I think it’s a riot that John Dias still reads you often enough to be the first commenter.
At our local PP, they have all the info on how to pledge per number of protesters printed on the back of one of the anti-choice fliers. Gotta love it.
The other day I decided next time I see them outside I’m going to pull in and thank them for protesting because it has inspired me to give money to PP, which I have never done before, and had no plans to until I heard about this idea. The I’m going to go inside and write a check.
Evidently Mr. Dias doesn’t read too carefully.
There are TWO children growing in the womb,
BOTH of which we have chosen to have.
We do not need your approval, Mr. Dias, to choose
as we please. nor do I, personally, care what your
opinions are on the subject. You need a hobby.
Why don’t you take up knitting?
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What the disclaimer actually says – and I hadn’t noticed it until you pointed it out – is “For their safety and protection, Emily X represents a small handful of Planned Parenthood workers and activists, who may or may not be named Emily.” The posts themselves, however – particularly the video posts – are by individuals, and I see no reason not to believe that they are honest. I used to be a clinic escort, and this blog certainly reflects my experiences.
I don’t think the point of the blog is to change the minds of protesters, nor to make a 20 year old college kid wear a condom. I think the point is, in part, to raise awareness of the daily situation faced by Planned Parenthood patients and clinic employees all over the country. It’s also to use the protesters’ increased numbers against them – for every person intimidating women and trying to prevent them from receiving health services, money is being raised to support the clinics.
Propaganda, while generally used in a negative sense, simply means information and ideas disseminated to help or hurt a particular cause. If this blog qualifies under that definition, I’m still cool with it.
I write. I knit. I kvetch. Lately, I’ve been endeavoring to undermine the patriarchy while simultaneously making a sweater. If I succeed, I will nominate myself for the Guinness Book of World Records and then throw a party.
I can be e-mailed at ucc3llina at gmail dot com.