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Oct. 15th, 2011 @ 02:13 pm Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

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Sep. 7th, 2011 @ 09:49 pm Writer's Block: Blast to the past
If I could travel back in time, I would tell my 10 year old self that she will be beautiful when she grows up. I would tell her that she is intelligent, and that her life will be so much better. I would tell her to study Spanish harder, because she'll want to use it when she's 26 and won't be able to. I would tell her that she will be loved so much more than she thinks is even possible.  More than anything, I would tell her that the bullies can't hurt her, and that they will teach her to be stronger than ever. 
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Jun. 8th, 2009 @ 12:21 pm (no subject)
I crossed over to the dark side and joined twitter. My username is ericamgreco. Come find me so I'm not lonely!
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Nov. 30th, 2008 @ 07:37 pm (no subject)
In what world does this set of sentences make sense?

"It also left the working community disorganized and localized. Which made them easy prey for business interests that increasingly had nationwide influence..."

My english major friends, and anyone who has a good grasp of the English language, please tell me if one can start a sentence like the above and NOT make it be a fragment.
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Jun. 26th, 2008 @ 12:52 pm (no subject)
And I am officially a registered graduate student!!!

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Jul. 10th, 2007 @ 04:49 pm Rest in Peace, my friend....
How I'm Feeling: crushedcrushed
Devin Thomas Gaines (July 16, 1984-July 10, 2007) was probably one of the most impressive people I've ever met in my life.

Devin, you did more in your short time here than anybody I've ever known or known of. I'm trying to get over the shock, and the disbelief of all of this, because I can't quite figure out how it could be that someone so full of life as you, someone as intelligent and important and amazing could be gone now.

You were an amazing person, Devin. And it kills me to know that your life was cut short like that.

You will never be forgotten. I want you to know that. You will never, ever be forgotten.
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Dec. 28th, 2006 @ 12:57 am (no subject)
I am very drunk right now........yay for dulling the pain...

Don't worry. My friend Mark from work drove me home, so I didn't drive while I'm too drunk to see straight. Yay.
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Dec. 12th, 2006 @ 03:13 am My Xmas Stocking (yes I am a lemming...)
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Nov. 29th, 2006 @ 03:18 pm This is public due to the cause.
So I'm going to spread the love now. And the cause.

A friend of mine from faire was diagnosed with cancer a while back. Some of my friends from faire got naked and put themselves on a calendar to help raise money for her treatments. It's called The Lime Project, and there are a bunch of links below where you can go to learn more about it. At least look at it. Even if you don't buy the calendar, look at it. Look at their stories, damnit. And tell me it doesn't at least touch your heart.


Their goal is 500 calendars. They're up to 251. At least check it out. Please.

Synn has a great post about it here: (even if you can't/won't buy one - PIMP US OUT!)

Avril started it all here:

Bethany talks about the project here:

There are promo pics::

And you can Digg them here:

Reddit them here:

Bethany's promo picture was reddited:
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