Always the Straight Man; Never the Wild Card
I'm Rachel. Sometimes I make stuff, and I post it here. I like comics, movies, books, role playing, and french toast. I think the weather should act the way it supposed to in the season it's in. I want to introduce myself as n actress after being in one community college play. I swear a lot. I'm turning 25 and all set to move back in with my mom. Life isn't always going the way I thought it would but on the upside: I've built my own dresser, know three whole aikido moves, got a B in math, and can now kill spiders.

This will all make for a great story one day.
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Anonymous asked:
There are more women in the U.S. than men. How can we oppress you if we are the minority?


Sure. You’re right. Only numbers matter. Institutional power is meaningless. All of world history doesn’t matter. Women must only be 20% of congress because they’re not cut out to be leaders. Apartheid didn’t happen. Update your textbooks, everybody.

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anti-choice logic


anti-choicers: children are not punishments or burdens don’t talk about them like they are

anti-choicers: if you get pregnant you have to deal with the consequences

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As terms like womanism, intersectionality, and women of color enter the mainstream, it is important to remember that they do not exist in a vacuum. They were created by Black women to address the ways in which we feel excluded from mainstream feminism. Kimberle Crenshaw, Patricia Hill Collins, Loretta Ross, Audre Lorde, and bell hooks are more than names to pluck convenient quotes from when it suits you. They are Black feminists, and they are part of a long tradition that can be traced back to Ida B. Wells-Barnett and beyond. So when your idea of feminism in 2013 harkens back to the racist, sexist rhetoric thrown at Wells-Barnett by Susan B. Anthony and Frances Willard, then what kind of movement are you trying to build? If your definition of feminism is rooted in Mammy myths, what can be built with you? Are you fighting for equality for all, or your right to be equal in oppressing Black women?
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Another Sailor Moon redraw. :D

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Oh Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?

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Don’t be fooled. The political momentum for 20-week bans isn’t actually about compromising, or about adhering to a specific deadline that will prevent fetuses from feeling pain. It’s really about finding an initial foothold to chip away at Roe v. Wade, and then continuing to move the goal posts. It’s the first step in a larger strategy to cut off legal abortion access altogether, cloaked under the guise of a “moderate” policy.

The Secret Strategy Behind 20-Week Abortion Bans

Reminder that there is no scientific evidence to prove fetal pain exists at 20 weeks. Even the scientists behind the studies used by pro-lifers to push this argument have said their work has been misinterpreted and misused.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Statement on HR 3803 (fetal pain unlikely before third trimester)

Fabrizi et al. (2011). A shift in sensory processing that enables the developing human brain to discriminate touch from pain. Current Biology, 21(18), 1552-1558. (fetal pain at 35-37 weeks)

Lee et al. (2005). Fetal Pain: A Systematic Multidisciplinary Review of the Evidence. Journal of the American Medical Association, 294(8), 947-954. (fetal pain at 29-30 weeks)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists updates its guidance (fetal pain after 24 weeks)

The proponents of these bans are trying to conflate feeling pain with viability. Roe v. Wade prevents states from banning abortion before viability. I think these heartbeat bills are trying to do the same thing, but it’s much harder to convince even the most ardent anti-choicers that a 6-week old embryo is viable.

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Because of Them, We Can


Because of them, we can. And we will.

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Me too, Will. Me too.

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