And All is Lost Within the Sky
theonion:

Report: More Americans Saving Money For Child’s Unemployment

The saddest thing is I thought this was 100% serious for a good five seconds because the economy is so broken that it wouldn’t be that bizarre an idea.

theonion:

Report: More Americans Saving Money For Child’s Unemployment

The saddest thing is I thought this was 100% serious for a good five seconds because the economy is so broken that it wouldn’t be that bizarre an idea.

queenofthecute:

Found a cute ref pic, so I doodled some boyfriends (falling asleep in front of the tv) to get back in the swing of drawing.
Honestly, though, I can’t believe there aren’t more people talking about Carlos giving up decades to stay in Night Vale with Cecil. Looking back at earlier episodes with that information lends new weight to Carlos’ story arc. I mean, his first year in town is totally centered around how time in Night Vale doesn’t work/is slowing down. So, he knew what staying would mean for him. And not only did he stay - HE GAVE CECIL HIS WATCH.
Carlos gave Cecil the one thing that could remind him of the outside world he was leaving behind and settled down to buy a condo. Surely I’m not the only one still choked up over this… right?

queenofthecute:

Found a cute ref pic, so I doodled some boyfriends (falling asleep in front of the tv) to get back in the swing of drawing.

Honestly, though, I can’t believe there aren’t more people talking about Carlos giving up decades to stay in Night Vale with Cecil. Looking back at earlier episodes with that information lends new weight to Carlos’ story arc. I mean, his first year in town is totally centered around how time in Night Vale doesn’t work/is slowing down. So, he knew what staying would mean for him. And not only did he stay - HE GAVE CECIL HIS WATCH.

Carlos gave Cecil the one thing that could remind him of the outside world he was leaving behind and settled down to buy a condo. Surely I’m not the only one still choked up over this… right?

kngshxt:

I just want y’all to remember that a few days ago a visibly armed white man was pointing a gun at children in a park in broad daylight. He was calmly talked down and brought in to custody. TJ Lane shot up his school, was taken to trial peacefully, sentenced, escaped, and peacefully captured again. Or the white man who under the influence of some drug, attacked 3 officers in the police station, disarmed one and fired a shot. He wasn’t even tased. 

Let’s compare that with the fact that, Mike Brown was shot 6 times while surrendering. Vonderrick Myer was armed with a fucking sandwich and shot at 16 times. Levar Jones was stopped for a seat belt violation and got shot at 4 times for retrieving the ID he was ordered to show. John Crawford III was shot for being armed with an airsoft gun, in Wal Mart, where they sell airsoft guns!

mrs-420:

LETS TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A FUCKING MINUTE.

I find it really fucking disturbing how I could walk into a Walmart right now holding a semi-automatic in a battle ready position with my finger on the fucking trigger and the NRA would have my back because I’m a tiny white woman, not that anything bad would happen to me anyway. Meanwhile a black child can be shot WAY more times than is necessary to kill a human being while holding a fucking sandwich and suddenly the excuse of “The police thought he had a gun” is a perfectly legitimate reason to shoot first and ask questions later.

Where’s the “Even if he DID have a gun he would have been practicing his 2nd amendment rights”? Why do I never hear that? Why aren’t the headlines riddled with southern white people being murdered by white cops when they’re purposely flaunting the fact that they have a dangerous weapon in public?

If these people honestly don’t believe it’s because of racism(spoiler alert: it totally fucking is), then what the hell DO they think is causing this shit?

extrajordanary:

If this doesn’t mean anything to you, please listen to this priceless piece of comedy immediately.

extrajordanary:

If this doesn’t mean anything to you, please listen to this priceless piece of comedy immediately.

treebourbon:

quiyst:

mrzstargazzer:

jepaithe:

transposedsouls:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.
Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.
Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.
"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.
But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.
The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.
Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.
"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.
Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.
“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.
Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.
http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

^ this

Taken from this article:

