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stfuprolifers:

bebinn:

hewillguideyou:

There are people out there who believe tax payers should pay for abortions even if they are against them because people have to pay for wars they are against.

This fails to recognize that we as people have inherent rights to expect to be protected by and from our government (hence having a defense department and the 2nd ammendment). This right is so inherent that when most people hear about countries allowing or participating in the killing of their own people, we are horrified. It’s our human right.

Abortion is “clearly” not a humans right issue since only the woman is involved, so we as a nation have categorized it as a women’s right issue. So no, I should never have to pay for you to suck or pluck your child from your uterus. It is your choice, it is your bill.

Sorry not sorry.

And before anyone gets all up in arms about human rights, you would have to multiply the number of Americans who have died in war by 50 to get the number of children killed since 1973 by “choice”.

Abortion isn’t a human rights issue, because only women* are involved - and women “clearly” aren’t humans. That about sum it up?

tl;dr

OP doesn’t think anything concerning women and anyone else in need of reproductive healthcare is a human rights issue, because ya know, they’re not human or anything.

And here we have a pro-birther clearly stating that they do not view women as human.

I love it when they’re honest.

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thepeoplesrecord:

Botswana court rules: women have right to inherit property
October 16, 2012
In a landmark ruling Botswana’s High Court on Friday affirmed women’s inheritance rights for the first time, up-ending a male-dominated system that had prevailed in the thriving African nation.
The court ruled that local customary laws - giving a son preferential rights to inherit the family home Ä are not in line with the country’s constitution, which guarantees gender equality.
“It seems to me that the time has now arisen for the justices of this court to assume the role of the judicial midwife and assist in the birth of a new world struggling to be born,” said judge Key Dingake.
“Discrimination against gender has no place in our modern day society,” he said, urging the government to take all discriminatory laws off the statute books.
The case had been brought in 2007 by a group of sisters, all aged over 65, whose claim to family property is challenged by their 63-year-old nephew, and the High Court began hearing it in May.
Two of the women were in court to greet the ruling with cheers and broad smiles.
“Tonight I will sleep like a baby!” declared 79-year-old Edith Mmusi.
While there was jubilation from the applicants, their lawyer and sympathizers, the defendant Molefi Ramantele said the court had undermined the country’s culture.
“This is a sad day for me, I am saddened by this ruling. People should learn to respect our culture,” he said.
According to Tswana custom the family home is either inherited by the first-born or last-born son, depending on tribe.
A series of lower courts and the government rejected the women’s case.
Attorney General Athalia Molokomme earlier argued that “Botswana being a culturally inclined nation” meant that scrapping customary inheritance laws was not in line with the “public mood.”
“The public interest… always has to be a factor of consideration,” she said.
But Friday’s judgment was welcomed by advocacy groups, who declared it a victory for a region where women are too often treated as second class citizens.
According to advocacy group Social Watch, sub-Saharan Africa is among the world’s most inequitable regions.
While the gender gap in Botswana is narrower than the global average, activists say significant legal, economic and cultural hurdles remain.
“We are celebrating victory of women, this is the best judgment ever,” said Priti Patel, deputy director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre.
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thepeoplesrecord:

Botswana court rules: women have right to inherit property

October 16, 2012

In a landmark ruling Botswana’s High Court on Friday affirmed women’s inheritance rights for the first time, up-ending a male-dominated system that had prevailed in the thriving African nation.

The court ruled that local customary laws - giving a son preferential rights to inherit the family home Ä are not in line with the country’s constitution, which guarantees gender equality.

“It seems to me that the time has now arisen for the justices of this court to assume the role of the judicial midwife and assist in the birth of a new world struggling to be born,” said judge Key Dingake.

“Discrimination against gender has no place in our modern day society,” he said, urging the government to take all discriminatory laws off the statute books.

The case had been brought in 2007 by a group of sisters, all aged over 65, whose claim to family property is challenged by their 63-year-old nephew, and the High Court began hearing it in May.

Two of the women were in court to greet the ruling with cheers and broad smiles.

“Tonight I will sleep like a baby!” declared 79-year-old Edith Mmusi.

