Um, actually, a woman’s body is designed to grow people, so… what’s wrong with being an incubator?
"A Vancouver baby has just become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate.
Three-month-old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the daughter of lesbian parents and their male friend.
"It feels really just natural and easy, like any other family," said biological father Shawn Kangro. "It doesn’t feel like anything is strange about it."
B.C.’s new Family Law Act, which came into effect last year, allows for three or even more parents.
Della’s family is the first to go through the process, and they finalized the birth certificate registration last week.
B.C., which is celebrating Family Day on Monday, is the first province in Canada with legislation to allow three parents on a birth certificate, although it’s been achieved elsewhere through litigation.”
the better (not harper) side of canada.
THIS IS REALLY COOL AND IMPORTANT AND KIND OF FUCKING REVOLUTIONARY
well boys i guess we’re going to canada
The fetus was deemed non-viable, the fetus was deprived of oxygen for too long when Marlise Munoz was without a heart beat. Her living will stated that she did not wish to be on life support if she were brain dead under any circumstances which does include pregnancy. Her family had to go to court for the right to remover her from life support because the state reduced her to an incubator for a fetus that COULD NEVER SURVIVE OUTSIDE HER UTERUS.
They were both dead long before she was taken off life support, how fucking DARE you call that a ‘forced abortion’. It was anything but, and considering the fetus had 0 chance of surviving once born you have no reason to be upset anyways.
This is the shittiest propaganda I’ve seen in a long, long time. You have twisted this tragedy so hard I could open a bottle of wine with it.
Seriously… That fetus was long gone. If you think for a second that this was the wrong decision, you have issues.
What the fuck is wrong with your goddamned country.
The viability of the fetus is entirely beside the point.
Marlise Muñoz, like her husband, was a licensed paramedic. She had an advance directive that specifically rejected life support in the event of brain death. She was a capable adult who knew very well that this would mean termination of any fetus that was not yet independently viable.
Her husband supported her wishes, also understood their implication for a non-independently viable fetus, and fought like hell to force the state to follow her advance directive despite bullshit state laws designed to strip pregnant people of the standard bodily autonomy granted to corpses.
This was a state-imposed forced pregnancy, in addition to forced life support, right up until Erick Muñoz’s lawyers were able to enforce her advance directive sadly only by appealing to the irrelevant status of the fetus.
i went to the comments section on the first article and got this
Ellen Page has come out as a gay woman. The star the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past made the announcement in a moving and deeply personal speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote the welfare of LGBT youth held at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And Dany stops by to help out, so they ask her to be a Queen too.
AND THE WESTEROS IS AT PEACE FOREVER AND FULL OF AWESOMENESS AND DRAGONS.
it got better
Here is “Knot”, a short comic I drew to sell at Mocca and TCAF this year. The printed version is going to be SO PRETTY. I’m in love with the cover (which I will post later).
I just wanted to do something fairy-tale-like that talked about doubts and frustrations and how to deal with them. I’m really happy with how colorful and adorable the story turned out to be.
If you enjoyed “Knot”, please consider reblogging it and/or checking out my ongoing webcomic Namesake! HUGS TO ALL OF YOU!
Isa’s been showing me wips of this for awhile, look how pretty this is finished, ahhh!!
the stories coming out of the media hotels at the sochi olympics are just 100% ridiculous
I’ve been to the forums. I’ve interacted with the people. I’ve tried to give the men’s rights movement a chance. Unfortunately the people involved are much more concerned about derailing and dismantling feminism than actually solving any of those issues. As if they can’t make any progress until feminism is destroyed.
"Family court is unfair and biased towards women. Those darn feminists!" Except that the majority of lawmakers are old white men. From federal to state legislature… they created all the rules, regulations, and laws that govern the courts. They think they are doing men a favor. "Raising children is a woman’s job. Just send a check every month and let them take care of the ankle biters." And the whole family court system is pretty dysfunctional. It isn’t a utopia for mothers that grants their every wish. Mothers and fathers both have the same enemy. They have to influence the same lawmakers to improve the system.
Male rape victims don’t get taken seriously. Again, most detectives are men. Most of the police leadership are men. The lawmakers are mostly men. So let’s blame feminism for not getting justice.