These aren’t isolated cases, either. Here’s a recap of the most recent honor roll of American public school cafeteria douchebaggery:
An elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah reportedly seized between 40 and 50 students’ lunches on pizza day and threw them all in the garbage when the kids got up to the register and couldn’t pay because their account balances were either low or empty. Students all over the cafeteria were broken down in tears. I’m sure that made for a great learning environment.
Remember the most important meal of the day? A 12-year-old Dickinson, Texas boy’s breakfast was thrown in the trash right in front of him at his middle school because his account was short a whopping .30 cents. The breakfast itself cost $1.25.
Around 25 students at a Massachusetts middle school were forced to throw out their lunches or refused lunch entirely because their accounts were empty or they could not afford to pay. An employee from the school’s on-site lunch provider reportedly gave an order not to provide lunch to students with overextended credit or empty accounts. At least that employee was later put on leave. “I’m pissed that when there are people in prison who are getting meals, my daughter, an honor student, is going hungry,” one father remarked.
A New Jersey elementary school threw a 10-year-old autistic boy’s lunch in the trash because of an unpaid account…despite having already done so before. “It’s between the parents and the cafeteria. It’s not between the child and the lunch lady. Let the kids eat their lunch,” the boy’s mother told a local news station.
The middle and high schools in Old Town, Maine have a “no pay, no food policy” that Superintendent David Walker says students, like the 11-year-old denied food because his mom hadn’t paid his account, should be able to understand. “Students are old enough to take responsibility for their lunches” by middle school age, said Walker. You know, because apparently 11-year-olds can suddenly get jobs in this country to afford their lunch at school.
Over 40 elementary school students in Kentucky were denied a full lunch during state testing week. One student’s account was short $1.15, which the mother told a news station she paid online as many schools require the night before, but the funds hadn’t been processed by lunch time the next day, so her fourth grader spent all day upset and left school crying at the end of the day. Luckily a good samaritan showed up to that school and donated $56 to pay up all student lunch accounts so no more kids would have to go without a full lunch (which isn’t even that large to begin with in this country) during state tests.
Worse, apparently students at some schools across the state of Minnesota are actually branded with “Money” or “Lunch” stamps across their hands when they are late on accounts as a message to parents to pay up. Yep, they are actually branding children with the scarlet letter of poverty if they cannot afford their lunch, so the child will have to walk around school for the whole entire rest of their day branded and a walking target for ridicule by other children because they are poor or the parents forgot to put money in their children’s accounts.

I’ve personally had the same type of situation happened to me before in which lunch has been thrown right in the trash in front of me when I didn’t have enough money for lunch, and was given an alternate meal of lesser quality. I hadn’t even realized how disgustingly perverse that was at the time because of how it was normalized. Shaming the poor, and even depriving children of food has become normalized. This is especially a problem in conservative states where funding for education is low and funding for things like football stadiums and other less important things is high. Public schools need to be providing students with free meals, which can’t be done without the proper funding as well as the proper allocation of funds on the part of schools and school districts. 

This is exactly why I stopped volunteering to help with lunch at my son’s school (a”catholic”school). They are ruthless. They literally snatch trays out of the kids hands. There were kindergarteners who would be moved to the “no lunch table” if the parents hadn’t paid for their lunches, but yet, they’d offer me, a volunteer, food for free.
One day I took a tray hoping I could divide the food among 3 kids who were denied food. You should’ve seen the uproar when I tried to offer the little ones at the no-lunch table the double helping of nuggets and tatortots given to me. I mean, I thought they were going to call the cops on me. I had to stop going because it was incredibly heartbreaking and rage-inducing to see kids go hungry while they handout extra lunches to the staff and throw the rest out.
I received no response from the archdiocese of NY when I wrote to them regarding this behavior. I mean, I could’ve sworn that all those “corporal works of mercy” they shove down your fucking throat (two of which happen to be feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty), actually meant that catholic schools should do just that with the children that attend their insanely expensive schools. But you know what the bible says- “it’s all about the bottom line kids”.

