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This from the BBC today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34625512 Germaine Greer, for those who haven't heard of her, is a radical feminist and academic, famous for her seminal book 'The Female Eunuch'. She has been around for decades, often a thorn in the side of the establishment on women's issues, and generally well respected. However in my humble opinion in recent years she has seriously lost the plot. Maybe she's always held these opnions but wisely kept them to herself because she wanted to be listened to with other less objectionable opinions, and now at her advanced age she no longer cares about that so much, or maybe she's recently developed such opinions. I don't know. What I do know is that it is cruel to tell someone who has gone through so much to emerge as their true self as they see it, that they're not a 'real' woman. Shame on you, Germaine.
I fully agree with the with the points made in this opinion piece from the L.A. Times. The Hobby Lobby decision by SCOTUS is going to raise hell from those who claim to guard the gates of heaven. If discrimination is a valuable commodity in American Christianity then we need to rethink their place in our Constitution. Nothing says we cannot amend the First Amendment to remove complete religious freedom. http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-lgbts-from-work-20140715-column.html#page=1 If he had not been assassinated by racist bigotry then who knows what Dr. King would have said about inclusion and protection for LGBT people. He was not pro-gay at the time of his death, but he was a man who could see the worth of change in society. And how many of the ignorant have become enlightened by his words over the years? Many have changed over time, except maybe for a few justices on the Supreme Court. Men in dark robes are starting to look more like Darth Vader all the time and they are leading this nation to the dark side.