Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Category: Sexism

Frowning Faces, Ugly Places: Unconstitutional bill banning abortion signed into law – pro-freedom groups sue five seconds later

Columbia — It is no longer a great day in South Carolina.

Instead, it is an awful day in the state.

Henry McMaster, as promised, signed a totally unconstitutional bill banning abortion into law at about 13:25.

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T.I. and Tiny sexually abused numerous women

Atlanta — Reports have come out late last week that a power couple have been abusing women (and even girls) in recent years.

T.I., whose legal name is Clifford Harris, and Tiny, whose legal name is Tomeka Cottle, have reportedly abused numerous women in what can only be seen as another R. Kelly/Ted Nugent type situation.

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12 things that must go bye-bye once the COVID-19 pandemic ends

During the COVID-19 pandemic, regular societal order were somewhat disrupted.

Now, on this Yule, two vaccines are out – and people are clamoring for a sense of normalcy again.

That should not happen without some changes.

Below the fold are 12 things that should never come back once the pandemic ends:

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Guilty plea: Statesboro man admits to slapping Alex Bozarjian on the ass

Savannah — A Statesboro man had his day in court on Tuesday.

Thomas Callaway, 44, of Statesboro, pleaded guilty to sexual battery. He was identified as runner 7553 in a marathon on December 7, 2019 in an incident caught on WSAV-DT News 3’s camera.

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Don Imus, sexist radio host who called a group of Rutgers Scarlet Knight women’s basketball players ‘nappy headed ****’, has died

New York City — Don Imus, the infamously sexist radio host who called Rutgers University’s women’s basketball team ‘nappy headed hoes’ ahead of a national championship game in 2007, has died. He was 79.

He was in an ER since the evening of Christmas Eve.

Statesboro man arrested on sexual battery charges for slapping WSAV-DT anchor Alex Bozarjian on the ass

Savannah — A Statesboro man who participated in a marathon on December 7 was arrested Friday after he was caught on WSAV-DT News 3’s camera slapping an anchor of that television station on the ass.

Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro, was identified as the runner numbered 7553 in that event. Read the rest of this entry »

The South Carolina Senate is trying to push through an unconstitutional total ban on abortion with unprecedented out-of-session move

Columbia — If the GOP is in charge, chances are there’s always something sneaky going on.

Case in point: the South Carolina Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Spartanburg quack wants to punish pregnant people with jail time for having abortions

Spartanburg — The genie is out of the bottle.

Robert Jackson, a quack who runs his own business in Spartanburg, wrote an op-ed for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Sunday calling for a total ban on all abortions and contraceptives and for prosecuting people who possess birth control and people who seek abortions. Read the rest of this entry »

The US government has officially committed an act of war against its own citizens and the world by enacting FOSTA as law

Washington, DC — The federal government has officially committed an act of war on its own citizens and the world.

Today, Trump signed House Resolution 1865, a bill that bans sex from the internet, therefore violating the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth amendments.

This bill came about because the federal government decided that users on the internet had too much freedom of speech.

Already, more than a thousand online dating sites — including Craigslist, the Erotic Review (TER) and Backpage — have shut down or have been seized by the federal government since 97 anti-sex extremists in the US Senate voted for the FOSTA law on March 21.

FOSTA has already been proven to do nothing to fight sex trafficking. The only thing FOSTA has done was censor the internet globally and kill sex workers here at home.

The true goal of FOSTA supporters is to outlaw sex entirely — this is the first step towards that goal.

Let the lawsuits commence. We strongly support the effort to overturn FOSTA.

South Carolina House introduces bill to ban Medicaid patients from receiving health care

Columbia — The South Carolina House of Representatives have introduced another bill that would essentially ban Medicaid patients from receiving any kind of health care.

The bill is known as H. 4491, and it defunds the only health care provider in the state that accepts Medicaid patients, Planned Parenthood. If H. 4491 is passed into law, there will be absolutely no alternatives for Medicaid patients in South Carolina for health care.

