Polish ex-deputee, Krzysztof Oksiuta tweeted:
“The government is doing nothing to increase women’s fertility rates. And they could for example ban selling contraceptives for a year.”
To the sarcastic remark “Why not fertilize them forcibly” he replied: “We would break women’s freedom to choose their partner, but I’m not ruling out the possibility that some of them would be glad about it.”
I’d like to make it very clear that in discussions surrounding women’s issues and wellness, I (a) don’t give a fuck about men, (b) don’t give a fuck about men and (c) don’t give a fuck about men.
(Can we make that “reproductive health issues” and “cis men”? Trans* men obviously should be heard in conversations about reproductive health.)
The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.
One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen.
You know what pisses me off about this? Really, REALLY pisses me off? That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella. He was president 1981-1989. Do you get that?
It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!
^ Reblogging again for that comment.
Read the rest from the fantastic Nicole Clark here.
I tend to get lot of emails, tweets, and messages about one thing: How do I become more aware of what’s happening in my community and nationwide when it comes to reproductive health and rights? What are some resources I can start using to increase my awareness?
I’ve used many resources throughout the years to get timely information on what’s happening in reproductive rights, health and education, and I wanted to share some of the best resources I’ve found. Of course, this isn’t a complete listing of every online source that you can use, but hopefully you can use this as a stepping stone to begin increasing your awareness of what’s happening across the country and globally when it comes to reproductive health and information. Plus, you may already be familiar with these resources. In that case, great! I’m sure there is always something use, fresh, and useful for you to learn and share.
From perspective blogs to interactive maps, here are 8 online resources you can use to jump-start your reproductive rights activism (and 3 ways to get the most out of them):
RH Reality Check- RH Reality Check is an online community that provides evidence-based information on what’s happening in sexual health and reproductive rights policy. From birthing rights, abortion, law and policy, public health, and many other topics, RH Reality Check has its regular site writers and also invites readers to submit posts and videos as guest bloggers in order to increase it’s range of progressive and insightful news an analysis. Not only will you find information and commentary on reproductive health and rights happening in the United States, you’ll also read what’s happening globally.
Scarleteen- Scarleteen is the go-to site for all things positive sexuality for youth and adolescents (and their parents and caretakers). Headed by author and activist Heather Corinna, Scarleteen provides frequently updated information on comprehensive sexuality, dating, ways to do outreach offline, resources, mentoring and leadership opportunities, advice on where to go for services, and much more. Coupled with All About S.E.X.: The Scarleteen Book!, Scarleteen also runs a moderated message board for you to ask questions and get answers on all things pro-healthy sexual development.
And these are most likely the same people who argue that [insert ethnic group here] are taking away “our freedoms.” I can’t even get mad at this shit anymore, it’s so commonplace it’s not even suprising.
I disagree with the second-to-last one though, “babies” definitely belongs in the other column. If it’s still in the womb, it’s not a “baby” it’s a fetus.