Our previous elementary school principal had worked out a deal with the PTO (PTA) wherein they had a fund that would cover the cost of the full lunch for kids who had depleted their accounts so that no kid had to get the cheese sandwich in the paper bag. The school board eventually chased this guy out because he exceeded state standards for student achievements and care.
When the new principal came in, he unilaterally scratched the program because “that’s just not how it should be done,” even though the PTO was more than happy to continue covering those kids’ meals. I fucking hated that guy.

Read this.

So, what do the poor kids who are lactose intolerant and/or gluten-sensitive do? Do they substitute the cheese sandwich with anything, or do they just shrug and go “sucks to be you lol”?
Wait no I have the sinking feeling I already know the answer to that.

treebourbon:

quiyst:

mrzstargazzer:

jepaithe:

transposedsouls:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.

Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.

Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.

"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.

But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.

The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.

Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.

"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.

Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.

“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.

Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.

The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”

That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.

All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?

Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.

This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.

If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.

It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

^ this

Taken from this article:

These aren’t isolated cases, either. Here’s a recap of the most recent honor roll of American public school cafeteria douchebaggery:

  • An elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah reportedly seized between 40 and 50 students’ lunches on pizza day and threw them all in the garbage when the kids got up to the register and couldn’t pay because their account balances were either low or empty. Students all over the cafeteria were broken down in tears. I’m sure that made for a great learning environment.
  • Remember the most important meal of the day? A 12-year-old Dickinson, Texas boy’s breakfast was thrown in the trash right in front of him at his middle school because his account was short a whopping .30 cents. The breakfast itself cost $1.25.
  • Around 25 students at a Massachusetts middle school were forced to throw out their lunches or refused lunch entirely because their accounts were empty or they could not afford to pay. An employee from the school’s on-site lunch provider reportedly gave an order not to provide lunch to students with overextended credit or empty accounts. At least that employee was later put on leave. “I’m pissed that when there are people in prison who are getting meals, my daughter, an honor student, is going hungry,” one father remarked.
  • A New Jersey elementary school threw a 10-year-old autistic boy’s lunch in the trash because of an unpaid account…despite having already done so before. “It’s between the parents and the cafeteria. It’s not between the child and the lunch lady. Let the kids eat their lunch,” the boy’s mother told a local news station.
  • The middle and high schools in Old Town, Maine have a “no pay, no food policy” that Superintendent David Walker says students, like the 11-year-old denied food because his mom hadn’t paid his account, should be able to understand. “Students are old enough to take responsibility for their lunches” by middle school age, said Walker. You know, because apparently 11-year-olds can suddenly get jobs in this country to afford their lunch at school.
  • Over 40 elementary school students in Kentucky were denied a full lunch during state testing week. One student’s account was short $1.15, which the mother told a news station she paid online as many schools require the night before, but the funds hadn’t been processed by lunch time the next day, so her fourth grader spent all day upset and left school crying at the end of the day. Luckily a good samaritan showed up to that school and donated $56 to pay up all student lunch accounts so no more kids would have to go without a full lunch (which isn’t even that large to begin with in this country) during state tests.
  • Worse, apparently students at some schools across the state of Minnesota are actually branded with “Money” or “Lunch” stamps across their hands when they are late on accounts as a message to parents to pay up. Yep, they are actually branding children with the scarlet letter of poverty if they cannot afford their lunch, so the child will have to walk around school for the whole entire rest of their day branded and a walking target for ridicule by other children because they are poor or the parents forgot to put money in their children’s accounts.

I’ve personally had the same type of situation happened to me before in which lunch has been thrown right in the trash in front of me when I didn’t have enough money for lunch, and was given an alternate meal of lesser quality. I hadn’t even realized how disgustingly perverse that was at the time because of how it was normalized. Shaming the poor, and even depriving children of food has become normalized. This is especially a problem in conservative states where funding for education is low and funding for things like football stadiums and other less important things is high. Public schools need to be providing students with free meals, which can’t be done without the proper funding as well as the proper allocation of funds on the part of schools and school districts. 

