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The lesbian uterus is so complicated and icky! Image found on Shakesville.
From the article Lesbians a mystery to city MD in the Winnipeg Free Press:
A same-sex couple has filed a human rights complaint against a south Winnipeg doctor, claiming she refused to take them as patients and told them she doesn’t know how to treat lesbians.
Andrea and Ginette Markowski, who recently moved to Winnipeg from Yellowknife, were stunned last week when a family doctor at Lakewood Medical Centre suggested the couple look for another physician since homosexuality violates her religious beliefs.
…[Dr. Kamelia] Elias told the Free Press she has no experience treating lesbians and gays who sometimes have “sexual problems” and other diseases. Elias…said she’s never treated gays or lesbians in her two decades as a physician.
“They get a lot of diseases and infections,” Elias said during a phone interview. “I didn’t refuse to treat them, I said it’s better to find someone who has experience and will take this type of patients. There (are) some doctors who can treat them.”
Shelly Smith, executive director of Rainbow Resource Centre, said lesbians actually have lower rates of sexually transmitted infections, which are more commonly transmitted by men.
But we’re not in America…
Manitoba doctors…can’t discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation or anything else enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
So the women can actually sue! Where the hell did Elias get her “information” about lesbians? Surely not in medical school.
The cover story is about “[t]he personal papers of John Tanton, architect of the modern anti-immigration movement, [which] contain explosive proof of his many ties to white nationalism.”
This John Tanton, an important, active and prominent anti-immigration leader, has a long and documented history of collaboration with white-nationalists, neo-nazis, powerful antisemites and eugenicists. He has also shown concern about sub-replacement fertility among whites. See my series on Demographic Winter to learn more about this topic.
I have encountered some hard-line anti-immigrant people online, and they repeatedly claim that race has nothing to do with their views on immigration. They then go on to worry about what will happen when whites are no longer the majority in the US. I feel like the SPLC article above will set the record straight.
I don’t frequently link to Daily Kos, but they did have an exceptional post yesterday about torture. And how it is not only illegal, not only doesn’t work, but actually puts American lives in danger.
That doesn’t stop John Yoo from arguing for torture like his life depended on it. Which it doesn’t.