- Boskone — Boston February 17th-19th
- Helsinki Worldcon Agust 9th - 13th
- Bubonicon August 25th-27th, Albuquerque, NM
Well, the Violence Against Women Act has died in the GOP controlled House of Representatives. Why was the inclusion of lesbians, immigrants – legal or otherwise, and native Americans so offensive to these people? Now millions of women will be beaten, in danger, probably some will die because of ideology. How is this a controversial bill? Putting aside for a moment the fact these people seem to have small, shriveled hearts, who would they not approve this in their own self-interest? They got creamed with women voters this cycle, but they continue the attack on women’s heath, fair pay and safety. The Republican party used to be a real political party. Now they seem to be a religion based party without empathy or compassion. Which is pretty ironic when you think about it.