January 17, 2011

MLK Day 2011

On Martin Luther King’s birthday, it’s worth remembering that among many other things, the late civil rights icon was a champion of reproductive justice. King received the inaugural Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966. Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, died four months after King’s acceptance of the award that bore her name.
Coretta Scott King accepted the prize on her husband’s behalf, and read a speech of his. It concluded:
…we are natural allies of those who seek to inject any form of planning in our society that enriches life and guarantees the right to exist in freedom and dignity.
For these constructive movements we are prepared to give our energies and consistent support; because in the need for family planning, Negro and white have a common bond; and together we can and should unite our strength for the wise preservation, not of races in general, but of the one race we all constitute — the human race.
Coretta added her own words about Sanger:
‘I am proud tonight to say a word in behalf of your mentor, and the person who symbolizes the ideas of this organization, Margaret Sanger. Because of her dedication, her deep convictions, and for her suffering for what she believed in, I would like to say that I am proud to be a woman tonight.”
And let’s be clear on our history: Planned Parenthood was passionately committed to abortion access long before Dr. King was honored. King would have known that by 1966, Planned Parenthood was headed by Alan Guttmacher, president of the organization from 1962-74 and a tireless and very public advocate for the right of women to terminate unwanted pregnancies.
Dr. King was not silent on the issue of abortion and birth control. His enthusiastic endorsement of Planned Parenthood and his praise for Margaret Sanger made clear his deep and passionate commitment to a full-range of reproductive services for everyone.
Remember that next time someone tries to remake Dr. King into a conservative.

The Equal Rights Amendment

Jan. 16, 1957 : The Equal Rights Amendment got a major boost today when President Eisenhower became the first to mention it in a Presidential message to Congress : "The platforms of both major parties have advocated an amendment of the Constitution to insure equal rights for women. I believe that the Congress should make certain that women are not denied equal rights with men," he said. The E.R.A. was first introduced to Congress in 1923 by Senator Charles Curtis and Representative Daniel Anthony, a nephew of Susan B. Anthony. Both lawmakers were Republicans from Kansas. The first hearings followed soon afterward in February, 1924. The Republican party has endorsed it since 1940, the Democrats since 1944. President Truman endorsed in 1945. In 1946 the Senate voted 38-35 in favor - an encouraging show of support, but well short of the 2/3 needed in each house. In 1950 it passed the Senate 63-19, and in 1953 by 73-11, however, that was with an extra section attached by Sen. Carl Hayden (D-Arizona) declaring that "The provisions of this article shall not be construed to impair any rights, benefits or exemptions, now or hereafter conferred by law upon persons of the female sex." The "Hayden Rider" is totally unacceptable to the amendment's author and chief advocate, Alice Paul, of the National Woman's Party. Her amendment guarantees absolute legal equality for both men and women : "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Seven years ago, when the "Hayden Rider" was tacked on to her language, she said "It is impossible to imagine the Constitution containing two such paragraphs." She said today that only four more votes are needed in both House and Senate to get the 2/3 necessary to send her original version of the amendment to the states for ratification. Approval of thirty-six of the forty-eight states will then be required to obtain the 3/4 needed for adoption of the proposed 23rd Amendment. (Photo : President Dwight D. Eisenhower)

Commission: Women should be allowed in military combat units
PAULINE JELINEK • Associated Press • January 15, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Women finally should be allowed to serve fully in combat, a military advisory panel said Friday in a report seeking to dismantle the last major area of discrimination in the armed forces.

The call by a commission of current and retired military officers to let women be front-line fighters could set in motion another sea change in military culture as the armed forces, generations after racial barriers fell, grapples with the phasing out of the ban on gays serving openly.

The newest move is being recommended by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, established by Congress two years ago. The panel was to send its proposals to Congress and President Barack Obama.

It is time "to create a level playing field for all qualified service members," the members said.

Opponents of putting women in combat question whether they have the necessary strength and stamina. They also have said the inclusion of women in infantry and other combat units might harm unit cohesion, a similar argument to that made regarding gays. And they warn Americans won't tolerate large numbers of women coming home in body bags. Those arguments have held sway during previous attempts to end the ban.

