Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Dickie's Quickies

This issue is dedicated to Feministing, which I read every day. All of these stories will pilfered from them. They have some righteous indignation going on and you should, too.

First, a Washington Post story (registration required) in which Senator Tom Colburn (recently elected idiot from Oklahoma) says the following during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting discussing restricting class action lawsuits:

"And I thought I would just share with you what science says today about silicone breast implants. If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't. That is what the ultimate science shows. . . . In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone breast implants are detrimental and, in fact, they make you healthier."

Seems, Colburn lacks class, hence his reasoning to restrict the suits.

AskMen.com has an article on how to tame women. Disgusting.

Finally, 2 articles on women who were reported by welfare workers for not delivering babies by caesarean section. Apparently, some people believe that not only does the state own your body when it comes to choices of birth control and pregnancy, but it also owns your choice of birth, if you choose to have the baby and you're poor. Grrr...this one is from Australia and this one is from Utah.

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