Monthly Archives: April 2012

in which i blog

I’ve holed up for a few weeks, I know. And I hope you all forgive me for not providing regular blog content. But I have no desire to fill needless space. When I blog, I want to say something of substance, for you, for me. Besides, sometimes life happens. Serious life stuff, and a girl needs to go away and take care of life for a little bit. But all is well now.

Since I’ve been gone some exciting things have happened:

  1. Placenta of Love is now a t-shirt, thanks to Scurvy Ink.
  2. Niedobre Literki talks about and quotes my How to Have a Paranormal Romance tumblr. (Which also needs some serious updating.)
  3. An editor has asked for a story. I’ve been working on a bizarro zombie story, which ROCKS.
  4. Ross Lockhart pairs Placenta of Love with Brekel’s Brown for a comforting Thirsty Thursday.
  5. I’ve had some awesome busking days in SF.
  6. I made out with Mark Twain. (Pictures coming!)
  7. I learned I have a ninety-four-year-old fan, which is probably the AWESOMEST news of all.

Some sad stuff has happened, too. For example, did you hear:

  1. Wisconsen Gov. Walker repealed the state’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which “… offered legal repercussions for employees discriminated against based on race, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or other factors….” According to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s campaign said Walker’s “ideological civil war includes a war on women, and repeal today of this protection against pay discrimination is a major step backwards for Wisconsin values and basic fairness.” (See link for citation and further information.)
  2. Georgia State Representative England compared “…women seeking abortions of stillborn fetuses to cows and pigs.“State Rep. Terry England was speaking in favor of HB 954, which makes it illegal to obtain an abortion after 20 weeks even if the woman is known to be carrying a stillborn fetus or the baby is otherwise not expected to live to term.”
  3. And other states continue to meddle with women’s reproductive rights.

I was brought up in Utah, an incredibly conservative state. And even though I was surrounded by conservatives,  I was also brought up to believe women were as good as men and have the same rights. I was brought up to believe that we had made progress in America, allowing women freedom and choice to make decisions about our bodies.

Not only are these rights and freedoms being taken away, women’s health is now in jeopardy.

If a fetus dies in utero and the pregnancy does not miscarry (which does happen), a qualified health care practitioner needs to remove the fetus from the uterus. A doctor effectively has to perform an abortion. If the abortion is not performed, the woman can develop a serious infection resulting in illness or even death. And that’s not considering the psychological or emotional impact of the event on the woman and her family.

I love my country, and I would hate to think our legislators do not value me.

It’s become apparent that I may need to refocus my crime-fighting efforts elsewhere. Let Malkor X protect San Francisco from petty thugs. I may be able to make a difference elsewhere.

I’ll blog more happily next time. Promise.

I hope your weekend ROCKS!