Feb. 27th, 2006

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After my "hold the door open?" post it has me wondering about some of you.

Which leads me to want to ask:

What's your first name?
Where are you from?
How old are you?

I'm Courtney.
I'm from Pennsylvania and currently live in upstate New York.
And I'm 19.

It's almost embarassing that I know like less than half of this information about you all. And the ones I know it's only because I have known them "in real life" or have known them from online for ages.
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"All the girls can wear short skirts when they go to get their abortions," my professor, Lyde, in conference.


Out of context, this is pretty funny.
I'm writing a paper about how third wave feminists are going to deal with the overturning of Roe v Wade and if they're strong enough to stop it. It seems like their main concerns are if women can dress provocatively and still be taken seriously or if a woman can sleep around and be empowered by it. Yeah, all these superficial arguments are a great way to obtain sound bites, but what happens when Chief Justice Judge Roberts declares abortion illegal?

I don't think it's an issue of "if" but "when" for the outlawing of abortion. That's not me giving up on women's rights--that's me being honest about the current political climate and cases that are cropping up like in South Dakota, which is basically trying to outlaw abortion except in cases of rape, incest and endangerment of a woman's life. I won't be surprised if this happens within the next 2 years. They're sowing the seeds for the next Roe v. Wade, though, I don't think abortion will fare so well this time around.

Anyway, so my paper is on how feminists of today are talking about abortion and how they're going deal with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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