May. 9, 2013
Here’s another example of women being treated like walking incubators and being asked to sacrifice their well-being for the sake of hypothetical babies:
Because half of pregnancies are unplanned, drugs that have serious side effects for pregnant women or their unborn children, such as antidepressants, should not be given to women who could become pregnant, Professor Louise Howard said.
She said: “If drugs are contraindicated during pregnancy then it is best that they are avoided in women of reproductive age in general – because 50pc of pregnancies are unplanned.
“That’s just life, we know women will get pregnant when they haven’t intended to, so it’s important to avoid particular drugs.”
It’s disturbing that someone who’s “head of section of women’s mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London” is suggesting that all women be treated as ‘pre-pregnant’ by doctors. Why not recommend that doctors warn female patients against taking any medication (or doing anything at all) that might potentially harm a hypothetical fetus?
if you are able to get pregnant you should never leave the house or do anything until you are pregnant, at which point you should continue never leaving the house or doing anything until the child is an adult
Wow this is disgusting
Feb. 11, 2012
If you’re a “nice guy” to a girl up until you realize she doesn’t want to date you, then go on about how she’s a cold shrew that friendzoned you and how no girls date nice guys, like, nah mate, girls do date nice guys. You just aren’t a nice guy. You’re a passive aggressive beta with internalized misogyny and a serious victim complex.
Jeez. Well put.
Jan. 3, 2012
THIS would be the bullshit hetero-normative status update of an (unfortunately, and without good reason in my opinion when he says shit like this) well-respected vegan activist. I am posting this shit because I am SO sick and fucking tired of men who seem to think that women’s bodies are tools for them to employ and utilize in order to further our cause, sell their products, validate their feelings, etc etc.
Hmmm, why would a vegan woman not date a meat eating man? What could possibly be the reason? Oh perhaps it is because the thought of having someone who tortures and kills animals as a partner turns our fucking stomachs? Maybe we want to connect to our partners and feel as though they share our empathy and values? Maybe we’d like to feel respected by our partners? Maybe we understand the linkages between eating meat/dairy/eggs and the subjugation, oppression and suffering that women regularly endure? Maybe I don’t want to kiss the slimy mouth of a man who just ate a double down and a milkshake?
Oh no. Fuck no. It’s not our place to have “partners” it is our place to lay on our fucking backs and take a dick for the cause. That’s right ladies, fuck away the oppression of animals! It’s as easy as lifting up your skirt to every douche with a steak craving. “Hey stud. Would you rather eat that burger or me?” Last time I checked I do not have a duty to convert men just because I am a vegan woman…
and what about having a partner that respects me and that I love is “preaching to the vegan choir”? How does me feeling debased, depressed and used help any animals at all? Does he honestly believe that men are so base and idiotic that they’d go vegan permanently for some sex? He honestly believes that “because tits told me too” is going to be the gateway to the vegan future?
And then the suggestion that I not just keep an open mind about dating merely one meat eater for the potential conversion benefits.. no no, why date one meat-head when you can date 5+ men simultaneously! It could be like my job… Monday through Friday I’ll withhold sex from frat boys until they don’t eat bacon, and then once they give in I’ll reward them with sexual favours!
THANK YOU for the tip. I assume that you’ll be lining up outside the KFC next week offering to give ladies face if they throw away their popcorn chicken right? Because that’s the best way to win hearts and minds over about animal suffering right? Fuck the oppression away?
Women are just as much a part of this movement as you are, our bodies are not tools for you to utilize. The road to a less oppressive world is not paved by the bodies of women. “A better world for animals on the backs of women!” I’m uninterested in re-envisioning the patrirchy to include concern for animals, but leaving intact the whole oppressive system that presently exists. You think your misogyny is somehow permissive because you don’t eat fucking cheese? Think again.
Seriously, and I mean this from the bottom of my burning, white hot, feminist heart: Fuck you.
methinks jennifer bundock can’t take a joke
Aww, was it a joke? False alarm ladies… He was just kidding. Hilarious. I’m pissing my pants over here at the complexities of his humour. Bahaha!! I get it now! this guy’s saying that my contribution to a movement about violence and oppression should be my vagina. Because dudes are totally stoopid! They’ll do anything for that va-jay! Dang! We’ve got ourselves a comedian over here!
