Christianist Republicans Systematically Incited Colorado Clinic Assault


Planned Parenthood Colorado assault

After months of verbal assault against Planned Parenthood and against women more broadly, Republican Christianists have gotten what they were asking for—bloodshed.

On November 27, a mass shooting left three dead and nine wounded at a Planned Parenthood clinic just miles from the headquarters of the Religious Right flagship, Focus on the Family. Was the shooting exactly what conservative Christian presidential candidates and members of congress wanted? Maybe, maybe not. But it is what they asked for. Republican members of the Religious Right incited violence as predictably as if they had issued a call for Christian abortion foes to take up arms. Inciting violence this way is called stochastic terrorism:

Stochastic terrorism is the use of mass communications to incite random actors to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable. In short, remote-control murder by lone wolf.”

In an incident of…

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Quote of the Day

Radfem Repost

Transwomen are the ultimate expression of men’s right to godhood. Men have made up amazing stories and myths through the years.

Particularly popular are the myths where woman is born of man, ribs and foreheads yanno, instead of the way babies are born in the reality-based community.

“Transwomen are women” is the latest blatant falsehood men are insisting must be taken on faith, because they are men and why would they lie?

It takes force to make people submit to myths that are so obviously power plays and tools to build hierarchy in a society. That is why male violence is the greatest human rights crisis the world has ever known.

– The Bewilderness, via blog comment.

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