awkwardfeministmoments:

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That Awkward Moment When” Bottom text reads “’So you guys know that whole slavery thing? It’s just like abortion, only the fetuses are discriminated against instead” End description.]
This actually happened to me yesterday, while going over my panel discussion about reproductive rights with some classmates. The woman who said it, even after my telling her that the two are not and should never be compared [and why], still seems to think this is an OK assessment of both abortion and slavery. - submitted by danaclare
That just broke my brain a little bit. She would have gotten some real nasty looks from me. - yeas

awkwardfeministmoments:

[Image description: Background is 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground is a picture of a grey tabby cat wearing a yellow wig. Top text reads “That Awkward Moment When” Bottom text reads “’So you guys know that whole slavery thing? It’s just like abortion, only the fetuses are discriminated against instead” End description.]

This actually happened to me yesterday, while going over my panel discussion about reproductive rights with some classmates. The woman who said it, even after my telling her that the two are not and should never be compared [and why], still seems to think this is an OK assessment of both abortion and slavery. - submitted by danaclare

That just broke my brain a little bit. She would have gotten some real nasty looks from me. - yeas

fearandwar:

What Good Friday means at a Women’s Health Clinic

fearandwar:

What Good Friday means at a Women’s Health Clinic

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Dear Pro-life;

stfuhypocrisy:

Illegal abortion stops TWO beating hearts.

(Source: stfueverything)

I’m going to be very clear. I support the fundamental right to life for all human beings.

afternoonsnoozebutton:

communismkills:

I don’t care if you’re:

  • Gay
  • Black
  • Muslim
  • Any other accident of birth

Every human being has the right to life.

You will not meet one pro-life advocate who believes anything different.

“ANY OTHER ACCIDENT OF BIRTH.”

Somebody please hold me while I put on some Elliott Smith and weep quietly under my bed. 

(somepolitics:thisgingersnapsback)

AZ legislator wants a mandate that people seeking abortions be forced to watch one first

cage-veil-cunt:

uptheslutz:

Ugh gross. But, for the record it wouldn’t change my mind because in all seriousness if I do not want a child —— I do not want a motherfucking child.

The amazing moment when the people who want this law HAVE NEVER SEEN AN ABORTION THEMSELVES.

So what, people who want an abortion have to watch a person take two pills and sit on the toilet? 

(Source: jessicavalenti, via tough-titty-deactivated20121030)

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feministhistorian:

Lets stop pretending people only have sex for procreation. I know anti-choicers do not understand that you can have sex and not want kids but this is just some slut shaming bullshit. Also, who is to say nuns do not want children? Women become nuns for spiritual reasons not because they don’t want kids. 

feministhistorian:

Lets stop pretending people only have sex for procreation. I know anti-choicers do not understand that you can have sex and not want kids but this is just some slut shaming bullshit. Also, who is to say nuns do not want children? Women become nuns for spiritual reasons not because they don’t want kids. 

(Source: reflections-of-shadows, via lipsredasroses)

Oh my god I think I actually found the most professional mansplainer alive.

stfuconfederates:

TW: RAPE + PROFESSIONAL MISOGYNY

When nerdydyke agrees with you, that should be your first sign… but here are some examples.

On Patriarchy (And Why I Don’t Believe In It)

A Short List Of Grievances (Or Male Oppression 101)

He also explains why the concept of privilege is ‘problematic’ (then attempts to debunk it), explains that lying to a man and telling him you’re on birth control when you’re not before having sex with him constitutes rape, insists a wage gap isn’t possible because Capitalism, and makes a solid case for how being pro-life isn’t inherently bigoted and oppressive.

Well played.

I found this person because they reblogged one of my posts from last night talking about how misogyny doesn’t exist because of all the male soldiers who’ve died in wars, regardless of the fact that men started those wars, started the military, and didn’t let women into their special club for a long, long time (oh and no civilian ever died in a war, that would be silly) so to sum up, I’ve had a very entertaining morning.

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ladyatheist:

psymonstark:

kandacelee:

WOW! I am interested in responses to this picture. Let me know.

this doesn’t even make any sense
then again your penchant for total bull precedes you
it’s cool that you’re honest about the fact that the holocaust means jack shit to you, though ^__^

ladyatheist:

psymonstark:

kandacelee:

WOW! I am interested in responses to this picture. Let me know.

this doesn’t even make any sense

then again your penchant for total bull precedes you

it’s cool that you’re honest about the fact that the holocaust means jack shit to you, though ^__^

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The ‘biblical view’ that’s younger than the Happy Meal

drinkthe-koolaid:

In 1979, McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal.

Sometime after that, it was decided that the Bible teaches that human life begins at conception.

Ask any American evangelical, today, what the Bible says about abortion and they will insist that this is what it says. (Many don’t actually believe this, but they know it is the only answer that won’t get them in trouble.) They’ll be a little fuzzy on where, exactly, the Bible says this, but they’ll insist that it does.

