Abortion is abortion.
Abortion is not slavery. Stop desensitizing the struggles of our black American’s ancestors and the hardships people all over the world- even in America- face every day: even in 2012.
Abortion is not like the holocaust. Stop desensitizing the torture, murder and great losses many suffered during World War 2, some still alive to remember, some who have been told stories of their family member’s own pain. Fetuses are not aborted because of religion, race or orientation.
Abortion is not like child soldiers. Stop desensitizing the pain these children go through, having their families murdered, friends murdered and fear of them being murdered all the while being tortured and forced to watch the inhumanity.
Abortion is not just as bad as rape. Stop desensitizing survivors pain after experiencing one of the greatest human rights violations someone can do to another human. The struggle to forget the time(s) someone violated you in one of the sickest ways possible is not just as bad as abortion, because abortion isn’t bad. Rape is.
Abortion is not murder. Stop desensitizing the loss of a loved one people have suffered due to murder. It is not the same as someone being violently and unwillingly taken away from you, while you imagine the pain and fear of the one you love felt in their final minutes.
Abortion is not the death of a child. Stop desensitizing mothers and fathers who have felt the pain of holding their child’s hand while they know that is the last time they will get to. The loss of a child rattles parents to the very core, to the point where their lives will never be the same.
Abortion is abortion: the discontinuation of a pregnancy. Likening it to anything else triggers and hurts those who have experienced or been close to these traumatizing event.
Shut the fuck up and learn some decency.
the premise of the video is still sound. Joseph Kony is an evil person. Thousands of children are suffering because of him. He must be brought to justice for his crimes against humanity on the international circuit. Awareness is a powerful weapon against human rights violations.
And above all else:
This so-called “slacktivism” is a whole lot better than an entire international community of inaction and apathy. Even if this results in pre-pubescent hipster suburbanite teens blanketing their cities with posters because that’s what’s #trending at this point in time, AT LEAST THEY’RE DOING SOMETHING.
The incredibly problematic organization and proposed solution is not an excuse not to take a stand for what is right. Large numbers of people communicating with and urging their governments to take action will have an impact.
No, you don’t have to donate directly to Invisible Children. No, you don’t have to pay for the money grab that is the “action kit.” But the problem still exists, and you can write to your local government. You can spread the awareness. You can even focus on a completely different issue if you want. There are people suffering everywhere. Do something.
And if this helps, you can download the action kit for free.
Few videos could highlight the tenuous situation in Syria as one published Sunday afternoon showing a boy with his jaw completely blown off.
The video also contains other children with their limbs removed during Syrian President Bashar Assad’s violent crackdown on dissent.
The condition of the boy is unclear at the time of this post.
This is what Russia and China vetoed. This is what the world is staying silent over.
This sort of travesty should NOT be happening anywhere to anyone, let alone children.
Write to your government officials; urge them to take action. Don’t be silent.
Krysta Williams and Erin Konsmo in “Resistance to Indigenous Feminism” from Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism edited by Jessica Yee
TRIGGER WARNING: torture, murder, racism
Loggers in Brazil captured an eight-year-old girl from one of the Amazon’s last uncontacted tribes and burned her alive as part of a campaign to force the indigenous population from its land, reports claimed on Tuesday night.
This ruined my night.
Your appeal to ignorance and slippery slope argument is a complete fallacy. You’re saying that it’s safer to allow abortion, but safer for whom? A potential living (albeit, parasitic) being, or a definitely living woman?
We don’t know each other, but let me paint you a picture. If I were to get pregnant, right now, as a woman, as a racial minority, as a young person who is still economically dependent on her hyper-traditional family, my safety would be completely jeopardized without availability to safe abortion. I’d be kicked out of my house, I’d be forced to give up my education in order not to starve, or have the fetus and, in your words, potential life starve. To me, being thrown into poverty is not erring on the “safe” side.
TW: CISSEXISM AND BRUTAL VIOLENCE
… imagine a 19-year-old girl being dropped off at an acquaintance’s home by a taxi on a Sunday night and finding three men on the lawn waiting for her. Imagine them kidnapping, torturing, decapitating, dismembering and burning her alive for sport, as young, raucous boys would to a Barbie doll. Imagine them chucking her torso on the side of a highway, with absolutely no regret or sense of immorality. Imagine being the mother called into the morgue to identify a defiled torso as your daughter. Swallow that bitter pill of reality and tell me that marriage is the most important issue for the LGBT community in 2011. For several in the transgender community, it might as well be 1969 all over again, because nothing has changed for them.
Fucking thank you. We’re getting beat the fuck up and murdered, and their biggest concern is gay marriage.
because like all maistream movement in the US it’s about white man .. it’s about gay white man and nothing else nothing else
Very true that the safety and well-being of trans individuals is largely ignored, and that all mainstream movements are based on the most privileged of the not-privileged.
But let’s not go so far as to belittle the marriage issue. The severity of one issue doesn’t make a less severe issue trivial.