[TW: Rape] It wasn’t the first time a lawmaker has suggested that women seeking...– 9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women’s Bodies Not only are Republicans rejecting actual science, now they’re making up their own. (via shorterexcerpts) …wut. (via ethiopienne)
Violence against women is an issue for men too
zairacat: Boys look to men, and men look to other men to define what it means to be a man. Together we must challenge abuse. For too long women have stood alone. When it comes to violence against women, too many of us still think it’s “just” a women’s issue. In particular, it is about time MPs took this seriously. Here’s why. Sexual and physical violence at the hands of a man affects a...
Denver council targets illegal camping; critics... →
On Being Fat and Romantically Interested in Other...
bigfatfeminist: [TRIGGER WARNING: Rape] Look, it’s really fucking hard to be a fat person who happens to be romantically interested in other people, particularly when those other people are cis het dudes. It’s hard because when you grow up fat, you grow up believing that you’re not ever going to be attractive to anyone. You don’t even do this on purpose - the world does it for you. For me,...
Fun story of the day
vaultdweller: So I was being my usual nosy self and going through the Senate lobbying databases when I noticed that the Navajo Nation had hired three new lobbyists. I did some digging, and turns out there’s a bill that was just introduced in February (HR 4067 2012) the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act which would: take away the Navajo and Hopi nation’s rights to use...
In one study, researchers used computers to generate several faces that were...– Trayvon Martin, Obama, and the persistence of bias | The Great Debate (via robot-heart-politics)
If abortion and birth control become illegal
feministepiphanies: deathbysharpie: What will happen: sex What won’t happen: safe sex What will happen: abortion What won’t happen: safe abortions Lessons in Logic 101
Craigslist Contraception: Women Pushed To Buy... →
fuckyeahfeminists: The annual cost for a woman to purchase hormone-based contraception like the birth control pill or NuvaRing can range from free to as much as $1,800 depending on whether an insurance plan subsidizes part of it. There are some health clinics around the country that provide free contraception. “When women are pushed against a wall, they will take action on their own,” Dr....
I was in Copenhagen last year, where I saw a number of bikes leaning on...– Why Won’t People Stop A Bike Thief? (via letterstomycountry)
Full announcement from This American Life...
publicradiointernational: Unfortunately, the This American Life blog is down due to all the traffic generated by the recent announcement. We’ve posted the full press release on our website, pri.org.
Please vote for me to win a scholarship?(!) →
fuckyeahfeminists: update: I’M ON THE FRONT PAGE THANKS SO MUCH - Help me get to the top 3! fuckyeahfeminists: Hey folks - I’ve been so honoured and grateful for all of your support the past years. You’ve helped me be able to go to Feminist Boot Camp, be featured as a “must follow blog,” and learn about amazing activists/feminists like you!! You may know that I am very passionate about...
Arizona bill would allow employers to fire women... →
s1utever: Reblog if you want republicans to pay for you to have lots of sex.
I'm noticing an ongoing trend of complete lack of... →
whencylonsdream: Like, even from people that are fucking awesome about everything else. It never seems to cross peoples minds to be inclusive towards trans women. It never seems to cross peoples minds to acknowledge trans women. It never seems to cross peoples minds that without inclusive and acknowledging statements, trans women need to assume that we aren’t wanted. We NEED to do this...
smallframes: I’m really over fat jokes. I ride my bike or run every day. I eat twice a day, usually beans or hummus or some light meal that just barely fills me up. I can’t help that I have big hips, I have since I was a little kid. So, if you guys could stop it now, that would be really cool. Besides, I could break your neck with my legs. Just sayin’. fucking people. i was at a party last...
I don’t care how much sex anyone has, how often they do it, or who they do it...– Charlie Glickman (If You Don’t Respect Sluts, You Don’t Respect Women)
Growing Outrage In Uganda Over Kony 2012 Video →
letterstomycountry: This is the nail in the coffin for both Kony 2012 and Invisible Children, in my opinion. Their intentions are just, and the cause is ostensibly noble. But this is the sort of thing I had in mind when I inveighed my skepticism of this whole project. Here is a Ugandan blogger, quoted from the article: “Suggesting that the answer is more military action is just wrong,” said...
African voices respond to hyper-popular Kony 2012... →
samsonismydog: ladyatheist: These are the people we should be listening to. Thanks for posting. We had a big discussion about this in one of my women’s studies classes, and the white, (fake) blonde, lulu lemon wearing, third world “saving” woman was the biggest advocate for this video. SURPRISE!
Still such a long way to go.
feministepiphanies: I am outraged. I can’t believe Canadian women only got abortion rights in 1988 and that even now all women in Canada don’t have full access to those rights (i.e. abortion is not permitted in P.E.I and the national Health Care Act is ignored in New Brunswick as poor women cannot get access to abortions). I can’t believe that for nearly every 3 men in the House of Commons there...
Arizona Senate approves lying to women to prevent... →
fuckyeahplannedparenthood: somepolitics: The Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow doctors withhold information about prenatal problems if it could make the decision to have an abortion more likely. I don’t really have any words to express how angry this makes me. What is even more upsetting is that a woman introduced this measure. Barto claimed that a doctor could...
Daily Kos - I've spent the past 2 days trying to... →
abaldwin360: A post from “Beantown Mom” on Daily Kos, discussing the damage that hateful rhetoric from the likes of Rush Limbaugh can do. this made me cry and rage. all this shit about worrying about ‘the children’. no no. your kids are fine until you teach them to hate.
happy international women's day!
I've got a friend who could use your help.
skeeba: Gavin is a dear, long-term friend of mine and really one of the greatest people I’ve ever known. He needs your help to raise $10,000 so that he can get the top surgery he needs to fit into the body he was meant to have. The amount raised has been sitting stagnant at around $450 for a few months now, and I would really love to see it getting moving again. If you can, chip-in a few bucks...
What is Implanon?
skeeba: becauseiamawoman: (Photo from Bedsider) Implanon is a tiny rod that is implanted in your arm by a trained medical professional. It is effective for up to 3 years and uses progestin to prevent pregnancy. It is 99% effective so it works just as well as most other contraception methods (like the IUD and BC pill). Insertion is done by numbing a small area of your arm with a...