little sketch I drew in class today
just a doodle a did at 3 am god what was i thinking the colors are all wrong
was bored during math class so i was just doodling idek wat this is
Americancensorship.org is asking everyone to sign up to call the Senate on Tuesday in order to protest PIPA. This is just as bad as SOPA, and they’re trying to force it through by labeling it as a jobs bill, which it absolutely is not.
You can also sign up on Stopcensorship.org to have Senator Wyden read your name during his filibuster.
Please consider both signing up and calling! Tumblr, and the entire internet itself is at risk if either of these horrible, unconstitutional bills pass.
If you like the Internet DO THIS.
I knew this was going to be a bad year for NaNoWriMo because G20 activist Byron Sonne was coming to trial, and the Canadian DMCA Bill-C11 will most likely be passed by the Canadian government because they have a majority government so they can to appease President Bush… oops, it’s Obama now… #samesame … and now there is also #OccupyCanada and #SOPA …
Making matters much worse, I’ve kind of figured out Tumblr !
Still and all, I’m a self publishing novelist and I have work to do, so I have to go offline for a bit and write.
So I’d appreciate it if you’d keep an eye on civil rights and the Internet while I’m at work.
Peaceful protests aren’t supposed to get violent. When our government was making sweeping cuts to social programs, my sister & I took our toddlers to a peaceful protest at City Hall. Before it started, we scouted escape routes, and made sure to stay at the edge of the crowd so we could access it if needed. It was fine, there were no problems.
When I was pregnant, in my first trimester, I recall feeling a bit weird, and tiring easily, but feeling stupid about it because I didn’t look noticeably different. So you live your life pretty much as you always did.
So, why would *anyone* go to a protest? People don’t protest for fun; it is not a recreational activity. People protest in hopes the protest will address problems they feel needs to be fixed.
- If you feel it’s necessary to protest, you go.
- When you’re pregnant, you start thinking about the world you are bringing a baby into.
- Pregnant people “nest” to prepare for baby. You know, paint the nursery, save the world.
“I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in,” she says. “I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.’” At that point, Fox continues, a Seattle police officer lifted his foot and it hit her in the stomach, and another officer pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting Fox in the stomach. “Right before I turned, both cops lifted their pepper spray and sprayed me. My eyes puffed up and my eyes swelled shut,” she says.
Why would police react in this way?
I don’t know, but possibilities spring to mind:
- They thought she was faking to get away, and they wanted to make a lasting impression
- The believed she was pregnant, and thought the world needed fewer protesters
- They just like to hurt people.
Parenthood changes everything, even before the baby is born.