New Carnvial of the Feminists

The Feminist Carnival
is new to the carnivalsphere but I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I especially liked this entry from Redneck Mother (subtitle: “Raising Children, Lettuce, and Hell in Texas”–good for her! Texas needs a lot of feminist hell raised) about a proposed Virginia law mandating a police report for all miscarriages that happen outside medical facilities.

Yeah, if you’re reading now and saying, “Huh?” Redneck Mother is right there with you. I won’t sport with everyone’s patience by expressing my opinion on this piece of legislative stupidity…wait a moment, I will, for two sentences. 1. Generous assessment: Delegate John A. Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) clearly has no idea what emotional and physical pain miscarriages cause women and their partners and so has no understanding of how involving law enforcement would compound the unpleasantness of the experience. 2. Realistic assessment: Delegate John A. Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) believes that women who miscarry must be criminals since their bodies have failed to do what he thinks they’re supposed to do.

Yep, I’m going with the realistic assessment too. Redneck Mom is right: our bodies are not machines.

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