I am reposting this because I had made it slightly private before. I think we need to share our stories, our rage, our passion and our fight for women’s rights with each other. Send me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it on my tumblr. Write me about the process, what you felt, who supported you, why you took advantage of your right to choose.. anything. We need to make it known that we are not alone!
Thursday, May 3rd:
I recently discovered that I am four weeks pregnant. At first I was shocked, then I was scared, then I felt ashamed.. and now I am enraged. I think that unwed pregnancies need to stop having such a fucking taboo attached to them. I don’t know how our culture can shove sex in our faces through food and clothing ads, television shows, movies and the like.. and then shame us when we .. what? get pregnant? the result of having sex.. which is encouraged in so many aspects of our lives. I need to talk to other women about this. Other women need to talk to other women about this.. Today at planned parenthood I learned that 1 in every 3 women will have an abortion. 1 IN EVERY 3 WOMEN WILL HAVE AN ABORTION. I was so fucking shocked to hear that because YOU WOULD NEVER GUESS. PART OF TEACHING PEOPLE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IS LETTING OTHERS KNOW WHO IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS. I want to call my dad and say, “Yo, I’m getting an abortion. A vote for Romney is a vote against me having the future I want.. are you ready to be a grandfather?”
Everything is pretty fucked up, but I am so grateful that I am able to have choice. It is time for me to fight back against this shame, speak out about what I am going through and teach others that they are not alone in this experience. Lezzzdoooit together.*if you don’t have a story but want to support the women who do, please reblog and pass this on.