WOMEN CAN BE SEXIST
MINORITIES CAN BE RACIST
GAYS/TRANS/ETC CAN BE IGNORANT
ATHEISTS CAN BE BIGOTED
YOU ARE NOT EXCUSED.
About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated on Saturday in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.
Good on them for protesting- this law is horrific.
Ke$ha is a perfect example of how the media loves to make intelligent girls seem dumb and bitchy even though they are actually smart and caring. Ke$ha isn’t far from being a feminist icon but the media continues to label her as a dumb drunk party girl.
and Ke$ha is all for loving yourself and equality but she continues to receive harassment from mainstream media. Enough harassment to the point that she developed an eating disorder because of it. She is an example of how horrible and sexist the music industry is.
Dr. Monica A. Coleman
Quote is from Tips for Navigating Through the Mental Healthcare System: An Interview with Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman. It’s heartbreaking for me because I deal with mental health issues and I’m acutely aware of both the intraracial and interracial stigma. And when you get to the root of the stigma? Myths about our “strength” that are used to harm us while affirming White supremacy are the same myths that we’ve internalized and thereby at times are not supported/supportive in seeking care.
And sometimes professional mental health care is not ideal or nor accessible. So we seek support among each other. But when fellow Black people bring up “slavery was worse!” or yell out "pray about it!" as a silencing tactic because either belief in the infallible Black woman who can endure endless abuse (as created by White supremacy) or discomfort with addressing mental health head on, they ignore the fact that the impact of slavery is still felt today and mental health issues still exist today. There is no line in time where Black people were magically healed and slavery can be forgotten nor existing oppression today be silenced.
Two clinics in underserved areas of Texas—one an abortion provider—closed their doors this week, as the effects of the omnibus anti-abortion access bill passed last summer with the support of conservative lawmakers continue to unfold across the state.
Guys, this is really, really bad. The Rio Grande Valley is a huge area with a high population of low-income residents, who now have to drive hours to their nearest health clinic. This means they are not getting basic health care and have very little access to birth control or information about their bodies, on top of already living in some areas with no running water, electricity, or paved roads.
There is a very easy way for us to help. We need to start pouring money into Texas abortion funds. Funds help people raise the money they need, and provide transportation and lodging for people traveling long distances to get abortions, and RGV residents need this now more than ever.
These funds are already stretched thin and need all the volunteer help they can get, so if you can, please send in an application to help staff their hotlines.
Back-alley butchers like Kermit Gosnell thrive in places where there is no access to safe, legal abortion and other reproductive care. Patients and families need our support and protection.
My mom still doesn’t understand I’m Trans so I got her a card
A report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.”
Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone.
Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at BitchMedia.org. Type illustrations by Michelle Leigh.
a movie where a grizzled ex-marine is brutally murdered by a gang and his pregnant wife and young daughter go on a revenge spree to avenge his death
There. Fixed it.
Image descriptions: Image #1: Black text on white background reading “CURE AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a green label reading “ABLEISM”. Image #2: Black text on white background reading “PREVENT AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a brown label reading “HATRED”. Image #3: Black text on white background reading “COMBAT AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a yellow label reading “STIGMA”. Image #4: Black text on white background reading “FIGHT AUTISM” with the word autism covered over by a red label reading “IGNORANCE”.
Teen pregnancy is often overshadowed by other problems like addiction or budget issues. A new study shows that tackling unplanned teen pregnancies can actually help battle those bigger issues.
Yet another reason that you should agree that the birth control mandate is a good thing, even if you don’t agree with Obamacare.