29 9 / 2014

I am pregnant and have always said i would get an abortion if i got pregnant at this age, i’m only 17 and dont have a regular partner. I am really certain i want to abort but i’m scared i’ll feel terrible after nd regret it, i can’t deal with the regret and sadness when i know this is what i…

There is a risk of regret no matter what decision you make. Think hard, weigh the risks and benefits of each decision, and the risk of regret lessens. I wish you the best of luck.

29 9 / 2014

On September 24, the repugnant “40 Days of Life” campaign kicks off across the country, and Atlanta anti-choicers have targeted the clinic our clients rely on for reproductive healthcare.

For 40 days, they’ll camp out across the street from the clinic and “lovingly” harass folks who are simply trying to exercise their reproductive rights. Does this piss you off? It pisses us off, and that’s why we’re inviting you to Pledge a Protester!

It’s simple; for every protester who shows up, you’ll pledge a set amount. Each day, we’ll count the protesters and keep you updated. When the 40 days are up, we’ll send you a note showing your impact, along with instructions for paying your pledge. All donations will support reproductive justice access through GRJAN’s abortion fund, which provides grants to folks in the southeast who can’t afford the full cost of an abortion.

The best part? Just by showing up, protesters will be supporting our efforts to make abortion accessible for low-income people.

(Source: provoice, via stfuprolifers)

28 9 / 2014

your-lies-ruin-lives:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

bedlamity:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

We have had two turn arounds this morning! Now the security guard is throwing a hissy fit and shooing me away from clients with his umbrella. I was not having that so I gave him “the look” and told him babies are being dismembered, ain’t nobody got time for that. He is now massaging his temples as I sing Jesus loves the little children.

Yo, dude, you’re spending your time outside a clinic, scaring away people who may need a service, rather than actually helping people by - I don’t know - volunteering at a soup kitchen or a children’s hospital or doing something actually valuable with your time.
You’re not “changing minds,” you’re harassing people and scaring people who don’t need your defunct version of the Blue Steel.

One of the turn arounds was there to get a pregnant test and I sent her to a clinic that does them for free. The PP where I am charges a lot for them. The other lady came up to me and took the information then later she left on her own accord. 
I stand in front of the clinic to give information that the abortion industry won’t. The only harassment that happened today was the security guard when he was intimidating that couple by making them go into the parking lot.
If people want the info they initiate the contact by coming up to me or by rolling down the window. 
You can spin this around all you want, but I go out every morning and so many women tell me they don’t want to be here, they have no choice, no one will help them, I hate abortion but I don’t have health insurance, and just a full range of other concerns. 
Abortion doesn’t solve problems. It just creates more.
Just this past week I had three different girls (one in front of a high school, one at a college and a lady at my church) say they wished someone was out there for them. Marisa the little high school girl had tears in her eyes saying no one asked how she felt and no one would help her and why wasn’t I out there? That still hurts.
Reality is a lot bigger than Tumblr 

You harass people. You have the right to say whatever you want but you have no right to a trapped/captive/attentive audience. 73% of abortions happen because of poverty. Why not devote some time to paid maternity leave? Abolishing poverty? Is it really so hard to get off your ass to stop judging people and actually do something that matters?Guess it’s easier to mug it up for a selfie outside a health clinic than it is to actually help anyone. 


I would like to know what kinds of problems abortion causes that having giving birth would prevent.

your-lies-ruin-lives:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

bedlamity:

my-unashamedly-antiabortion-blog:

We have had two turn arounds this morning! Now the security guard is throwing a hissy fit and shooing me away from clients with his umbrella. I was not having that so I gave him “the look” and told him babies are being dismembered, ain’t nobody got time for that. He is now massaging his temples as I sing Jesus loves the little children.

Yo, dude, you’re spending your time outside a clinic, scaring away people who may need a service, rather than actually helping people by - I don’t know - volunteering at a soup kitchen or a children’s hospital or doing something actually valuable with your time.

You’re not “changing minds,” you’re harassing people and scaring people who don’t need your defunct version of the Blue Steel.

