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January 15, 2010

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  1. Nicky permalink
    January 15, 2010 10:21 pm

    I saw this online and thought ya may want to take a look and get a good laugh and see what these trannies are demanding society now.

    http://purplespeaks.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/how-to-respect-a-true-transsexual/

  2. berryblade permalink
    January 16, 2010 3:00 am

    @Nicky
    Jesus fucking Christ, I can’t believe I read that all the way through. And you’re right, it’s pretty good for a laugh.

    and OH MY GODS I WANT THAT BEDROOM!

    Where do you find these awesome pictures?

    • Nicky permalink
      January 16, 2010 4:22 am

      @berryblade
      I know, I almost puked my stomach out after reading that nauseating thing. It is pretty funny, how those trannies are demanding everything under the sun. What’s even more funny is this site;
      http://ariablue.wordpress.com/

      and this Site

      http://jasperswardrobe.wordpress.com/

      would both make you want to Laugh at them because it’s like one fake woman fighting with another fake woman and seeing who’s more faker than thou

    • January 16, 2010 6:43 am

      I found it in google images when I typed in comfortable beds. I’ve always wanted a super giant clock. I was looking for comfortable beds because I am sick with fever and I am feeling like the Princess and the Pea right now.

    • atheistwoman permalink
      January 18, 2010 5:39 am

      Feel better Kitty. Vomiting/fever is the worst.

    • January 18, 2010 7:16 am

      So far so good since Sunday evening. My fingers are crossed. First it was the girl, then me. ugh.

  3. January 16, 2010 6:39 am

    Nicky, if tyrannies are talking about us and sending people over to us, that is one thing. But, to just start shit with them, to me, is unecessary. Men do not deserve this blog’s energy and/or attention. Please, take it to your blog.

    • Nicky permalink
      January 16, 2010 5:24 pm

      I understand Kitty, I just wanted to show you all the fights that have been going on and I thought it could be a good way to laugh at men fighting over things as to who is more of a fake woman than the next fake woman.

    • January 17, 2010 5:12 am

      Nevertheless, nothing diminishes the fact that Mr. Zoe is not only the world’s ugliest man wishing to be the world’s ugliest woman; he is in desperate need of psychiatric intervention. Like yesterday 1992.

  4. January 16, 2010 6:43 am

    I agree, Kitty. I’m not interested in chasing trannies all over the internet. I don’t need to read each instance in order to be familiar with recycled tranny rhetoric.

  5. theunmarrieddaughter permalink
    January 16, 2010 3:23 pm

    Kitty:

    Feel better soon.

    Put me in the also would not like to pick fights with trannies if I don’t have too camp. It’s one thing to post a thought or idea, or work out something in a blog post, and then have them all crash through the gates, despite repeated warnings that they aren’t welcomed in a FAB only space, and quite another to go “trolling for trauma.”

    Found a bag of Andes Creme DeMint chips in the pantry, and don’t want the tediousness of baking cookies, but want to make bars. I would make brownies, but some people in the house don’t like chocolate all that much.
    I wonder if a blondie type recipe would work.

  6. Mary Sunshine permalink
    January 17, 2010 8:25 pm

    Girls in Haiti

    Here’s a link:

    … that shows a good picture. The text of the accompanying article:

    Back to Danger grows for girls amid chaos
    Danger grows for girls amid chaos

    January 16, 2010

    Leslie Scrivener

    All but three girls at Le Foyer des Filles de Dieu orphanage are safe after the earthquake. For impoverished Haitian girls, schools and centres like this all-girls facility offer protection from a constant threat of rape or exploitation.

    {LE FOYER DES FILLES DE DIEU PHOTO}

    Long before the earthquake struck, long before the schools where they could be safe crumbled, girls and young women were the most vulnerable in Haiti.

    Now, in the aftermath of a disaster, there are greater fears for girls’ safety in a country where hundreds of thousands of children live as indentured slaves and the poorest girls in Port-au-Prince slums are targets of gang rape.

    “My worry is we put a lot of effort into bringing relief, but we have to have some protective measures to benefit women and girls to avoid their being victimized and sexually assaulted. It was already difficult in ordinary times,” said Gerardo Ducos, Haiti researcher for Amnesty International.

    A Haitian women’s organization documented 238 rapes in an 18-month period ending June 2008: 140 of those were girls aged 19 months to 18 years.

    Prosecutions for rape, which became a criminal offence only in 2005, are pitifully few. The Guardian newspaper reported in a documentary film last year only 12 rape cases went to trial and that the police unit in charge of child protection has only 12 officers for 4 million children.

