Posts tagged THIS
Posts tagged THIS
Robin Marty, at Care2.com, responding to a Kansas lawmaker’s assertion that getting pregnant from rape is as inconvenient as a spare tire and an event for which women should carry insurance. (via cognitivedissonance)
The next step in rape culture: if you can’t afford an abortion, it’s your fault for not buying insurance for it!
Now hang on just a damn second: one idiot politician says something stupid and now there’s a war on women? Don’t you think that’s overreacting JUST A TEENY BIT?
As I mentioned the first time I reblogged this: this is a war on people with uteruses or people who can get pregnant — not all people who can get pregnant are women and not all women are capable of getting pregnant.
This isn’t the first and only thing that’s happened that makes people say that there is a war on people who can get pregnant. Remember the recent attempts to take federal funding away from Planned Parenthood? How about that time that an Iowa woman was arrested for thinking about getting an abortion? Have you ever heard about mandatory delays and counseling for people seeking abortions? What about certain abortion-related bills passed by the Oklahoma Senate in April 2010, including one that would require a person “to get an ultrasound at least one hour prior to an abortion and be shown the image and given a detailed explanation of it” (plus, a vaginal probe would be used if the ultrasound didn’t provide a clear enough image)? What about the constant pro-life/anti-choice propaganda, scare tactics, and misinformation (including racist billboards)? I could go on and on, but seriously — freedom of choice has been under attack for a long time now, since before Roe v. Wade, and continuing until the present day. So, yeah, there is a war on people who can get pregnant. There are people who are continuously and desperately trying to limit people’s choices, so this politician’s statement isn’t an isolated incident. No, we’re not overreacting. We’re justifiably pissed off.
I don’t really ever reblog after I’ve posted something, but holy shit. Bubonickitten nailed it.
George Orwell (via negevrockcity)
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.
You didn’t get mad when a covert…