Vicki Ringer, the director of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic South Carolina, writes:

Attention : major announcement for tomorrow morning March 7 th :
Friends, the House Judiciary Subcommittee is holding a hearing tomorrow morning at 9 am in Room 516 of the Blatt Building on the State House grounds (it’s between the Gressette Building and Pendleton Street). The bill is H. 4491 which prevents patients on Medicaid from coming to abortion clinics for pap smears, breast exams, birth control, STD testing and treatment, cancer screenings and other health care. This is the “defund Planned Parenthood” bill.

It has absolutely no impact on the number of abortions performed because state and federal law already prohibit funding for abortion. And though the bill says it affects abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood is the only one affected because we’re the only one which accepts Medicaid.

We really need people who will testify so we can fill the agenda and perhaps slow down a vote or prevent a vote tomorrow.

You don’t need any facts or statistics. Just talk about how politicians are interfering with women’s health care choices, taking away women’s option to go to an already trusted health care provider, making it more difficult for low income women to seek care, hurting women over and over again. It’s getting really tiring having to constantly defend our basic rights to care. Legislators have decided that they haven’t punished us enough this year.

Please come tomorrow and show your support AGAIN for our reproductive rights in SC.

Please forward this to all your networks and contacts. Share on social media. Post on Facebook. Let’s fill the room again!

Thank you so much!

Vicki

With the state being much worse off now than it was in 1986, waging a War on South Carolina Women is what this crooked conservative state does best.

November 6, where are you?

h/t Elaine Cooper

Rather than call for a ban on assault weapons, Florida pastor Mark Boykin wants to stop a beach from being clothing optional

Boca Raton, Fla. — One would think that after a school massacre on Lupercalia (in their home county nonetheless), that pastors in Palm Beach County would finally have their priorities straight.

That is not the case with Pastor Mark Boykin.

Instead of being angry at guns, which killed 17 people alone at Marjory Douglas High in Parkland on that very day, Boykin has reserved his anger for something that has never, ever harmed one person: nudity.

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Bottom Line: Politicians and police are lying to you in your face about sex trafficking around the Super Bowl (and other sporting events)

The Rolex 24 at Daytona Beach has not even started and already, the anti-sex extremists who want to criminalize sex work are pushing the debunked and discredited claim that sex trafficking is rampant during the Super Bowl.

It was during Super Bowl 44 in 2010 that this bald faced lie started to surface from politicians, “rescue” organizations and law enforcement — the latter of whom should know better, with false ads being aired on TV, radio and in print in these cases. The claim that sex trafficking is rampant during the Super Bowl is so baseless, the centrist Washington Post gave the claim four Pinocchios, the worst fact checking rating possible at the moment.

The fact is that sex trafficking is not rampant at all. In fact, sex trafficking is about as rare as voter fraud.

The Global Alliance reports that these lies usually start about 18 months in advance, meaning that they get a huge head start on churning out these lies before we get a chance to counter them. They even posted some sources to start with in countering these lies.

Oh and yea, the same professional liars we elect and vow to keep us safe make the same baseless claim about sex trafficking being linked to every major sporting event (the College Football Playoff Championship game, the Australian Open, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Daytona 500, the NCAA Women’s and Men’s tournament, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the Masters, the Indianapolis 500, the Coca-Cola 600, the French Open, the Stanley Cup finals, the NBA Finals, the College Baseball and Softball World Series, the PGA Tour’s US Open, Wimbledon, the British Open, the PGA Championship, the WTA’s US Open, the Southern 500, the Brickyard 400, the WNBA Finals, the Alabama 500 and the World Series) despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. All sex workers and their clients want to do is have a box of Little Debbie oatmeal pies and relax. They should not have to worry about being harassed and assaulted by cops due to slanderous hysteria about sex trafficking. All these arrests of women and men for consensual buying of sex do is make people hate the police.

Dr. Eric Sprankle wants to remind you to call out your bffs and family members if you spot this lie anywhere on social media.

I will do my best to call the nonsense out. Will you?

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