think Buffy saw how crazy the basement/the guilt was making him. A lot of people in this world do not have the ability to try and forgive another for their trespasses and I think she really did. She probably never forgot it but she realized that hate was baggage.
Who is someone you know that ships #14?
I dunno, actually. o_O
What would be your ideal scenario for couple #3?
My ideal scenario would be for Michael to keep protecting Sam and come to his senses about his dear old sensei Percy but I know that will not happen. He will end up double-crossing her (even though I'm sure it will kill him to do so.) I have noticed that men try to conquer strong women and once they figure out that they can't they either learn to respect and admire the woman or they try to destroy her or break her down to her weakest parts.
Which is your favorite moment for couple #1?
I'll have to be a total dork and say that my favorite moment was Damon and Elena drinking in the bar, you could tell that if they hung out in a friendlier capacity more often more hi-jinks would occur. I mean really, she saves his life after he saved her life it's like an even trade.
How long have you been following couple #6?
FOREVER. I started watching it eons ago and I always liked their partnership and the chemistry that has always existed between them because they know each other so well it's scary. After years of having each others' backs some feelings are bound to happen...right?
What's the story with #8? What made you stop liking them/caring?
Oh lord, don't even make me...I mean, I still love the show and most of the plot lines and at first I was all for Peter and Olivia but now I just do not think that they should be together, at least not right now. I still believe that Olivia has some psychological issues to work through concerning her time spent on the other side and I know she could not have forgiven Peter just like that and Peter still harbors feelings for Faux!Livia and it's just bound to get turned into a big mess anyway because she's having Peter's human machine demon spawn.
You have the power to make one ship non existent. Choose from #10 or #12:
Jax/Tara. I know a lot of people have come to like her over the seasons but I still do not care for her one damn bit. I honestly do not think that her and Jax are any good for each other and although she supposedly keeps him grounded she still hoists around her baggage, and generally cannot seem to handle any stressful situation. I guess the first season really set my impression of her and although I do like her a teensy bit more than I did before but that's probably because Gemma is trying to toughen her annoying bitch ass up.
Which ship do you prefer #2 or #4?
Ooooh that's a hard one. There are a lot of points to both relationships I particularly enjoyed. With Buffy and Spike it was the evolution of the relationship that I found interesting. He went from being obsessed with adding her to his list of Slayers he'd killed to becoming obsessed with making her love him. He went through a whole spectrum of deplorable acts to evolving into a good man that Buffy could recognize and call a friend. With Jackie and Hyde it was an utter opposites attract scenario that was once based on boredom and physical attraction that turned into something more, they changed each other. I liked that they had a way of forcing character development on one another because I hated Jackie at the beginning of the show but then somehow found her way more likable than Donna.
What interests you about #14?
Gemma is a bad ass mamma jamma and all the guys of SoA love and respect her because if they don't she shoves her awesome boots up their ass. I mean, she's just amazing in her psychotic state and Katey Sagal just does her so well and that whole scene the other season where her and Tig pretty much almost banged after she got raped because Clay couldn't touch her or she wouldn't let him touch her was just...WOW. I can see that Tig really loves her in his own special way and it's just one of those ships where you go: Hmmm...
Why did you stop liking #7?
I guess after re-watching the seasons a few jillion times I came to realize how much of a bitch Donna was to Eric. She could not be forthcoming about any of her feelings and didn't communicate to Eric when he pissed her off most of the time. Eric was kind of the goofy heart and soul of the show, always well-meaning and not as clever as most but with good intentions. I think when Donna's parents divorced she just wanted to act out and Eric suffered for it.
Did your waning interest in #9 kill your interest in the show?
Oh heck no. I still love TVD like no other, it's just that after all that shit went down with the Werewolves I wasn't MAD at Tyler per se so much as sad for him. Caroline and Tyler just aren't meant to be right now and I don't think the whole Caroline/Matt thing works either, she's just...I dunno.
What’s a song that reminds you of #5?
The Scientist by Coldplay, kinda reminds me of Brennan's fear of relationships and such.
If you could have any of these two pairings double-date, who would it be?
Bones/Booth and Elliot/Olivia would be quite interesting.
Have #2 kissed yet?
Did #4 have a happy ending? If the show hasn't ended yet, do you think a happy ending is likely?
Not really, Steven cheated on Jackie and they couldn't bring themselves to reconcile. I was so pissed off.
What would make you start shipping #13?
I dunno, I guess maybe a soul-bearing moment between the two of them? Divya saving Evan's life because Evan's a lovable doofus that wouldn't make it without her around.
If only one could happen, which would you prefer, #2 or #6?
You have the power to decide the fate of #10. What happens to them?
I would hope they both kinda went their separate ways or just continued to be a grasshopper and her sensei. That's totally fine with me.
Which of these ships do you love the most?
Damon and Elena is pretty new to me so I'm very interested in seeing where that will go plus all of my fellow shippers are pretty crazy/cool/beautiful!
A Shot In The DarkWarnings
: Swearing, Depressing Music?Notes:
7 tracks featuring Cold War Kids, Nine Inch Nails, Beck, The XX, and more!( Read more...Collapse )
Possible spoilers. This mix is comprised of songs that conjure images of Booth's youth, at least to me anyway. :-p( Read more...Collapse )
Fandom: That 70's Show
Title: It's Never Over
Tracks: 14 (all MP3 format; runtime: 43 minutes)
Notes: My first fanmix, hopefully not my last. There aren't any spoilers really, unless you've never seen the show and then I would recommend you go watch it and not read any of what I have to say! You can find it almost anywhere! This is essentially a compilation of songs that study the evolution of the relationship of Steven Hyde and Jackie Burkhart of That 70's show. Covers were made by me.
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