Thursday, 18 November 2010

Today in Web Weirdness

The things people think of to put on the Innertoobz. . .

LifeShite -- among many other media outlets -- is SHRIIIEEEKING about a couple in the US (where else?) who have a blog to let people vote on whether they should have an abortion or not.

The woman is 16 weeks pregnant and the deadline for a legal abortion is December 9.
Currently, more than 5,500 people have voted in the poll — with 62.47 percent urging the couple to give birth to their baby and 37.53 telling them to destroy the child’s life in an abortion.

That’s a departure from the earlier vote which tilted towards the abortion before the story moved through pro-life circles on the Internet overnight.

When I just looked it was running 75% for birth, 25% for abortion with more than 11,000 votes (I didn't).

LifeShite continues:
Ironically, while most couple celebrate the expectation of a new baby by posting ultrasound pictures on their web site, the Arnolds have posted theirs but apparently have been unaffected by the visual proof of the life of their child.

Yeah, I guess that 'mandatory ultrasound viewing automatically changes pregnant women's (tiny) minds unless they are total sluts' notion is not universally applicable, eh?

Here's the linky if you want to have a look yourself.

At the moment, there's a post up about some whacko group called 4chan that is posting porn or something to get its members to vote on the abortion question. I'd never heard of it, so I consulted Wiki. I read about two sentences and my head started to hurt. I do not need further nuttiness today.

But I do think there should be a Poe-like law for Internet absurdities around abortion.

If there isn't, we should coin one. I suggest calling it SUZYALLCAPSLOCK law: 'Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible to create a parody of insanity concerning abortion that someone won't mistake for the real thing.'

What do you think? Is this for real?

(There's a photo of the happy (?) couple here but it won't help you much in trying to figure out if the woman is actually pregnant.)

UPPITYDATE: Amanda Marcotte thinks it's an anti-choice stunt.


The Mound of Sound said...

I think the child should be delivered and, ten minutes later, the parents euthanized. They're simply too vile to be allowed to live.

Luna said...

Yeah, I read about it this morning. It's really rather a disgusting stunt, and based on that, I imagine Ms. Marcotte is right.

sassy said...

Stunt (whether intended or not)

Beijing York said...

I agree that it's a stunt.

4chan is a huge network of mostly porn and gaming obsessed young males with little real life sociable skills. Supposedly they are pretty good at calling out animal abusers though.

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