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The atlas-eater with a jaw for news :: Formerly @Projo, @TB_Times, @BostonPhoenix, @BostonMagazine, @Business :: partner: @abrahamjoseph :: si at arrr dot net
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May 4, 2023 16 tweets 3 min read
I would beg people who hold this kind of defeatist stance to read the story of Dr Henry Morgentaler, a concentration camp survivor, who spent 10 months in jail, had a heart attack while in solitary, and singlehandedly legalized abortion in Quebec. In the 1970s. Morgantaler was reluctant to break the law, but eventually came to a moral conclusion that he had a higher duty to his patients. He was tried multiple times. Each time, he argued that his duty as a doctor superseded the law. Each time, he was aquitted.
May 4, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Wait hold the phone. Clarence Thomas and Crow went to RUSSIA 20 years ago? they TOURED ST PETERSBURG BY HELICOPTER???
May 3, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
I still don't understand why doctors aren't willing to go to jail for their profession and the health of their patients. Hospitals have legal teams that will go to extremes to prevent malpractice suits from going to trial. Why can't those same legal teams fight for doctors who have broken unjust laws to help their patients?
May 3, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
The blue checkmark thing is actually pretty interesting, since it's only the worst conservatives who will be A) willing to wear the blue badge of shame and B) pay for the privilege. since blue checkmarks are promoted on every thread, it has the effect of centrifuging the comments, with the better - weightier - ones ending up at the bottom.
Apr 5, 2023 6 tweets 1 min read
One more thing about the parent who decided to let Emily Yoffe write about her trans child: there's a point where the parent is quoted as being horrified that she has to talk to her teen kid about banking sperm.
This isn't just transphobia; it's ablism.
> It reeks of the horror nondisabled parents feel at having a child whose body is different in a way they see as a defect. >
Apr 4, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
"(Because Caroline calls Casey her son, and for the sake of clarity, we are using male references for Casey.)"

This really tells you everything you need to know about the ethics of the reporter heere I cannot emphasize enough that it's ridiculous that anyone is still quoting Jamie Reed about trans care. She's not trained in trans care. She's not trained in any kind of health care. She's trained in administrative work.
Nov 21, 2017 20 tweets 3 min read
Christ finally a piece on Trump voters that addresses racism as a motivational ideology theatlantic.com/politics/archi… "The paper quoted G. D. Miller, a “59-year-old oil-and-gas lease buyer,” who explained that “the way I understood the Klan, it's not anti-this or anti-that.”