Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions.. for safety on the streets… for child care, for social welfare… for rape crisis centers, women’s refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says ‘Oh, I’m not a feminist,’ I ask ‘Why? What’s your problem?’

Dale Splendor, 1985 (via thatswhatshesaidquotes)

This a million times over. 

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Or, even better, folks that are downright hostile to feminism - some even calling it “the biggest lie out there”.

Worse than WMDs in Iraq, that feminism. 

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I agree, with the caveat that I understand why some WOC are reluctant to embrace feminism.

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sisterhoodispowerful:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

Agreed.  Can I get some memes of the people listed here?  We need more Defenders of the Uteri to populate this Tumblr. 
mymanyuntoldstories:

I’m sorry but this man does not deserve all the cookies for just being a decent human being.
There are others in congress who hold the same beliefs.
Here is an excerpt from a NARAL article which lists the representatives that stood against HR 3 on March 3 (thus not the only ones):
Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the committee’s ranking member, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York led the charge against the “Stupak on Steroids” bill. Rep. Nadler called the bill, which manipulates the tax code to advance an extreme anti-choice agenda, “an unprecedented attack on women, families, and their rights under the Constitution.”Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida called out an earlier version of H.R.3 that would have redefined rape as a “violent act against women.” Although the bill’s sponsors caved to public pressure on that issue, H.R.3 still poses a grave threat to women’s access to critical care.Reps. Zoe Lofgren of California and Hank Johnson of Georgia voiced their opposition to the anti-choice leadership’s attacks on women’s health care. Rep. Conyers proposed an amendment to the bill that would have protected Washington, D.C.’s right to use its own money to pay for abortion care for low-income women. This amendment was rejected.Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois proposed an amendment to ensure that women could access insurance that covers their reproductive-health needs. This amendment was rejected. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas proposed an amendment that would have protected a woman’s access to abortion care in situations where it’s necessary to protect her health. This amendment was rejected.Rep. Judy Chu of California proposed an amendment clarifying that hospitals may not allow women in need of life-saving abortion care to die. This amendment was also rejected.
WHY IS IT THE WHITE MAN WHO GETS RECOGNIZED?
Oh wait, racism and sexism.


This has definitely crossed my mind a few times during the Anthony Weiner tumblr love-fest. Yes, the man is a snappy talker and I certainly appreciate his efforts but he doesn’t get a giant gold star just because he gets it.

Dr. Judy Chu is my rep! I like Weiner for his snark, but kudos to all the reps that actually give a crap about us.

sisterhoodispowerful:

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

Agreed.  Can I get some memes of the people listed here?  We need more Defenders of the Uteri to populate this Tumblr. 

mymanyuntoldstories:

I’m sorry but this man does not deserve all the cookies for just being a decent human being.

There are others in congress who hold the same beliefs.

Here is an excerpt from a NARAL article which lists the representatives that stood against HR 3 on March 3 (thus not the only ones):


Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the committee’s ranking member, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York led the charge against the “Stupak on Steroids” bill. Rep. Nadler called the bill, which manipulates the tax code to advance an extreme anti-choice agenda, “an unprecedented attack on women, families, and their rights under the Constitution.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida called out an earlier version of H.R.3 that would have redefined rape as a “violent act against women.” Although the bill’s sponsors caved to public pressure on that issue, H.R.3 still poses a grave threat to women’s access to critical care.
Reps. Zoe Lofgren of California and Hank Johnson of Georgia voiced their opposition to the anti-choice leadership’s attacks on women’s health care. 
Rep. Conyers proposed an amendment to the bill that would have protected Washington, D.C.’s right to use its own money to pay for abortion care for low-income women
This amendment was rejected.
Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois proposed an amendment to ensure that women could access insurance that covers their reproductive-health needs. 
This amendment was rejected. 
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas proposed an amendment that would have protected a woman’s access to abortion care in situations where it’s necessary to protect her health. 
This amendment was rejected.
Rep. Judy Chu of California proposed an amendment clarifying that hospitals may not allow women in need of life-saving abortion care to die. 
This amendment was also rejected.

WHY IS IT THE WHITE MAN WHO GETS RECOGNIZED?

Oh wait, racism and sexism.

This has definitely crossed my mind a few times during the Anthony Weiner tumblr love-fest. Yes, the man is a snappy talker and I certainly appreciate his efforts but he doesn’t get a giant gold star just because he gets it.

Dr. Judy Chu is my rep! I like Weiner for his snark, but kudos to all the reps that actually give a crap about us.

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#california

No same-sex marriage this year for Maryland ›

Maryland was widely expected to become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, but the plan crashed and burned March 11.

The bill to legalize gay marriage had passed the Senate and had the governor’s support, but, at the last minute, after almost three hours of debate in the House of Delegates, supporters realized they did not have the votes there.

#gay marriage

#lgbt

#politics

stfuconservatives:

nefariousnewt:

downlo:

In which Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) is fucking awesome (via):

Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to a bill that overturns the scientific finding that pollution is harming our people and our planet.

However, I won’t physically rise, because I’m worried that Republicans will overturn the law of gravity, sending us floating about the room.

I won’t call for the sunlight of additional hearings, for fear that Republicans might excommunicate the finding that the Earth revolves around the sun.

