New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 366 is titled: "Whales"

In this one, I pointed out Blizzard workers at Pride. I mentioned some gaming companies who want to protect their worker's access to health care.

The ABK Workers Alliance had things to say, and so did ABK Watch.

Blizzard hired Proletariat. I also talked about content from the Diablo Community, including a bombshell of an announcement from the guys at Maxroll!

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New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 365 is titled: "Delayed".

In this one, I pointed out Wowhead's Pride Fundraiser - supporting The Trevor Project.

I also talked about shenanigans at Activision Blizzard (regarding the shareholders' votes). I bring you up to date about the delay of Diablo Immortal in China. And the rest of the episode is about content from the Diablo Community.

ALSO: All of the Jen's Lore Corner podcast episodes are now on the Shattered Soulstone website!

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re: Roe v Wade - helpful resources 

Places you can donate to in an effort to protect access to abortion, birth control, etc:

Source: MarieClaire.com

Planned Parenthood: plannedparenthood.org

National Black Women's Reproductive Agenda:
blackrj.networkforgood.com

NARAL Pro-Choice America:
(They fight for abortion rights in courts).
prochoiceamerica.org

National Abortion Federation:
(They help people find abortion providers)
prochoice.org

Center for Reproductive Rights:
(They also fight for abortion rights in courts)
secure3.convio.net/cfrr/site/D

RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
They support survivors.
give.rainn.org/a/donate

Guttmacher Institute:
(Advocates for abortion access with high quality research, evidence based advocacy and strategic communication. They focus on reproductive health, access to contraception, and safe abortions)

give.guttmacher.org/give/10947

National Women's Law Center: (They co-author legislation regarding women's rights, working with media outlets and entertainment industry to prevent misinformation regarding reproductive rights, and litigation in favor of reproductive freedom).

nwlc.org/donate/

National Network of Abortion Funds:
donate.abortionfunds.org/give/

IPAS - Partners for Reproductive Justice:
(They are active in the United States and other countries)
ipas.org/donate/

They will accept donations - including cryptocurrency.

ALSO: (not part of the MarieClaire article):

The Satanic Temple (TST) is using RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) to give followers the text of their abortion rituals. (One for surgical, another for medication)

TST is actively seeking access to medication abortion drugs to directly give to their followers who want to have an abortion.

announcement.thesatanictemple.

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Another option: If you are stuck in a terrible state that has instantly made abortion illegal - and you don't have the means to leave that state - consider NOT having sexual intercourse for a while. It's the only way to ensure a pregnancy won't happen.

There's plenty of other sexual options that don't result in pregnancy. Talk with your significant other(s) and see what the two of you (or your poly group) want to do (or not do).

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Are you using a period tracker app? You might want to switch to writing down the details and timing of your period on paper.

According to Parents Magazine:

"The apps gather extensive demographic data, as well as sensitive information including users' sexual positions and practices, moods and feelings, whether they practice protected sex, and indicators such as the physical characteristics of menstrual flow or the quality of cervical mucus", notes Michele Gilman, Venerable professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of law.

I've read articles stating that some of the ugliest, most vile, state legislatures will seek out data from period tracker apps in an effort to claim that a woman who skipped a period, and didn't announce a pregnancy, "murdered" her child. (This includes women whose body had a miscarriage.)

If you have a history if miscarriage (like I do), I highly recommend you stop using period tracking apps. Get a paper notebook and track it there.

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Depending on your situation, Plan B might be an option.

planbonestep.com

It appears you can order it online for 4-6 day delivery from the Plan B website.

There is also an option to find a store near you that sells it.

It is a medication that is referred to as the "morning after pill". It is emergency contraception you take within 72 hours after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the better it works.

Does not require an ID, or Rx to purchase.

It might be a good idea to stock up on Plan B - just in case your state prevents access to abortion. Of course, that's up to you.

I have a feeling that Plan B might be sold out soon (in response to the overturning of Roe v Wade) - so if this is something you may need to use - get it now.

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A website called The Cut has information about abortion services:

Find Abortion Services - fill out a short post and hit search:

thecut.com/abortion-clinic-nea

A Primer on Where to Find the Abortion Pill:

thecut.com/article/find-aborti

How to protect yourself when seeking an abortion (legal rights):

thecut.com/article/abortion-le

The Crisis Pregnancy Center Trap and how to not fall for it:

thecut.com/article/abortion-cr

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Take a minute to find the Twitter (or Facebook) accounts of your Representatives and Senators (state and federal). Read what they post regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The purpose is to find out who is going to continue to support access to abortion, birth control, etc.