Congress recently stripped the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly, and the Navy changed its rules during the last year to allow women to serve on submarines for the first time. Women are barred from certain combat assignments in all the services but face the broadest restrictions in the Army and Marines.

Anu Bhagwati, a former Marine captain and executive director of the advocacy group Service Women's Action Network, said the prohibition on women in combat "is archaic, it does not reflect the many sacrifices and contributions that women make in the military, and it ignores the reality of current war-fighting doctrine."

Although thousands of American women have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and been exposed to great danger -- 134 of them have been killed -- they have been largely restricted to combat support jobs such as medics or logistical and transportation officers.

Defense policy prohibits women from being assigned to any unit smaller than a brigade whose primary mission is direct combat on the ground.

The new report says keeping women out of combat posts prohibits them from serving in roughly 10 percent of Marine Corps and Army occupational specialties and thus is a barrier to advancement.

"The Armed Forces have not yet succeeded in developing leaders who are as diverse as the nation they serve," said the report. "Minorities and women still lag behind white men in terms of number of military leadership positions."

Women generally make up about 14 percent of the armed services. Of the roughly 2.2 million troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 255,000 have been women, said Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez.

Supporters of the change say women essentially have been in combat for years, even if they are nominally removed from it.

"It's something whose time has come," said Lory Manning of the Women's Research and Education Institute. She said ending the ban would be "a logical outcome of what women have been doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the Army and Marines have been essentially ducking the policy."

She said, for example, that military officials have employed terms of art to skirt the ban, for example "attaching" women to a combat unit instead of "assigning" them.

The new report says there has been little evidence that integrating women into previously closed units or military occupations has damaged cohesion or had other ill effects. It says a previous independent report suggested that women serving in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan "had a positive impact on mission accomplishment."

Defense leaders have said they see the change coming someday. For example, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in September that he expects women to be let into special operations forces eventually, and in a careful, deliberate manner.

The advisory commission recommends a phased-in approach. The Army is doing its own internal study of women in combat as well.

Pentagon figures show that as of Jan. 3, 110 women had been killed in the war in Iraq compared with about 4,300 men. In the Afghanistan campaign, 24 women have been killed compared with more than 1,400 men.

Lainez said the department will review the recommendations when the report is delivered.

But regardless of what becomes of the policy, she noted that women will continue to be drawn into combat action, "situations for which they are fully trained and equipped to respond.

Biggest problems with the following article are 1) it ducks that fact that servicewomen have steadily been in combat, sometimes hand-to-hand, since there is no longer a defined Front Line, and, 2) the real reason they are nominally "attached", not "assigned" to combat duty is that women would then be officially entitled to combat pay, too! See how cleverly the Pentagon works things out to save its budget? Reminds me of when they refused our troops bulletproofed vests and trucks! BE A SKEPTIC.

