So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking. (via dumbthingswhitepplsay)
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors. (via curiouslycool)
On my tombstone please write “Not appreciating my puns when I was alive was a grave mistake”
This for everyone who isn’t feeling quite themselves today/haven’t for a while: you can do this, & this might be coming from just a silly stranger on the internet, but I believe in you all. I know times are hard right now & nothing is making sense, but it’ll be okay, just try to stay as calm as you can & listen to the songs that make you want to dance like there’s no tomorrow, draw what you are feeling, sing your heart out, take a nice warm shower & make yourself a brew, pick a book at random & start from the end this time, play with lego or watch a game show, it’ll take your mind off things, talk about how you’re feeling, to your pet, to your parent, or a friend, or me, talk to me if you like, I’m not much of a help but I will listen to what you have to say & will help anywhere I can. This is extremely hard, but you can do this, lovelies, have a little faith in yourself. I love you all an awful lot & I’m here if needed.
reblogging this as a reminder to myself and because saffa is the loveliest
Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.
Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.
Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.
Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.
Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.
Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!
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