We do not need to guess about the brutal consequences of overturning Roe. We know from our own country’s pre-Roe history and from the experience around the world. Women desperate to end a pregnancy would find a way to do so. Well-to-do women living in places where abortion is illegal would travel to other states where it is legal to obtain the procedure. Women lacking the resources would either be forced by the government and politicians to go through with an unwanted or risky pregnancy, attempt to self-abort or turn to an illegal — and potentially unsafe — provider for help. Women’s health, privacy and equality would suffer. Some women would die.
Mr. Romney knows this, or at least he used to. Running for the United States Senate in Massachusetts in 1994 against Edward Kennedy, Mr. Romney spoke of a young woman, a close relative, who died years before as result of complications from an illegal abortion to underscore his now-extinct support for Roe v. Wade. In a report in Salon last year, Justin Elliott, a reporter for ProPublica, found that when the young woman passed away, her parents requested that donations be made in her honor to Planned Parenthood. That’s the same invaluable family-planning group that Mr. Romney has pledged to defund once in the White House.
For this week’s Feminism Friday (I know, I am not consistent in doing this every week, but I’m trying), I’m going to focus on the feminist issues surrounding the election, specifically those brought up during this week’s debate - the most obvious being the binders full of women thing, and all the hype from what will probably end up being Romney’s most regretful line ever. But laughable metaphors aside, this is a really important election, and Obama really hit home when he said women’s issues are family issues. These issues really effect all of us, so we need to pay attention! Enjoy…
Hello hello how about a giveaway?
I want to celebrate hitting 5000 followers and say thank you to all the people who have supported me since I started Fancy Lady Industries. How better than to giveaway stuff?!
This prize consists of
- a blue fat necklace
- a magenta vain necklace
- a white no diet talk brooch
- a fluoro pink big girls donut cry patch
- tonnes of postcards
All up it’s worth about AUD$90 and I’ll probably throw in a zine too for good measure :D
Rules and other info
- Reblogs count as 1 entry, likes do not count.
- Reblog as many times as you like, each reblog counts as one entry.
- No “giveaway” or empty tumblrs will be considered because that’s just not fair!
- I will draw the winner on November 1 at around lunchtime.
- I will post anywhere so long as you have an address for me to post your prize to.
- It might be a good idea to follow me so you know if I draw your name, and you probably should have an ask box so I can contact you!
Secret bonus bit
If you are following me before the prize is drawn and you’re drawn as the winner, I will include an A6 portrait of you done in ink and watercolour!
Anniversary flowers upon my arrival home after completing my first grad school test! Good day.
Happy Love Your Body Day!
This pin was made at one of Women of Action’s (student club at Hofstra University) annual Love Your Body Day events, circa 2009 I believe.
Yay for WOA, and all the lovely body-positive activism that went along with it!
Oooooooo your father in law emigrated from Wales? That’s like the fucking Whiteboy motherland. Shut your square face up.
And you know someone emigrating from Wales would never get stopped as a person who “looks undocumented.”
[Photo: Two (2) topiaries of a donkey and elephant representing American Democrats and Republicans at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York.]
And so it begins #hofstra #hofdebate #debate2012 (Taken with Instagram)
I don’t remember these from 2008!
So psyched for all those who get to experience the debate at Hofstra University tonight! I got to be there in ‘08, and it was one of the most meaningful and unforgettable experiences.