Jill Stanek had to translate* so that readers could better understand Jack, a woman who says (s)he is a “femme non-binary person”, and who feels left out of the leftie narrative with respect to women’s choice, access, health. Yep, the war on women is passing Jack by.
Jack’s story was used to illustrate a persistent theme Jill Stanek has been elucidating. The left is by no means a unified group of people, all satisfied with their general social and political direction. There is quite a bit of dissent in the ranks.
Pharmer’s issue: People often want to put a label on themselves and fit into a special little group. And they want recognition of that special little group.
There are more labels for sexual identity than any person could memorize (and they change all the time).
Sex expression and performance has always been a sort of continuous gradient, made more plastic and variable by the endocrine disruptors pushed by the medical and other industries. Impinging on the gradient is the fact that some people will always want to step outside of occupational roles dominated by one sex or the other.
Why are people so fond if being pigeonholed? It’s as though they encourage conflict and victimization in order to fill up the time that they spend NOT building, creating, producing and uplifting.
Four North Carolina State University Students are working on a solution to the use of spiked drinks for date rape. They’re developing a nail polish that exhibits a color change when exposed to such things as Rohypnol, GHB and Xanax, which are sometimes used to tranquilize a woman so that she can be sexually abused. The prospective product is funded by the school’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, and is further described as Undercover Colors on Facebook, and the newly formed company is seeking further donations to produce nail polish.
Most telling is a response coming from the left, (which traditionally abhors a solution). Rebecca Nagle of “FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture, and Tracey Vitchers of SAFER appear not to like any rape solution that involves self defense on the part of the woman. Activists who would scoff at the idea of education for sexual abstinence, paradoxically believe that guys who “at risk for committing sexual assault” (sic) can be educated to avoid this practice.
Pharmer, always a fan of self defense and any measure that helps to solve the problem, congratulates the four students, Stephen Gray, Ankesh Madan, Tasso Von Windheim and Tyler Confrey-Maloney, on their creativity and wishes them success.
Hypospadias describes a penile condition in which closure of the structures around the urethra are incomplete. This cause a variety of problems, depending on where the failure to close occurs, which may cause the affected patient to sprinkle instead of urinate, as well difficulties with sexual performance. Incidence of this problem has almost doubled in Sweden since 1990. According to The Independent, Swedish researchers are unable to determine the cause of this marked increase in hypospadias. Numerous possibilities are bandied about in the article, leaving out the most obvious “endocrine disruptor” of all: hormonal birth control. For example, Medroxyprogesterone comes with a hypospadias and genital malformation warning, and there’s no way to suck the ‘Depo’ shot back out if a woman becomes pregnant after administration.
In an email to Religion News Service, Carrie Munk, a spokeswoman for the ALS Association, said that the organization primarily funds adult stem cell research.
“Currently, The Association is funding one study using embryonic stem cells (ESC), and the stem cell line was established many years ago under ethical guidelines set by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); this research is funded by one specific donor, who is committed to this area of research,” she said. “The project is in its final phase and will come to an end very soon.”
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Heritage Foundation has devised a tool that makes it easier for people to register to vote. Half of Americans (and a lot of those who live as conservatives) are not voting. Persuade them to register, then guide them through the process.