Also, this guy is fucking dumb. As the law stands now, and has since the 1990s, TITLE X FUNDS ARE ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM FUNDING ABORTIONS, ASSHOLES! Planned P’hood is only allowed to use taxpayer dollars for everything else. They have a completely separate fund set up for abortion assistance that comes solely from private donors. I facilitate trainings for new volunteers at my local PP, and we are told to highlight this fact over and over again. Get your fucking facts straight, mouthbreathers.
The 113-year-old law requires married couples to choose just one surname for the man and woman to share, and custom means it’s usually the man’s.
The lawsuit alleging that this violates constitutional equality is drawing attention to the rights of women in a country where they are underrepresented in corporate, academic and political ranks and still expected to do most of the homemaking and childrearing.
Hmm. this is kind of a hard question to answer. in every other relationship i’ve had, i would say cheating would be a deal breaker. if that happened i would walk. i’ve never been cheated on, at least to my knowledge, and i’ve never cheated on anyone else. will and i have agreed though, that obviously cheating isn’t allowed, and it’s not okay, and it’s not permissible, but that it wouldn’t be a “deal breaker” immediately. i don’t think it’s the right thing to do. i think if you know you’re the kind of person that enjoys sleeping with more than one person, it might be a good idea for you to think about being in an open relationship, not being in a relationship at all, talking about having 3 ways, or any number of other options that don’t include going behind someone’s back, and taking advantage of their trust. i don’t think that all people that have cheated are bad people, i would have trouble dating someone that had cheated though. i guess mostly though my feelings are that it’s something i wouldn’t do, and i think is not really anyone’s business but those involved and that there are a lot of ways to sleep with other people than to hurt someone and the trust that they have given you.
“In particular, there are three bills that would massively roll back a woman’s right to choose or even to access birth control. One, HR3, would basically move the Hyde amendment into statutory law and also include even secondary spending from the federal government, meaning that any company who receives tax subsidies for health insurance, or women who use pre-tax dollars in flexible spending accounts, would have to drop abortion services coverage. This would almost certainly lead insurance companies to withdraw all plans that cover abortion services. The bill also sought to redefine rape, one of the exemptions to the law, as “forcible rape.” After an outcry, Republicans said they would remove the offending language, but to this point, they haven’t.
A second bill, known colloquially as the “Let them Die Act,” bans abortion coverage in the exchanges, but would also repeal part of the 1986 law that requires emergency rooms to administer to patients, if an abortion must be performed on a pregnant woman in conjunction with that treatment. Hospitals would be able to refuse to give that treatment. And a third, the continuing resolution, would eliminate Title X funding for family planning services, severely restricting access to birth control, among other assaults on women’s health.
“I was doing an interview once and the guy said, you must be psyched by all this Slumdog Millionaire stuff. And I was like, umm… Yeah! I am! I have no idea why, though, as I had NOTHING to do with that movie! It’s just that some people who kinda look like me are in it, and everyone loved it and it won some Oscars and stuff. And then I was like, whoa whoa whoa – are white people just psyched ALL THE TIME? It’s like, Back to the Future – that’s us! Godfather – that’s us! Jaws – that’s us! Every fucking movie BUT Slumdog Millionaire and Boyz n the Hood is us!”—Aziz Ansari (via morebusinessjuiceplease) (via jphannnnn)
“The preliminary research was both upsetting and fascinating, because it suggested that a shocking percentage of unintended pregnancies were caused by abusive men sabotaging contraception, using pregnancy as a weapon to control their partners. Obviously, many other researchers thought it as fascinating as I did, because now a number of studies are coming out with similar findings, including one from the National Domestic Violence Hotline that 1 in 4 women calling the hotline had experienced some form of pregnancy coercion.
This new data about pregnancy coercion should be kept in mind as recent legislative efforts have brought the links between unintended pregnancy, abortion, and violence against women into the mainstream discourse, when usually those links are only discussed within the reproductive rights community. (Though I have seen the very rare occasion where anti-choicers look at the link in order to portray it in a positive light.) The most obvious example is the furor over HR 3, which would have restricted insurance coverage of rape-caused abortions to cases of “forcible rape.” But with or without the term “forcible” in the bill, the definition of “rape” just doesn’t take into account the wide array of ways women get pregnant against their will because of domestic or sexual violence. If a wife-beater flushes his wife’s pills down the toilet and gets her pregnant in order to trap her in an abusive relationship, putting obstacles between that woman and her abortion is a form of siding with the abuser.”—Coerced Pregnancy: Recent legislation helps abusers who use pregnancy to trap victims. (via becauseiamawoman)
this is a stupid one. i like will. i like him for more reasons than i can explain to him, and more reasons than i’m going to explain on tumblr. he’s the best person i’ve ever met and he’s my best friend. that’s all i feel like saying about this especially considering that in a few days, they want me to talk about my current relationship.
omg whats his face from the rollerblading movie... BRINK! I used to love that movie. I actually loved all those silly disney movies. I would probably still watch them to this day too, I'm not gonna lie. and I would enjoy it.
i am so with you. brink ruled!! those disney movies were good, and to be honest, they are still making pretty decent stuff sometimes. have you seen that show good luck charlie? it’s no 90’s disney, but it’s pretty funny. the girls i babysit love it.