This is exactly why I stopped volunteering to help with lunch at my son’s school (a”catholic”school).
They are ruthless. They literally snatch trays out of the kids hands. There were kindergarteners who would be moved to the “no lunch table” if the parents hadn’t paid for their lunches, but yet, they’d offer me, a volunteer, food for free.

One day I took a tray hoping I could divide the food among 3 kids who were denied food. You should’ve seen the uproar when I tried to offer the little ones at the no-lunch table the double helping of nuggets and tatortots given to me. I mean, I thought they were going to call the cops on me. I had to stop going because it was incredibly heartbreaking and rage-inducing to see kids go hungry while they handout extra lunches to the staff and throw the rest out.

I received no response from the archdiocese of NY when I wrote to them regarding this behavior. I mean, I could’ve sworn that all those “corporal works of mercy” they shove down your fucking throat (two of which happen to be feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty), actually meant that catholic schools should do just that with the children that attend their insanely expensive schools. But you know what the bible says- “it’s all about the bottom line kids”.

Our previous elementary school principal had worked out a deal with the PTO (PTA) wherein they had a fund that would cover the cost of the full lunch for kids who had depleted their accounts so that no kid had to get the cheese sandwich in the paper bag. The school board eventually chased this guy out because he exceeded state standards for student achievements and care.

When the new principal came in, he unilaterally scratched the program because “that’s just not how it should be done,” even though the PTO was more than happy to continue covering those kids’ meals. I fucking hated that guy.

Read this.

So, what do the poor kids who are lactose intolerant and/or gluten-sensitive do? Do they substitute the cheese sandwich with anything, or do they just shrug and go “sucks to be you lol”?

Wait no I have the sinking feeling I already know the answer to that.

tomiboonny:

obfuscobble:

partywithponies:

joeythegardener:

Question: if enough time has passed since a meme’s inception, can it become popular again? To test this, I am injecting tumblr with this old meme. Spread it far and wide.

YES.

I am convinced that there are people out there who are young enough to be unaware of this meme, one of the oldest.  Let it spread again fr great justice.

metal-tan

booeste:

gravesandghouls:

Halloween Costumes in Dennison’s Bogie Book, 1922

I WANT TO DRAW THESE everyone should draw these omg THEY’RE SO CUTE

runicbasso:

blackfashion:

wocinsolidarity:

storyofagayboy:

LESBIAN JUDGE WILL NOT WED STRAIGHT COUPLES
It’s nothing personal, but Dallas County judge Tonya Parker does not perform wedding ceremonies for heterosexual couples looking to tie the knot. What is her reason? The state of Texas, along with 30 other states, does not currently allow same-sex marriage. Despite recent victories in places like Oregon and Pennsylvania, many states are still in court over the issue leading this openly gay judge to politely turn away couples until marriage is equal.
In an interview with the Dallas Voice, Parker said ,“I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.”
While some are outraged, many applaud Parker, pointing out that same-sex couples have been denied marriages for years and that this is just an ironic dose of how homosexuals are treated.

!

TURNUP

Hah! 

runicbasso:

blackfashion:

wocinsolidarity:

storyofagayboy:

LESBIAN JUDGE WILL NOT WED STRAIGHT COUPLES

It’s nothing personal, but Dallas County judge Tonya Parker does not perform wedding ceremonies for heterosexual couples looking to tie the knot. What is her reason? The state of Texas, along with 30 other states, does not currently allow same-sex marriage. Despite recent victories in places like Oregon and Pennsylvania, many states are still in court over the issue leading this openly gay judge to politely turn away couples until marriage is equal.

In an interview with the Dallas Voice, Parker said ,“I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.”

While some are outraged, many applaud Parker, pointing out that same-sex couples have been denied marriages for years and that this is just an ironic dose of how homosexuals are treated.

!