One of the turn arounds was there to get a pregnant test and I sent her to a clinic that does them for free. The PP where I am charges a lot for them. The other lady came up to me and took the information then later she left on her own accord. 

I stand in front of the clinic to give information that the abortion industry won’t. The only harassment that happened today was the security guard when he was intimidating that couple by making them go into the parking lot.

If people want the info they initiate the contact by coming up to me or by rolling down the window. 

You can spin this around all you want, but I go out every morning and so many women tell me they don’t want to be here, they have no choice, no one will help them, I hate abortion but I don’t have health insurance, and just a full range of other concerns. 

Abortion doesn’t solve problems. It just creates more.

Just this past week I had three different girls (one in front of a high school, one at a college and a lady at my church) say they wished someone was out there for them. Marisa the little high school girl had tears in her eyes saying no one asked how she felt and no one would help her and why wasn’t I out there? That still hurts.

Reality is a lot bigger than Tumblr 

You harass people. You have the right to say whatever you want but you have no right to a trapped/captive/attentive audience. 

73% of abortions happen because of poverty. Why not devote some time to paid maternity leave? Abolishing poverty? Is it really so hard to get off your ass to stop judging people and actually do something that matters?

Guess it’s easier to mug it up for a selfie outside a health clinic than it is to actually help anyone. 

I would like to know what kinds of problems abortion causes that having giving birth would prevent.

(via your-lies-ruin-lives)

28 9 / 2014

atop-the-treetop:

sizvideos:

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This is one of those ideas where some person was like “Hehe, this might  be silly.” And then struck fucking gold.

I’m both happy and sad that this works. I’m happy that more people stopped at the don’t walk sign, and I’m sad that this needs to be done for people to not accidentally kill themselves by walking into traffic because they’re in such a rush.

(via face-down-asgard-up)

28 9 / 2014

-teesa-:

9.9.14

"There is this devaluation of women."

(via face-down-asgard-up)

27 9 / 2014

neuroneptune:

Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

THIS IS PERFECT TIMING BECAUSE A DUDEBRO WHO I EVISCERATED LAST NIGHT LITERALLY SAID THIS TO ME

I hope you shoved this gif set in his stupid face.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

27 9 / 2014

racismschool:

If you have a car and I want to drive it, I can ask you if you’ll let me borrow the keys or I can hot wire it and drive off. If I ask you for the keys and you give them to me, it’s “Sharing.” If I break in and hot wire, it’s stealing. In both cases, I can still “Admire and appreciate” the car. In both cases I can “Love the look of the car and feel the car itself is just right for me” but in only ONE of the scenarios is it actually okay that I’m behind the wheel.

27 9 / 2014

It’s so nice to hear all the young girls cheer for Eric Young Jr.’s triple and Lucas Duda’s walk-off home run at tonight’s Mets game, ahead of the Austin Mahone concert at the ballpark. It’s true. Teenage girls can love baseball and teeny bopper music.

27 9 / 2014

blue-author:

aka14kgold:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

pokemonaesthetics:

2spoopyparteira:

jcoleknowsbest:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

so so hold on now. is motherfuckers gonna prosecute the police for this white woman collapsing and dying but not for actually fucking killing the black man? is this what is going to happen?

You know what….. 

i fucking cannot believe.

absolutely incredible

Like I’m glad they’re being prosecuted but jfc

This is fascinating. First, Williams’ death was in no way a homicide. Which means that deeming it as such can only be to either 1) find another way to get at the cops—and this is incredibly unlikely, given that they weren’t indicted; or 2) persecute Crawford’s family, as the cops were deemed justified in shooting him, which would ultimately make it his ‘fault’ that Williams died. 

I’d need to see more on whether the designation of homicide in Williams’ case actually is likely to lead to indictment, who is determining it, etc. (the pages I was reading froze up on me a few times, so I’m not certain whether or not the info was there already, but I don’t think it was).

My understanding is that when a coroner rules that something is a homicide, the coroner is not actually making a determination that any crime has occurred or leveling charges against anyone, because that’s not what a coroner does. Coroners determine the circumstances of death, and “homicide” means the cause of death was human. No more and no less.

