Yes, let’s definitely congratulate the sperm

I’m assuming that Jason is the sperm depicted*, but he could be the producer of aforementioned sperm.

For more, so vastly much worse than the baby shower cakes, go to Cake Wrecks again.

Via Amanda Marcotte, who writes:

Because there are just a lot of men out there who really need to believe they made the baby by having an orgasm, and that no one should credit the person who gained weight, contributed a quarter of her daily nutrients for 9 months, threw up a lot, saw her feet change size, and then pushed an 8 pound human out of her genitals while suffering massive pain. Because if you admit that bitches can pull that stunt off, you might have to admit that they’re good at other things, too.

*What? You mean you don’t name your sperm?

Oh, those downtrodden conservatives

Apparently conservatives are in the minority in psychology. The explanation must be discrimination! It couldn’t possibly be that people with PhDs are a bit put off by the current state of conservative politics in the US, could it?

Oh, and, in case you didn’t get the memo: it’s now totally unacceptable to offer biological explanations for gender differences. And apparently it has been for some time. (I guess someone forgot to tell Steve Pinker, Simon Baron-Cohen, David Buss, and the rest of them. And the people throwing grant money at them. And writing the endless news reports.)

Thanks, M!

“Chipping away abortion rights”

The LA Times editorial today on HR3 is a welcome development in ongoing discussion of a bill designed to play to an electoral base by making health care even more expensive in the USA:

Women would no longer be able to use their tax-saver accounts to pay for abortions because, in Smith’s view, this would constitute a federal subsidy; nor could families with high health insurance expenses deduct those expenses from their taxes if the insurance they buy with their own money includes coverage for abortion — even if they never use the coverage to pay for one. Small businesses, though not large corporations, could no longer deduct the cost of their employee insurance plans if they cover abortion, as 87% of health plans now do.

Conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives seem uninterested in even pretending that they prefer government stay out of local jurisdictional matters; the proposed bill pointedly states that Washington D.C. cannot provide local funds for abortion services, suggesting that if Congress could interfere in other jurisdictions, they certainly would.

Although I am not a fan of online petitions, I notice that the Stop HR3 Petition is gaining attention.  Feel free to check it out!