Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Troll in My Western Religions Class

Well, one of the people that I thought wouldn't make it through the semester has stayed in the class. Good on ya, blonde lady! Unfortunately, "guy-with-a-southern-accent-who-reminds-me-of-my-scary-great-uncle" did not make the cut. He stopped coming after the professor admitted to being a secular humanist. Well done!
So yesterday, in class, we were supposed to be studying Islam. I was looking forward to it. Then the conversation got derailed by this Catholic guy in class who apparently wanted to talk about Catholicism. It was like I was living in a Facebook debate. STFU Catholic guy! (Someone called him Captain Catholic. I think that will be his new name forever.) I get that the professor is supposed to shut that shit down, but there is only so much he can do in the face of trolls.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Remember Savita

I had another blog post about the new World War Z movie and how much I hate Brad Pitt ready to go up. Then I heard about Savita.

Her family said she asked several times for her pregnancy to be terminated because she had severe back pain and was miscarrying.Her husband told the BBC the termination was refused because there was a foetal heartbeat.
Savita died on October 28, 2012.
This is what happens when your country makes laws based on a 1,500 year old holy book. People who do not ascribe to that book's teachings get their rights trampled on. This woman was a happy person, excited to become a mother. She and her husband moved to Ireland because of the low infant and mother mortality rate. 
The Irish government and the Catholic Church are responsible for this woman's death. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gender Neutral Bathrooms...

I was on the news last night!
And my classmates were on Fox!
Here's the Facebook page for that.
I'll try to have a video of that as soon as possible!
EDIT: Here's the video.

So, in case you hadn't read my post about this yesterday, we are trying to get one unisex bathroom in every building on campus. This would make it safer for transgender students at Oakland University, as well as making it easier for people who are handicapped or people with small children that they can't take into gendered bathrooms. This is a win/win for everyone!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I'm Back!

So I have realized something this semester: wedding planning + school + work = no social life. Good times.

Anyway, in one of my classes we have to do social advocacy. Our cause this semester is to get one gender-neutral (also called "Family") bathroom in every building on campus. This would make it safer for trans* people as well. We are having an event on Monday, the 26th called Gender Bender. Anyone who lives in Michigan is free to come. It's at Oakland University, in the Oakland Center at noon. It will be great!

Also, I'm speaking at the Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner put on by Atheists at OU. You are welcome to attend, it's on November 28th at 6 pm, also in the Oakland Center.