Radfems need to go play in traffic. Every “scientific” justification for women = XX chromosomes either has been disproven or is widely regarded as false. No evidence in Developmental Biology, Genetics, and especially Epigenetics has ever supported biological determinism. The fact that Epigenetics exists rejects biological determinism. Stop abusing science.
not to mention the ableism, racism, and, in some tumblrs I stalked, homophobia.
— bell hooks, “Sisterhood: Political Solidarity Among Women” (via immelaniemarie)
This is why the pro-life movement’s sudden concern for Black fetuses and it’s recent focus on the Black community is laughable, insulting, hypocritical, and downright racist.
After the Cult of The Fetus targeted me for sharing my story about the abortion I noticed that many of the same people attacking me for making the choice that saved my life didn’t give a damn about my two existing children. Apparently my actual responsibilities as a mother stop as soon as a child leaves my womb alive. Then again I have two sons & we all know the value placed on the lives of young black men.
U.N.I.T.Y - Queen Latifah
Who ya callin a bitch? … You gotta let them know, you ain’t a bitch or a ho
Trigger warning: Sexual harassment, physical abuse
I would reblog this for the RuPaul gif alone.
Note: Digital Read
Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of western history. They were abortionists, nurses and counsellors. They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs and exchanging…
reading right now. it’s amazing thus far!
Reblogging to read later!
(Source: , via lionza)
A federal judge has halted enforcement of a law cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood of Indiana and other entities that provide abortions.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on Friday night means Planned Parenthood, which stopped serving its 9,300 Medicaid patients last week after running out of donated funds, can again see those patients. The judge also enjoined a part of the law that would have taken effect July 1, requiring doctors to tell patients seeking abortions that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks or less.
Both were part of an anti-abortion bill that passed the Republican dominated legislature with significant support and was signed into law by Mitch Daniels. Pratt’s injunction means the two provisions cannot be enforced while she is hearing a lawsuit, brought by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that those parts of the law should be struck down.
A WELL-DESERVED FUCK YOU TO MITCH DANIELS!
— Roseanne Barr (via loveyourrebellion)
[Image: Illustration of two people printed on a yellow & orange floral material. Text underneath the folks reads “NO GIRL HATE”]
patches and zines!
I’m writing this on the R train as it rattles slowly along toward Brooklyn. I’m headed to pick up my 6-month-old daughter. I’m writing because I’m still reeling from what occurred on the Times Square subway platform a few moments ago. I was walking to the end of the station as I always do. I saw a man, a stout, balding, nondescript looking troll, staring at me as I walked toward him. I watched as he slowly extended his arm and fingers, in particular his pinky finger, so it would make contact with me as I walked by. I’m wearing a skirt. It all happened quickly, in seconds, as these things always do, and sure enough as I passed him his hand jutted out and stroked my thigh. Without thinking I turned around and hit him as hard as I possibly could. I didn’t even stop walking, nor did I say anything. I did turn around to look at him as I hit him, and his face was one of shock but not of surprise. He knew why I had hit him; he just couldn’t believe he hadn’t gotten away with it.
Ive been sexually harassed so many times since my adolescence that I’ve lost count, but I’ve never reacted like that before. Normally I think, process, choose my words. There was no brain power that went into the decision to smack this asshole; it was pure instinct. As I headed away from him I immediately regretted not verbalizing my anger and yelling at him too, but I imagine that choice was instinctive as well. Besides, I think he got the message.
I am not someone who condones violence. But I’m so tired of my safety and personal space being invaded over and over again. I am a 32-year-old woman. I am a mother. I am not someone you can fondle without my consent because you feel like it, nor is any other girl or woman. Not my friends. Not my daughter.
When I’ve explained sexual harassment to men in the past I’ve been struck at their confusion over why it is a big deal. How is someone whistling at you threatening, they ask? Here is what they don’t understand. Those moments, which may seem insignificant and small, create an unsafe environment in which women are forced to live. Last month, after I yelled at some men in a car who made kissing noises at me, I was terrified to then walk down a quiet downtown street out of fear that they’d circle around in their car and hurt me. These moments force us to operate in a state of fear. They define who is in control and who can have their control taken away. And I’m so fucking tired of it that I’m starting to snap. I’m now hitting people. Because as much as I want to believe my daughter will not have to live with this same fear 10, 20, 30 years from now, I know that she will. And nothing makes me more sick to my stomach.