Women aged 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than cancer, traffic accidents, and war combined. —
Feminist talk at Students For Liberty’s 2013 Austin Regional Conference (via cuntcastle)
Seems to be quoted at a convention without any source, tread with caution.
just found “Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria, according to World Bank data.”
United Nations Resources for speakers on Global issues
SWEET thanks <3 My google-fu was weak apparently.
(Source: thecheekylibertarian, via mrpockyyo)
"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.
reblogging for commentary
But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too.
First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation.
And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument.
Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all.
If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other.
When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting.
When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.”
And that is gross.
^ THIS. This is this this THIS THIS THIS. THIS!!!!!
ok sorry but this is the funniest photo ever. white girl with dreads holding iphone crying about pig being slaughtered while probably not giving a shit about the shitty conditions of migrant workers who get her veggies or even the workers at meat factories who also get treated like shit and exposed to danger every day from unsafe conditions
anyways i used to be vegan and i didn’t reblog this bc like you know how militant vegans can be like
I really can care less about the workers in the factories. I’m all for the animals. I truly believe you have a choice in what you do and slaughter in animals is a choice I don’t believe in. Vegans can be harsh but they have good intentions but it’s also they get harsh criticism as well so you expect them to just take it and not push back? Nope.
"I really could care less about the workers in the factories."
Like did you really just say that? Workers are less important than a pigs life? Ya’ll heard it here first. Lmfao.
Yeah, people who work in slaughter houses were like, “Hm, what do I want to do? There’s banker, CEO, movie star… OH! Slaughter house! Yeah, I almost forgot.”
LGBTQIAP+ characters, protagonists with disabilities, more movies with PoC (maybe a few that don’t turn their protags into animals for 90% of the film, yeah? Havent gotten that since the 90s), anything. Literally anything.
This is DISNEY we are talking about. They own 12 different parks and resorts. They own their own TV station. Last year they made $9,964,000,000 in net profit.
There is literally nothing, short of colonizing Mars, that the Disney company can’t do because of financial risk. Get that weak ass bullshit excuse for their lack of diversity away from me.
"They can’t have a queer character because of the financial risk" my ass.
Anonymous asked: what is the meaning of life?
You are going straight to hell.
Just saw a post where some guy said thinking all men are potential rapist is like how the judicial system thinks all black and latin@ youth are criminals.
shut the fuck up men you dont have it as bad as PoC omg.
speaking of PoC, how come i never see many MoC who are MRA’s?
Yes people do have it just as bad. How is being accused of being a rapist because your a man any different then being accused of being a criminal because your black?
Yo because you being accused is going to do literally fuck all? Like do you want to roll out and compare statistics for every 100 that end up with jail time (hell even court time, or fuck even a police report)
I bet you MoC racially profiled are ending up in a lot worse a place than ‘wah hurt feelings i’m not a predator’ than men are because women are wary as fuck around them
banamighdall asked: What's your favourite non Clark relationship for Lois?
Love relationship? None. They belong together.
But whenever I write Lois, I like to write how smart people are terrified of her, even if they admire her. She’s LOIS LANE.
So, basically, Lois and anyone she meets.