It’s about control, not choice

"The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces; what they want is control. Control over behavior: power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities." – Ursula K. Le Guin

What’s happening to language?

When she said yes, they blew her away – each day it seems I notice more and more "Rambo" language in news articles to describe violent situations. No wonder we as a culture are desensitized to violence when this type of language is used to describe the murder of a young woman. Why do journalists employ the callous language of gansters and action heroes? Have we no respect for the loss of life? [via saturn.org]