You might be able to contact them - by responding to their post/tweet, calling their office, or sending a letter to encourage them to keep up the fight.

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In addition, Planned Parenthood has plenty of information about birth control. There are a variety of types to choose from.

Each one has a little drawing of what they look like. It states what they can cost, and how often to take/replace them.

There are two options that are permanent: Sterilization (tubal ligation) and Vasectomy.

plannedparenthood.org/learn/bi

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Planned Parenthood also has a map of abortion clinics. I'm not entirely sure this map is up to date, considering that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. Doing so enables several - horrible - states to enact laws that immediately outlaw abortions.

But, here's the map that is currently on the Planned Parenthood website.

plannedparenthood.org/abortion?

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Planned Parenthood has an app called "Planned Parenthood Direct". Use it get unlimited access to Planned Parenthood expert doctors and nurses. It focuses on reproductive health care.

You can get birth control pills delivered to your door.

I'm not certain if they can send you the medications that can induce abortion that way - but it can't hurt to ask if you need that.

App Store: apps.apple.com/US/app/id121439

Google Play has one two, but I'm on a Mac, and it won't let me look up the Google Play app.

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In addition, Governor Newsom (California) introduced a Constitutional Amendment to Enshrine the Right to Abortion in California.

It will be on the November ballot. If it gets the majority of votes FOR the Constitutional amendment, it will pass - and California will be able to provide abortion to whomever wants/needs one.

California has a vast majority of Democrats (sometimes supported by independents). I think this will pass.

Unfortunately, we have to wait until November for it.

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The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, tweeted this today:

"SCOUTS has stripped away liberties & let other states replace them with mandated birth. This is not the America we know.

California has banded together with WA and OR to form the West Coast offense & protect reproductive freedom in our states.

ABORTION STAYS LEGAL IN CA"

twitter link: twitter.com/CAgovernor/status/

So, potentially, people who want to have an abortion can come to California, Oregon, and/or Washington to get one.

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The Satanic Temple (which does not actually worship Satan or believe in supernatural things) has its own abortion ritual.

"In accordance with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) first trimester abortions are now exempt from unnecessary regulations for all individuals practice The Satanic Temple's religious abortion ritual".

The website has really clear things to do and say while doing the ritual. (One for surgical abortion, another for medication abortion).

Falls in line with some of the Tenets of The Satanic Temple.

announcement.thesatanictemple. [announcement.thesatanictemple.com]

In addition, TST is working on obtaining mifepristone and Misoprostol - the drugs that induce abortion. This is specifically so its members can have access to abortion without having to put up with waiting periods, medical nonsense, or other shenanigans.

thesatanictemple.com/pages/fun

Anyone can become a member of The Satanic Temple

thesatanictemple.com/pages/joi

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Diablo Immortal Barbarian helped Deckard Cain, completed a Level 2 Rift, finished a bunch of Westmarch achievements, got in a bar fight, and did some bounties in Dark Woods.

bookofjen.net/diablo-immortal-

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New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 364 is titled: "DiablOverload".

In this one, I point you towards several YouTube videos (and some articles) talking about the monetization in Diablo Immortal.

Microsoft said it will respect Activision Blizzard's unionization (after the acquisition). Meanwhile, Activision Blizzard cleared itself of any wrongdoing (regarding sexual harassment). :oh_no:

I also spent some time talking about Diablo IV. The necromancer class was officially announced!

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/06

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Get the Shattered Soulstone logo on shirts, phone cases, stickers, and more at Jen's Redbubble:

redbubble.com/shop/ap/11213597

Neko Atsume screenshot: Willow rests on top of a small cat tower.

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Neko Atsume screenshot: Spooky chews on a cat toy.

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New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Diablo Immortal Barbarian completed some achievements in Westmarch, and then went to do some of the starting achievements in Dark Wood.

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New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 363 is titled: "Pay To Win".

In this one, I started by pointing out some companies that support LGBTQ+ people, talked about unionization and a questionable post by Bobby Kotick, and spent the majority of the episode talking about Diablo Immortal and "pay to win".

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