While there was jubilation from the applicants, their lawyer and sympathizers, the defendant Molefi Ramantele said the court had undermined the country’s culture.

“This is a sad day for me, I am saddened by this ruling. People should learn to respect our culture,” he said.

According to Tswana custom the family home is either inherited by the first-born or last-born son, depending on tribe.

A series of lower courts and the government rejected the women’s case.

Attorney General Athalia Molokomme earlier argued that “Botswana being a culturally inclined nation” meant that scrapping customary inheritance laws was not in line with the “public mood.”

“The public interest… always has to be a factor of consideration,” she said.

But Friday’s judgment was welcomed by advocacy groups, who declared it a victory for a region where women are too often treated as second class citizens.

According to advocacy group Social Watch, sub-Saharan Africa is among the world’s most inequitable regions.

While the gender gap in Botswana is narrower than the global average, activists say significant legal, economic and cultural hurdles remain.

“We are celebrating victory of women, this is the best judgment ever,” said Priti Patel, deputy director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre.

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Anti-Choice Wailing Wall Comes To Wichita, Kansas

Appropriation of actual suffering, putting up an anti-choice memorial in the hometown of Dr. Tiller, spending fucktons of money on it when they could be helping actual children… I don’t even know where to start with these “pro-life” assholes.

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Human Rights and Freedoms Stats

captainboobs:

Basic Human Rights:

Abolished Slavery (across the country):
Canada: 1833
UK: 1833
USA: 1865
Australia: 1901

Women’s rights:

Right to vote across the country:
Australia: 1902
Canada: 1918
UK: 1918
USA: 1920

Women Federal Leaders:
UK: 1979 First Female Prime Minister
Canada: 1993 First Female Prime Minister
Australia: 2010 First Female Prime Minister
USA: N/A

Pro-Choice:

UK: 1967
Canada: 1988
Australia: Went through state-by-state legalization, but whole country is now pro-choice
USA: In Progress

Right to an Education:

Average annual tuition rates:
Canada: 1,901£
UK: 8,678£
Australia: 8,744£
USA: 12,426£


Gay Rights:

Legalized Same-Sex Marriage:
Canada: 2005
Australia: In Progress
USA: In Progress
UK: In Progress

Right to Health Care:

Canada: publicly-funded healthcare system (no one is turned away)
Australia: Private health care system with heavy government assistance (100% of in-hospital costs, 75% of General Practitioner and 85% of specialist services are covered by government)
UK: Private and publicly-funded health care system (free at the point of need)
USA: Private (Having insurance is greatly important to your health)

I have a couple nitpicky points I need to make here…

First of all, Canada wasn’t a country in 1833 when we allegedly abolished slavery. I mean, yes, it was officially abolished in 1833 in the land mass that became Canada, but it was abolished in England, and therefore in English colonies as well, which is what Canada was at the time.

Secondly, Canada’s first (and only) female prime minister was Kim Campbell. She was never elected. She became the prime minister for all of four months when the previous PM retired. So while Canada technically had a female leader, she wasn’t elected and she actually never sat in Parliament as PM.

Also I find it hard to believe that average tuition in Canada is $3000 per year. My tuition cost that much per term, and I was in the least expensive program at my university.

In terms of gay rights, the date for marriage equality is true, but trans* rights are severely behind. It’s still pretty legal to discriminate against trans* individuals in things like housing and jobs, and I’m pretty sure that a person can’t legally change their gender without having surgery. I’d really like to see trans* rights included in this “human rights” summary. Alas, I do not have time to do the research today.

Also if you want to talk about human rights, I think it’s important to bring up treatment of indigenous people. Which historically, and currently, is really, really bad in Canada. Some people are working on reconcilliation for things like the residential schools, but the government won’t do shit for them. It’s really frustrating. And the racism against aboriginal Canadians is unbelievable. Someone at my residence in university told me one time that all Natives are useless drunks and I was like… Um… excuse me? You can’t just say stuff like that. And then his friend told me that he grew up next to a reserve, as if that made it okay for him to be incredibly racist.

Anyway, I guess my point is that Canada isn’t the magical land of rights and happiness that people make it out to be.

