As the uncertainty of the very real-life drama about the budget stalemate and threatened shutdown of the federal government drags on, there is one thing you can count on. Every single major media outlet has gotten the story about riders wrong.
If you had any doubt that we are moving toward a hate-filled, vigilante society, the answer is now clear. Just two days after a female member of the Minuteman militia was convicted of murdering two innocent people–including a 9-year-old girl–and attempting to murder another, South Dakota legislators have introduced legislation making it legal to murder physicians who provide abortions.
If the previous generation wants to talk to young feminists, they should stop assuming that we are all members of the “Pole-dancing, walking around half-naked, posting drunk photos on Facebook, and blogging about [our] sex lives” sector, and realize that we’re still working — we’re just doing different things.