"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
just because a woman’s pregnant doesn’t mean that suddenly her life becomes inferior to the cells growing inside her. She remains a person, and unlike the fetus, has the benefit of being a fully developed and already born person. But naw, I guess women are below a cluster of cells in their uterus and don’t get the same rights as them.
shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their necks out for their beliefs, who have lost friends and respect and safety for aligning themselves with causes
I’ve begun silently fighting back against jerks on the subway who sit as spread out as possible. Basically I match your stance.
This guy was sitting on the train with his knees splayed and his hands on the seat to either side of him. So I slowly backed up into the seat next to him forcing him to either move his hand or have me sit on it. Then I spread my knees equally wide and stuck my elbows out just as far.
It’s amazing how uncomfortable this makes men.
Eventually he closed his knees more (so I closed mine.) The ladies across from me noticed this silent warfare and were slightly confused. When he finally got off the train and I sat like a “lady” they realized what I did and grinned at me.
Yep. This is my new thing to do on the subway.
ur a little rebel i like u
You know why most guys sit like that?
It’s a body language signal known as a “crotch display” and it’s used to show dominance/confidence.
This is why guys get uncomfortable when women do this, and also why women are told to sit “like a lady” - basically, without the crotch display. When women do it, they’re telling all the dudes that they’re either stronger or on equal standing with them.
So I say right on, ladies! Go for it.
WE DO NOT SIT WITH OUT LEGS SPREAD BECAUSE WE WANT TO ‘SEXUALLY DOMINATE THE SCENE’ OR WHATEVER BULLCRAP YOU WANT TO COME UP WITH.
WE SIT LIKE THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE TESTICLES IN THE MIDDLE THAT ARE FUCKING SENSITIVE TO HEAT AND PRESSURE, MAKING IT MORE COMFORTABLE TO SPREAD OUR LEGS.
WE CLOSE OURS WHEN YOU ‘IMITATE’ US BECAUSE WE REALISE YOU WANT MORE SPACE AND SO WE BE POLITE AND GIVE IT TO YOU
WE SIT LIKE THIS ANYWHERE
HOW ARE WE OPRESSING YOU WHEN WE SIT LIKE THIS ON OUR OWN, IN PRIVATE?
NOT EVERYTHING IS THE GODDAMN PATRIARCHY
I`m pretty sure whoever took this pic just has a foot fetish..
- “We’re your family, we’re allowed to make fun of you”
- “Come on, it’s just a joke”
- “toughen up and stop being a baby”
- “We’re just teasing”
BULLYING IS BULLYING NO MATTER WHO IT COMES FROM.
IT JUST HURTS A FUCKLOAD A LOT MORE WHEN ITS COMING FROM PEOPLE YOU TRUST
this post will often go weeks without a note
and then there’ll be a holiday
and it resurfaces
and that makes me sad
Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
Americans Try To Place European Countries On A Map
These are actually really funny.
And society defines the first two as satanic
Things we don’t talk about more—but probably should.
Okay. Uhm. This is literally one of my favorite scenes in the entire series. I loved the writers’ decision in choosing Misty—and only Misty to go out in Ash’s place. Considering this was the second-to-last episode in the season, I think it was meant to be one of her more important moments (as the series was originally intended to end, after the Indigo League.)
—Notice how Misty didn’t take the rational solution. She didn’t go to the judges in his place (as Ash’s coach), and ask them to post-pone the battle. Nor did she didn’t go to Officer Jenny and tell about her suspicious phone call that
"Ritchie"(lol Team Rocket) had made earlier that day. It didn’t even seem like she went to Brock, Delia, or Professor Oak—to let them handle the situation. She didn’t go to anyone else.
She straight-up went out there and confronted Ritchie herself.
I think this is one of, if not the first time we’re shown how defensive
and not-to-be-fucked-withMisty is—most especially, when it comes to the people she cares about. Now, I mean—of course we’ve seen her temperament in the series before. She’s kinda… y’know. Know for it. —But it’s typically been directed towards Ash or Brock, and for comedic purposes, at that. But here, it’s just… different.
She doesn’t hesitate to run out in the middle of a stadium (packed full with of thousands of people, not to mention), just to proceed with publically assaulting Ritchie in how outraged she is. She stomps on his foot, grabs him by the collar, then forcefully shoves him backwards. Of course,
"he"(jk still Team Rocket) provoked her earlier, too, but most of what she said was in concern for Ash. (“I wanna know what you said to Ash. Tell me now!”) She was convinced Ritchie was behind Ash’s disappearance—and she was straight-up having none of that.
This scene’s such a great representation of Misty’s character. It shows she’s independent; not being afraid to take matters into her own hands. Then, of course, her fire-y, aggressive, and physically stronger side. —But it also shows how incredibly loyal she is, too. Then finally (and perhaps, most importantly)—it shows how much she actually cares.
She pesters and argues with Ash throughout the entire OS; they bicker and whatnot. But in this episode—we finally see that, if someone really messes with Ash, they’re messing with her, too.
This scene was one of the reasons I started calling Misty my favorite character, and it’s one of the reasons that I still do.