my favorite thing is how they don’t censor boobs in orange is the new black. u see a boob? it’s just a boob. boobs everywhere boobs for everybody
Anonymous said: When I was fourteen, I attempted a DIY coathanger abortion. My family was as staunch pro life, Baptist conservative as you can get & I was terrified they would force me to have the child. I was lucky & suffered no health consequences even though what I was doing was very dangerous. As an adult, I think back to that & wonder, why would you force a fourteen year old to have a baby? I had a child's body still, it would have been traumatizing. Pro lifers are so toxic. Anyway, just felt like sharing.
I’m so sorry for what you had to go through, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. Thank you so much for sharing
This is the future that pro-life America wants for our children, except with worse outcomes than anon, who was actually quite lucky to see no negative health consequences. I wish you much luck, anon.
This is nerve wracking, but I’m going to go ahead and do it because I feel like I need to. I am this anon. I’m pretty new to tumblr, so I have no idea what the etiquette is for claiming to be an anon, but that is absolutely 100% legitimately me that wrote that anon ask.
The reason I did it anonymously is because I have never told anyone about it. Never, not even my spouse, best friend or therapist. It was difficult for me to even put it into words, surrealistic. Writing it as an anon was easier emotionally, like it could have been anyone else but me that wrote it. But it’s not, that was me, it happened to me, and it was real. And I want to claim ownership of that because while it’s painful, I want to end the stigmatization of abortion as something to be ashamed of.
For the sake of context, let me say that one could argue the validity of whether or not I was actually pregnant. I was fourteen and sexually active, but always had very regular periods. Then I was about two weeks late after beginning to have regularly unprotected sex for the first time. I had no way of obtaining a pregnancy test, being 14 I had no money, not even five bucks. Let alone no way to get into a drugstore alone and unsupervised. And I knew for a fact, if I asked my parents or any adult in my world for a pregnancy test or told them what was going on, they would watch me like hawks to make sure I had this child. Abortion is murder they said, even unwanted children deserve to be born.
But the idea of carrying that child scared me to death. The idea of my body warping and swelling to house a child was utterly terrifying, so I waited and told myself I was overreacting. But the days went on and instead of the menstrual cramps I prayed for, my breasts began to hurt and swell and the smell of food made me puke.
I wanted to try the herbal abortion remedies I saw online but again, I had no way of obtaining them. I was desperate, and I remembered how the people at church would talk about “barbaric abortions using wire coathangers”. I didn’t even think twice, I found some instructions online, stole a hanger out of my dad’s closet it and did it as best as I could.
This is the reality of what Pro life America wants, as misandry-mermaid said. And you know what? They’re right, it is barbaric. And sad, and desperate, and dangerous. They are entirely responsible for forcing women and girls into reproductive oppression. I used to be embarrassed and ashamed that I had done this. But I’m not anymore.
I’m fucking angry, and I’m speaking up.
"So many students have said, trans students have said; now I can have a point of reference when I talk about who I am. My friends are like, ‘Oh, like Sophia from ‘Orange is the New Black?’’ and they’re like, ‘yeah,’ and then they just move on and it’s not an issue,” she said. “I got a letter from a young, from a trans youth’s mother who said that he transitioned because of me and because of seeing me on the show it gave him the courage to talk to his parents about who he was and they’re supportive and loving and now he’s started his transition. It’s insane. It’s really beautiful."
The power of representation in a nutshell….
- Intimacy. Hold my waist. Stroke my neck. Kiss my forehead. Hold my hand.
- Maturity. Patience is amazing. A prize will come to you when the time is right. Its called falling in love. Waiting is hard. But worth it.
- Honesty. I don’t care what you’ve done. I care about what you will do in the future. Be honest with me, I’ll be honest with you.
- Care. Because not many people give a crap about anything anymore.
Anonymous said: So misandry is not hatred of men?
Misandry is a word that exists, however, misandry is NOT a real thing that actually exists in our society in the real world. There is no male equivalent to misogyny in our culture. Hating men is one thing, however having a culture that is built around the oppression of men is entirely different. We don’t have that. We have a culture built on the oppression of women.
Yes, you can hate men. NO, men are NOT oppressed as a function of our culture. Women are. Misogyny is very real, women really ARE oppressed. Misogyny is not just a hatred of women, it is the systematic oppression of women built into the fabric of our society. That’s what a lot of people don’t seem to understand.
Misogyny: Hatred of women COMBINED with cultural, systematic oppression.
Hatred of men: What some people claim is misandry, but which lacks the cultural, systematic oppression and is thus not comparable to misogyny at all.
Misandry exists in fictional worlds, not the real world. I know of no culture on Earth that systematically oppresses men and considers them second class citizens. If you want a fantasy example of actual misandry, I recommend War of the Spider Queen, a series of graphic novels about the Drow, a species of dark elves from the Forgotten Realms. They’re very good, and they actually represent a true “Matriarchal” society where the men are considered second-class citizens: weaker and stupider than their female counterparts.
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- white family moves into house
- the house got some shit in it
- family refuses to acknowledge that they got some shit in they house
- turns out that shit is some ultrashit
Children’s Book Explaining Homosexuality
((Finally. Progress. I love you Germany))
THIS IS FREAKING GREAT
The fact that this even needs to be posted is fucking ridiculous
We literally have to put signs up that say “don’t masturbate to random women on public transportation” like jesus fucking christ