TURNUP

Hah! 

a-little-bi-furious:

blitheslife:

Why are all queer events on at like 10 at night? Some of us queers can’t stay out that late? Can’t we have a gay afternoon tea? Lesbian lunch? Bisexual breakfast?

We don’t have many of these things due to the hypersexualisation of queerness, since LGBTQ events of any kind are coded as deviant and therefore inherently “adult” in comparrison to the heterosexual default everything is catered to much older people under the cover of night.

It’s considered obscene to be not heterosexual in the daytime so practically all LGBTQ events are held past the watershed, often with alcohol and 18+ themes (and drugs if the event is less reputable), which generally excludes younger, poorer and less able people from connecting with others in the community. We need gay afternoon teas, lesbian lunches, bisexual breakfasts, transgender picnics, and queer noon BBQs, not only because it provides essential outreach for a huge and very vunerable portion of the community, but because it’s a kick in the teeth for heterosexist douchebags who want to cover up LGBTQ people as something dirty and nsfw.

zzbbtt:

i dont think i’ll ever stop reblogging this shit

acquaintedwithrask:

fromafar2013:

lolatprolife:

squashed-spider:

lolatprolife:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

rights-for-all-big-and-small:

Whether you want to believe it or not you are ending your child’s life. There are always other options.

Don’t want your rapists baby when you’re an unemployed suicidal teenager?
Then have an invasive, risky procedure that will prevent you from ever having children ever again when you later decide you want to!
Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!
Can’t currently afford a pregnancy that costs thousands of dollars because you happen to be unable to find a steady job? You’re now NEVER allowed children EVER again because you have a temporary situation that makes it impossible to currently carry a pregnancy to term! Oh, and you have to shell out about $10,000 or so too, because you can OBVIOUSLY afford that in one go when you can barely scrape together $350 for an abortion!
Are you twelve and being raped repeatedly and just can’t be pregnant off your older relative and abuser? Hope you never heal and decide you want children later in life, you should just have your uterus cut out instead!
Like do you honestly have no concept of how fucking ridiculous you sound right now?
-Lemon

I think it’s noteworthy that antichoicers would never, ever suggest that amab people who want to prevent abortion should get vasectomies, even though they’re far less invasive, it’s easier to find a doctor who will do it, and can be reversible. Because everything is always the afab person’s fault and fuck them for enjoying sex, right? - Rachel

Actually vasectomies are considered to be sterilization or permanent birth control and not reversible.

Nope.
And even if you were correct, it’s still a much less invasive and risky procedure than a fucking hysterectomy. - Rachel

“Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!”
This is what I ran into.  I’ve got endometriosis, the worst the gynecologist who diagnosed me had ever seen in his 30 years of practice.  It made my menstrual cycles so erratic and unbearable that it was affecting my ability to go to class, work a steady job, just basically function fully in society.  Birth control pills helped regulate my cycle so I could at least plan ahead and control it a bit, but the only permanent solution was a hysterectomy.  At the age of 25, I tried to get him to do that for me.  He refused.  Did everything in his power to talk me out of it.  Said maybe if I had my parents’ permission (I was 25! Using my own insurance, etc), what if I wanted kids some day… blah, blah, blah.  
He ended up agreeing to do two (two!) laparoscopic surgeries that were more expensive, less effective, and would need to be done again eventually, just to preserve my ability to have children some day.  This coming from the same guy who warned me that if I was pregnant, I’d have greater odds of dying from complications than carrying to term because my condition was that bad. 
He said that when I get married (I was dating a girl at the time!) if my husband said it was okay, he’d do the hysterectomy.
My imaginary future’s husband’s claim to my uterus and my ability to produce his imaginary progeny in spite of the danger it posed to my life was more important than my current very real suffering and ability to live a normal life.
And here’s the kicker.  I’m 30 now, I obviously don’t see this guy anymore, but I also haven’t been able to find another gynecologist in my area who takes my insurance who sees me as a person, and not just as a potential baby incubator.
I had a cousin who had the same problem.  She ended up having an ‘oops miracle’ baby, nearly dying in the process (she has a myriad of chronic conditions now form the pregnancy and birth) and then the doctor gave her the hysterectomy she’d needed, again, only with her husband’s permission.

