Lizz Winstead, co-creator of Daily Show, launches Lady Parts Justice

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52 Responses to “Lizz Winstead, co-creator of Daily Show, launches Lady Parts Justice”

  1. mindysan33 says:

    That is outstanding!  Bravo, Lizz!

  2. tobymarx says:

    Fantastic! Thank you, Lizz.

  3. Niklas Theelder says:

    They keep getting elected because “Jeasurs done showed up in mah head and tolded me to vote against them there science lovin’ Democrates”

  4. wysinwyg says:

    Fuck yeah!  You rock Lizz!

    Hey troll, has it ever occurred to you that Planned Parenthood is not currently being run by the ghost of Margaret Sanger and that her horrible views on race are not really relevant to the issues discussed in the OP?  How about telling us how you feel about women’s rights rather than trying to derail?

    • Felton / Moderator says:

      The troll is now buried out back beneath the Boing Boing garden.

      • wysinwyg says:

         I’m letting the comment stand in case anyone else would rather discuss the idiosyncratic views of Margaret Sanger rather than the issue at hand.  It is kind of fun watching conservatives use “liberal guilt” tactics against abortion though.

        • mindysan33 says:

           I think the problem is that some people (liberal and conservative) can’t hold 2 contradictory ideas in their heads.  They want someone like Sanger, someone who had a real impact on our society, to be perfect. She wasn’t.  She was a product of her time. 

          All they are really doing (conservatives) is changing the subject.  They are not engaging on they issue when they bring that shit up. I think we can all agree on that.

          • wysinwyg says:

            Yeah, “arguments are soldiers.”  It’s basically Dunning-Kruger effect for opinions based on moral principles — the people most certain their views are correct spend the least amount of time trying to determine whether their views are actually true.

            That’s exactly what’s so great about the OP.  I’ve considered the “arguments” against women’s rights and they consist mostly of empty moralizing.  Time to stop worrying about being dogmatic and stand up for what I believe in.  Otherwise the truly dogmatic win by default.

          • mindysan33 says:

             You know, I’d never heard of the Dunning Kruger effect until I read this.  I learned something new today.  I feel like that makes today a win!  Thanks for helping make my day a win!

          • Antinous / Moderator says:

            There’s a whole research wing at Moderator U. dedicated to studying the Dunning-Kruger effect.

      • Brainspore says:

        The troll is now buried out back beneath the Boing Boing garden.

        Huh, I always thought it was a cornfield. 

      • NelC says:

         I hope you got plenty of room in that garden.

  5. s2redux says:

    That term “hateheists” — what is it? (And how to pronounce?) If it’s a riff on “atheists”, I would offer “yeehawdists” as a better fit…

    • CH says:

      I would guess it’s a “riff” of theist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theism you know the word “a” is attached to indicate that atheism is the opposite of (or rather lack of god).

      Although I would write it hatetheists… people who worship and spread the word of hate.

    • Melanie Lane says:

      no.. too simple.  It’s easy to point to the south as the problem but the only reason the south’s conservatives have power is because of money and influence given to them from elsewhere.  Hate is much better.. not all rednecks and/or southerners are haters.. but.. all haters are haters..

  6. Tony Czeh says:

    Lizz, I just want to say thank you for standing up and calling out the bullshit for what it is!

  7. David Weber says:

    This is another great beginning. Please, let’s all get behind Lizz and help this move the discourse forward. There have been so many bright lights in the darkness recently that it truly feels like we may be making progress.

    Here’s another: http://marciglass.com/2012/10/03/false-dichotomies/

  8. ingracewetrust says:

    Amen. 

  9. Over the River says:

    Oh Fuck yes! Count on my support.

  10. Atomicpanda says:

    It’s too bad that text is not easily found on the site, if it’s there at all. In fact, the site is pretty poorly designed. All it tells me is that there are “hundreds of creepy laws” with no links to or information about any of them and a video that doesn’t fully explain the law it’s about. Unless the law is that Republican lawmakers show up on ultrasound screens and explain that they themselves are too old to be aborted. 

    Basically, ladypartsjustice.com is sorely lacking in important information. There’s nothing there currently that really could be a call to arms against the current war on women. Humor is fine but the information about just how horrible and insane things have gotten needs to be front page as well. Saying people are passing “creepy laws” isn’t enough for this site to be very useful for changing minds and recruiting voters. Here’s hoping it gets better. 

