A kitteh and a link dump

I was going to write a post using most of these, but I changed my mind. Still, the links are informative reading, so I’m just going to post them without the article that was supposed to go around them. And just to make the post more than just a dry linkdump, here’s a picture of Dusty:

Not a safe space — a good 101-level explanation of what the term “safe space” even means.

Michigan Legislators Demand Control of the Organ Which Must Not Be Named — summary of what thedrama in Michigan, with summary of the effects of their anti-woman bill

Chicago Police misclassifying trans women of color in the sex trade as “johns” in its “end demand” initiative — article on how the police manage to turn a anti-procurers-of-prostitution campaign into a campaign to arrest, out, and shame poor trans women of color

Despite The Evidence, Anti-Choicers Persist in Lying About Emergency Contraception — article by Amanda Marcotte about something I’ve been saying repeatedly: the science has already shown that hormonal contraceptives, including Emergency Contraception, doesn’t cause implantation failure.

Respect as it applies to anti-harassment policies — A conference organizer states his opinion about the relative importance (or lack thereof) of whether anti-harassment policies will make it harder for people to get laid.

6 comments on “A kitteh and a link dump

  1. Sivi says:

    The Chicago one makes me think of the problems with the “Sweden” model for dealing with sex work. I don’t know if you read http://feministire.wordpress.com/, but other problems with the “prosecute buyers” model are brought up there a lot.

  2. Jadehawk says:

    thanks for the link, I’ll check it out.

  3. WilloNyx says:

    Thanks again Jadehawk. I guess since it was 101 level, I didn’t think it would be that interesting to most. It was a pleasant surprise.

  4. David Marjanović says:

    I was going to write a post using most of these, but I changed my mind.

    …The bright side: I get to go to sleep earlier, so this night will have a full 7 hours (out of 10)!

    Good to have confirmation that hormonal contraception, even “Plan B”, does nothing but prevent ovulation. From the link:

    As the Times article reported, there aren’t studies on “both sides,” and scientific consensus can safely be said to have been achieved. If Doerflinger really wanted to be relieved, he’d have been relieved five years ago, when researchers found that whether or not Plan B worked depended entirely on whether you took it before or after you ovulated. Women who took it before didn’t get pregnant. Women who took it after they ovulated got pregnant at the same rates as women who didn’t take it at all.

    Sad to see this hasn’t been publicised more in the last 5 years.

  5. David Marjanović says:

    …indeed, Plan B was explained to us in biology class 16 or 17 years ago as preventing implantation and therefore being “actually an early abortion”.

    To be fair, we were taught that something like half of all blastocysts never implant anyway.

  6. Paul says:

    Good to have confirmation that hormonal contraception, even “Plan B”, does nothing but prevent ovulation.

    Personally, I don’t see what makes it “good”. Preventing implantation is just mimicking a pefectly natural process anyway, and the people who oppose contraception and birth control will just keep lying about what it does. They never were concerned about scientific consensus.

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