Instead, I’ll embody Newton’s third law of motion and be an equal and opposing force against this attack on science and on laws that will reduce America’s importation of foreign oil.

This bill will live in the House while simultaneously being dead in the Senate. It will be a legislative Schrodinger’s cat killed by the quantum mechanics of the legislative process!

Arbitrary rejection of scientific fact will not cause us to rise from our seats today. But with this bill, pollution levels will rise. Oil imports will rise. Temperatures will rise.

And with that, I yield back the balance of my time. That is, unless a rejection of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is somewhere in the chair’s amendment pile.

BRAVO!!!!!!!! *clapping*

“The bill will be a legislative Schrodinger’s cat, killed by the quantum mechanics of the legislative process.”

That’s the kind of bad-ass speech I plan to give after I’m elected to Congress. Me and this guy are going to start the House Committee on Legitimizing Actual Science and Facts.

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#lolz

#fuck yeah

#politics

thefuror:

producermatthew:

Twenty-one priests in Philadelphia have been suspended over allegations of child molestation.   Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia said the 21 Roman Catholic  priests were put on leave while their cases were being reviewed.  37  priests were identified as suspects in a grand jury report released  last month following widespread claims of child molestation. The jurors  also found that a panel set up by the archdiocese of Philadelphia was  established mostly in the interest of the church. [BBC News] 
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TWENTY ONE IN PHILADELPHIA. TWENTY ONE

WTF. I’d like to point out that this is the same cardinal who raised such a fuss about my college having a Rainbow Week that we had to change the damned name and scrap some of the activities. Obviously his time would have been better served trying to protect the children who live in PA from abusive priests.
PA residents, these are the names of the accused:
Monsignor John A. Close of St. Catherine of Siena in Wayne, Pa.
The Rev. Mark Fernandes of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Sellersville, Pa.
Monsignor J. Michael Flood of St. Luke the Evangelist in Glenside, Pa.
The Rev. Joseph M. Glatts of SS. Simon and Jude in West Chester, Pa.
The Rev. Steven J. Harris of St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church in Wayne, Pa.
The Rev. Daniel J. Hoy of Our Lady of the Assumption in Strafford, Pa.
The Rev. Andrew McCormick of Sacred Heart in Swedesburg, Pa.
The Rev. Peter Talocci of St. Patrick’s in Malvern, Pa.
The Rev. Phillip Barr
The Rev. John Bowe
The Rev. George Cadwallader
The Rev. Paul Castellani
The Rev. Michael Chapman
Monsignor Frances Feret
The Rev. Mark Gaspar
Monsignor Joseph Logrip
The Rev. Zachary Navit
The Rev. Leonard Peterson
The Rev. Robert Povish
The Rev. John Reardon
The Rev. Thomas J. Rooney

thefuror:

producermatthew:

Twenty-one priests in Philadelphia have been suspended over allegations of child molestation.  Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia said the 21 Roman Catholic priests were put on leave while their cases were being reviewed. 

37 priests were identified as suspects in a grand jury report released last month following widespread claims of child molestation. The jurors also found that a panel set up by the archdiocese of Philadelphia was established mostly in the interest of the church. [BBC News

Photo: AP

TWENTY ONE IN PHILADELPHIA. TWENTY ONE

WTF. I’d like to point out that this is the same cardinal who raised such a fuss about my college having a Rainbow Week that we had to change the damned name and scrap some of the activities. Obviously his time would have been better served trying to protect the children who live in PA from abusive priests.

PA residents, these are the names of the accused:

  • Monsignor John A. Close of St. Catherine of Siena in Wayne, Pa.
  • The Rev. Mark Fernandes of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Sellersville, Pa.
  • Monsignor J. Michael Flood of St. Luke the Evangelist in Glenside, Pa.
  • The Rev. Joseph M. Glatts of SS. Simon and Jude in West Chester, Pa.
  • The Rev. Steven J. Harris of St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church in Wayne, Pa.
  • The Rev. Daniel J. Hoy of Our Lady of the Assumption in Strafford, Pa.
  • The Rev. Andrew McCormick of Sacred Heart in Swedesburg, Pa.
  • The Rev. Peter Talocci of St. Patrick’s in Malvern, Pa.
  • The Rev. Phillip Barr
  • The Rev. John Bowe
  • The Rev. George Cadwallader
  • The Rev. Paul Castellani
  • The Rev. Michael Chapman
  • Monsignor Frances Feret
  • The Rev. Mark Gaspar
  • Monsignor Joseph Logrip
  • The Rev. Zachary Navit
  • The Rev. Leonard Peterson
  • The Rev. Robert Povish
  • The Rev. John Reardon
  • The Rev. Thomas J. Rooney

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#religion

#catholics

#crime

trastorn:

Via fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Pakistani activists in Lahore rally on the eve of International Women’s Day.

trastorn:

Via fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Pakistani activists in Lahore rally on the eve of International Women’s Day.

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#fuck yeah

#human rights

#activism

Former NC coach pleads guilty to NY sex charges ›

stfurapeculture:

Remember this excellent example of rape culture, in which a basketball coach raped a 16 y/o autistic girl but couldn’t be brought up on rape charges because she was over the age of consent in NC? Well, he was extradited to NY (where the rape occurred) and now…

The 63-year-old Wilson is expected to be sentenced to two consecutive one-year jail terms next month. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.

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#rape culture

#crime

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