The Reproductive Justice League

For choice and self-determination when it comes to our bodies and our reproductive freedom!
feministdisney:

“Think before you Pink.”
I was hoping this image would come up on my dash and I could reblog it from someone with more expertise, but I haven’t seen it outside of facebook yet.
Some things to keep in mind:
Make awareness about the individual and their struggles with cancer, NOT about “boobies” and “saving breasts.”   Many breast cancer survivors DO lose their breasts and positing awareness as a movement to “save their breasts” diminishes our need to focus on supporting the people.   Whether or not they chose/need to undergo a mastectomy is not really your business or concern.
“Saying that we should work to cure this disease because it threatens breasts is really upsetting. For starters, it suggests that women are worth saving because they’re attached to breasts, rather than the other way around. But worse, it tells any woman who’s had a life-saving mastectomy that she’s given up the thing that made people care about her survival. What a punch in the stomach.”  -Randal Munroe, of XKCD
Think twice about supporting companies that seem more concerned about using Breast Cancer Awareness and its ever-increasing popularity to sell their product, rather than concerned about actually supporting and assisting those struggling/those who will battle with breast cancer/with finding a cure
For alternative organizations to support, Kate Madonna Hindes recommends Breast Cancer Action. “They are INCREDIBLE and do work that focuses ALL on prevention.”
For further info:
The Trouble with Pink (Kate Madonna Hindes)
5 Ways to Move Beyond Pinkwashing to Really Fight for a Cure on Huffpost
Unraveling the Ribbon on Bitch Magazine

feministdisney:

“Think before you Pink.”

I was hoping this image would come up on my dash and I could reblog it from someone with more expertise, but I haven’t seen it outside of facebook yet.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Make awareness about the individual and their struggles with cancer, NOT about “boobies” and “saving breasts.”   Many breast cancer survivors DO lose their breasts and positing awareness as a movement to “save their breasts” diminishes our need to focus on supporting the people.   Whether or not they chose/need to undergo a mastectomy is not really your business or concern.
“Saying that we should work to cure this disease because it threatens breasts is really upsetting. For starters, it suggests that women are worth saving because they’re attached to breasts, rather than the other way around. But worse, it tells any woman who’s had a life-saving mastectomy that she’s given up the thing that made people care about her survival. What a punch in the stomach.”  -Randal Munroe, of XKCD
  • Think twice about supporting companies that seem more concerned about using Breast Cancer Awareness and its ever-increasing popularity to sell their product, rather than concerned about actually supporting and assisting those struggling/those who will battle with breast cancer/with finding a cure
For further info:
The Trouble with Pink (Kate Madonna Hindes)
Unraveling the Ribbon on Bitch Magazine

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What's Wrong With "I'm Pro-Choice, But I Could Never Have An Abortion?" | RH Reality Check

daughterofminona:

Yes to this whole fucking article omg

"There are a number of phrases that smart progressives realize that you should always end with a period, and not with a comma followed by the word “but.”  Examples of phrases that are best excised from your vocabulary completely: “I’m not a racist, but….” And “I’m not a sexist, but…”. Anything you say after the word “but” has been shown historically to swiftly disprove the first clause in your sentence. Now I think we should seriously consider adding “I’m pro-choice, but….” to the list. In theory, you can be pro-choice with a “but” added, but in practice, anything you tack on after that is unlikely to be helpful to the cause of keeping abortion safe and legal."

