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Friends, I was linked to the most amazing thing this morning. I can only hope you will be as delighted as I was. See, anti-choicers seem to be even more off the rails than I had suspected; if you know me at all you know this must be pretty impressive.

It is.

Kevin Swanson is amazing.
I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.

RH Reality check explains why this is wrong but I feel like they are missing the sheer joy of it. This is nothing short of hilarious. If you have a uterus and have ever used birth control, you are the host of a teeming internal nightmare, an unconsecrated fetus graveyard!

This is beyond misogyny. Misogyny is ordinary. It's tired and boring and DONE. This is a brave new world and we are moving with the times! Misogyny is passé. Nobody cares anymore. It's 2013 and it's time for gynephobia. Wombs are scary and haunted! There could be anything in there!!! Sluts (by which we obviously mean any women on birth control) aren't just dirty and ruined, but they're probably full of disquiet fetus ghosts all up in their slutty slutslut snatches.

Kevin Swanson's account of the latest research into the eldritch terrors inside of women that we call wombs is like obstetrics and gynecology written by the authors of American Horror Story (spoilers) or Jim Balent.

Date: 2013-02-03 10:27 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ngakmafaery
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...this completely wins all the prizes for anything today: thank you!

Date: 2013-02-03 10:28 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ngakmafaery
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...THAT'S where The Who song came from: "fetus graveyard, it's only fetus graveyard--they're all haunted!!!"...

Date: 2013-02-03 10:43 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] silveradept
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...is hilarious in its lack of connection to reality. And very sad and scary that someone has come to that conclusion.

Date: 2013-02-04 12:10 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] elf
elf: Quote: "I found a special snowflake;" 5-point snowflake (Special Snowflake)
evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists

Name 'em. I want to know what they are doctors OF, because obviously it's not medicine.

The Universal Life Church will make you a Doctor of Divinity for $33. Maybe that's what kind of doctors they are.

I also want to know what research they're doing... holding their hands over women's bellies and praying, and hoping to hear "the souls of dead fetuses" crying out?

(Hmm, am I an unconsecrated fetus graveyard? Does giving birth after taking birth control pills for 7 years wipe those out, or are they still in there?)

Date: 2013-02-04 12:45 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] ashen_key
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How is this real life.

Date: 2013-02-03 11:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] charlycrash.livejournal.com
"certain doctors and certain scientists"

y'know as much of a stretch as it seems, I blame a lot of this stuff on religion. Because I think religion helps foster a social climate of "if you believe it and/or it should be true, it is true", with actual evidence nowhere to be seen in that equation. See also: climate change denial, practically anything a Republican says ever about rape.
Edited Date: 2013-02-04 01:28 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-04 01:49 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] veronica-rich.livejournal.com
I blame religion almost entirely, and it ISN'T a stretch. The comfort part of religion - helping one deal with the scary unknown - is fine, so long as what you're dealing with really is the unknown. When you persist in treating proven science as the unknown and relying on outdated notions of submitting to non-scientists for your information, however, you're just being willfully stupid. (Which is fine, too ... until you start trying to get laws passed to support your stupidity.)

Date: 2013-02-04 02:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] charlycrash.livejournal.com
I used to think that I didn't mind whatever stupid crap people wanted to believe unless it affected someone else, but I'm no longer sure it's even possible for it not to at all. As I say, I think a certain way of thinking when large numbers of people do it informs the zeitgeist, not to mention, as Dawkins points out, moderate religion is a gateway drug to extremism and helps insulate it from criticism.

Bringing it full circle, I think you can say the same of bigotry: most people who could be described as sexists aren't serial-rapist monsters, and individually aren't actually doing much harm at all - purely as isolated incidents, writing comments on the Internet which, say, fuel rape culture aren't really doing much harm - but lots of people behaving like that almost certainly makes the production of said monsters, and every bit of horrible behaviour on the spectrum between shitty comments and serial rape, a hell of a lot more likely by creating a certain zeitgeist.

(sorry for dragging this off into kind of irrelevance, Ash)

Date: 2013-02-04 02:38 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] eac.livejournal.com

Date: 2013-02-04 03:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] fragmentedsky.livejournal.com
Yeah, I know it's rooted in awful misogyny, but all I can do is laugh. And laugh, and laugh, and laugh.

Date: 2013-02-08 07:38 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kayay.livejournal.com
Does this mean I can take some paid time off for bereavement? Think my manager and HR will buy it?

"But there's a tiny graveyard of dead babies in my uterus!" *sob sob*

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