What is this new anti slut-shaming shit? Are you people actually teaching your daughters that it’s okay to fuck every guy they see because men have been whoring around for centuries? Are you out of your mind? Why don’t you work on instilling some morals in men and women while they are young instead of teaching that it’s not only okay to slut yourself out, but you should be proud of it?!
Uh actually, slut is a made up term used by people who fear sexuality to bully and demean people who don’t fear it.
Using the word slut to shame people who express (or even seem to express) their sexuality in any form is wrong. It’s not teaching people to have sex. It’s telling people that it’s okay to have sex. BECAUSE SEX IS NATURAL AND NORMAL.
And hell yeah, I’m proud of the sex I have. Sorry you’re ashamed of your sexuality.
Uhg. The large majority of abortions are performed before the 20-week mark. And most abortions performed after the 20 weeks are done because the fetus is dead, dieing, or will die shortly after birth. This bill hurts, more than anything, the women with WANTED babies who now must suffer as human coffins. Way to fuckin’ stick it them slutty sex-havin liberals, Georgia.
Keep whackin’ off your boners for birthing.
okay so i’m going to pull an abbey and go on a bit of a feminist rant here:
today on facebook, a girl in my grade posted something along the lines of, “looks like i’m going to be a mom, i’m pregnant! :)” this status has received so much hate from my peers that it really disturbed me. about five…
I like how no one seems to question her situation (rape? unable to access contraception?) nor the father’s role (much less shame him in the same way).
ABSTINENCE-ONLY “EDUCATION” IS NOT EDUCATION.
Now, let me start this off with: I am pro-abstinence. I think our society puts too much weight on sex, and it causes a lot of unnecessary pressure on our youth. I think people should be encouraged to abstain from sex until they are physically, mentally, and emotionally ready to partake in it consensually. There is nothing wrong with abstinence.
That being said, I am also pro-health, pro-body, pro-STD-free, pro-protection, and pro-sex.
Purposefully denying young people the education to know and understand their bodies, along with how to protect them is wrong and dangerous, especially in a place that should be safe to learn (whether it’s at school or at home).
Sex is natural. It’s not wrong, or dirty. It’s human to have urges, and none of us would be here if we didn’t acknowledge and act on those urges. No matter how much you want your precious child to be shielded from sex, their body is going to develop and have urges just like every one else’s.
Furthermore, the facts speak for themselves. States with mostly abstinence-only “education” also have the highest rate of teen pregnancies and show no evidence that it prevents teens from having sex.
Look, I love condoms, I really do. They protect against most STDs, frequently prevent pregnancy, and are easily accessible and affordable. But they aren’t enough.
Without fail, every time CNN or a blogger or someone posts an article about the need for accessable, affordable birth control, someone inevitable smugly comments, “just use a condom!”
Here is why I will not just “use a condom”:
Bottom line: Condoms are great, but not always reliable. You know what can help patch up that hole of unreliability…?
Are condoms awesome and great at protecting against STDs? YES! Is the pill awesome and great at protecting against pregnancy? YES! Should you be able to choose which one or both or none to use when you want? YES!
Telling the millions of sexually active people in the world to simply use one method of birth control that is not 100% reliable is ignorant and careless.
And also, frankly none of their damn business.
Because if we aren’t popping out a baby at least every other year, we might as well die. Right, ladies?
With the recent SGK defunding then refunding (sort of) Planned Parenthood debacle, I’ve had the oh-so joyous experience of seeing the regular Planned Parenthood myths circulating again. It’s debunking time!
Myth #1: 90% of Planned Parenthood’s Services Are Abortions
I’ve seen this one come in a few different percentages, none close to the real amount. Right on their website it states that only 3% of PP’s services are abortions, with the rest being divided up into STD testing and care, cancer screenings, etc. Full details here.
Myth #2: Planned Parenthood Supports Breast Cancer
This myth stems from the myth that abortions cause breast cancer. There is no evidence to support this theory and really, it’s disgusting that the anti-choice movement would create such a horrendous lie about a very real disease. Proof here.
Myth #3: Planned Parenthood Only Wants You To Have An Abortion
Many people seem to believe that lurking inside the walls of PP clinics are evil witches who draw in pregnant women and then feast on their unborn. This is not true, to say the least. In fact, PP has every woman seeking/considering an abortion go through a very lengthy interview to ensure that this is what they truly want. They provide access to adoption and pre-natal care services, and if they believe you are being pressured to have an abortion, they won’t perform it.
Today I got the news that Susan G Komen (the charity for breast cancer) has caved to anti-choice bullying and ceased their funding of Planned Parenthood breast & cervical cancer screenings.
This matters. This hurts a lot of women.
This isn’t an issue of pro-life or pro-choice, it’s an issue of anti-women.
Planned Parenthood is not some castle of abortions, sucking in pregnant women with a fetus-magnet and forcing them into procedures.
They provide cancer screenings, birth control, adoption advisement, pre-natal care, pap smears, sex education, and so much more. All of this to the huge part of the population that is unable to afford these simple necessities because of high medical costs from regular doctors and hospitals.
This is a DIRECT attack on women living in poverty, no way around it. The only person this movement hurts is the woman who has cancer forming in her breasts right now and is unable to afford an exam.
I hear this a lot:
“Can I be a feminist if I shave my legs?”
“Can I be a feminist if I make a sandwich for my husband?”
“Can I be a feminist if I wouldn’t have an abortion?”
“Can I be a feminist if I am Catholic?”
“Can I be a feminist if I am a stay at home mom?”
The answer to all of these and more is a resounding YES! Yes, you can wear an apron, clean the kitchen, get married and have 100 babies and still be a feminist.
Unlike misogynists/sexists – feminism believes you should have the choice to do or be something, rather than having the choice made for you on the sole basis that you are a woman.
1. Move On, Move Up
Relationships end, friendships break, jobs are lost and opportunities are missed. Move on, and more importantly, move up to bigger and better things.
2. Read Everything
Stop skimming over that article your friend posted on FB or the intriguing news story on your Twitter feed. Take the 2, 5, or even 10 minutes to read a few things a day – whether its the news, a blog, or a short story. You’ll have more to talk about, think about, and maybe even a bit of inspiration.
3. Sleep On It
And not just important decisions! Sometimes feelings of stress, depression, and frustration can be combated with a simple good night’s rest. This means a GOOD night’s rest – not a night of drinking wine until you pass out on the couch during a Sex and the City marathon (though sometimes we all need that too).
4. Keep A Pair of Heels and a Nice Outfit in Your Car
Because seriously, you never know.
Seriously, WHY is publicly feeding your child in a natural way a controversy? Breasts are there to feed babies! That’s their function!
There’s nothing gross about feeding a kid, and it’s not a breast feeding woman’s problem if you can only see her breasts as sexual objects.
There are large groups of society that condemn women who choose not to breast feed (a very normal and personal choice that shouldn’t be ridiculed) and yet, while we demand that they breast feed, we also demand that we don’t have to ever see or acknowledge it?
Also what’s with all these weirdos staring at women breast feeding their child? If you’re spending more than .5 seconds watching this, I am pretty sure you’re the one with the problem, not them.