You really don’t think women care about male victims of abuse? Many feminists are mothers of sons. Sons who they love to no end. Of course they care. Of course they want the justice system to care about their sons. Which is why feminists want to dismantle the system that says that men are strong and women are weak. The system that says men cannot really be raped.
The problem lies in how MRAs react to feminism. They see people talking about women’s issues and their reaction is not one of empathy. It is always, “What about us? Bad stuff happens to us too.” Just like that fellow who saw women trying to talk about their hardships in a work environment. He pipes in and complains about not being able to wear shorts. And worse, he equates his issue with theirs even though they aren’t even close in magnitude. Yes, it was a ridiculous example, but it perfectly demonstrated this common reaction men seem to have. When someone is talking about their problems, the proper response is not to reply with a list of your problems. No one is saying that your problems don’t matter, just that this isn’t the proper time to talk about them.
If the MRAs continue to derail every conversation by making it about them, they are not going to be taken seriously. There is plenty of space to talk about men’s issues. They don’t need to invade the space of feminism to be heard. And if they keep thinking women are the enemy, even though women are actually trying to make progress with some of the very issues you mentioned, they aren’t going to have much luck actually solving anything they care about.
russia: no homo
the rest of the world:
the stereotype that women talk more than men is infinitely amusing to me because men are literally incapable of shutting the fuck up
i hope this post gets popular enough that i hurt a man’s feelings
It’s not a stereotype it’s a proven fact you femanazi piece of shit.
lmao there it is
You wanna talk proven facts? This shit’s been done, son: researcher Dale Spender in Australia used audio and video tape to independently evaluate who talked the most in mixed-gender university classroom discussions. Regardless of the gender ratio of the students, whether the instructor was deliberately trying to encourage female participation or not, men always talked more—whether the metric was minutes of talking or number of words spoken.
Moreover, men literally have no clue how much they talk. When Spender asked students to evaluate their perception of who talked more in a given discussion, women were pretty accurate; but men perceived the discussion as being “equal” when women talked only 15% of the time, and the discussion as being dominated by women if they talked only 30% of the time.
Spender’s conclusion, if I may parahprase: you only think we talk too much because you’d rather we were silent.
Don’t fuck with me, asshole, I’m a scientist.
Edit: I can’t believe I got her name wrong multiple times. The researcher in question is Dale Spender and the original publication of this research was called Man Made Language (1980).
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
The Chris Pine + Zachary Quinto World Tour: What’s your favorite Star Trek episode?
#i like this because i feel like it shows sort of their relationship to the series #karl urban is like yes this obscure episode no one but a real fan has seen i have watched it 6 thousand times #john is like my character’s awesome and this episode will show you why #alice eve is like god shatner used to be attractive oh man #ben is like i’m not even going to pretend i know what you’re talking about i’m sorry i’m the worst i admit it #abrams is like i hate this but am now in charge of it so i guess i’ll pick the most critically acclaimed episode i mean it has to be good right #and then pine and quinto #yeah our favorite is the same #it’s the one where our characters practically dry hump for a good ten minutes (via)
The head-turning Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is a towering 6ft 3in tall and admits she often felt she couldn’t relate to women on the big screen because of her Amazonian frame, but is now relishing the opportunity to play a tough, fierce warrior in the medieval fantasy drama.
She said: “It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity, and what it is to be a woman.”
The towering actress reveals that she had numerous setbacks in her career before landing a prized role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit show, adding: “I found it so frustrating, particularly at the beginning, because I would be told, ‘Sorry love, you’re too tall.’ At one stage I was like, ‘I’ll give this another six months and if this persists, ‘I’ll become a nun.’ “
For her role as warrior Brienne, Gwendoline trained how to fight with swords and ride horses and says it’s “empowering” to know she can “break a man’s nose with my elbow.”
"I do all my own stunts and come away with bruises and scratches. After one scene I was absolutely covered in bruises all down one leg and up one arm. But it’s worth it. It’s quite fun. I enjoy knocking around with the boys."
I cannot get enough of this woman. She deserves all the awards.
I guess people don’t know of any other way to write about tall women, but adjectives like “towering” (and using it twice, seriously) have really got to fucking go. I’m an inch taller than her, ok?
people need to stop describing tall women the same way they would a lizard who was destroying tokyo honestly