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    1. reistrider:

campdracula5eva:

bebinn:

rhrealitycheck:

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right 

Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.


Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!
This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.
Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).

The bolded is hella important.

From the first article: “Increased female independence was also perceived as a threat to male power and patriarchy, especially as Victorian women increasingly volunteered outside the home for religious and charitable causes.”

      reistrider:

      campdracula5eva:

      bebinn:

      rhrealitycheck:

      Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right

      Abortion was not just legal—it was a safe, condoned, and practiced procedure in colonial America and common enough to appear in the legal and medical records of the period. Official abortion laws did not appear on the books in the United States until 1821, and abortion before quickening did not become illegal until the 1860s. If a woman living in New England in the 17th or 18th centuries wanted an abortion, no legal, social, or religious force would have stopped her.

      Reminder that records of contraception and abortion exist all the way back to 1550 BCE in ancient Egypt!

      This was a really fascinating read. Until the early 19th century, abortion was legal until “quickening,” or when the pregnant person first felt the baby kick - anywhere from 14 to 26 weeks into the pregnancy. Society only began to condemn it when people decided white, middle- to upperclass women weren’t having enough children soon enough in their lives, and when male doctors started taking over traditionally female health care fields, like midwifery.

      Yep, shockingly enough, it’s never, ever been about the life of the fetus - only about misogyny, racism, and classism (ableism, too, though the article doesn’t discuss it).

      The bolded is hella important.

      From the first article: “Increased female independence was also perceived as a threat to male power and patriarchy, especially as Victorian women increasingly volunteered outside the home for religious and charitable causes.”

      (via crumpetsandcorsets)

    2. cornbread86:

      setbabiesonfire:

      vegan-vulcan:

      anywigwilldo:

      So Canada is basically tossing their protection of Humpback Whales in the garbage in order to enable them to put an oil pipeline right through critical habitat territory.

      Just in case, y’know, anyone wants to stop talking about moose and maple syrup for a second.

      Here, have a petition.

      fucking SIGNED. SPREAD THIS AROUND EVERYWHERE

      CANADA, DON’T FUCK UP NOW.

      god fucking damnit

      (via golden-trash)

    3. Celebrity photo hacking: How to disable iPhone iCloud

      chescaleigh:

      It’s really sad that this is even necessary

      (via the-exercist)

    4. jean-luc-gohard:

      So apparently iCloud was hacked and pretty much every female celebrity’s nudes were leaked. I’d like to remind my followers not to post them, because they’re supposed to be private, and just because some asshole leaked them doesn’t mean you should make it worse by spreading them around.

      (via golden-trash)

    5. mirkokosmos:

      Robin Williams & Koko, 2001

      “Robin made Koko smile — something she hadn’t done for over six months, ever since her childhood gorilla companion, Michael, passed away.”

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9I_QvEXDv0

      (via xtoxictears)

    6. "Your vagina is supposed to smell like a vagina, not a mango. If your partner complains about the natural smell or taste of your vagina, they can go fuck a mango."

      lingeringlilies  (via housewifeswag)

      (Source: mind-vacation, via crumpetsandcorsets)

    7. thuggamane:

      Ok so i’ve just seen this on my timeline on twitter and quite frankly I’m angry. This is in london and the metropolitan police here are known to be racist. With all that’s going on in America right now i thought I’d shed some light on what’s happening here in the UK. While its illegal to bear arms in this country, the systematic racism and discrimination still remains against black people, men in particular. Racial profiling is an epidemic and with social media at the forefront it’s been easier to really see how often this occurs, Please re blog this and spread this on your dashboard! These racist authorities need to be exposed!

      (via crumpetsandcorsets)

    8. langsettte:

so beautiful I can’t

      langsettte:

      so beautiful I can’t

      (via crumpetsandcorsets)

    9. toddtomorrow:

omercifulheaves:
So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

      toddtomorrow:

      omercifulheaves:

      So hey, it turns out that Gillian Anderson dressed up like Morticia Addams was something we all needed in our lives.

      (via crumpetsandcorsets)

    10. deadrevolutionaries:

      • Periods aren’t a big deal for some people
      • Periods are extremely disabling for some people
      • Pain is subjective and it’s different for everyone
      • Stop arguing about this

      (Source: ablogofpurplesummer, via crumpetsandcorsets)

    11. turquoisebirds:

yewnymph:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 
THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME
NO CONSCIENCE
NO HISTORICAL BEARING
HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?
THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?
WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 
NEVER FORGET. NEVER.

From further down in the article: 
“‘That story gets so much worse when you find out it happened in Seminole, TX, where students are called ‘Indians and Maidens,’” Twitter user Emily Lakdawalla wrote. The school’s mascot is an Indian and the school’s logo is of an Indian with feathers on his head.”
Essentially the school is just fine with using passive images of the very same kind of person that in reality is not welcome at the school. 
This is similar to last year when Air New Zealand wouldn’t hire a woman with the same indigenous tattoo that the airline uses in their logo.
If you’re still not sure what cultural appropriation is and why it’s bad, maybe this will help you understand.

      turquoisebirds:

      yewnymph:

      nativeamericannews:

      Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

      On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
      The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

      I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 

      THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME

      NO CONSCIENCE

      NO HISTORICAL BEARING

      HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?

      THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?

      WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 

      NEVER FORGET. NEVER.

      From further down in the article: 

      “‘That story gets so much worse when you find out it happened in Seminole, TX, where students are called ‘Indians and Maidens,’” Twitter user Emily Lakdawalla wrote. The school’s mascot is an Indian and the school’s logo is of an Indian with feathers on his head.”

      Essentially the school is just fine with using passive images of the very same kind of person that in reality is not welcome at the school. 

      This is similar to last year when Air New Zealand wouldn’t hire a woman with the same indigenous tattoo that the airline uses in their logo.

      If you’re still not sure what cultural appropriation is and why it’s bad, maybe this will help you understand.

      (Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com, via crumpetsandcorsets)

    12. yasahime:

      storenvy open cos I need to raise coins~!

      (via xtoxictears)

    13. ebonydecay:

      captainherbivore:

      soft-leg:

      sharkhugger:

      Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.

      From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.

      Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.

      This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue

      BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.

      IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
      DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.

      THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN IT

      Yet again, more notes than signatures. Actually sign these things, people. Ugh.

      This is far too upsetting.

      (via crumpetsandcorsets)

    14. Anonymous said: Why are you so angry about JLaw's nudes being leaked? I thought you didn't like her.

      tstarksbitch:

      • i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
      • i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
      • i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
      • i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
      • i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
      • i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
      • i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics 
      • i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled 

      listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t 

    15. "Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

      mysharona1987:

      "Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

      "Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

      "Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

      "Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

      Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

      (via thatgeekyfemme)

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