But in a world where there is no privacy for women and their bodies, it’s shameful that we have to lay bare our reproductive lives just so others can – maybe, if we’re lucky – view us as full people. Because, really, women’s abortions are none of your business – not even those of a public figure, not even one who became an international figure because of abortion rights. We shouldn’t have to explain ourselves or justify our life decisions: our abortions are ours alone.
(Reblogged from emilys-list)

thetotalityoflove:

p0urtoujours:

Yep. So much truth in this article

(Reblogged from asimplequirk)

apersnicketylemon:

In case anyone is confused the states in red and dark red basically mean if you are pregnant and fall unconscious if their way to keep you alive causes you irreversible harm or even is what will result in your brain/clinical death? They’ll do it anyways because the fetus matters more than you do. They will literally do more to save a fetus then to save a born person to the point that they will actively hurt the born person to save the fetus. So don’t tell me that these governments see people with a uterus as people, they clearly don’t see us as anything more than incubators.

(Source: weareallalonetogether)

(Reblogged from proudly-pro-choice)

magicalgirlpepto:

scarlet—harlot:

rosalarian:

greenonthursdays:

huffingtonpost:

WHY THIS WOMAN WOULD RATHER READ HARRY POTTER EROTICA THAN WATCH PORN

When spoken word artist Brenna Twohy tells you that she is an unabashed devotee of all things “Potterotica” — erotic fiction based in the magical universe of Harry Potter — your response probably shouldn’t be that her taste is “unrealistic.” 

Watch her full monologue here. 

(Source: National Poetry Slam uploaded by Button Poetry)

I’m happy to be getting to the point where I don’t have to feel weird about enjoying fanfiction, or having written a bunch of it. Partly it’s that the fandom experience has become more broadly shared. Partly it’s that I stopped giving a shit.

And as for why I like the porny sort of fanfiction, see above. She says it better.

I like sex with context. I like sex when it involves fully fleshed out characters. I like the backstories. I like feeling like these people do other things when they aren’t having sex.

this is truly beautiful

(Reblogged from logicalabsurdity)
This is how thoroughly we women have been sexualized, that we cannot make the kind of noises that come with physical exertion without it being associated with sex. In fact, everything about our bodies has been sexualized in one way or another. If we groan during sport or we breast-feed in public, we are criticized for making people think about sex. If we talk openly about things like menstruation and poop and farts, then we are criticized for making people not want to think about sex.

Think about what it means to be ladylike and all of the adjectives that go along with it: elegant, cultured, classy, sophisticated. To be successful at being feminine means being successful at being private, keeping your body’s natural functions behind closed doors and never letting anyone know they exist. It means to be constrained, that you do not let your legs spread wide in public transportation and you do not make noises that are harsh on the ears. It means presenting a polished, shiny surface to the world at all times, one that allows others to project whatever they wish onto you while never showing too much of your true self.
(Reblogged from becauseiamawoman)

plz-call-me-winnie:

megwhat:

i-will-lift-you-higher:

Michael Vick was suspended 32 games for dog fighting.

Ray Rice was suspended 2 games for beating his girlfriend.

Anyone else see the problem?

And on a more important note, prosecutors actively sought to punish Vick for what he did.  Ray Rice is in the midst of completing a one year diversionary program - a compromise granted by the DA - and will never serve jail time. 

wtf

(Reblogged from plz-call-me-winnie)

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

Keep Abortion Safe & Legal.

We are never going back, keeping abortion safe and legal is step one, but we need to start working on gaining better access for all. - Paige

(Reblogged from pro-choice-or-no-voice)

pbstv:

Find out why vaccination is a topic that all parents should understand on NOVA “Vaccines—Calling the Shots.”

Premieres Wednesday, September 10th at 9/8c on PBS.

Watch a preview. 

Access to the proper vaccinations IS a reproductive justice issue. All families should feel confident that they are safe from preventable dangerous illnesses.

(Reblogged from pbstv)
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