"the belief that you should never have sex unless you’re open to having kids is so arbitrary, much like arguing you shouldn’t watch Game of Thrones unless you’re training to sword fight."

Ladies who don’t use contraception have had it with you 99% that do, you dirty girls.
yes
yes
yes

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

[An image of a calico cat sitting next to a sign which reads “I don’t need feminism because it’s not food. Is it food? Where’s my food.”]
If it can’t be eaten, Osaka doesn’t care.
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Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked. You should totally go there, like right now.

yesssss

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

[An image of a calico cat sitting next to a sign which reads “I don’t need feminism because it’s not food. Is it food? Where’s my food.”]

If it can’t be eaten, Osaka doesn’t care.

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth:The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked. You should totally go there, like right now.

yesssss

"Nonetheless, over the weekend, the mayor of New Orleans issued an official proclamation of welcome to the protesters, signing a certificate thanking the anti-choice group for its “service” to the city. That prompted more than 500 New Orleans residents to sign a petition asking the mayor to reconsider."

Abortion Protesters Interrupt Church Service, Tell Pro-Choice Worshippers To ‘Repent’ | ThinkProgress

uhh what??

mayor mitch landrieu signed a certificate THANKING a militant anti-abortion group for terrorizing new orleans?

no no no no no no no.

"Would Cruz support France’s policies that enable women to be fully reimbursed for the cost of their abortion and that guarantees girls ages 15 to 18 free birth control? Or Belgium’s policy that enables young people to be reimbursed for the cost of emergency contraception? Or the broad exceptions both countries make for cases of rape, incest, and fetal impairment, to preserve woman’s physical or mental health, and for social or economic reasons? He absolutely would not."

The Senate flunks basic biology: Inside a disgraceful hearing - Salon.com

"Operation Save America, formerly Operation Rescue National, began its week-long demonstration Saturday protesting New Orleans’ Causeway Medical Clinic and what the group has ascertained to be the private residence of an abortion provider."

Hundreds of Anti-Choice Protesters Descend on New Orleans

fuck off

duchessofdeviance:

role model

chopdawg kind of life

(Source: gifstelevision, via misandry-mermaid)

"The bill goes into detail about the specific abortion-only regulations that would not be allowed, but the general principle is that if you don’t require it for other outpatient procedures, you can’t require it for abortion. Want to force women seeking abortion to listen to a script full of lies and then make them wait 24 or 48 hours to think it over? Better be prepared to do the same for people who need colonoscopies. Want to require a bunch of unnecessary visits before a woman is allowed to have a procedure? Now you need to do that for a biopsy, too. Want to force abortion clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center standards and abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges? Well, dentists will have to meet the same standards before they can drill a tooth."

Women’s Health Protection Act: A brilliant bill to protect women’s abortion rights.

WHAT A NOVEL IDEA

"In that particular pregnancy at that particular time in the Deep South, there would have been enormous pressure to marry the father of that baby. I would have ended up living in this working-class suburban parish of New Orleans with a baby and a marginally employed husband. I almost certainly would have been a victim of domestic violence — that guy did go on to be arrested for his anger-management issues. I want to start crying just thinking about it. That woman, that other life, would have been so truncated, would have been so … I don’t even know if I would be alive now."

I’m a Mother, and I Had an Abortion

these are important stories

hotdadcalendar:

I’m actually concerned for boys who complain about how different girls look without makeup. Like did you think eyeshadow permanently alters a girls eyelid? Are you frightened when people change clothes

(via misandry-mermaid)

dolorimeter:

woody allen, the irredeemable creep whose obvious misogyny was misinterpreted as creative genius by the college-boy mentality. 

seriously, and what kind of asshole comes into your house and insults your freaking poetry collection

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"Does the very fact that schools choose to address rape via disciplinary panel send the message that rape isn’t particularly serious, and instead is in the same league as cheating on an exam or copying Wikipedia into an essay? It’s hard to imagine, for example, a college deciding to deal with student trafficking high volumes of cocaine or committing armed robbery via disciplinary proceedings."

Are Campus Disciplinary Hearings Really the Right Way to Try a Rape Case?

"Americans (mostly men) hunt big game all the time. Sixty percent of all lions killed for sport in Africa are shipped back to the U.S. And most trophy hunters escape our notice. Jones is the Internet villain du jour because she upends our expectations. Or, to put it more bluntly, because she is bright, shiny, young and female."

Kendall Jones: The Texas cheerleader and big game hunter makes people very mad.

this sums up my feelings on the Kendall Jones story.

blackdenimjeans:

I haven’t posted a selfie in a while but I still am very cute just to keep you updated

same

(via jamoca5)

"

For those who don’t know, expecting mothers in Finland can fill out a simple form and the government sends them a really fancy “baby box” full of stuff for the baby (and a little stuff for mom), free of charge. A Finnish woman on Reddit responded to people’s curiosity about this box by posting picture of what you get in it. Be jealous, American parents.

…All of which got me to thinking: As reproductive justice activists have long pointed out, despite the saccharine tributes to motherhood on offer from conservatives, the truth of the matter is that real support for motherhood tends to be more strongly correlated with support for reproductive rights. That makes sense, if you give it even a moment’s thought. If you actually respect motherhood, you respect that it’s hard work, both physically and emotionally, and therefore shouldn’t be undertaken lightly, much less forced on the unwilling. With that in mind, how is Finland generally when it comes to respecting women’s reproductive rights?

Pretty good, it turns out. Better than the U.S., for sure. Finland has universal health care and all forms of contraception are on offer, free of charge. Abortion is easier for Finnish women to get, as well, since it is also available free of charge. There are strong limits on it after the first 12 weeks, but since it’s easy to get one in the first 12 weeks, demand for non-health-related abortions after that is really low.

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Who is more pro-motherhood? Pro-choice or anti-choice? (Hint: Pro all the way.)