re: out-of-context quote, capitalism, death
re: politics, transphobia, angry yelling (correction/update)
Correction, that 8-5 vote was just for the committee. It passed in the house yesterday with a 46-23 vote: https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/RollCall.aspx?Vote=32193&Session=2020
politics, transphobia, angry yelling
There is currently a bill in South Dakota - House Bill 1057 - which will make it illegal to provide transgender care (hrt or surgery) to children under 16.
. . . and it was just voted through the first legislature with an 8-5 vote. . .
IN WHAT UNIVERSE IS THIS CONSIDERED REASONABLE
Oh, and, even better:
"Section 4. That this Act may be cited as the Vulnerable Child Protection Act."
You aren't protecting them. Hell, you might even be killing them.
In a previous version of the bill, the age threshold was 18 and it was defined as a Class 4 felony. It is now a Class 1 misdemeanor.
The bill is also somewhat worded in ways that seem to attempt to invalidate transgender people.
I am not in South Dakota. . . but like. . . why the hell do I have to live in the same universe as these people?
Public record, for anyone who wants to read it: https://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1057&Session=2020
Just had to download a clicker app with a $15/semester subscription, with reviews like:
"I will fail my class because of this app"
"Feeling hopeful? Don't."
"This app is incredibly slow; half the time it doesn't even load the random problems profs decide to put out - just shows a loading icon then records as "no response", which negatively affects your grades directly. Somehow this app feels more archaic than just screaming out "here" or the answer."
"Any professor who is even considering using this should be fired."
this is mst3k