The absurd contradictions of capitalism
Source: Flickr / roseaposey
I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.
Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate.
I’d like to think I’m more open now.
A BUNCH OF SHOWER OF PRICKS:
Take a look at the first picture. more than a 1000 people turned up outside and blocked the gates of the Dail (Irish parliament) tonight to protest against the government’s refusal to grant people access to abortion.
Look at the second picture. RTE news went to the other side of the parliament where there was no one because they don’t want to report a prochoice event in their right-wing media.
This is a small country, it is a very big deal that that many people blocked entry into the parliament tonight. the media had a duty to report this and they didn’t, they decided to skew the whole thing by making it seem like nobody turned up. Scumbags. I know the government controls the media but this is just….. ugh SCUMBAGS.
So along with Youth Defence’s American money, the government’s spinelessness and the church we also have the media to fight against. All the more reason for us to get organised. Pro-Choice campaign launce on December 8th in Dublin. Be there! https://www.facebook.com/events/362873540472506/Source: queerhairyvag
Joe Higgins calling for full abortion rights and Choice in Ireland.
Who needs the Hippocratic Oath when you have the Pope?
If you are in Ireland on Nov. 21 the protest to get Ireland’s parliament to legislate for safe, legal abortions continues at 6 p.m at Leinster House, Dublin 2. For more details click here. If you cannot make it to Ireland, you can participate in the International Day of Action For Legal Abortion in Ireland. Show up to show your support. Don’t let the Irish government sweep this under the rug.Source: upworthy.com
17-week pregnant Indian migrant woman, Savita, was killed because she was denied access to an abortion that would have saved her life.
She developed blood poisoning due to miscarrying but when Her and Praveen (husband) begged Galway University Hospital to grant an abortion as her health was rapidly fading, doctors denied and told them ‘this is a catholic country’.
HuffingtonPost: He said his wife vomited repeatedly and collapsed in a restroom that night, but doctors wouldn’t terminate the fetus because its heart was still beating.
When the fetus’s heart stopped beating that was when the fucking doctors surgically removed the remains but it was too late; Savita died a couple of days later.
This is the country I live in. This country says women can only have abortions if their life literally depends on it but women are still being denied an abortion any fucking way. This is the same country that also a while ago, forced a terminally ill woman to travel all the way to the UK to have an abortion because Ireland is too fucking cowardly to allow her abortion here.
Please please please contact the Irish embassy in your country and let them know what a disgusting disgrace it is that people are denied abortions here. Enough with the bullshit stereotype that Ireland is welcoming and sweet-natured; this country prefers people to die rather than have even a life-saving abortion.
(via queerhairyvag)Source: queerhairyvag
Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant received over 10,000 votes for WA state house of representatives while running against Frank Chopp, the sitting speaker of the house and one of the most powerful politicians in Washington State. In this press release, we call for a united slate against democrats in Seattle, and call for challenges nation-wide.
Congrats to all cmds involved. :)Source: socialistmn
I was inspired to post this because of the submission about the girl who aborted her child with Tay-Sachs. I wish I could have been so lucky.
My husband Alan and I found out that I was pregnant in late April of 2009. This was a complete accident. Due to the fact that we were both Tay-Sachs…