Sioux Falls Feminists is a group mainly made up of people who are interested in supporting and helping the victims of domestic abuse, domestic violence and child abuse. Most domestic abuse, domestic violence and child abuse incidents are not reported. This may be caused by a lack of information provided to women and children about the signs of domestic abuse and violence. Domestic abuse and child abuse includes any form of mistreatment such as: physical, emotional, psychological or sexual. The Sioux Falls Feminists is a group of people who help women and children who are and have been abuse victims. This website provides information on how to distinguish signs of domestic abuse and where to find help. There are many links to help centers, help hotlines, counselors and therapists that can give assistance to women and children who are suffering from any abuse. One in three women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime and one in five children will experience child sex abuse. We are here to help women and children recognize abuse and provide them with resources to leave an abusive atmosphere. We are here to let women and children know that THEY ARE NOT ALONE!
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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers on Meetup.com
Our meetings and social gatherings are posted at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers on Meetup.com. Sioux Falls Free Thinkers Upcoming Events can be seen on the Meetup.com Calendar.
Next Meetup: Review of Results of the Atheists Billboards release and Attack By Church
Location: Tomacelli's Pizza & Pasta, 2309 W 12th St, Saturday June 3rd, 6:30 PM.
I will have a Free Thinkers sign on the table.
The Atheism billboards will have been up for as many as 6 weeks. Currently the Atheist website visits are running at 80 per day and the pages read at 180 per day. And on May 22nd another 6 Evolution billboards will go up.
One May 11th we were forced by a "Church Office" to remove two Sioux Falls Scientists billboards that clearly dealt with evolution, but said nothing about religion. The details, including our response, are on the Sioux Falls Atheists website page: Atheism Billboards Attacked By Church.
They picked on the wrong Atheist group. We are not apologetic about our beliefs like some other atheist groups. We have the power of science and the facts science produces on our side. We are proceeding to put our evolution message outside one of their campuses were children are indoctrinated with anti-science beliefs. Teaching children anti-science garbage is a travesty. We believe in taking a stand and not compromising with anti-science bigots. Evolution is a Fact! It is not an Opinion!
We have also finished the first draft of 12 Global Warming billboards. They can be seen at: Global Warming Billboards 2017. As always we will be accused of using too many words and putting up to much information. I hate to tell the detractors that more words and information works because it actually does. Every billboard campaign proves it. The website traffic always at least doubles and often triples. We're not selling hamburgers here. We have a serious subject to communicate and it can't be done in the required 7 words that "marketing expects" think it must.
So come to the meetup. Express your opinion and contribute to the cause. It is fun. And by the 3rd of June we may be hearing more from the "church office."
Dale Hemming, founder Sioux Falls Free Thinkers, Atheists, Scientists
The Sioux Falls Feminists group will never have any dues. Membership is not required to attend our meetings. This group will probably never have any formal rules except treating other members and their opinions with respect and giving everyone equal time to speak. This group will never purge members for expressing their opinions or for forming their own group of people that want to help woman that have been domestically or otherwise abused. The only loose requirement is that members, and those attending our meetings, have an interest in one of the subjects of our five websites.
Our "slogan" above comes from the following quote:
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our events and meetings. Hopefully we can help put you in touch with those who can help.
Some Good News
4-28-17 New website helps US women self-induce abortions
New website helps US women self-induce abortions
An international advocacy group has launched a website in the US to help women self-induce abortions due to concerns about restrictive laws. Women Help Women, a Netherlands-based group, wants to provide guidance for American women who may have obtained abortion pills illegally. Abortion is legal in the US, but more recently several Republican states have passed stringent abortion laws. Some US women have voiced concerns that their abortion rights could be revoked. "There is a lot of fear and worry that, with the current administration and restrictions that are to the enormous disadvantage of girls and women, that access to clinical care might further diminish," Kinga Jelinska, the group's executive director, told the Washington Post. Women Help Women already advises women around the world on how to take mifepristone, which blocks pregnancy development, and misoprostol, which induces miscarriage. The two drugs, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, are used in combination until the 10th week of pregnancy, but must be administered by a health care clinician. On Thursday, the group launched a new section called Self-Managed Abortions; Safe and Supported (SASS), which features counsellors who can provide support in real-time and make sure that self-induced abortions are "medically and legally safe as possible", according to the website.
Bring out the protest songs!
We're going to need them again!
Some Very Bad News
2-17-17 House votes to enable states to defund Planned Parenthood
House votes to enable states to defund Planned Parenthood
Republicans have overwhelmingly approved a resolution allowing states to withhold funds from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood. The House of Representatives passed HJ Res 43 on Thursday by a mainly party line vote of 230 to 188. The repeal proposal is expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Donald Trump. A number of measures to curtail access to abortion have been introduced by US state legislatures already this year. Republicans have vowed to "defund" Planned Parenthood, a women's reproductive health organisation that provides birth control, STD testing, cancer screenings, breast examinations and pregnancy terminations. HJ Res 43 would overturn a rule instituted two days before Mr Trump came into office. The Obama administration measure banned states from withholding federal dollars from groups that provide abortions. The rule was instituted after more than a dozen conservative states denied funds to Planned Parenthood through a Nixon-era family-planning programme known as Title X. Planned Parenthood receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year in funding from the federal government, but it is banned by law from using any of that money to fund abortions. (Webmaster's comment: Sorry ladies you're going back to back alleys and coat hangers! And if you're caught being tried for murder, even if you're pregnant from rape and incest. A man must not be denied the fruit of his seed! Women are nothing but breed stock in the new white ayran American world.)
2-14-17 Oklahoma abortions: Women may need partners' permission
Oklahoma abortions: Women may need partners' permission
Oklahoma's latest bill is being seen as another sign of an emboldened anti-abortion movement under Donald Trump. A proposal which would force women to get permission from their sexual partner to allow them to have an abortion has passed the first hurdle in Oklahoma. The bill would mean women needed written consent from a man for a doctor to carry out a termination. The bill's author, state legislator Justin Humphrey, who has described pregnant women as "hosts", said it would give the father a "say-so". Critics say it degrades women. The fact Oklahoma lawmakers decided to move the measure toward a full vote by the legislature comes at a time the anti-abortion movement is growing bolder under President Donald Trump. Mr Trump at one point suggested women should be punished for having abortions, and promised to elect an anti-abortion judge to the Supreme Court. The position of his nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on abortion is unclear. (Webmaster's comment: It's begun! Women are to become breed stock to be controlled by their owners, MEN!)
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