Yesterday, the Radical Handmaids took the 'Fuck the Debate' message to Parliament Hill.
And there's been a call for an online ruckus.
Námo Mandos kicks off DJ!'s contribution with 'Comic relief apéritif'.
Here at DJ! we've been on Woodworth's Wank for months, since the very beginning, in fact.
We've been outraged, derisive, logical. We've exhorted, cajoled, and cheer-led (izzat a word?).
We've taken various varieties of crap for our stand, including some that -- happily -- led to the creation of a brand-spanking new aggregator and home for real Canadian Progressive Voices.
Throughout though, I suspect this is what we were all feeling.
Niles certainly is/was.
Coz here's the really really really depressing thing. Women's rights are ALWAYS up for negotiation.
ALWAYS considered a frill, an afterthought, a wait-til-everyone-else-is-served deal.
EVERYWHERE. Just ask Mona Eltahawy.
And here's another really depressing thing. The fucking Liberals still don't get it.
They consider reproductive rights a matter of conscience, not human rights, and therefore will NOT whip the vote.
Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae said he’s personally opposed to reopening the abortion debate but Rae said he won’t compel Liberal MPs to toe that line because the issue is a matter of individual conscience.Pro-tip, Bob: This kinda thing is why your asses are NOT sitting in Official Opposition seats.
“If there are individuals in my caucus who feel strongly for moral reasons one way or the other, we’re not going to whip the vote,” Rae said.