I really want Hillary to run (and win!) but at the same time, I’m kind of dreading the inevitable orbital laser cannon of sexist shit that’s going to be sent up and used not just on her, but on every one of us who dares to support her—especially if we’re female and/or queer.
It was bad enough when she and Obama were in the primaries (and, to my permanent disgust, there was also racism coming from Hillary supporters toward Obama—godsdamned shitstain cocksnots), but if she ends up in the final race, we’re going to be fucking drowning in that.
But I’m still supporting her anyway.
"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 has been added to since I last saw it, so reblogging again.
Busted wide open.
THIS EXPLAINS ME PERFECTLY. THANK YOU.
Mom says that I have my own special kind of language.
curious to see how many of you who relate to this become engineers of some sort…
Then why I’m not an engineer? D’:
my life is a lie!
Just pointing out that not everyone who thinks like this is automatically gifted in STEM fields. Some of us are “useless” arts majors, and this way of thinking is just as relevant in those fields as well.
Yes to the last comment.
torn between 2 men
king ecbert is hella possesive and ragnars over there like
what about athelstan guys
Los Angeles is known for many things: great weather, a laidback lifestyle, and Hollywood’s biggest stars. But for many who live in La La Land, the pressure to conform to a certain beauty standard can leave them feeling downright depressed.Why didn’t this have any notes?
It doesnt have any notes because its a black woman doing it. Had it been a white woman this wouldve been national news.
it doesn’t have any notes yet because it was literally posted today calm the fuck down (also hell yeah this woman rules)
Remember when Romney lost the election so somebody created White People Mourning Romney and collected various people crying over Romney’s loss?
Still so funny.
you: your ex is attractive
you: me byeeee
courf and ferre going on dates to museums (◡‿◡✿)
courf covering up the information cards and quizzing ferre on the types of moth and butterfly and beetle in a case and getting really into it and getting in trouble for cheering when he gets the last one right…
romeo and juliet high school au where juliet is the star football player and romeo is her cheerleader boyfriend
‘“I have the authority here, remember?” Eric says, so quietly I can barely hear him. “Here, and everywhere else.”
Color rushes into Four’s face, though his expression does not change.’
how gay is that omg