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Ms. Smarty Pants @smartypants ?

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  • Ms. Smarty Pants commented on the blog post What you can do to stop the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    I’ve contacted my member of congress (fortunately a member of the progressive caucus) and forwarded the info to friends. This is just shockingly appalling.

  • Ms. Smarty Pants commented on the blog post Mounting Evidence that BirthorNot.com is an Anti-Choice Stunt   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Also, their expressed ‘shock’ that the members of the media they’d had contact with were ‘professional’ is yet another red flag about their intentions and their motives, given that it’s largely the far right that is overwhelmingly suspect of journalists.

  • Ms. Smarty Pants commented on the blog post Mounting Evidence that BirthorNot.com is an Anti-Choice Stunt   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    I seriously question the parental fitness of anyone who leaves it up to the Internet whether or not they should carry the pregnancy to term. Their kid hasn’t even been born yet, and they are already exploiting it.

  • Ms. Smarty Pants commented on the blog post Beginning to explore a neglected intersection   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    This is really important work. I do a lot of research work in Northeast India, amongst women who are often fiercely independent in spirit, while also being devoted wives, mothers, and Hindus. Vandana Shiva has written about ecofeminist spirituality, how the women of the Chipko movement saw it as their responsibility to protect the earth [...]

  • Ms. Smarty Pants commented on the blog post Kid-free flights? How about family-friendly culture?   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    My problem with kids on an airplane has always been the parents, not the kids. I’ve taken many 15-hour flights next to screaming infants. One time, the kid only stopped screaming after 2 hours of non-stop misery to look at and then smile at me, at which point his father promptly picked the child up [...]

  • I wish this sort of thing would fly here, but it’s unlikely in the near future. One thing that’s important to think about is what constitutes informed consent. I’ve coached several friends through their births, and some hospitals are great at being hands off and only doing what is necessary, others are extremely invasive and [...]

  • Ms. Smarty Pants became a registered member   3 years, 10 months ago · View

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