In the wake of an attack on Student Danielle D’Entremont on the Queens University college campus (link to story here), a number of bloggers from the Men’s Rights Movement” (no I won’t call you “Men’s Human Rights Movement”, that’s insulting to humanists like myself) have responded in true Bill O’Reilly/ Rush Limbaugh fashion. Writers from MRA website “A Voice for Men” immediately denounced the violent attack which was possibly a result of the angry, violent, hateful rhetoric against feminists and women that issues from their blogs on a regular basis, while simultaneously using insulting commentary and innuendo to suggest that she wanted the attack for its publicity value so much that she possibly did it herself.
I’m going to ignore all the writer’s snide, victim blaming bullshit, his attempts at avoiding applying Occam’s razor to the incident and go to the paragraph I found interesting.
I’d like Mr. Hembling to explain to me why in an era where on-line communication is key and people upload all the momentary passing occurrences of their life on-line (from the sandwich they had for lunch to their baby’s first steps); what exactly he finds so amazing about the fact that Ms. D’Entremont uploaded a picture of herself after her attack?
Keep in mind I’m saying this as someone who is from an earlier generation that finds the obsessiveness of sharing your entire life on-line to be bizarre and over the top. I’ve tried posting the everyday details of my life on-line and I just couldn’t get with it (call me “Grandpa Pook”).
From comments section of my video “Secularprolife: Holocaust Baiting” Follow me on: youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTruePooka facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetruepooka Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTruePooka
Secularprolife.com put up a blog post on their site that’s been very popular with the rest of the pro-life community. The title reads as follows; “Planned Parenthood Deceives Breast Health Donors”.
They’re referring to the big hullabaloo that was raised when the Komen cancer organization announced it was going to stop providing funding to planned parenthood (those unfamiliar with that incident can follow this link).
The summation of the blog piece attacking planned parenthood is that a drop in the number of breast cancer exams in 2012 means that planned parenthood lied to donors and the reader is supposed to infer that all that money was instead spent on abortions.
Pro-lifers, despite all evidence to the contrary, would like you to believe that almost all the money Planned Parenthood raises goes to abortions (the percentage that goes to abortions is actually quite low). Take a moment to read through the crucial paragraph I’m discussing here: Continue reading →
(the following blog post is a transcript of this video:)
A few years ago Secularprolife started something they call the; “Six Million Project”, a projected dedicated to getting people to step forward and declare themselves secular (by which I assume they mean agnostics or atheists) and pro-life. Here’s their opening statement.
I was asked by a prominent member of the secular community to take a look at a group that has dubbed itself “Secular Pro-life”, a group that is tabling at the 2014 Salt Lake City Atheist Convention and makes the claim that all of their arguments against abortion are secular and non-religious in nature.
This is a topic that I’ve always found rather fascinating. I was raised in a strict Judaic upbringing so I’ve always considered the pro-life position on abortion law to represent a two-fold threat; a threat to not just the rights of women but to the right of my religious group of upbringing to practice their religious beliefs when it comes to abortion.
I was also once one of those young men who were placed in the unfortunate position of having to fight his way past protesters to help take a loved one to have a needed abortion, an abortion that she would die without. So I’ve always had a multi-faceted interest in the abortion issue and over the years have done a certain amount of study on the topic. I was genuinely curious because while I’ve heard quite a few arguments against abortion that claim to be secular in nature, as of yet none of those arguments that have been presented to me have been logically consistent. In fact the presentations of the majority of alleged secular arguments against abortion are distinctly religious in nature. Continue reading →