#women's rights

Practical Alchemy: becauseiamawoman: When evangelicals were pro-choice – CNN Belief Blog...

becauseiamawoman:

When evangelicals were pro-choice – CNN Belief Blog

In 1968, Christianity Today published a special issue on contraception and abortion, encapsulating the consensus among evangelical thinkers at the time. In the leading article, professor Bruce Waltke, of the famously…

OH SHIT GAME CHANGER

…except not, because the Bible has no place governing my uterus anyway. But can the right wing Christians shut up now??

(via duckindolans)

What happens when both parties are too drunk and sex happens?

bitchesguidetoetiquette:

Discuss. 

I’m basing this on NY state law, which does not prohibit a person from consenting to sex while under the influence of alcohol/other drugs unless the substance was administered to the person without their knowledge or that person was rendered unconscious by said substance.

Look, it’s unrealistic to assume that people are only going to have sex when they’re 100% sober, and it’s not helpful to tell men that they’re raping every time they meet someone at a party and take them home. It’s also not helpful (or correct) to tell women that they forfeit any right to claim they were sexually assaulted as soon as they ingest a substance. There is no black-and-white “you’re a rapist if you do X” or “you can’t claim you were raped if you did y.”

Alcohol and other substances impair judgement. It might make you do things you wouldn’t normally do, more susceptible to being “taken advantage of,” or it might compromise your ability to tell if your partner is entirely into what you’re doing. So here’s what you do:

  • Give (and ask for) clear, enthusiastic, verbal consent before the encounter occurs.
  • Check in periodically throughout the encounter. Stop if your partner hesitates or says no. Ask your partner to stop if you feel at all uncomfortable. The best part about this one? It can coincide with dirty talk. (“Do you like the way I’m xing your y?”) (“Let’s not do x. But I really want you to do y”)
  • When in doubt, stop.

This is a really, really complicated issue. I have known people who have been on both sides of it. I think we can reduce the number of these instances with a little bit of education. Conveniently, next month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so I’ll probably be posting about that. :)

On Women's Reproductive Rights [10 Reasons the Rest of the World Thinks the U.S. Is Nuts]

newyorkcityspeed:

Just…read this. & reblog. Because damn.

Also, can I just say, I’ve had friends from high school who have gotten mad at me for disliking where we’re from; then I go & read things like the opening paragraph here, discussing a bill in the Georgia state legislature that wants to FORCE WOMEN TO CARRY STILLBORN FETUSES UNTIL THEY GO INTO NATURAL LABOR & I have to ask those people why the fuck I should have any pride for that state

Thanks for posting, Cat. This is incredibly important right now, not just in GA but in most other states AND nationally. If you are a woman living in the US, chances are that your reproductive health care (and overall healthcare) rights are under attack right now.

Not only is my state (NH) trying to limit reproductive justice for women, but we also passed a law that says police officers can’t enter homes when they are called for domestic violence disputes unless they are invited in by the residents. This severely limits the ability of law enforcement to intervene in situations where a woman’s life may be at risk (yes, violence against men is a problem, too, but the vast majority of survivors are women). 

I don’t understand why more women aren’t getting angry, because no one’s debating whether or not insurance companies should pay for Viagra or if men should have access to regular cancer screenings. Not to mention the fact that we don’t place any financial responsibility for preventing pregnancy on them.