That’s why in case after case of murder or negligent slaying by police, it’s ruled homicide without any charges ever being filed or any indictments being returned.

This ruling could be of use to the family in a lawsuit because it’s a professional opinion that she didn’t just die of natural causes, but it’s not the same as thing as a prosecution.

Pretty much. Homicide is not necessarily murder. It just means a person or people caused the death of someone else.

(Source: codelens)

27 9 / 2014

"Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …"

bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink (via fliponymous)

this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

(via haveyouevercriedwolf)

White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.

(via dykeprivilege)

A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

That’s some bullshit right there.

(via little-bulldozer)

If you take away anything from this website, please let it be what I bolded ^

(via buxombibliophile)

Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

(via bashmin)

Perspective.

(via unquietpirate)

(via womanistgamergirl)

27 9 / 2014

honerablerosemary:

BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

(via blue-author)

27 9 / 2014

27 9 / 2014

People spelling “definitely” as “defiantly” annoys me probably more than it should.

27 9 / 2014

dion-thesocialist:

I think tumblr has left a lot of us emotionally stunted. This is a great community for empowerment, catharsis, or coping, but those things aren’t recovery in and of themselves. Comparatively, they’re easy when compared to the painful self-reflection and real-world scenarios you’ll have to encounter on the road to true recovery. Not only does Tumblr not focus enough on recovery, but there’s almost a disdain here for the very notion.

There’s a lot of time spent validating everything. “Your symptoms are valid! Your responses are valid! Your depression is valid! Your coping is valid!” Well, yeah, all that stuff is definitely valid, and understanding that is important step in recovery, but it’s certainly not the final step. All that stuff is valid in the same way a baby chewing on a teething ring is valid, and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about if your recovery is still in its infancy, but Tumblr almost encourages you to stay there, to never grow out of it.

There’s a difference between what’s valid and what’s healthy, what’s best for you. I recently saw a post that validated people who stay in their room all day. Is that a valid response to anxiety? Sure. Is it a healthy response? Hell no, and there isn’t a person on Earth who can convincingly make the argument that the best thing you can do for your anxiety is to never leave your room.

Or how about those “how to care for a _________” posts? They’ve got some great tips there, and a lot of what they say is true, but you cannot reasonably expect people to coddle your issues, insecurities, or self-perceived inadequacies. Your recovery has to come from you. It has to be a difficult decision you make with yourself and carry through with because you need it. Your recovery can’t come from hoping other people will validate you.

No one should be ashamed of where they are in their recovery process, but there’s also no reason why you should be in the same place with your issues as you were in 2010.

Your final goal is not validation. It isn’t empowerment. It isn’t finding a way to get through the day. It isn’t being comfortable with your problems, nor is it accepting that they’ll never go away. The final goal is health. The final goal is happiness. The final goal is contentment. The final goal is recovery.

Recovery is a process. There is no date certain for recovery. There is no set duration of time when someone needs to be fully recovered. There’s no reason a person shouldn’t be suffering from anxiety for four years or more. People need to take their own recovery at their own pace. What difference does it make to anybody how quickly or slowly someone else’s recovery happens? Tumblr educates well people on how to treat people with mental illness so that people with mental illnesses aren’t pushed into recovery too quickly, which can be counterproductive. Tumblr validates people’s coping mechanisms, even if they aren’t the absolute healthiest, so that people with mental illnesses can still feel okay about themselves. If someone is too anxious to leave their home, they probably also feel guilty about being lazy or blowing off their friends.  It’s a double bind. Society pressures them enough into putting on a brave face and sacrificing their own mental well-being to be a good friend to others, while their friends aren’t asked to maybe back off or otherwise be sensitive to their friend’s mental illness. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with telling people with mental illness that it’s okay to have negative feelings and wait to recover until they themselves are ready, not on someone else’s terms.

(via misandry-mermaid)

27 9 / 2014

queen-of-love-and-beauty:

Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.

(via maghrabiyya)