K's Mumbo Jumbo

Apr 18 2013

On “No Uterus, no opinion”

You can have opinions six ways til Sunday and that is okay.

What is not okay is thinking you get to dictate what another autonomous being gets to do with their body.

I am not going around telling every body to get tattoos or piercings. NOT MY BODY NO OPINION.

Easy peasy

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choosechoice:

stayy-strong-and-believe:

I hate it when I see: “No uterus, no opinion.” when talking about a man’s input on abortions and birth control.

How do you think babies are made?

SPERM, FROM A MAN, has to involved.

“No sperm, no baby.”

Men should absolutely have a say so about abortions and birth control. They help make the baby, so they should be able to decide whether the baby should be killed or not.

Why does the fact that someone’s stuck their dick in me mean that they get to decide whether my entire body is taken over and reshaped? And why do they get to veto my decision and force me to go through pregnancy and birth against my will?

Men are welcome to have an opinion. However at no point does that opinion trump the use of the pregnant persons body by the fetus. SO much so that the pregnant person has the final say. FULL STOP.

Want a baby so bad, sleep with some one else who wants a baby that bad. Have these conversations before sex. But never ever bully or force the pregnant person to stay pregnant against their will.

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Dec 13 2012

Let’s be honest about the pro-life movement.

thelonecheegan:

The pro-life movement is all about condemning women for practicing sexual activities that pro-lifers do not agree with. We live in a society where women are portrayed as having NO sex drive. News flash, PEOPLE HAVE SEX and they have a LOT of it. NOT JUST MEN. What’s really infuriating is that when women do convey their urge to have sex, society calls them out as “whores” and “Sluts”.

So Pro-lifers, don’t say your movement is all about the “unborn babies”. If that where true, you guys would be handing out birth control in Pez dispensers instead of shaming women into birthing a child they do not want or preventing the access to abortions.  

(via pro-choiceproblems)

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Dec 01 2012
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Because it needs to be said again.

I am pro-choice, not pro-abortion.

I want the pregnant person and their medical providers to make the decisions not government. I want the discussion of reproductive health care, ALL FACETS OF IT, to be discussed openly and honestly.

I want access to birth control for all people who want it. Because education and access are what lower the number of abortions…not laws and shame.

Sex between two consenting persons of age is beautiful, not shameful. And frankly, it is none of anybody’s business.

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Nov 29 2012
vochoice:

Does your state suck at reproductive rights? Find out!
Tired of all those election maps? Here’s a new map to look at.
This one shows grades given to the 50 states for their progressiveness (or regressiveness) on reproductive health and rights. A report card put out by the Population Institute ranks states on availability of birth control, rates of unintended and teen pregnancy, access to emergency contraception and abortion, and sex-ed policy.
The worst state in the union? That would be Mississippi, which scores an F-. Eight other states failed too: Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Tennessee.
On the bright side: Go left coast! Washington state wins top honors with the only A+ in the union, while California and Oregon get straight-up A’s. (Not that the West Coast states are perfect. Looks like there’s some grading on a curve here.)
The report outlines the ongoing “political assault” on reproductive rights:

While Congress has rejected efforts by social conservatives to defund Title X, [the federal program that provides low-income and uninsured individuals in the U.S. with access to birth control and other preventive healthcare services,] several states have slashed their funding for family planning clinics, and, rejecting the overwhelming weight of research findings, many states are promoting abstinence education in lieu of proven comprehensive sex education curricula. Many states are adopting abortion curbs and other restrictions that are forcing the closure of family planning clinics. Several states are debating “personhood’ amendments to their constitutions that would potentially criminalize all abortions and restrict access to several forms of hormonal birth control.

That unimpressive record earns the country as a whole a C-.

vochoice:

Does your state suck at reproductive rights? Find out!

Tired of all those election maps? Here’s a new map to look at.

This one shows grades given to the 50 states for their progressiveness (or regressiveness) on reproductive health and rights. A report card put out by the Population Institute ranks states on availability of birth control, rates of unintended and teen pregnancy, access to emergency contraception and abortion, and sex-ed policy.

The worst state in the union? That would be Mississippi, which scores an F-. Eight other states failed too: Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Tennessee.