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A Tale of Cis Feminists

  • Cis Feminist: SUPPORT ABORTION ON DEMAND WITHOUT APOLOGY FOR WOMEN!
  • Trans People: Why did you out "for women" on there? 'Support Abortion On Demand Without Apology' also works & includes those of use who sometimes need abortions.
  • Cis Feminist: ABORTION IS A AN ISSUE FOR WOMEN*
  • CAFAB Trans People: Holy fuck that is triggering, you are misgendering us massively. Don't do that.
  • Trans Women: Holy fuck that is triggering, you are equating being a woman with being fertile in one specific way, don't do that.
  • Cis Feminist: STOP ARGUING WITH ME, I AM TRIGGERED BY YOU BEING TRIGGERED. ALSO I DON'T BELIEVE YOU'RE REALLY TRIGGERED.
  • Cis Feminist: WOMEN ARE RAPED AND THEN NEED ABORTIONS--
  • CAFAB Trans People: Yeah, and we are raped as well and then some of us need abortions for that, and also for accidentally getting pregnant, and also in case we discover that we can't be pregnant for medical reasons or it's not the right time or we don't have the right life yet that we want for having children.
  • Trans Women: Also there are women like us who don't necessarily need abortions but are also raped on an epidemic level, so why not change your language to say what you mean?
  • Cis Feminist: YOU ARE BEING MISOGYNISTIC FOR ARGUING WITH A WOMAN ABOUT A WOMAN'S ISSUES.
  • CAFAB Trans People: Excuse you, abortion is my issue too.
  • Trans Women: Excuse you, we are women too and we're telling you that you're doing anti-misogyny wrong.
  • Cis Feminist: I AM BEING TRIGGERED BY THIS DISCUSSION, YOU ARE ALL ABLEIST.
  • Trans Person: *makes post on reproductive justice, feminism's lack of really valuing it, & own fears and experiences with cissexism about reproductive justice*
  • Cis Feminist: THAT POST NEEDS A TRIGGER WARNING FOR CISSEXISM, YOU ABLEIST.
  • Trans Person: What? I'm disabled and part of my post was about the ableism in your movement in refusing to talk about how disability changes the justice that a person deserves. I decided not to put a trigger warning on it for my own reasons & you as a cis feminist who perpetuates & benefits from the cissexism I was talking about should damn well respect that.
  • Cis Feminist: *puts trigger warning on it anyway*
  • Trans Person: How the fuck am I supposed to respond to that? You're setting me up to either take your passive-aggressive responsibility-ducking without complaint, or you can complain about my ableism and make yourself seem like a hero.
  • Cis Feminist: *nods*
  • Cis Feminist: ASKING FOR DYSPHORIA WARNINGS FOR THINGS THAT TRIGGER DYSPHORIA IS MISOGYNISTIC. GROW UP & GET OVER IT.
  • CAMAB Trans People: Excuse you, you ask for trigger warnings on everything we write because of the genitals you think we all have.
  • CAFAB Trans People: You yell at us for being triggered & refuse to acknowledge our triggers at all.
  • Cis Feminist: BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT.
  • Trans People: HOW?
  • Cis Feminist: I'M NOT AFFECTED BY DYSPHORIA WARNINGS, SO THEY DON'T NEED A TRIGGER WARNING. BUT I AM TRIGGERED BY YOUR EXISTENCE AND YOU GUYS YELLING AT ME.
  • Trans People: *wordless frustration*
  • Cis Feminist: MISOGYNIST, YOU TRIGGERED ME!

TW: RAPE/ABORTION

caitiecatcotter:

“Legitimate Rape” Won’t Cause Pregnancy?!


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CPCs

hereidreamtiwasablogger2:

I don’t know if y’all are familiar with Crisis Pregnancy Centers, but if you ever see those “PREGNANT? SCARED?” ads, that’s what they’re advertising. They often lure in vulnerable people with promises of free healthcare and then scare them with false information about abortions and throw in some slut shaming. Often times, they fail to provide the post-natal care they’ve promised for these women, 1. because they don’t have enough supplies to meet demand, 2. because they’re not actually medical providers. They receive federal funding and every time you see a “Choose Life” license plate, you see someone who has just donated money, through federal assistance, to the CPC.

I’ve been doing journal and online research on them for some time for reasons and the past two days I’ve done in person visits, asking for a pregnancy test and just seeing what happens.

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(Source: conventionalityisntmorality)

Amplify Your voice: 1 in 3 Campaign

safe-legal-abortion-is-prolife:

“1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime, but we almost never hear those voices. Join the 1 in 3 Campaign and share these stories — or your own — with three people. It’s time to come out in support of each other and access to legal and safe abortion in our communities. Help start the conversation!”

[NB: more than just ciswomen need access to abortion services]

(Source: reproductivelyjust)

safe-legal-abortion-is-prolife:

“No Joke. Choice Matters. Everywhere” - a hilarious, yet poignantly relevant look at reproductive health care accessibility (or lack there of) for women [and others who need access to these services but do not identify as women].

Issa Rae is just so full of win!

(Source: reproductivelyjust)