Hey, I'm pretty sure there's a stray kitten next door (we had this problem a couple of years ago where the next door neighbours had heaps of cats and none of them were spayed so we ended up with heaps of stray kittens around the area so I'm assuming it's the same sort of situation). Anyways, I'm just asked, what do you reckon the best/easiest/least stressful way of rescuing this kitty is? I would love to entice it to become my pet but the other option is taking it to the pet adoption shelter
well, my family has convinced a few stray cats to become our pet by going out everyday for a little and giving it food and waiting for the cat to let us come close enough. i spent 3 months everyday going outside for about 45 minutes trying to get (what is now my parent’s cat mr kitty) to let me come near him and bring him inside. food works great with strays. i’ve always had the best luck allowing the cats to become indoor/outdoor cats, that way since they’re strays they don’t feel trapped, but they also have a nice home. it depends though, if the cat isn’t skittish, you’ll have a much easier time. but try tuna or little bits of turkey or canned cat food. i caught my first stray at 4 with pieces of cheese, but i wouldn’t recommend that since cats become lactose intolerant pretty quickly sozzney might be a good person to ask about this too, she does cat fostering i think.
Day 5- 5 things that irritate you about the opposite sex/ same sex
sooo. idk if this is asking me for 10 things (5 for each) or what, so i’m just going to do whatever i feel like. and i’m not going to differentiate between men and women for multiple reasons. i’m just going to say things that bother me
1. guys with nice guy syndrom. 2. girls who say they hate other girls. 3.people that video chat in public places 4. people who think feminists hate men. 5. when people have really weak chins. (it just looks like their faces are part of their necks) 6. people who up talk ( when they make everything sound like a question) 7. when people find the need to comment on how many freckles i have as though i never noticed. 8. when people condescend to me. 9.when people ask me for advice, don’t listen to it, and then complain to me about the choice that they made which was the opposite of what i told them to do. if you don’t want to take my advice, fine, but don’t complain about it later. 10.in class, when someone acts like the lecture is a personal conversation between them and the professor. it’s a class. shut up.
exited! my cousin won tickets to see dr dog at the paradise this saturday night and his wife is very pregnant and can’t go and so now i get to! sorry for heather, but she is about to get another adorbz kiddo so win for both? win for me at least!
“‘Level of professionalism’? What professionalism? You mean the professionalism where she got famous by singing a song that sexualises queer women by portraying them as only dating other women for the pleasure of straight men? The professionalism where she followed that up with a single that encourages sissyphobia and stereotyping of gay men? Or the professionalism where she found a photo of a naked trans man and mocked him on her twitter?”—
The motivation behind asking Justin Bieber what he thinks about abortion disgusts me more than his response. It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that he is pro-life, I mean look at him. But why is a teen heartthrob who sings songs for a living being asked about abortion? ...erm maybe because millions and millions of teenage girls hang on his every word, and therefore his response could be used as yet another way to shame and control young women.
Not many of us here on Tumblr remember when abortion was illegal here in the USA. We have been lucky enough to grow up after Roe V. Wade. We have been lucky enough to have the option of abortion available to us.
But, I know someone who does remember - My mother.
my exams are over. now i have an hour to kill before i interview an elderly guy for my adult development and aging project. i’m nervous about it because he is being a real poop about the whole thing.
i’m in the cafeteria at my school and a girl is video chatting loudly with someone. nobody else is talking that loud. hate her.
also: i had acupuncture today. it was fine. it was really relaxing, but i don’t feel like it did anything at all. i also had suction things. those were fine too. i think it would have worked better on me if i didn’t understand science and how unlikely it is that this could ever help me for real. i did feel things, but mostly i think it was just because i had a bunch of needles stuck in me.
this changes depending on the season and my mood. sometimes it is nothing. sometimes it is pajama pants and sweatshirts. sometimes it is footie pajamas sometimes it is just a shirt. sometimes it is just pants. who knows.
“People hate her, they really do. Did you know that to Yoko someone is a verb in America? It is something that boys say if they’re hanging out with you too much and they’re going to school or they have a band. It’s almost a myth that’s used to suppress women. Y’know, ‘You’re gonna Yoko me. You’re gonna destroy me.’ And this woman put up with racial inequality from Fleet Street, she put up with being accused of breaking up the best band in the world, she put up with people’s idea that she castrated this man and then, worst of all, she had her best friend, her husband, the person she lived for, die in her arms in front of a fortress that she’d hidden herself in for 20 years. And I just feel that the world media should apologise to her because she handled it with so much dignity.”—