January 10, 2011

Susan B. Anthony Amendment, право голоса американкам

президент Вильсон и что характерно без расстрелов и конфискаций
Jan. 9, 1918 : President Wilson has just endorsed the Susan B. Anthony (Woman Suffrage) Amendment ! In a momentous and surprise announcement that is sure to help in tomorrow's crucial House vote, the President has ended many years of evasion and neutrality on the issue by coming out strongly in favor of women having a Constitutionally guaranteed, nationwide right to vote. The announcement came after a meeting with Democratic members of the House Committee on Suffrage, and in the form of a statement given out by its leader : "The committee found that the President had not felt at liberty to volunteer his advice to members of Congress in this important matter, but when we sought his advice he very frankly and earnestly advised us to vote for the amendment as an act of right and justice to the women of the country and the world." The President's influence has long been considered by many to be the final factor needed to gain the last few Democratic votes necessary to get 2/3 approval in both houses of Congress and send the amendment to the States for ratification by 3/4 of the 48. Speculation over his reasons for endorsement at this time runs high. Practical politics certainly played a major part. With Republicans pledged to give the amendment strong support tomorrow, if Democrats block its passage, women in States where they had already won suffrage might vote strongly Republican in the upcoming Midterm Elections to help the amendment's chances in the next Congress. In fact, it was a growing feeling of panic among Democratic leaders about a possible backlash from prosuffrage voters in November which was the reason for tonight's meeting with the nation's highest ranking Democrat in the first place. Reports are that President Wilson went into great detail about why U.S. women should have the vote, and why changed circumstances (such as the War and women's praiseworthy contributions to the war effort) have now made it appropriate for him to end his neutral stance. Suffrage leaders are, of course, elated. Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association said : "We are thrilled by the President's statement to the delegation of Representatives who waited on him seeking his advice about the Federal suffrage amendment. Most of all we do appreciate his setting forth that the passage of the amendment is an act of right and justice at this time to the women of this country and the world." Alice Paul, leader of the National Woman's Party said : "It is difficult to express our gratification at the President's stand. For four years we have striven to secure his support for the national amendment, for we knew that it and perhaps it alone would insure our success. It means to us only one thing - victory. Six-sevenths of the Republicans have already pledged their votes. The Democrats will undoubtedly follow their great leader." The role of the National Woman's Party in pressuring President Wilson into supporting suffrage should not be underestimated. Their picketing of the White House - even when jailed for doing so - to point out the hypocrisy of President Wilson's strong support of democracy worldwide while doing nothing to enfranchise the female half of the U.S. population must certainly have caused great concern to the Administration. And it is perhaps more than coincidence that today's announcement was made exactly one year to the day after a meeting between suffragists and the President in which his unsatisfactory statements on the subject caused such indignation among National Woman's Party members that their picketing of him began the next day. (Photo : President Woodrow Wilson)

источник (сообщения Дэйва надо проверять, как минимум, по википедии)
но фактуру он сообщает оч интересную

January 9, 2011

возможно повтор

ну, и пусть :)
an extreme pro-life group has archived pdfs of a ton of Margaret Sanger's writing, including all of the issues of the BCR, online.

меня тоже удивило такое бережное отношение к наследию врага

инфа отсюда

January 8, 2011

подписанты в защиту Сэнгер

I've found the names on the petition ! It turns out that this particular plea to President Wilson was first suggested by family planning advocate Marie Stopes while Margaret Sanger was in England. That's why it's signed by well-known Englis...h dignitaries even though the prosecution of Sanger was to be in the United States. The signers were Percy Ames, poet & literary scholar ; William Archer, drama critic ; Lena Ashwell, actress and feminist ; Arnold Bennett, playwright & author ; Gilbert Murray, classical scholar ; Edward Carpenter, poet ; Aylmer Maude, translator of Tolstoy ; H.G. Wells and Marie Stopes. Looks like Margaret Sanger was pretty persuasive during her "exile" and made some influential friends in England who were willing to step forward and support her work for a still very controversial cause. A belated "Hooray" for her - and for her supporters - 95 years later !
инфа от David Dismore с фейсбука

феерический пассаж

читать о том как марксисты, фашисты, фабианцы (тут с фактурой подкрпления) организовали Мировой банк для расхищения денег американских налогоплательщикоф, по теме:

“Havelock Ellis, the sexual psychopath (a ‘masochichistically feminine’ Fabian who enjoyed the company of ‘aggressive lesbians’), is hailed in our halls of learning as, ‘The Father of social psychology’ and is installed as one of the great progenitors of modern psychiatry.  ...This might be analogous to investing the inmates of our mental hospitals with the right to set the guidelines for the sane population.”  Ellis was a co-founder of The Fabian Society in 1884.                            (Link)
To finish up with the less than stellar roots of psychiatry:  After marrying fellow Fabian socialist Edith Lee, Ellis “drove her into lesbianism…plus drugs [which] caused Edith to lose her sanity.  ...She [suffered] a complete mental collapse after Ellis wrote her that he was having a rather bizarre and abnormal relationship with Margaret Sanger…” [“sainted” founder of Planned Parenthood].