    “I am not able to go to the police because I am really frightened,” a girl named Stephanie, who was raped during carnival in February 2007, told Amnesty International. “The attackers really pressured me not to report them although I don’t know them. This is all so humiliating. I had to stay quiet.”

    A girl named Laure described to Amnesty International how her landlord forced her to have sex – sometimes at gunpoint – so her family would not be evicted. When Laure’s mother complained to the police, she was beaten up and Laure was raped again.

    Girls and women in Haiti need support more than ever, says Yifat Susskind, policy and communications director for MADRE, a women’s rights organization based in New York. They become the caretakers in a crisis, responsible for the weakest, she says, adding it is often on the shoulders of women that a country is rebuilt.

    “They need support commensurate to the burden they are carrying. Instead, we see women and girls are targeted in all sorts of way, especially gender violence.”

    Noting the collapse of the central prison, she said social norms that keep people’s behaviour in check may disappear in a national disaster. “The fabric of society is destroyed and the controls that people internalize against rape, incest, reacting to the slightest provocation by beating the hell out of someone, go, too. One of the ugly things of human nature is that a pecking order emerges in any crisis …”

    There are also more tangible losses for women and girls, she added.

    “Her grandmother, the one person (a girl) could go to for protection or solace – she doesn’t know if she is dead or alive. Her school, the one safe place she could go every day is destroyed. … ”

    While enrolment of girls in school appears at first to be higher than that of boys, many girls drop out after three months, Ducos, a Canadian, said from England. They enrol the next year, then drop out again, often to look after younger siblings or tend to domestic chores.

    UNICEF estimated 100,000 Haitian girls were in domestic service in 2007, while a CARE report says the number could be double that.

    Impoverished families may turn their children over to other families, where there is at least hope of food and shelter. Few receive an education. These children are known as restavek, from the French rester avec, or “to stay with.” The pejorative term implies their families abandoned them.

    Amnesty also reports a trend toward brokers who search for children, especially those in large families, “enticing them to give up their children by making empty promises of a brighter future for them.”

    Susskind said, “If you feel your child is at risk of starvation, you give them to a house where they have a chance. … things you never think a mother would do are her single best option.”

    And there is another concern. “What will happen with the orphans?” asked Ducos. “We know there was trafficking of children out of Haiti, fake orphanages operating illegally and trafficking to the Dominican Republic where orphans beg in the streets. Orphans in the wake of the earthquake could be another human catastrophe.”

    Three girls aged 18 and 19, who lived at an all-girls orphanage founded by retired Windsor detective Frank Chauvin, have died in the earthquake. A staff member is reported dead and two are missing.

    Le Foyer des Filles de Dieu, home to 70 girls aged 3 to 19, appears to have suffered only cracks, Chauvin said. He and a Haitian educator started the orphanage in 1987 after he visited a bleak detention centre for abandoned children.

    “When I opened the door, I saw 125 little girls sitting there in the hot sun. There was nothing in there,” he recalled. “My idea was to get these girls into an organization, teach them how to read and write so if they left they could look after themselves.

    “Before, they had no chance to go to school,” said Chauvin, 76, who has 10 children and is a member of the Order of Canada. “They are children for a few years and then they have to do the work of a woman and carry on.”

    • January 18, 2010 2:08 am

      You know, Mary, it strikes me that no one would talk about American white orphan girls being raped so candidly; well, unless, of course, they could be said to be raped by only black men the way these Haitian girls can be. And I think, too, that one of the reason one can use such candor in this situation is that no one will really expect that these Haitian girls be saved. No one will demand it. One can say, “the biggest thing these girls have to worry about is rape by black male convicts,” or thereabouts and it’s not a call to any kind of action. On the other hand, a similar statement about white girls most certainly would be a call to action. Of course, if the rapists were also white, the statement would never get made.

      I don’t really have a point aside from just stating my observations.

    • Mary Sunshine permalink
      January 18, 2010 5:01 am

      Spot on, Margaret.

      Same thing with the graphic visuals of dead bodies.

      Weird though, that the everyday horror of being a girl on this planet, only gets reported through a racist dynamic. Like, we can’t win for losing.

    • January 18, 2010 5:27 am

      Same thing with the graphic visuals of dead bodies.

      YES.

      And, relatedly, the visual availability of black women’s bodies isn’t just a factor when they’re dead. I noticed very early on that “nature” shows would allow black women’s (whether African, or indigenous Australian/New Zealander/Papua New Guinean) breasts to be displayed on prime-time, “family” tv, whereas white women’s breasts would never been shown in such a context.

