Monday, October 31, 2016

Contraceptive Side Effects OK for Women, but not Men

 A drug trial for a male contraceptive injection has been halted because 20 out of 320 men experienced side effects. Those side effects included depression, muscle pain, mood swings, acne and changes to the libido.

A spokesperson for the World Health Organization said: “The study found it is possible to have a hormonal contraceptive for men that reduces the risk of unplanned pregnancies in the partners of men who use it.”
In a trial of 320 men, researchers found that, over a one-year period, it was 96 per cent effective in preventing pregnancy.

Women have endured the same and worse side effects for years, but clinicians just assumed that was part of the responsibility women should bear in reducing unwanted pregnancies. Does this mean that men are just "helping" women in a job that really belongs to women anyway? Does this come from the hierarchical idea that men should not be held accountable for their actions, and don't truly have responsibility for unwanted pregnancies?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Up to 281 – People, places, thiings Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter

The New York Times today had a two-page spread to list all the people, places, and things Donald Trump has insulted since his candidacy began.

The list has grown to 281 victims ― politicians, celebrities, publications, countries. He has covered a lot of hierarchies. Shows no leadership capabilities.

No person like this deserves to be president, obviously.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

What Women Face at the Hands of Men

We realize that men are on the top of our hierarchies, and as such, may not understand how their actions as a culture have an overall detrimental impact on women.

Updated a day ago, because we assume of Donald Trump's sexual assault claims and accussations, Gretchen Kelly does a great job of describing how men as a culture so much inconvenience and damage women's lives.

If you are still clueless, men, how about getting a clue. You can read this for starters.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thank Goddess for Women, Or We Would Have Trump for Sure

In Nate Silver's article, "Election Update, Women are Defeating Donald Trump," we graphically see that if men had their way, Donald Trump would most likely be our next President. But thank goddess, women can vote.

Here are the projected totals in electoral college if only women were voting: Clinton 458, Trump 80.

If only men were voting: Trump 350, Clinton 188. 

Here are the maps from forecasts from Five Thirty Eight, according to Silver's article cited below:

Time to give women the power in this country, at least as much as men have had in the last century.

Women – Your Feelings Are Real About Trump

In an incredible article in Rolling Stone, Janet Reitman hits home on how so many women feel about Donald Trump. She says that most women were not surprised at the 2005 tape where he encourages sexual assault. This article hits a true emotional trigger among women about how it feels dealing with most heterosexual men, and how the objectification of women is not a joke.

She also discusses the attacks on Hillary Clinton, and how women can sympathize personally how she feels when she is attacked by a male who is so sexist and misogynist. So many of us know exactly what this is like:

"Clinton's smile was not the glorious, killing-it grin of the previous debate, but rather a "kill me now" grimace as she suffered along, absorbing Trump's myriad attacks while simultaneously performing the quintessentially female parlor trick of puddle-jumping over the worst of it, so as not to get stuck in the muck."

Trump – Revealing Misogyny for All to See

Misogyny is front and center these days with the actions of Donald Trump, and the support of all those who defend his actions and attitudes against women.

For those who think his 11-year-old attitude while on the studio bus is irrelevant, we wonder how they can defend his feelings as an isolated incident with the knowledge that he used to walk into dressing rooms at his beauty pageants with nude contestants in the middle of putting on bikinis. His excuse was – don't worry, I've seen it all before.

One of the best ways to keep a hierarchy strong is to believe that repulsive behavior of those at the top only comes in isolated times, that the behaviors are not characteristic of that group of people.

Now seeing Donald trending, and this supporters insisting that all men act like Donald does, we have more reasons to insist that males on top have hierarchical attitudes toward that are not isolated.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Harry Reid: Trump is the Monster the GOP Built

The GOP has reaped what it has sewed. The Republican Congress treated Obama with a degree of disrespect never seen before. They agreed when Obama was elected to oppose everything Obama tried to do.

“The only thing Republicans have truly done this year was to prove that they are the party of Trump,” Reid said. “Republicans would have us all believe that Trump just fell out of the sky, and somehow mysteriously became the nominee of their party.

“But that is not how it is,” Reid said. “Trump is no anomaly. He is the monster that Republicans built. He is their Frankenstein’s monster. They own him."

“No one expected them to agree with everything he did ― but America deserved better than the way Republicans behaved toward President Obama,” Reid said.

The GOP has reaped what it has sewed.

Gun Rights Group To Raffle AK-15 and Picture of Hillary

People who put themselves on top of hierarchies think nothing of using violence or the threat of violence to keep the status quo. There are no limits, except those the rest of society can manage to impose.

A North Carolina gun rights group has plans to raffle off an AR-15 rifle, 1,000 rounds of ammunition, and a picture of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has, on at least two occasions, used the implied threat of violence when speaking about Clinton.

Time for us to understand that people like this are not worthy of consideration of their opinions.

Great Summary on Trump's Temperment

"The point is Trump’s character. His original comments about Machado reeked of sexism and racism. His behavior this week has highlighted, anew, his impulsiveness and lack of discipline. As the Washington Post’s Paul Waldman, if Trump did somehow make it to the Oval Office, “he’d have to regularly set aside whatever impulsive reaction he has to a particular turn of events in favor of a long-term strategy that would be more beneficial to the country.” Could he do that? The answer is available on Twitter."