We have too much knowledge and too many resources to continue to have the narrative reshaped and our realities ignored before our eyes. The black community has historically supported bodily autonomy and access to safe and legal abortion. Our history proves that we have led the way in the abortion and reproductive justice movement, and we are influential in policy now. It’s high time we ensure that our influence is accurately reflected and that we celebrate it.
Must-read: Whitewashing reproductive rights: How black activists get erased, by Renee Bracey-Sherman
When media consumers read an op-ed shaming rape victims, when fans follow fictional narratives that exaggerate the risks of abortion, when viewers encounter no women of color on TV screens or elided depictions of queer sexuality in films, when articles about and …
Have I put this up on my blog before?
Fuck it, here it is again.
I love her.
Let me tell you, this woman is PERFECT. She speaks THE WHOLE ENTIRE TRUTH at all times. Every moment. Of every day.
i’ll reblog this forever
"Family values" means you should be able to take care of a sick child or elderly relative without losing your job. LIKE if you agree. http://wefb.it/xExMx5
Thanks MomsRising.org for the image. Tweet with #FMLA21 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act. http://ift.tt/1fIg81e
Amazing feminists are using the Internet to change the world we live in. Here’s a tribute to the incredible online victories worth celebrating.
Woo-hoo!! We are so excited and appreciative about our mention at #19.
It still shocks (and mostly just disappoints) me how SHOCKED people are when I tell them that it is 100% legal to be fired simply for being gay.
They look at me like I’m lying and say things like "nooooo, that can’t be right?".
I have been fired twice (in Ohio) for being openly gay.
I have been asked:
- to not wear my wedding ring
- Not acknowledge my wife’s existence
- To "just say you have a husband"
- To just not answer “yes” when people ask if I’m married because "you’re not REALLY married"
- To not bring my wife to the company FAMILY Christmas party
- Let people just assume we’re sisters
- Just make it easier on everyone and “just say you’re divorced”
These were not requests made from some Mom and Pop shop, I was a corporate executive for a large chain of high volume restaurants. My boss was the Director of Human Resources, and she would walk into my office and say the most ignorant things you can imagine.
People in America need to be educated on the reality that is life as a gay person in this country.
It’s not all gay pride parades and appletinis.
We need a leg to stand on.
We need people to wake up and educate themselves on the rights we are denied.
We need people…gay, straight, and in between, to open their eyes, stop ignoring what doesn’t directly effect them, and educate themselves.