есть ссылка на  Keynes at Harvard
и фабианское общество на фейсбуке

The Time: the 25 most important women of the last 100 years

любопытно, но я не слышал о первом месте ничего
The Time magazine list in full:
  1. Jane Addams (1860-1935)
  2. Corazon Aquino (1933-2009)
  3. Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
  4. Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
  5. Julia Child (1912-2004)
  6. Hillary Clinton (1947-Present)
  7. Marie Curie (1867-1934)
  8. Aretha Franklin (1942-Present)
  9. Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)
  10. Estee Lauder (1908-2004)
  11. Madonna (1958-Present)
  12. Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
  13. Golda Meir (1898-1978)
  14. Angela Merkel (1954-Present)
  15. Sandra Day O’Connor (1930-Present)
  16. Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
  17. Jiang Qing (1914-1991)
  18. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
  19. Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
  20. Gloria Steinem (1934-Present)
  21. Martha Stewart (1941-Present)
  22. Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
  23. Margaret Thatcher (1925-Present)
  24. Oprah Winfrey (1954-Present)
  25. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
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Although not making it into Time’s 25, I would also cite American competitive swimmer Gertrude Ederle, who was the first woman to cross the English Chanel in 1926, Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first female in space in 1963, as well as two female Chilean figures: Michelle Bachelet, one of the few female presidents in the world, and Gabriela Mistral, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.


The following are 22 shocking population control quotes from the global elite that will make you want to lose your lunch....
#1) The March 2009 U.N. Population Division policy brief....
"What would it take to accelerate fertility decline in the least developed countries?"
#2) Microsoft's Bill Gates....
"The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's heading up to about nine billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."
#3) Barack Obama's top science advisor, John P. Holdren....
"A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.
The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births."
#4) George W. Bush's science advisor Paul Ehrlich....
"Each person we add now disproportionately impacts on the environment and life-support systems of the planet."
#5) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg....
"Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of."
#6) A United Nations Population Fund report entitled "Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate"....
"No human is genuinely 'carbon neutral,' especially when all greenhouse gases are figured into the equation."
#7) David Rockefeller....
"The negative impact of population growth on all of our planetary ecosystems is becoming appallingly evident."
#8) Jacques Cousteau....
"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day."
#9) CNN Founder Ted Turner....
"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
#10) Dave Foreman, Earth First Co-Founder....
"My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species, returning throughout the world."
#11) Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh....
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
#12) David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club....
"Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license ... All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing."
#13) Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger....
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
#14) Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12....
"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race."
#15) Princeton philosopher Peter Singer....
"So why don’t we make ourselves the last generation on earth? If we would all agree to have ourselves sterilized then no sacrifices would be required — we could party our way into extinction!"
#16) Thomas Ferguson, former official in the U.S. State Department Office of Population Affairs....
"There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it…."
#17) Mikhail Gorbachev....
"We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren't enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage."
#18) John Guillebaud, professor of family planning at University College London....
"The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights. An extra child is the equivalent of a lot of flights across the planet."
#19) Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at Austin Eric R. Pianka....
"This planet might be able to support perhaps as many as half a billion people who could live a sustainable life in relative comfort. Human populations must be greatly diminished, and as quickly as possible to limit further environmental damage."
#20) U.S. Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton....
"This year, the United States renewed funding of reproductive healthcare through the United Nations Population Fund, and more funding is on the way.  The U.S. Congress recently appropriated more than $648 million in foreign assistance to family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. That’s the largest allocation in more than a decade – since we last had a Democratic president, I might add."
#21) Clinton adviser Nina Fedoroff....
"We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people."
#22) The first of the "new 10 commandments" on the Georgia Guidestones....
"Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature."

аборты в Нью-Йорке

Do 41% of all New York City pregnancies end in abortions?

