Month: November 2011

Zach Wahls Speaks About Family

So, I don’t really understand why the Zach Wahls video is now spreading like wildfire, since it was out 10 months ago, but either way, you should definitely take a watch.

He is addressing the Iowa House Judiciary Committee to defend same-sex marriage.

*gives me goosebumps*

Here’s him on Ellen!


Nifty Sleeping Bags

Are you stuck using a boring old school sleeping bag?

Do you want to make your  friends jealous on your next camping trip or sleepover?

Why not try out one of these!

Have you ever wanted to celebrate Shark week in style?Well, look no further!

C’mon, we’ve all pretended we were bears when we were kinds and wanted to scare the S**T out of people.We all still have a kid inside of us, and for this bear, it might just be true.

Too bad it’s not on sale =(

So who likes stuffed crust pizza?

What about a pizza with you in the dough?

I mean, we’ve all had dreams of food eating us….or is it just me?

Oh…and did I forget to mention, the vegetables are pillows!

For all you star war fans, have you ever wanted to be like Luke Skywalker?Why not try out the Tauntaun Sleeping bag!

Jail-time for aborting?

Imagine having a miscarriage and being criminally charged.

This could have been the  reality for women in Mississippi. A constitutional amendment was proposed, Initiative 26,  in the state of Mississippi, the “Personhood Law”, which is a legal amendment to the law to “include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the equivalent thereof”.

Mississippi was the second state to have an initiative to amend the constitution to include fertilized eggs, with Colorado being the first in 2008 and again in 2010.  The bill was unsuccessful in both attempts. The vote for Initiative 26 happened on November 8th with a majority of the vote being no. (58% no, 42% yes)

Initial polls for this initiative was 45% in favour of it and 44% opposed, men were more in favour (6% more) while women tended to be more opposed (4%).  African-Americans and Democrats made up for 60% of the opposition to this amendment.

If this legislation had passed, this would include the legality of: birth-control pills, morning-after pill and potentially including women who have miscarriages.  Supporters of this initiative claimed that hormonal birth controls work to kill fertilized eggs (including emergency contraception).  This amendment would also reduce the privacy and privelages of women who are of reproductive age. A pregnant woman would be watched continuously, to ensure that their child will have a successful birth.


Rolling Around In My Head

As usual, I was stumbling with all the time I shouldn’t be wasting, I was lucky enough to stumble on a blog by a man who has worked with people with disabilities for over 30 years. Upon reading this post (attached below), I was compelled to continue reading other posts and discovered that his blogs really touched me in a way because our viewpoints were very similar in a great deal of ways.

So without further ado, here’s the link to the blog:

I was ecstatic to find this, no words the smile that was brought onto my face when I started reading this blog. Here is  a man who has worked with people with disabilities, as well as identifies with the LGBTQ community, and it really gives me hope for my own future. He is from Toronto, just like me, and really, words can’t describe what I’m feeling as I’m writing about this.

I really wish that one day in the near future, I would be able to have the opportunity to talk to Dave Hingsburger (the author of this blog) to learn more about what I can look forward to in my future.