On the bright side: Go left coast! Washington state wins top honors with the only A+ in the union, while California and Oregon get straight-up A’s. (Not that the West Coast states are perfect. Looks like there’s some grading on a curve here.)

The report outlines the ongoing “political assault” on reproductive rights:

While Congress has rejected efforts by social conservatives to defund Title X, [the federal program that provides low-income and uninsured individuals in the U.S. with access to birth control and other preventive healthcare services,] several states have slashed their funding for family planning clinics, and, rejecting the overwhelming weight of research findings, many states are promoting abstinence education in lieu of proven comprehensive sex education curricula. Many states are adopting abortion curbs and other restrictions that are forcing the closure of family planning clinics. Several states are debating “personhood’ amendments to their constitutions that would potentially criminalize all abortions and restrict access to several forms of hormonal birth control.

That unimpressive record earns the country as a whole a C-.

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Nov 12 2012

choosechoice:

pro-choiceproblems:

“Person” and “woman” seem to mean two completely things to a pro-lifer. 

A fetus is a “person”, but a woman is not.

A fetus is a person that has a life ahead of them. If a pregnancy would take a woman’s life (physically or metaphorically), it doesn’t matter.

A fetus is a person with thoughts and feelings (despite SCIENCE), women have neither (unless they’re on their periods har har har!).

A woman is not a person, because a person can make decisions about their bodies. Women need to be told that they are selfish (despite typically being the sole caregivers of their living-breathing children). Women need to be told what they can and can’t do.  

Very well said

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Nov 08 2012

To all the beautiful people I need your help for my Calc class

silversundancer:

glitter-femin1sts:

bigch33z1:

I am taking a survey and I’m going to run some statistics on the results…. but what i would love to have from you all is the answer to these questions :

1: Are you for or against abortion?

                        AND

2: How old are you?

we are both pro-choice, and 19 years old.

I am prochoice and 29

Prochoice and 43

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Nov 04 2012

A rant about the so called “women’s rights”

klondikebar123:

eat-clean-train-mean-live-lean:

Firstly I would like to say: I am a woman.  So of course, my rights are of some interest to me.

But, typically, anyone who is pro-life is considered anti-women.

I am pro-life. 

But I am not anti-women.  I am not against myself. 

Some people say that if abortion is illegal, then you are taking away the rights of women, and their ability to choose what they want to do with their body.  But really, by making abortion illegal, all you are doing is taking away the right for women to choose whether or not to take responsibility for their actions. If abortion was illegal, women would have to take responsibility.  Imagine that. 

But people are scared of being responsible and doing the right thing.  We live in a lazy country that doesn’t want to get off their ass, or maybe its just inconvenient.  Justify it all you want. 

Now the argument about rape victims come up, as well as other situations that is “out of the mothers control”.  Well honestly I don’t have an answer for that besides the fact that an abortion will not “un-rape” a women.  It will not fix what has been done.  But I do see their side to the story (although I do not support having an abortion) I do see where they are coming from.  But even then, rape victims only make up 1% of all the abortions that are preformed.  The women who get abortions due to “possible” medical complications make up 6%. 

But I am complaining about the other 93% of women that get abortions for selfish reasons.    We all know and understand the possible consequences of having sex.  And if you don’t, then you shouldn’t be having sex. 

I just wish that people would take some responsibility for their actions. 

http://www.abortionno.org/Resources/fastfacts.html

Abortion is taking responsibility.

I don’t think it is up to the OP to determine what is selfish or what is best for every other living breathing autonomous person out there.

Pro-life legislation is inherently anti-woman. It forces uterus owners to remain pregnant. That, by definition is anti-woman. It is not for government to sex-police and it certainly is not for you. Sex policing is inherently anti-woman.

Every thing about your post is screaming anti-woman. Anti-women who have sex YOU don’t approve of, anti-women who determine what and how best to deal with an unwanted pregnancy.

Any time you try to tell everyone else how best to live and try to do so by passing laws that are more and more restrictive you are anti-that-group-of-persons. Why is this so complicated for you to understand?

(Source: ailurophiille, via general-anxiety)

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Oct 30 2012
procThe reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about punishing women for having sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex.

How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement

This is an amazingly powerful, clear and well-researched article that exposes how the “pro-life” movement is anything but.

(via bagleworm)h

(via choosechoice)

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