fem-i-nism: n. 1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes 2: organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests | dro-mo-man-i-a: compulsive longing for travel

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

guess where i'm going?

Saturday, October 22, 2005

my roommate, as much as i love her, overreacts a fair bit. so her ex-boyfriend wasn't a virgin when they dated. guys lie like that. it's a general tolerance girls have to make when they date stupid boys. they're almost all a bunch of lying bastards.

honestly, sometimes i just want to tell her to get over herself. seriously. she's driving me bonkers.

Monday, October 17, 2005

a plauge on the state of indiana. grrrrrr.....

New legislation that will make marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana

Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that will make marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana,
including specific criminal penalties for unmarried women who do become pregnant "by means other than sexual intercourse."

According to a draft of the recommended change in state law, every woman in Indiana seeking to become a mother throu gh assisted
reproduction therapy such as in vitro fertilization, sperm donation, and egg donation, must first file for a "petition for parentage" in
their local county probate court.

Only women who are married will be considered for the "gestational certificate" that must be presented to any doctor who facilitates the
pregnancy. Further, the "gestational certificate" will only be given to married couples that successfully complete the same screening
process currently required by law of adoptive parents.

As it the draft of the new law reads now, an intended parent "who knowingly or willingly participates in an artificial reproduction
procedure" without court approval, "commits unauthorized reproduction, a Class B misdemeanor." The criminal charges will be
the same for physicians who commit "unauthorized practice of artificial reproduction."

The change in Indiana law to require marriage as a condition for motherhood and criminalizing "unauthorized reproduction" was
introduced at a summer meeting of the Indiana General Assembly's Health Finance Commission on September 29 and a final version of the
bill will come up for a vote at the next meeting at the end of this month.

Republican Senator Patricia Miller is both the Health Finance Commission Chair and the sponsor of the bill. She believes the new
law will protect children in the state of Indiana and make parenting laws more explicit.

According to Sen. Miller, the laws prohibiting surrogacy in the state of Indiana are currently too vague and unenforceable, and that
is the purpose of the new legislation.

"But it's not just surrogacy," Miller told NUVO. " The law is vague on all types of extraordinary types of infertility treatment, and we
wanted to address that as well."

"Ordinary treatment would be the mother's egg and the father's sperm. But now there are a lot of extraordinary thing s that raise
issues of who has legal rights as parents," she explained when asked what she considers "extraordinary" infertility treatment.

Sen. Miller believes the requirement of marriage for parenting is for the benefit of the children that result from infertility treatments.

"We did want to address the issue of whether or not the law should allow single people to be parents. Studies have shown that a child
raised by both parents - a mother and a father - do better. So, we do want to have laws that protect the children," she explained.

When asked specifically if she believes marriage should be a requirement for motherhood, and if that is part of the bill's
intention, Sen. Miller responded, "Yes. Yes, I do."

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

i am IN LOVE with Bikram Yoga. try it. do it. love it.

Monday, October 03, 2005

my weekend, was, to say the very least, interesting. we went to Bullhead City to stay with our friend Elissa's familia for the weekend. bullhead is a rather-elko like town. not bad, but no offence to Elissa or my Patricia, but it is a bit on the hick side. we went to Corn Fest, the big to-do around those parts, and had a dandy time eating Indian fry bread and watching Elissa's little brother KICK ASS in a karate exibition. so cool, i'm putting my kids in karate as soon as they can walk.

saturday we saw Corpse Bride (again for me, i freaking love that movie) and hung out with elissa and her friend April. btw, someone buy me some version of a SceneIt game. it's so me. anyway, we played games, and decided to go see another movie, Just Like Heaven. holy crap, it was SOOOOO cute! loved it to pieces, it appealed to my sense of girly romanticism! we were the only people in the theatre too, so we were loud and obnoixious to nobody's chagrin.

factoid numero uno: Bullhead is in Arizona VERY near the Nevada border. the Colorado river serves as a basic border, give or take. so when i played in the Colorado river on the Nevada side, and looked across at Arizona, i had a cool feeling of the being in the three states i've lived in at once. it was cool for me. shut up. i know i'm lame.