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Catholic hospital: Fetuses are people...unless you sue us.

jessicavalenti:

Hypocrite alert! 

Logical consistency does not appear to be their strong suit.

I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.

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Conservative radio host Kevin Swanson

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Listen, I don’t think you’re an asshole who thinks it’s funny to do something that women find scary. You’ve been raised to think that this sort of stuff is all in good fun. Not by your parents necessarily, but by culture. You’ve grown up in a country where a Super Bowl commercial for Audi suggests that girls your age actually like it when a guy they don’t really know grabs and forces a kiss on them. (Seriously - they won’t like this.) You’ve been raised in a culture that positions women as existing just for sex, for humiliation, for objectification.

So please understand that I don’t blame you for partaking in the only kind of culture you’ve ever know. At least, I don’t blame you yet. Because here’s the thing - if you didn’t realize before that this kind of stuff is harmful and hurtful to women, now you do. So think of this as a chance to make a decision about what kind of man you’re going to be.

As you continue to grow up, you’re going to have plenty of opportunities (too many) to laugh at women’s pain, embarrassment or the sexual harassment and assault we face. These moments will define you. Will you laugh along? Share a video, like a status, laugh a joke? Or will you say ‘no’, tell a friend that’s a fucked up thing to say, and walk away?

- To My Male Relatives on Facebook Who ‘Like’ Sexism, my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)

Last time I checked, women made up more than half the electorate. A political party that so easily allows itself to get painted as hating on the ladies is a party on the road to extinction.

- Washington reporter Michelle Cottle wonders if House Republicans are about to get serious about becoming a more open party, and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. (via newsweek)

This is Rape Culture: TW: Rape; Racism; Sexual Assault - Why my Rapist's Race is Relevant

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

I often point out the race of my rapist, and a lot of people think I have an issue with white men due to it. That is not the case, but there is a good reason why I point out his race. As a child of diaspora my people (black women) were raped by black men and it…

The Everyday Violence Against Pregnant Women in India

India’s other sexual violence is the failure to care for pregnant women, medically and socially. The ingrained iniquities and widespread disregard for women’s needs during pregnancy and childbirth contribute to India’s shockingly high maternal death rates.

projectunbreakable:

carasala:

REMEMBER: rape can happen to anyone, man or woman. It’s simple: DON’T rape. No one is asking for it, no one deserves it, it’s up to you to be fucking responsible and sane and in control of your actions and not put others in dangerous or compromising positions that affect them for the rest of THEIR LIVES. If you don’t think it’s serious, WAKE THE FUCK UP. WAKE. THE. FUCK. UP.


My friend Cara verbalized my beliefs. This is important. This is necessary.

projectunbreakable:

carasala:

REMEMBER: rape can happen to anyone, man or woman. It’s simple: DON’T rape. No one is asking for it, no one deserves it, it’s up to you to be fucking responsible and sane and in control of your actions and not put others in dangerous or compromising positions that affect them for the rest of THEIR LIVES. If you don’t think it’s serious, WAKE THE FUCK UP. WAKE. THE. FUCK. UP.

My friend Cara verbalized my beliefs. This is important. This is necessary.

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projectunbreakable:

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Let’s examine this:

Miss is a word for a woman that has not been married.

Mrs. is an abbreviation of the word Mistress, used as a title for a woman that is married or widowed.

Ms. is a title used for a woman whose marital status is unknown or irrelevant (as in business).

The letters Ms. are not an abbreviation of a word, they are an amalgamation drawn from the letters of Miss and Mrs.

On the other hand, a man is just a mister (Mr.)

You see men don’t have to determine their sexual availability like women.

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Laila Alsabahi (via goodpeopledosomething)

And they’ll say it’s not a big deal, until you try to change it.

(via feminishblog)

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