  11. JmarD says:

    As someone who’s had 3 miscarriages (including a D&C) and faced infertility treatments with many vaginal ultrasounds, the fact that he’s using a curling iron as an ultrasound wand is super lame, accuracy in production would have helped this immensely. I’m not exactly offended by it’s poor production value but unfortunately I think, like the congress people it’s lambasting, it does even more harm to portray the process, even in jest, as dumbed down and inaccurate.

  12. Allen Huber says:

    Wow! YAY! I’m in. Fight back against these ignorati! 

  13. I’m looking forward to a “Lady Parts Justice” theme song.

  14. Q: “What do you think of Congress?”
    A: “They’re all morons.”
    Q: “What do you think of *your* Congressman?”
    A: “Oh he’s the exception. He’s great. He fights for us [residents of locality].”

    Multiply that sentiment by about 535 and that’s how we get so many weirdos and idiots.

  15. Bryce Caron says:

    I have been fortunate enough to grow up in this age of information, and this age where sexuality and reproduction are far less taboo than they were for our parents. However, I still barely understand how those lady bits work. How can a bunch of stodgy old dudes who’ve never seen their wives naked (no sex with the lights on, honey) even think about this? I don’t get it.

  16. crummett says:

    Yes! Where can I throw money at them?

  17. kmoser says:

    Preach it, sister. And while we’re at it, I blame the media for not calling BS loudly and persistently as well.

  18. Rose Fox says:

    Love the principle of it, but sad to see the use of “lady parts”. Trans* men are greatly affected by this legislation too (and often find it even harder to access reproductive services than cis women do–legally, economically, and culturally). Why not call it Vajustice or something that’s still funny while also being inclusive?

  19. Wow Lizz, that’s so well-said and I’m ready to arm myself with information and go to war against these idiots! How dare they! And I’ve always wondered,”Who are these women that are having sex with “these” men?” The legitimate rape guys, the magical pregnancy-powers men, those men that don’t support women’s rights?!?! Women, don’t share your luscious lady parts with(Anti-Women) Republicans-or Dems, or anyone that doesn’t shut the fuck up and let you choose for yourself! Btw, I also had a wonderful moment today as I learned there is a term, called Dunning-Kruger to explain that situation, super-cool ;) Thanks for getting this converstion moving along, and lets get busy kicking some ass!
    p.s. Sorry for double post.First 1 didn’t identify myself, and apparently I can’t delete it. I want my name counted on this issue! Not ‘anon’

  20. Cowicide says:

    Somewhere in Missouri, Todd Akin is adorning a black leather gimp outfit within the stanky, dark confines of his basement man cave and is furiously masturbating from all this female dominance titillation.

    Lizz, why do you want to make Todd Akin’s smelly, little cock so red, white and blue?  Oh, the humanity…

  21. Jonathan Roberts says:

    Another pearl of wisdom from Paul Broun, who is a U.S. House Representative and also a physician and member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the House of Representatives, from a video that was uploaded a couple of days ago: “There are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young earth. I don’t believe that the earth is but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them.” Shortly after: “…and that’s the reason that as your congressman, I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington DC”.
    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/10/05/house-science-member-says-earth-is-9000-years-old/

    • CH says:

      But is it flat or not????

      As somebody from outside the US, I just cannot believe that there are still people in this day and age who actually out loud, in public, and in writing, say that they believe in a young earth. Yes, I know you have lots of those… but…

      • Jonathan Roberts says:

        He is just one congressman (and supposedly a good candidate for the title of ‘most conservative congressman’), and these are just his own opinions given to a church, but there are a whole lot of people in government and in the public who are involved in getting him to that position and keeping him there. He obviously feels that this is a popular enough stance to be able to say it openly in the internet age, to the extent that he expects it actually to increase the number of people prepared to vote him back into office.

        I’m not actually American, but I’m married into a pretty conservative family in Kansas that always votes Republican. Interestingly enough, those who don’t mostly seem to have moved abroad or have definite plans to do so as soon as possible. They are actually really nice people, but when we visit my sisters-in-law in Europe there’s always the conversation about the American side of the family using the same kind of language as you would use if a close family member had joined a cult. I’m pretty sure Broun’s strategy would actually work with them – if you claim to be an outspoken Christian loudly enough, you will get support from certain churches. I’m sure some are seeing through it, but I don’t see any evidence from family Facebook updates.