OR MAYBE I can “take a joke” when it’s actually funny and not a poorly veiled in “lolz” chauvinist status update from a fucking mactivist… that might be it. I’m such a fucking feminist buzzkill ain’t I? I guess I’m not invited to your birthday party…
So. Much. Awesomeness.
(Source: fundock, via veganemelda)
Dec. 30, 2011
I hate this sentence so much that whenever I hear it I want to pick up and smash everything in sight.
If the only way that you can even remotely grasp the idea that women are people, or the only way that you can even remotely comprehend getting another man to grasp the idea that women are people, is to appeal to some guy’s patriarchal sense of ownership over the women society still largely perceives him as owning, THEN FUCK YOU.
No, seriously. FUCK YOU.
Because it’s great that you want to make the “actually, sometimes women really can have a point!” argument, it is, but further relying on the notion that women aren’t really people, and we can’t expect men to just get that they are people out of a basic sense of decency is not the way to go about it. Okay? Notice there is no “What if it was your husband or son?”
I don’t want men to care about rape because next it could be some rapist defiling the property value of his lady. I want them to care about rape because women are people and they have rights and violating those rights with violence is wrong. Indeed, if the former is all we’re really going for, let me know now because I just give up the whole fucking operation. If the former is the best we can hope for, then fuck this and fuck you, I’m out.
Yes. If this method works, then it is better than nothing of course. But “oh no! MY property is going to be damaged? MY women? I WON’T STAND FOR THIS” is often born alongside phrases such as ”dearest/wife/daughter, you are not leaving the house dressed like that”, and ”another girl kissed my daughter’s boyfriend? daughter, leave him and the little slut to it”.
It does not necessarily inform men that women as a whole have rights, only the only closest to them.
Can somewhat be related to abortion and still relevant as fuck.
Dec. 15, 2011
With issues like the Stupak Amendment and Nevada’s Personhood Initiative in the national spotlight, I am aware that a woman’s right to choose whether or not to carry a fetus to full-term is under attack.
What I didn’t realize, perhaps naively, is that her right to choose how to carry a fetus is also under fire. Last March, Florida resident Samantha Burton was in week 25 of her pregnancy when she paid a visit to her doctor. Burton was showing signs of potential miscarriage, so her physician ordered bed rest. Burton explained that, as a working mother of two toddlers, bed rest simply wasn’t a viable option and then proceeded to ask for a second medical opinion. Seems reasonable, right?
Her doctor, however, was having none of that. Rather than refer Burton for the desired second opinion, he instead felt it necessary to contact state authorities, who then proceeded to force Burton to be admitted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital against her will and undergo any procedure the doctor felt like prescribing. When Burton had the audacity to request a change in the hospital in which she was being treated, the court denied her request. Three days into her forced hospitalization, Burton miscarried.
Never mind that there is actually no scientific research to support the claim that bed rest helps prevent preterm birth and that even the American College of of Obstetricians and Gynecologists does not believe it should be routinely recommended. Never mind Burton’s very real concern for the care of her two small children. Never mind the psychological, physical, and financial toll this takes on her family. The only thing that mattered to the doctor and the government was that they got their (ultimately ineffectual) way.
Oh, and did I mention this case gets worse? Burton (with help from her pro bono lawyer and the ACLU) sued the State of Florida claiming it — duh — violated her constitutional rights. The court ruled against her, claiming that that State was merely maintaining “status quo” in the situation. Hmmm. I never knew forcing a woman to bed rest in a hospital was status quo. Perhaps I’ve been ill-informed.
It is scary to think that the government feels it can negate the bodily autonomy of pregnant women for any reason, let alone for something like this. Where does this stop? If a doctor lacking scientific support can force a woman into a hospital of his choosing for the tests of his choosing, what’s next? Certainly it seems as if the bar has been set pretty low in terms of the criteria needed to override a woman’s freedom to make informed decisions for herself.
Burton’ lawyers filed for appeal and the case is now being heard in Florida’s First District Court of Appeals. Hopefully, this time the court will acknowledge the bodily autonomy of pregnant women and reverse the lower court’s frightening and potentially dangerous ruling. I shudder to think of the consequences of the earlier decision being upheld.
This is complete and utter bullshit! When the hell did a woman’s uterus become public property?? Please let me know, and I’ll make sure I pave a parking lot next to mine.
(Source: sumskills, via theoppressedlittlefetus)
Jun. 14, 2011
things that cause rape
the outfit I’m wearing
drinking too much