lodessa: lol (office-toby-rather poke my eye out)
So I was reading this Office fic. It's 4 Dunder Mifflin Employees finding out they are pregnant (and one not). To begin with I thought it was pretty good... but by the time I got to the 4th of 5 sections and Karen... like Kelly, Jan, and Angela had no thoughts whatsoever of not keeping the baby when she finds out she is pregnant I became pretty horrified.

Who is this person and what world do they live in?

Sure, Kelly I can see (after all she forgets to take her birth control pills accidentally on purpose). Jan the author built up the intentionality and it is canon that she wants kids. Angela... now I would have liked to see some sort of struggle here between believing that abortion is wrong and believing that being pregnant out of wedlock is wrong. I sort of thought it was implied though until I got to the next section. Karen, now that was fucking ridiculous. Karen is a somewhat ambitious, independent, non-traditional, woman. She isn't going to have her ex-boyfriend who ditched her for the receptionist's baby just because. There's no fucking way she'd assume she had to. The last section is not even getting discussed because... boring.

So yeah. I am seriously disturbed and actually pretty fucking enraged by this fic. I am not saying that they need to all (or even necessarily any) decide to have an abortion but that is doesn't even occur to them given the circumstances is fucking ridiculous and tells me horrendous things about the author's world view.
lodessa: lol (AtS-lilah-victim)
Later I am going to squee about Regina, but right now I wanted to make a post I've been thinking about ever since the supreme court thing.

There are a lot of songs about abortion. I really love Ani Difranco's "Lost Woman Song" for instance. But the song that will forever stand out in my mind as the most eloquent explanation of why I am pro-choice and think everyone should be, is the Digable Planets' "La Femme Fetal". I loved this song because I really understood what it was even talking about, and when I got older and listened to it again, I was blown over by how intelligent and full of class the song is, and how well it describes why I will never be okay with anyone who thinks they get to decide what someone else should do.

So I quickly uploaded it after my workout this morning for you all:

La Femme Fetal

Also, quintessential lines for those unconvinced:

* "They don't really give a damn about life. They just don't want a woman to control her body, or have the right to choose."

* They just want a male finger on the button; because, if you say war, they will send them to die by the score."

* "If Souter and Thomas have their way, you'll be standing in line unable to get welfare while they'll be out hunting and fishing."

* "It has always been around. It will always have a niche, but they'll make it a privelege, not a right, accessible only to the rich."

* "Life doesn't stop after birth, and for a child borne to the unprepared, it might even just get worse."

*"If Roe v Wade was overturned, would not the desire remain intact, leaving young girls to risk their healths and doctors to botch and watch as they kill themselves."
lodessa: lol (firefly-simon/river- daphne and apollo)
[livejournal.com profile] sionnain Posted "6 Ficathons or Challenges You Would Like To See". I'm inspired to post: "6 Friending Frenzies You Would Like to See":

1) Booklovers' Friending Frenzy: Because there needs to be a way to up the amount of Sartre squee on your flist or find more people to discuss the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

2) Rarepairs Friending Frenzy: So here's the problem with multi-fandom friending frenzies... No one gets a chance to tell you WHAT they like about the show/book/whatever. So chances are you are going to end up with a bunch of Logan/Veronica and Harry/Draco and there's nothing wrong with popular pairings but I you're like me you are looking for people who are into Logan/Weevil and Sirius/Bellatrix instead and tend to avoid the popular shippers because well... it's overrunning your flist.

3) Philsophical/Opinion Friending Frenzy: Because you might like the same pairings or characters as other people but not for the same reasons and you could find you disagree with every real life issue and find their approach to life annoying but then again you could find someone you have opposite shipping choices from but feel a lot of resonance with.

4) TV Doctors Friending Frenzy: There are so many doctor shows on TV. For me it's Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs but there's also ER and House and it's a nice way to be multi-fandom without being ALL over the place.

5) Music Lovers' Friending Frenzy: So I'm not the only one who is obsessive about music... and it's nice to have other people to obssess with and share the discovery of new audio crack with.

6) Life Path/Living Situation Friending Frenzy: Maybe you want to find other people in med school or you're aspiring to be a teacher and want to find someone who already is to be inspired/mentored my, or maybe you just want someone to commiserate with. Either way it's nice to read other people's posts and think "I'm not alone" or "It is possible".


So. If you could make friending frenzies happen what would they be?
lodessa: lol (Default)
Looking through the results of my last poll I have decided to thank the people who read my journal and take my polls. The way I am going to do this is by making a post for each person who responded to this poll, in the order that they responded. The post will contain the subjects and type of journalling that you said you'd like to see.

This first post is dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] rogueslayer452, who asked for: Veronica Mars, Real Life, Firefly, Serenity, Literature, Mythology, and Political/Social Issues. In the form of: Informational, Opinions/Reactions, Icons, More Polls.

Grey's Anatomy, Reactions )

Political/Social Issues: Where do I stand? )

Real Life: Some Less Inflammatory things about me... Okay Maybe Not. Overshare might be a better Description )

Firefly/Serenity: Why Are Black Men the Ones to Actually Track River Down?(includes some discussion of Buffy and Angel as well) )

Veronica Mars: Displaced Princesses and Noble Peasants )

Mythology: Firefly/Serenity: River's Insanity in the Tradition of the Seer )

[Poll #694748]

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