March 3, 2014
cognitivedissonance:

afunnyfeminist:

bebinn:

senatecharts:

Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) quotes the Guttmacher Institute while fighting against abortion.

What happens to patients who are denied abortions?
"The take-home from that study is that most women are having an abortion because they say they can’t afford to have a child. And it turns out that they’re right: Two years later, women who had a baby they weren’t expecting to have, compared to the women who had the abortion they wanted, are three times more likely to be living in poverty. They knew they couldn’t afford a kid and it turns out they were correct." - Tracy Weitz, PhD, of the Turnaway Study

Wait a second. Are you saying that women are actually aware of their circumstances and can make educated and accurate decisions about their own lives?

Remember, Rep. Smith is using the study as proof forced birth is a good thing because 25% of people who sought abortions and were unable to secure Medicaid funding gave birth instead. 
To him, this is a success. A person too poor to pay for an abortion was saddled with an unwanted child, and this congressman looked at that and said, “Yep, let’s have more of this!” Let that sink in for a second.

cognitivedissonance:

afunnyfeminist:

bebinn:

senatecharts:

Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) quotes the Guttmacher Institute while fighting against abortion.

What happens to patients who are denied abortions?

"The take-home from that study is that most women are having an abortion because they say they can’t afford to have a child. And it turns out that they’re right: Two years later, women who had a baby they weren’t expecting to have, compared to the women who had the abortion they wanted, are three times more likely to be living in poverty. They knew they couldn’t afford a kid and it turns out they were correct." - Tracy Weitz, PhD, of the Turnaway Study

Wait a second. Are you saying that women are actually aware of their circumstances and can make educated and accurate decisions about their own lives?

Remember, Rep. Smith is using the study as proof forced birth is a good thing because 25% of people who sought abortions and were unable to secure Medicaid funding gave birth instead. 

To him, this is a success. A person too poor to pay for an abortion was saddled with an unwanted child, and this congressman looked at that and said, “Yep, let’s have more of this!” Let that sink in for a second.

(via realworldnews)

December 17, 2013
The odds are not always in your favor…

Odds of winning the Mega Millions: 1 in 259 million
Odds of becoming president: 1 in 10 million
Odds your cell phone will explode: 1 in 2 million
Odds of being struck by lightning in a given year: 1 in 700,000
Odds of an asteroid rendering humans extinct: 1 in 500,000
Odds of dying from a bee, hornet or wasp sting: 1 in 70,000
Odds of winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500
Odds of hitting a hole-in-one in golf: 1 in 5,000
Odds you will have your identity stolen: 1 in 200
Odds of being stopped and frisked in NYC: 1 in 52 (1 in 20 if you’re black or hispanic) 
Odds of getting away with murder: 1 in 2 (1 in 1 if you have affluenza)
Odds that I already bought a ticket: 1 in 1

3:38pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZJPu4y11VFjbd
Filed under: mega millions odds 
December 7, 2013

(Source: drunkonstephen, via realworldnews)

December 7, 2013
llamajun:

stfumras:

quickhits:

We have a winner…

All the applause 

Shots fired.

llamajun:

stfumras:

quickhits:

We have a winner…

All the applause 

Shots fired.

(Source: facebook.com, via realworldnews)

December 7, 2013

shortformblog:

oswaldofguadalupe:

The Twitter Mandela Hall Of Shame

When the right side of history doesn’t forget.

(via realworldnews)

December 2, 2013
Woman has child taken from her womb by social services - Telegraph

lancrebitch:

pandorasprings:

fatascribunda:

dykeprivilege:

Christ

This is the logical conclusion of a lack of bodily autonomy for women before and during pregnancy. This is where it leads.

i’d like to highlight the fact that she was away from her home country on a business trip (she’s italian but it was britain’s social services who did this), and she was not told they were going to do that. so basically anyone, anywhere can do this to women.

WHAT THE SHIT

(Source: apoeticmindset, via realworldnews)

December 2, 2013

beatonna:

medievalpoc:

thescienceofreality:

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Wow! This is actually really great, and most of these classes seem to have sets of videotaped lectures for the classes!

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now that is something

(via danielu92)

December 2, 2013

drakeshairline:

tequilaandtiramisu:

A moment of silent for all those in retail this holiday season.

this cartoon works at target clearly

(Source: jarethgonzalez, via danielu92)

November 25, 2013

innocentpunkrockkids:

"The brain can get sick too." 

Re-make of this post. 

End mental health stigma.

(via mcfandrew)

October 28, 2013
arenaoftheunwell:

Holy shit.

When worlds collide. RIP Lou Reed

arenaoftheunwell:

Holy shit.

When worlds collide. RIP Lou Reed

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