"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color is in the midst of a 41 month prison sentence for defending herself against a violent, racist and transphobic attack in Minnesota which resulted in the death of one of her attackers. Actress Laverne Cox is portraying an incarcerated trans woman in Orange is the New Black. Through a powerful in prison interview, and investigative filmmaking. This film confronts the issue of transphobia and the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color.
Holy shit. This is amazing.
christmas eve what about christmas adam
happy christmas adam to all men’s rights activists
Please stop pestering us with things like this. This has nothing to do with men fighting for their rights. Eve is short for ‘evening’. Please don’t turn activism into a joke. Thanks.
Someone isn’t having a good christmas adam
This was a really excellent piece- I highly recommend giving it a quick read-through.
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
TRIGGER WARNING emotional abuse, fat shaming
Thin Privilige is not being insulted by the love of your life every time he sees you because of how you look and your weight, and being told that you need to cut down on the amount of food you eat because he’s embarresed to be with you in public. It’s being told day in day out that he loves you, whilst refusing to marry you or starting a family with you, in case his children inherit “The Fat Gene”.
I normally don’t reblog the really sad, upsetting ones, and Tumblr is all over telling this lady to dtmfa, which is great, but.
Most of their reasoning for telling her to leave him revolves around the idea that she doesn’t deserve to be treated like that. Which is true! Seriously! You’re great! He sucks! BUT
If you knew you deserved to be treated well, you wouldn’t be with someone who talked to you like that to begin with. So here’s a reason to gtfo that doesn’t hinge on any sort of self-respect: Those kids you want? How the hell do you think he’s going to talk to them, if he’s like this with you? Even if they don’t inherit “the fat gene” or maybe if they do. This emotional abuse would not stop with you - and even if it did, would you want your kids learning about relationships from how their daddy talks to their mommy? Noooooo. Abandon ship.
they used slaves for spare body parts.
Exploitation of Black bodies assure white people can eat. Literally.
All my friends are anxious introverts who require a lot of spoons to engage socially and I am an anxious extrovert and so people I love don’t reply to my facebook messages and GUYS THEY HATE ME SO MUCH. THEY ARE PROBABLY ALL HANGING OUT TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I SUCK RIGHT NOW. (spoiler alert: they are totally not.)