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Thought y’all might enjoy this. Needless to say, I have taken myself off the subscription list. Bully for Planned Parenthood and everything, but how far is too far?

Title of email from Planned Parenthood: “You’d Better Watch Out…”

I get the Christmas song reference, but it is not, emphatically not, very very
not, the best title for an email.

The first paragraph reads:
“Dear Melissa,

Wait, wait – before you turn a deaf ear to hard news and
politics and dive head first into gift giving, family dinners,
and a needed vacation from work, be sure to keep an eye on our
new Supreme Court Watch site.”

Dear Planned Parenthood;
Thank you for taking the time out of this magical holiday season to beat me over the head with my own reproductive responsibilities. In fact, I will put Christmas morning present-opening on hiatus until I have called every member of the Supreme Court and prostrated myself before the shrine of Obnoxious Extremist Behaviors. I throw in my two cents on abstinance-only sex education and Catholic health insurance plans, and this is what I get in my inbox!? Bah, Humbug!

Also, this is entertaining. What’s next… Castle of Swords for Cutters/Self Mutilators?

  1. mene says:

    Well, then good for housing changing the training program. Back when I worked for housing (all of three years ago), there was little mention of anyone going out the windows. And, until someone blew up a mattress in Hamilton that year, there was no mention of fireworks, either.

  2. Melissa says:

    Matt? Where you at?! I got a lousy 82 on that final.

  3. Melissa says:

    Up with Life!

  4. Timbo says:

    Down with gravity!

  5. Timothy says:

    Damnable gravity, always killing people. We must raise gravitational awareness!

  6. Matt says:

    on second thought, she fell. no jumping was involved. the truth lives on…

  7. Matt says:

    “probably more people die each year from jumping out windows, but you don’t hear about preventing that in RA training class.”
    – oh, but you do. and not only did the girl in the story fall out of the four story window but landed on metal rods. could the RA training portion be more uplifting?

  8. Timothy says:

    So these people are like William Gibson but without all that talent for writing?

  9. Melissa says:

    I don’t know if I’d want to eat at a bistro arrogantly staffed by people who admittedly have body image problems bad enough to result in physical harm, and proclaim themselves “the world’s first restaurant for anorexics.”

    I have an aquaintence who my friends and I call the “food police” because we can’t eat without her telling us we’re bad, and how many calories we’re eating, and how much we need to excercise to get it off. It got to the point of us eating in secret. I’ll be damned if I’m going to come out of hiding to eat with a whole restaurant full of her!

    The Insurgent bit is not online, but is the December 2004 issue 16.2, page 17, the excerpt from Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance and the Culture of Control by Jensen and Draffan. It pretty much jumps to conclusions about nanotechnology, immortality and anti-deathist thinking as the future of mankind and the source of devaluing the natural process of death. Scary stuff: scarier still, it is an excerpt from 285 pages of what borders on an Earth First/Wachowski brothers film.

    BTW, “deathist” is my new favorite word.

  10. mene says:

    Something from the Insurgent is wickedly stupid? That’s an improvement.

    Way too much attention is given to eating disorders for how few people die from them…probably more people die each year from jumping out windows, but you don’t hear about preventing that in RA training class.

  11. Melissa says:

    That is so funny, Tim. I was doing the math in my head as I read that and I thought, wow, I need to stop thinking like Tim.

    100% of people will die, anorexic or not. There’s a wickedly stupid Insurgent article touching on that, but that’s for another day.

  12. Timothy says:

    In the United States, between .5 percent and 1 percent of American women struggle with anorexia, and between 5 percent and 20 percent of those struggling with anorexia nervosa will die, according to the National Eating Disorders Association.

    So somewhere between .00025 and .002 percent of American women die from anorexia. I think we should be fighting heart disease instead.

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