A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.
Never forget: Roe v. Wade wasn’t the beginning of abortion in America. It was the beginning of the end of illegal abortions. If you haven’t read this piece before, I highly recommend it.
Members of the tribe and their supporters claim “Out of the Furnace” perpetuates aging stereotypes of the Ramapough as lawless, unruly hillbillies
My dad just sent me this link - it’s terrible. And it makes me think about how my college, Ramapo College, is named after the Ramapough tribe, yet very few of the student population (which is mostly white) know anything about the tribe, or their history - heck, I don’t even think most of them know that that’s who the school is named after. We makes jokes out of the name (Rama’ho,’ Rama-thon, Rama-plague, Rama-whatever-we can-think-of - and I’m guilty of some of these too) but we don’t appreciate that there are other people whose identities are also tied to this word.
I don’t know yet what can be done to combat this ignorant, harmful movie, but I’m sure my school’s diversity group will be talking about it this week, and I’ll keep you updated on any new news, actions, or whatever comes out of this. As for now, I suggest not seeing this movie. Please don’t give any money to the creators of this racist film.
Lesbophobia is dual in nature. It’s not only hatred for women who are attracted to women. It’s also hatred for women who are not attracted to men.
It is estimated that the incidence of domestic violence in Russia is four to five times that of domestic violence in the West. An estimated fourteen thousand women a year are killed by their partners in Russia (Horne, 1999).
Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 26)
It helps no one, least of all fat people, to enforce weight stigma. It’s about time we admitted that fat-shaming isn’t the same as encouraging health, cruelty doesn’t help people to become thinner, and thinness isn’t always the best course for all fat people.read more: skepchick.org (via lifeasa-fatgirl)
Rape jokes are not jokes. Woman-hating jokes are not jokes. These guys are telling you what they think. When you laugh along to get their approval, you give them yours.Thomas Millar, Meet the Predators. (via mehreenkasana)