That’s new. If you had asked American evangelicals that same question the year I was born you would not have gotten the same answer.

That year, Christianity Today — edited by Harold Lindsell, champion of “inerrancy” and author of The Battle for the Bible — published a special issue devoted to the topics of contraception and abortion. That issue included many articles that today would get their authors, editors — probably even their readers — fired from almost any evangelical institution. For example, one article by a professor from Dallas Theological Seminary criticized the Roman Catholic position on abortion as unbiblical. Jonathan Dudley quotes from the article in his book Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics. Keep in mind that this is from a conservative evangelical seminary professor, writing in Billy Graham’s magazine for editor Harold Lindsell:

God does not regard the fetus as a soul, no matter how far gestation has progressed. The Law plainly exacts: “If a man kills any human life he will be put to death” (Lev. 24:17). But according to Exodus 21:22-24, the destruction of the fetus is not a capital offense. … Clearly, then, in contrast to the mother, the fetus is not reckoned as a soul.

Christianity Today would not publish that article in 2012. They might not even let you write that in comments on their website. If you applied for a job in 2012 with Christianity Today or Dallas Theological Seminary and they found out that you had written something like that, ever, you would not be hired.

At some point between 1968 and 2012, the Bible began to say something different. That’s interesting.

It’s par for the course, actually. People have always been reinterpreting the bible to suit their own ends. This is one of the (many) reasons I decided long ago that it’s all bullshit anyway.

(Source: kohenari, via rabbleprochoice)

Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act, Effectively Banning All Abortions

5feet12inches:

By Stephen D. Foster Jr.

The Republican dominated Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 1433, also known as the Personhood Act, by a vote of 34-8.

The bill would define life as beginning at conception, effectively banning all abortions and many forms of contraception. The bill would also ban women from getting an abortion if they are raped because there are no exceptions in it. In other words, Oklahoma Republicans are granting rapists more power over their victims. Not only will a woman have to deal with the pain and trauma of being raped, she’ll be forced by state government to remain pregnant for nine agonizing months, only to endure more pain while giving birth.

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Oh, fuck you Oklahoma. FUCK YOU SO MUCH.

"In the US, abortion is framed as a deeply moral and highly emotional issue. In the public imagination, the choice to have an abortion is a wrenching one, one that often leaves women feeling emotionally fragile for months and years afterward. No doubt this is sometimes the case. But for many women, my friend included, it is not a wrenching or painful decision, but an easy and obvious and matter of fact one.
But we don’t have a cultural script for those women. When women speak publicly about their abortions – which, given the stigma around abortion, happens very rarely – we expect them to speak with reverence, not relief. We expect to hear stories of excruciating indecision, not of easy, obvious choices. We don’t have a blueprint for women who weren’t wracked with indecision, women who felt emotional attachment neither to the fetus nor to the decision to terminate it. And as a result, we also lack a script for supportive friends that doesn’t somehow frame abortion as a tragic illness."

via Feministing, A new script for talking about abortion”

(thanks to keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus for sending this to me!)

(Source: stfuconservatives, via lipsredasroses)

propaganda-for-life:

actualcatholicgirlproblems:

[Image: White text over a blue background from the blog Actual Catholic Girl Problems, “#24 Wanting to create graphic anti-choice propaganda… but sucking at Photoshop.” Credited to actualcatholicgirlproblems.tumblr.com. End description.]
Not that it ever stops them…

/DEAD
Seriously, this blog is hilarious. Satirizing whiny Catholic anti-choice bullshit is always fantastic.

propaganda-for-life:

actualcatholicgirlproblems:

[Image: White text over a blue background from the blog Actual Catholic Girl Problems, “#24 Wanting to create graphic anti-choice propaganda… but sucking at Photoshop.” Credited to actualcatholicgirlproblems.tumblr.com. End description.]

Not that it ever stops them…

/DEAD

Seriously, this blog is hilarious. Satirizing whiny Catholic anti-choice bullshit is always fantastic.

(via stfuconservatives)

"We have anti-choice women in for abortions all the time. Many of them are just naive and ignorant until they find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy. Many of them are not malicious. They just haven’t given it the proper amount of thought until it completely affects them. They can be judgmental about their friends, family, and other women. Then suddenly they become pregnant. Suddenly they see the truth. That it should only be their own choice. Unfortunately, many also think that somehow they are different than everyone else and they deserve to have an abortion, while no one else does."

A physician at an abortion clinic (via fuckititsfriday)

Hypocrites!!

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"I feel that so much of the kind of murderous rhetoric of American politics and what we decry as the ‘decline of civility’ or ‘hyperpartisanship’ are really troubling as a citizen to watch. And I do think that even when we’re not talking about abortion, we are talking about abortion."

In November, Terry interview The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore about the politicization of abortion and birth control, and about the history and future of Planned Parenthood. (via nprfreshair)

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