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  •  ...and fear (11+ / 0-)

    ...and fear makes many an otherwise rational person regress to instinct. The Powers That Be™ have spent a century in this country alone mastering the art of reducing the average person to an atavistic, fear-driven instrument of their will.

    Often, the only antidote to fear is knowledge (understanding), since often, fear is informed by the unknown. This is why I like a reductionist meme like "War on Women"; it's simple and easily digestible by even the most fear/instinct-driven people.

    Once you have their attention, then you can teach. And knowledge is a bit like a virus: it spreads quickly, is very difficult to stamp out, and stays with you for a long, long time. It's hard to un-know something, and once you do know it, it's much harder to fear it.

    The problem with going with your gut as opposed to your head is that the former is so often full of shit. - Randy Chestnut

    by lotusmaglite on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 04:43:38 AM PDT

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    •  Seriously? It's instinctual to Rape? (7+ / 0-)

      I am not buying that.

      I have instincts. My instincts are to take care of my family. My instincts are to avoid large predators.
      My Instincts are to avoid committing actions that lead to death or dismemberment.

      NO where in my long experience of instinctual moments, have I ever had the urge to shove anything up anyone's genitals--EVER.

      Nope. I don't see this as instinct. This is unnatural just like their religion.

      Nope, this is just anger.

      They are angry, pouting, broken souls who are afraid of being alone in their own personal hell. So they go about promoting the rape and torment of other souls--so as to break them. That way they have company.

      Misery loves company.

      It validates their dysfunction.

    •  We're all instinct-driven (4+ / 0-)

      But most of us temper our instincts to different degrees when we realize they're becoming counterproductive.

      Just sayin'.

    •  the trouble with fear based belief (2+ / 0-)

      is that is a closed circle, and it is very hard to prove to them that there is no boogie man in the closet. To accept that, means they have to accept that they have ben mis led and fooled, and they will not admit they were so easily led and fooled.

      OT, though, it is a fact that Viagra causes hearing loss when taken regularly, in some people, and the more it is taken, the more likely Viagra will negatively affect hearing. In a perfect karmic example, Rush lost his hearing because of too much Viagra - note he wears a cochlear implant to hear. It may be a joke to some, about a full medical exam before prescribing Viagra, but that stuff is dangerous....

      "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government" T. Jefferson

      by azureblue on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 07:49:06 AM PDT

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    •  Please, direct the anger (2+ / 0-)

      toward the irrational and the people who want to mandate other people's behavior. In over twenty years of women's health care I have never heard of anyone who got an infection even suspected to be due to a transvaginal ultrasound done by a professional.

      Transvaginal ultrasounds are a very useful medical tool in the right hands. The transducer is often narrower than a speculum, and it should not be painful in the right hands unless the woman is already in pain. It can prevent unnecessary surgery, give important information about the existence of an ectopic pregnancy (a life-threatening pregnancy complication) and help evaluate risk for preterm delivery and pregnancy loss.

      The problem is that the decisions should be medical ones not political ones and they should be made by the woman and her doctor or midwife, not by others.

      •  It is also used (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Shirl In Idaho, Gordon20024, coquiero

        to determine condition of the ovaries.  I've had 2 of them that accurately diagnosed large ovarian cysts, which were subsequently removed (benign, thankfully).
        However, no one shuld have to have one against her will.  This is strictly a medical decision.

        Sunlight is the best disinfectant

        by historys mysteries on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 08:40:18 AM PDT

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