(Source: kendralynora, via admiralboobs)

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US Government:
So we heard you needed our help?
Africa/The Middle East:
No, we're fine.
US Government:
No, we really think you need our help.
Africa/The Middle East:
Fuck off, we're fine!
US Government:
Ah, they're hostile! They hate our way of life! We have to stop them!
Africa/The Middle East:
EVERYTHING WAS FINE UNTIL YOU GOT INVOLVED WHERE YOU'RE NOT WANTED.
US Government:
TERRORISTS! THEY'RE TRYING TO KILL ALL OF US! WE NEED TO INVADE!
Poor People:
We need your help.
US Government:
But the TERRORISTS.
Women:
Yeah we'd kind of like control over our bodies back...
US Government:
Sorry, we're busy with the TERRORISTS.
Trans* People:
We could use some rights or something over here...
US Government:
We have to fight the TERRORISTS.
Gay People:
Um... we just want to get married and stuff...
US Government:
TERRORISTS.

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chashlet:

super—boy:

kotaewakiitenai:

kakkobean:

aiiim:

WOW, THIS IS SO TERRIBLE. I FEEL SO FUCKING SORRY FOR ALL YOU POOR MEN OUT THERE. OF COURSE YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO FACE THIS HORRIBLE LEGISLATION THAT BASICALLY STRIPS YOU OF ALL CONTROL OVER YOUR OWN FUCKING BODY. I MEAN, IT’S YOUR PENIS. THE GOVERNMENT SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED ANYWHERE NEAR IT, AMIRITE?

(Source: crassenough2care, via drinkmasturbatecry)

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I am a feminist.

alllllll-of-the-spectacular:

introspectivestardust:

As long as women’s natural body hair is called disgusting and inappropriate while men’s isn’t, I am a feminist.

As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist.

As long as women have to face the rational fear of being sexually assaulted every time they walk home past dark while men don’t, I am a feminist.

As long as misogyny exists in any country in this world, I am a feminist.

As long as women are being raped, then stoned to death or forced to marry their rapist, I am a feminist.

As long as companies promote men to manager when there are women who are equally as or better qualified, because they find that men look more authoritative, I am a feminist.

As long as women (her choice of clothes, her friendly nature, her weakness, her choice to drink alcohol) get blamed when men rape them, I am a feminist.

As long women’s opinions on online social networks are dismissed with phrases like “tits or gtfo”, “get back to the kitchen”, “are you pms’ing?”, I am a feminist.

As long as dressing like a women is degrading for men and as long as men are insulted with phrases like “you throw like a woman”, clearly implying that being like a woman is shameful, I am a feminist.

As long as both men are women are expected to work, but taking care of children and the household are still largely considered a woman’s job, I am a feminist.

As long as boys and girls are treated differently, expected to act differently, and surrounded by different toys and colours from the day they are born, I am a feminist.

As long as topless women aren’t allowed in public unless they’re one the cover of a men’s magazine, I am a feminist.

As long as women who have sex frequently are generally told they are “sluts”, “lacking self-respect” and “lacking morals” by both men and women, while men who frequently have sex are “just being men” and it’s “natural for them”, I am a feminist.

As long as there are places where women have to pay more for health insurance than men, I am a feminist.

As long as men experience situations with equal gender representation as female-dominated, and don’t consider a group discussion equal unless there are significantly more men then women participants (as has been proven), I am a feminist.

As long as there are men who think it’s their wife or girlfriend’s duty to have sex with him whenever he wants, I am a feminist.

As long as the word feminism (“the movement aimed at equal rights for women”) has a negative connotation, I am a feminist.

As long as misogynist people exist, I am a feminist.

And not just ciswomen. Everybody.

As long as women* can’t make decisions about their own reproductive organs, I am a feminist.

(Source: livefromplanetearth, via asgardian-feminist)

Filed under feminism feminist sexism women's rights human rights equality abortion reproductive rights

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TW: Graphic Imagery — This is what happens when governments legislate abortion

This is my response to those graphic (and often false) images of “aborted babies” that “pro-lifers” love to post.

I’m going to post this photo under a cut for the sake of my followers, but I sincerely hope that every “pro-lifer” will look at it.

This is what happens when abortion is made illegal.

Read more …

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