Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Snippets:


(photo credit: http://i-am-a-child-of-time.tumblr.com/post/156805486250/spellchucker-shoshanah-ben-hohim-kixxarse)


New Law Lets Dads Veto Abortions HORK.

Proposal makes Maryland a 'sanctuary' state YES MARYLAND. Really cherishing the fact that I live in a decent state these days, along with three badass reps.

 Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination

Language in the draft document specifically protects the tax-exempt status of any organization that “believes, speaks, or acts (or declines to act) in accordance with the belief that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, sexual relations are properly reserved for such a marriage, male and female and their equivalents refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy, physiology, or genetics at or before birth, and that human life begins at conception and merits protection at all stages of life.”

10 Ways to Support Muslims in the U.S. Right NOW

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps

Hogan deletes public opinion Rest of my reps are kicking ass and then there's this guy.

Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump

The question we need to ask ourselves is: What will we do? This is not a hypothetical question. Most of us will not face the stark choice employees at airports faced over the weekend.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ways to help/fight/not sob in the corner

I found some ways that one can help in these dumpster fire days. While marching is fucking rad and I plan to do more of it, I know I can't attend them all (work/anxiety) but I still want to make my voice heard.

Look for like minded groups in your area This is awesome. You can set search filters and find groups to work with. I already put a request in to a groups FB profile.

A Nervous Wreck’s Disabled Guide to Stepping Up WONDERFUL. As someone who realized that a) she can't stand for long periods either and b) she actually has mild claustrophobia in massive crowds, this list is a god send.

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets Another great list to help those marching.

5 Calls I get it, it's terrifying to call your reps. I hate being on the phone when I don't really know the person well. But through nervous farts, you can do this. Scripts are provided, along with your reps numbers.

Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Representatives

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Women's March

This was my first peaceful protest and it was awesome (minus realizing I am mildly claustrophobic in large crowds, which in turn made me feel like a wuss and I had wanted to get more enjoyment out of it)

 

I met up with a friend from work at Union Station and we walked to the Mall from there. Walking out of the Metro, seeing the gush of the crowd made me burst into tears. It gave me hope.


We made it down behind the National Museum of the American Indian and just before the Air and Space. We ended up being able to see a screen and I got to see Michael Moore and Ashley Judd.


Inspiring.

It wasn't that way for all participants and I want to highlight a story I read. We can do better, we MUST do better than this. I told myself, when I woke up November 9th and realized life had changed, that I was going to use whatever privileges I had for good, for others who needed them. I'm trying to do that, each day, by putting in the work that needs to be done.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Abortion Ban & Miscarriage

I was just shy of six weeks pregnant (first few weeks you aren't technically, since they base the due date on the day of your last period) when I started spotting and eventually miscarried.

Steve King put forth HR 490, which states "that an abortion provider 'who knowingly performs an abortion and thereby kills a human fetus' without determining a heartbeat, informing the patient of a heartbeat, or proceeding regardless of a heartbeat would face fines and up to five years in prison. The bill includes limited exceptions for the physical health of the pregnant person but not for 'psychological or emotional conditions.'"

The sesame seed (the size of the clump of cells I hoped would eventually yield the newest member of our family) that grew for a short while inside me would have been deemed a baby and thus protected by this sexist bill. Yes, this eventual child was very much wanted, but what about for the person who was pregnant and didn't want to be, for a variety of reasons?

People who can bear children across the US have told, wrote and shared their stories about abortions, wanted children and everything in between. But the sad fact is that many Republicans in Congress just don't care. They don't care about people who bear children being seen as people with complex lives. They are forced birthers and while Planned Parenthood does amazing, life saving work beyond abortions, I, for one, think we should stop minimizing abortions.

Abortions are safe medical procedures that many people have. I know four people in my close community that have had them. And there is nothing wrong about them. I don't give a good goddamn why someone has an abortion; if they feel incapable of caring for a child, then why do I care if they have an abortion?

Abortion without apology. It's a perfectly legitimate procedure and I'm beyond tired of seeing it demonized.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Snippets: Twelve Days

12 days until a racist sexual predator who can't run a lemonade stand to save his life takes the highest office in the land.

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

Lol, yup, totes lazy *rolls eyes* I worked two jobs at the same time in the midst of the post recession scene, because I had no other options.

LOL

The Invisible Workload That Drags Women Down

"I didn't want to lose my identity"

File under Um, yes?

Wow, fuck this guy

Not all heroines wear capes This woman is awesome!