January 7, 2011


СэнгерJan. 6, 1916 : Fugitive birth control advocate Margaret Sanger has returned to the U.S., and today announced she was prepared to face the Federal charges pending against her.
She was indicted in 1914 on multiple counts of "mailing improper material," specifically, copies of her magazine, "The Woman Rebel," which contained an article o...n birth control. The dissemination of information on this subject by any means is illegal in New York State, and becomes a Federal crime if done through the mails under the provisions of the Comstock Act of 1873.
William Sanger, her husband, was convicted four months ago of violating New York's Criminal Code after being tricked into giving one of his wife's pamphlets on birth control to a man who was an agent of Anthony Comstock. In that case, a Mr. Bamberger came to Mr. Sanger on Dec. 19, 1914, pretending to be "Mr. Haller," an advocate of birth control, and a friend of Margaret Sanger, who was then in Europe. He repeatedly pleaded for a copy of "Family Limitation." Sanger looked through his wife's effects, finally found a copy, and gave it to Bamberger - refusing any compensation for the material.
William Sanger was later arrested, tried and convicted for this "offense." During his trial in New York's Court of Special Sessions, the three-judge panel read the pamphlet in question, then Justice McInerney called it "both immoral and indecent," branded Sanger a "menace to society," and then noted - in his personal opinion - that "If some of the women who are going around and advocating equal suffrage would go around and advocate women having children they would do a greater service." Though Justice McInerney favored imposing a prison sentence, he was apparently overruled by the other two judges, and upon conviction Mr. Sanger was given a $ 150 fine or 30 days in City Jail. But when Sanger refused to pay the fine Justice McInerney got his wish and sent the prisoner off to jail amid a storm of protest from Sanger's courtroom supporters.
Meanwhile, a petition in support of Margaret Sanger and her work has been sent to President Wilson signed by a number of prominent Americans, among them H. G. Wells. As a result of this petition an investigation of her case has been started in Washington. In addition, it was announced today that there will be a rally at Cooper Union some time prior to Margaret Sanger's trial in support of her and the legalization of birth control.
(Photo : Margaret Sanger)
ист-Дэвид Дизмор на фейсбуке

женская галерея

на фейсбуке

January 3, 2011


из ранее цитированного блога (полезные ссылки):
One challenge about teaching my scholarship, though, was that I was often groping in the dark when it came to knowing at what level to pitch lecture notes and discussion questions. On the one hand, I wanted to go over specific terms—”eugenics,” “sexology,” “reproductive justice”—in much more detail than these students (who were often fairly familiar with the concepts) needed. On the other hand, I know I sometimes glossed over definitions of terms and historical context—”pessary,” “Comstock Laws,” “Havelock Ellis”—that I had become so familiar with that I forgot they weren’t common knowledge. I’d like in the future to maybe create a class wiki or a collaborative glossary to house references that are necessary, but not central, to the class.

женский конгресс в Чикаго

навёл alliruk
сайт конгресса

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Chairman of Committee

избранные доклады:
btw княгиня Шаховская представила Российскую империю

стандартный аргумент

или стойка на голове:

Race also matters with abortion rates. When black people are registering around 40% of the country's abortions and only around 12% of the population, there is an undeniable problem that colorblindness doesn't help to fix -- especially when you consider Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger's dream of wiping out black people and that a vast majority of Planned Parenthoods are -- rather fortuitously -- located in black neighborhoods.

идеи и их следствия

According to Wikipedia:
“At its peak of popularity eugenics was supported by prominent people, including Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes, H. G. Wells, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Emile Zola, George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, John Harvey Kellogg, Linus Pauling and Sidney Webb. Its most infamous proponent and practitioner was, however, Adolf Hitler who praised and incorporated eugenic ideas in Mein Kampf and emulated Eugenic legislation for the sterilization of ‘defectives’ that had been pioneered in the United States.”
In class, we studied ideas popular in America during the early 20th century and how they affected American beliefs about the beginnings of the universe, human life, and whether human life had meaning. I called student attention to correlations between Darwinism, eugenics, left-wing political movements and atheism.

Talk about Replenishing the Earth

это блог преподавательницы, на который я подписан
она пишет о контроле рождаемости в основном с филологически-литературоведческой точки зрения
в частности, предлагает анализировать Д Джойса и У Фолкнера (последний особенно любопытен, признанный ещё в СССР), Джойса-то считали порнографом

много ссылок на её материло :)
Дочь одного из предлагаемых ей авторов (Chuck Gilman Norris (April 23, 1881 – July 25, 1945) ) вышла замуж за князя Андрея Романова