        Somewhat topically, the UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt shared his personal opinion yesterday that he would like to see the abortion limit halved to 12 weeks. He does seem to have more nuanced Christian views in general and denies that this is religiously motivated, but the issue of religion in government seems quite important there too.
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19854465

  22. Lizzie King says:

    Although I don’t know if I could have an abortion (never been in that position after 37 years) I would defend every woman’s right to make that choice for herself without the interference of politicians and only medical advice followed! Thank God I live in the UK (although the new Health Minister believes in homeopathy so who knows what might happen here in the next few years)! 

  23. If you are looking for some place to DONATE to this cause, there is this little Organization called Planned Parenthood @ppact on Twitter. I am absolutely certain they will accept your donations on behalf of these causes. www.plannedparenthood.org Thank U Lizz

  24. Melanie Lane says:

    the only thing I disagree with is that government did not elect these shitwits.. we the people did and so many seem really proud and poised to do so again.. it’s frightening.

  25. john lardner says:

    in 1893 New Zealand was the first nation to extend the right to vote to all adult women .

    In 2012 . Paula Bennett . Minister of Social Development .
    “The Government is considering forcibly removing new-born babies from mothers convicted of child abuse. The announcement came while Social Development Minister Paula Bennett was defending comments she made in an interview about sterilisation.
    Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Removal-at-birth-or-sterilise-mothers/tabid/1607/articleID/256899/Default.aspx#ixzz28Y7s0Ijz
    New Zealand has come a long way . By going backwards .

  26. Jim Eubanks says:

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d think you disliked and distrusted politicians. Sadly, I agree. Most politicians are corrupt, and uneducated on real issues. Sadly, they all lie and so we can always be fairly confident that everyone running for election is evil, and it is nearly impossible to choose the lesser evil when voting, I define evil here simply as falsely claiming to represent the citizens

    I further agree that women’s rights are ignored for either political and/or financial reasons or because of ignorance and prejudice. The only way to fight corrupt politicians is by raising enough voices that they cannot deny the will of the people. Of course, in this hectic life, and with the overload of information, getting people to band together and expend effort for any cause is difficult. I will raise my voice to my elected “representatives”, but how many will join me?

  27. awesome – I am not from the US but frequently visit. It boggles me that the most powerful nation on earth lets these ill informed and opinionated idiots spout such ignornant BS…. good on you for speaking out, more people need to so this idiocy can stop

  28. Teresa Elms says:

    When one adult kills another adult in self defense, this is never called murder. Quite the reverse; it is often glorified as heroic.

    There are more difficult scenarios, though. If the attack is slow or stealthy or devious or indirect — say through persistent administration of poison, or if it involves a more powerful person destroying the reputation of a less powerful person and using influence to prevent the less powerful person from getting work and surviving — the social acceptability of fighting for one’s own life is reduced considerably. Direct action against the more powerful is always disreputable and scorned, even in cases of self defense. Here one’s response is supposed to be as slow and stealthy and devious and indirect as the attack — and this rule automatically favors the more powerful party, who has the resources and social contacts to enable and conceal indirection. The attacked person in this scenario is expected to call in third parties, such as the police — but these third parties are generally part of the institutional structure that favors the powerful over the regular joe or jane. (Hence the popularity of outsiders like private detectives and superheroes in stories about righting wrongs.)

    Rape is an indirect attack on one’s life. It is performed by a stronger individual against one not strong enough to physically fend off that individual. And precisely for that reason, the achievement of rape is always seen as a a victory for the attacker. If lip service is paid to the deplorable nature of rape, the discourse immediately shifts to some variant of “but this wasn’t really rape.” The underlying emotional assumption is simply that might makes right. And you can see this in the contrary possibility as well: should the assumed weaker party beat off the attacker successfully, the physical winner is seen as the dominant party and is supported as the victor, often with much praise. This is a basic animal pecking order instinct at work, plain and simple.

    In civilized societies — meaning societies built around cities and large populations who have to get along with each other — we have successfully socialized a general repugnance toward fast or direct attempts at murder. But slower or less direct attacks have escaped this sanction. It’s time to fix that.

  29. Buffalo Rude says:

    That’s gonna leave a mark.

  30. astralislux says:

    Planned Parenthood already gave a mandatory sonogram before every abortion before this law was adopted.

  31. Peter Anna says:

     But-but-but… if you ladies don’t dutifully submit to being the brood mares of the State, how can we keep a steady supply of ignorant, desperate children marching into the recruitment centers for the only jobs left after we’ve totally crashed the economy? I mean, the little brown people aren’t going to subjugate THEMSELVES and just GIVE US the oil, you know! Don’t you ladies want to DO YOUR PART FOR AMERICA?

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