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“I also came to realize that the focus on personhood ignores the fact that a zygote, embryo, or fetus is growing inside of another person’s body.”
Libby Anne, “How I Lost Faith in the ‘Pro-Life’ Movement”
This quote just about sums it all up for me. You can’t advocate for the rights of an unborn zygote without subsequently infringing on the rights of the mother carrying it.
My personhood is worth more than my ability to bear children. The fact that I have a uterus should not make me less deserving of the right to make my own healthcare decisions.
“Ask your female friends, if you have any, if they’ve ever walked home late at night with a key pushed through their knuckles, just in case, if they’ve ever crossed the street to avoid a stranger, just in case, if they’ve ever taken the long way home because of the weird guy on the corner, just in case. Ask them if they’ve ever made up a boyfriend to get a guy to leave them alone, if they’ve ever gotten off a train car and moved to the next because you just never know, if they’ve ever shelled out for a cab because men like you were at the bus stop. Do you really want to be that guy?”
Emily Heist Moss, “A Letter to the Guy Who Harassed Me Outside the Bar” (via lavenderlabia)
Explaining their decision to support the campaign the Advocates said: “The Sun is a family newspaper. Anyone can pick it up, turn to Page 3, and think that it is normal for young women to be treated as objects. This is just wrong. It is impossible to nurture your ambitions if you are constantly told that you aren’t the same as your male equivalent. It is disrespectful and embarrassing. We need to get used to the idea that women are not for sale.”
You go, girl guides!
“The problem with No Means No and similar campaigns is that it implies that a person always is available for sex until he or she says no, that sex is always on the table until the person actively opposes it. The positive thing with a culture that unites over the idea that Yes Means Yes is that everyone would need to communicate when they want to have sex, and not the other way around”
“Do we need a consent culture?” (via tabularasae)
sexism in video games PSA:
just because something is “made to sell,” that doesn’t mean it isn’t sexist
straight girls in locker rooms who think all lesbians are oogling them
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (via piggypostings)