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Why AI must be stopped now

“With AI, humanity is outsourcing its executive control of nearly every key sector —finance, warfare, medicine, and agriculture—to algorithms with no moral capacity.”  Yves Smith Read the whole article here: Why Artificial Intelligence Must Be Stopped Now

Eggs and Chicken and Abortion

  (thanks to Dead Wild Roses

from Decisions and Dissents of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – quotes and notes

When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court? Her answer: When there are nine.   “[L]egal challenges to undue restrictions on abortion procedures … center on a woman’s autonomy to determine her life’s course, and thus to enjoy equal citizenship stature …” Gonzales v. Carhart [She wasn’t pleased with the argument of Roe …

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Wendy Murphy on Equal Treatment vs Equal Rights

sexual assault in the military

from “Dishonorable Behavior” Elizabeth D. Samet Dishonorable Behavior Some good bits: “Among the linguistic tics cadets most quickly acquire is the use of the noun female in lieu of woman. They see it in formal briefings and official documents, and they hear it in everyday conversation. Woman is by far the more usual choice in …

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It’s as simple as this – “Polluters do not …”

“Polluters do not deserve to live.  That’s the first thing children are taught: Do not foul the life system.”  from “Touchdown” by Nancy Kress  

On rape and being drunk

So I watched “The Assault” (on peacock) last night … about a cheerleader who gets raped by the team … sigh … but there was something that really made me stop and think.  (Always a good thing.) They claimed she consented, she was drunk/unconscious so even if she had consented, it would be considered invalid …

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Men’s Studies Modified, Dale Spender, ed. (1981) – quotes and notes

“Adrienne Rich (1979) [commented that] objectivity is the name we give to male subjectivity.” Introduction, p5   “Anna Bexall (1980) [ has suggested that] males have a great emotional investment in objectivity.”  Introduction, p5   “… the ways we have been ‘protected’ from obscenity, yet made the object of much of it.” from “A Thief …

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an interesting comment about the dominance of binary

(from Naomi Mitchison’s Memoirs of a Spacewoman) She writes, regarding a creature with a radial form, “something like a five-armed starfish” … “But the radial pattern which had developed out of the budding spiral had remained throughout evolution and completely dominated all mental and psychic processes” (p11) Is that why we’re so obsessed with binary? …

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“Clapping for your own erasure”

Great video. Watch to the end, as Irene Brit expresses the situation so … succinctly.