    • January 18, 2010 7:13 am

      Why compassion for POC can’t be expressed without reminding everyone of your equal compassion toward animals. Do you automatically think of animals when you think of POC, or do you fear you may be expressing too much compassion for POC and need to remind your audience that you have not went too far over to the dark side?

    • January 18, 2010 3:09 pm

      Yes, there was a picture on the front page of the daily mail newspaper of an injured girl, which showed all of her vulva. It is made into spectacle. It is just meant to dehumanise. It is meant to be titillating.

      Also, I think the media actively and consciously promotes the association of Black people with animals, by this dehumanising imagery, and the way they appeal for help/money is like how you might ask for pennies for an animal shelter or something.

    • January 19, 2010 2:41 pm

      This is part of why I took my blog down. I couldn’t dare try and keep it up when this stuff is going on. Not with family in haiti dead, dying, and trying to survive. Sorry to derail ladies. Just wanted ya all to know I’m alive and ok, but really upset/worried about my family/friends.

    • January 19, 2010 3:25 pm

      I’m glad you’re alive and ok soulsis. So sorry that you and your family and friends are going through this.

    • Mary Sunshine permalink
      January 19, 2010 4:36 pm

      ((( Soulsis ))) Thank you for letting us know this. I send circles of love around you and your family / friends.

    • atheistwoman permalink
      January 19, 2010 7:27 pm

      As do I. As terrible as this whole thing was I’m crossing my fingers that this will be the last straw that makes the world realise they need to stop ignoring/pissing on Haiti. I am hoping that that is not as unlikely as it sounds.

    • January 19, 2010 9:21 pm

      A special thanks to all of you, and again sorry to derail.

      btw, that bed looks uber comfy, Kitty. I’m loving the colors.

    • January 20, 2010 3:34 pm

      ((((soulsis))))

      I hope you get some good news soon.

  7. January 17, 2010 9:28 pm

    Every drizzle in southern California becomes “STORM WATCH 2010!zomg111”
    It is just a little rain people, and not really rain if you put it in context.

    Stick a fork in me already. I am so over/done with being sick. I am so going to write a post about vomiting.

    • Mary Sunshine permalink
      January 17, 2010 9:41 pm

      Go ahead, Kitty, I’m ready for it.

      😐

  8. January 18, 2010 2:18 am

    You know what has pissed me off (I have left a similar comment over at TBL’s) is how white privilege is playing out right in everyone faces and you know it will never be discussed in regards to Haiti. I read this article, and I had to roll my eyes. Because these “first world” missionaries (that I assume are white and/or white identified) sucked up the “look how God is good and how wonderful and great I am helping these poor suffering people” until you know, they could no longer have separate amenities for themselves and the people they were helping. Once they were all in the same boat, it was all about getting the hell out of there. A privilege the people who live there do not have. Why aren’t the missionaries willing to ride it out?

  9. berryblade permalink
    January 18, 2010 3:19 am

    I just wanted to say that I re-enrolled in uni today including a couple of womyn’s studies units 🙂

    @Kitty

    Yeah I’ve wondered that as well.

  10. Mary Sunshine permalink
    January 18, 2010 8:14 am

    Senegal offers free land to those who want to come:

    (all results)

  11. Mary Sunshine permalink
    January 18, 2010 8:15 am

    I’m reading:

    Haiti-Senegal: Abdoulaye Wade reaches out to Haitians

    It’s a good question, though, how folks are supposed to get there.

  12. Gemma permalink
    January 20, 2010 3:12 pm

    I love how people are SO SURPRISED a republican won in Massachusetts. HELLO! Every single senator from MA since the beginning of senators has been a white man. What made them think it would be any different this time?

    • Gemma permalink
      January 20, 2010 3:33 pm

      Correction: Edward Brooke was a black senator in MA from 1967 to 1979.

    • January 20, 2010 3:38 pm

      Yay, a token 😛

      And it is so predictable that no one sees the way white elected officials are categorized primarily by their political party, and black ones primarily by their race. It’s only this that makes a white Republican’s election a “surprise.”

    • January 20, 2010 5:30 pm

      That race was a big YAWN! The Democrats had over a year being in the majority and did not accomplish anything, nothing. Now, all of sudden one little race makes all of life as we know it hang in the balance. I would not be surprised if Obama and company rigged it where the Republican would win. Democrats don’t know how to do anything but whine and play the victim. When the ball is in their court all they do is cry about how it did not used to be in their court. They never play the game. Never. They are professional whiners. It was about to reveal itself, so, they had to hurry up and lose the 60-40 vote so they could go back to blaming everyone else for not getting anything done. And of course the Democrat contender was a woman. So, no support there even if she was the perfect candidate.
      They are all full of shit.

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