Malcolm X (via black-culture)
every person who supports no abortions for rape victims should be forced to donate a kidney. they don’t need it to live, it’s a lot less of a risk and a lot less time, energy, and health lost than pregnancy, and it saves a life. who cares if it’s their body and they should be able to do what they want with it? right?
similarly, anyone who says a woman/girl who was raped and can’t carry the child to term without dying herself should be forced to carry it anyways: let’s declare all of their vital organs public property. i mean, a nine year old pregnant rape victim would only be sacrificing themselves for one child, so there’s no net gain. but if we killed anyone who holds this horrible opinion and take their organs, so many lives will be saved! it’s only fair. by their own logic.
sxiz at LiveJournal, referring to Ron Paul’s support for a bill overturning Roe v Wade. (via celticthistle)
Jimmy Carter, relevant now more than ever. (via gaywrites)
Jimmy Carter is so BAMFY, it hurts. There’s also this.
Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Sunday announcing he is severing all ties with the Southern Baptist Church due to their treatment of women. A devout Southern Baptist for more than sixty years, Carter left the church in 2000 because of ideologically differences where the religion justifies the subordination of women. His announcementcomes after the Elders, a group of world leaders with which Carter is affiliated, released a statement on the issue of discrimination against women and girls by religion. In his statement, Carter calls “on all leaders to challenge and change the harmful teachings and practices, no matter how ingrained, which justify discrimination against women.”