Posted 8 hours ago
Posted 9 hours ago

American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention

aimmyarrowshigh:

Posted 9 hours ago

American Healthcare Is So Bad for Women of Color It May Violate the UN Convention

aimmyarrowshigh:

Posted 9 hours ago

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themidwifeisin:

Check in at TheMidwifeIsIn.tumblr.com if you have any other questions.

There is also the Abortion Pill (Mifepristone).  It can be taken up to 9 weeks (but is most effective up to 7 weeks and check the laws in your state). It is comparable to a miscarriage and after getting the intial dosage from your medical service provider, you take the rest at home and go through the process at home.

This is super important, valuable information that I think many people don’t know. Also, when you go to an abortion clinic (I at least know this is true for Planned Parenthood) there’s a counseling meeting where you discuss the alternatives with a doctor and sign a consent form saying that abortion is what you really want. A lot of people who oppose abortion will want to tell you that abortion clinics and reproductive health centers will try to convince you to have the abortion, but that’s just not true. (I mean, only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are abortions. Family planning and community health centers like Planned Parenthood are often more concerned with prevention and awareness and other aspects of health. They’re more interested in helping you have options than they are in only giving you the one.)

Nor is it true that any medical center will throw the embryo away in a dumpster after the procedure. I’m sure none of you really thought that, but slander is a vicious thing that spreads and becomes true in the eyes of those who want to believe it because it fits into their agenda.

Additionally: know your rights. When I worked at Planned Parenthood, I learned that protesters are not allowed to be in front of the building or in the parking lot. They have to stay on the sidewalk, further away from the building. They are not supposed to try to convince you not to go into the building, nor can they physically block you from going in or follow you inside. You have to be let in by someone already in the building, which means that any appointment you have there - counseling, a check-up, a mammogram, an abortion, a testing - will be confidential and safe.

This is vital information everyone with a uterus+ovaries should know, whether you think you’ll ever need it or not. Even if you think “personally I would *never* have an abortion” — because there are too many things that you aren’t thinking about (rape, cancer, accidents, infections) that may turn abortion from “a choice for *other* women” to “literally life-saving for *me*.”

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Posted 10 hours ago
Take boots, for example. [Vimes] earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

—Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms (via rascalbot)

This is how it is really expensive to be poor. 

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ive used this so many times to explain to people why capitalism is awful and it works every time a+

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Posted 10 hours ago

ewitty:

Those poor Hearing people.

#FlipTheScript
#Perspective
#StructuralViolence
#NormalizedDependencies


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Posted 11 hours ago

The framing is askew when people perceive my coda identity as one that was formulated from being born hearing and having been exposed to the Deaf through acculturation. Such thinking is deficient in its foundation. Instead the framing should reflect that I was born Deaf and only later did I internalize a Hearing identity. As such my Deaf identity was not cultivated by acculturation, it was called into existence through enculturation; Deaf by birth right.

The introduction of a second identity through an internalization process created, in the beginning, a duality that could only then be solved by the creation and embracing of a third: coda identity. Thus, duality, for a time, was a box to which multiplicity was key.

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Posted 11 hours ago

There's always that one Hearing person ...

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Watches video in sign language, comments about the sound not working … because there’s always that one hearing person who thinks their lame joke about Deaf people is the.single.most original social commentary since _____ fill in blank with one of these major events in ancient history.

Posted 12 hours ago
Posted 12 hours ago

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Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

this is so powerful

Bless them and their beautiful spirits