^^^ if you don’t understand how difficult it actually is to get a hysterectomy then you need to spend some time pulling your head out of your ass and looking around at the world.  It’s not like I can waltz into my doctor’s office and have it removed.  God, anti-choicers get denser by the day.

acquaintedwithrask:

fromafar2013:

lolatprolife:

squashed-spider:

lolatprolife:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

rights-for-all-big-and-small:

Whether you want to believe it or not you are ending your child’s life. There are always other options.

Don’t want your rapists baby when you’re an unemployed suicidal teenager?

Then have an invasive, risky procedure that will prevent you from ever having children ever again when you later decide you want to!

Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!

Can’t currently afford a pregnancy that costs thousands of dollars because you happen to be unable to find a steady job? You’re now NEVER allowed children EVER again because you have a temporary situation that makes it impossible to currently carry a pregnancy to term! Oh, and you have to shell out about $10,000 or so too, because you can OBVIOUSLY afford that in one go when you can barely scrape together $350 for an abortion!

Are you twelve and being raped repeatedly and just can’t be pregnant off your older relative and abuser? Hope you never heal and decide you want children later in life, you should just have your uterus cut out instead!

Like do you honestly have no concept of how fucking ridiculous you sound right now?

-Lemon

I think it’s noteworthy that antichoicers would never, ever suggest that amab people who want to prevent abortion should get vasectomies, even though they’re far less invasive, it’s easier to find a doctor who will do it, and can be reversible. Because everything is always the afab person’s fault and fuck them for enjoying sex, right? - Rachel

Actually vasectomies are considered to be sterilization or permanent birth control and not reversible.

Nope.

And even if you were correct, it’s still a much less invasive and risky procedure than a fucking hysterectomy. - Rachel

Don’t ever want children? Well then, I hope you can find a doctor that will perform a sterilization despite all of them insisting you’ll change your mind and refusing this procedure to you unless you’re both over 30, have 2 children already AND get your husband’s consent!”

This is what I ran into.  I’ve got endometriosis, the worst the gynecologist who diagnosed me had ever seen in his 30 years of practice.  It made my menstrual cycles so erratic and unbearable that it was affecting my ability to go to class, work a steady job, just basically function fully in society.  Birth control pills helped regulate my cycle so I could at least plan ahead and control it a bit, but the only permanent solution was a hysterectomy.  At the age of 25, I tried to get him to do that for me.  He refused.  Did everything in his power to talk me out of it.  Said maybe if I had my parents’ permission (I was 25! Using my own insurance, etc), what if I wanted kids some day… blah, blah, blah.  

He ended up agreeing to do two (two!) laparoscopic surgeries that were more expensive, less effective, and would need to be done again eventually, just to preserve my ability to have children some day.  This coming from the same guy who warned me that if I was pregnant, I’d have greater odds of dying from complications than carrying to term because my condition was that bad.

He said that when I get married (I was dating a girl at the time!) if my husband said it was okay, he’d do the hysterectomy.

My imaginary future’s husband’s claim to my uterus and my ability to produce his imaginary progeny in spite of the danger it posed to my life was more important than my current very real suffering and ability to live a normal life.

And here’s the kicker.  I’m 30 now, I obviously don’t see this guy anymore, but I also haven’t been able to find another gynecologist in my area who takes my insurance who sees me as a person, and not just as a potential baby incubator.

I had a cousin who had the same problem.  She ended up having an ‘oops miracle’ baby, nearly dying in the process (she has a myriad of chronic conditions now form the pregnancy and birth) and then the doctor gave her the hysterectomy she’d needed, again, only with her husband’s permission.

^^^ if you don’t understand how difficult it actually is to get a hysterectomy then you need to spend some time pulling your head out of your ass and looking around at the world.  It’s not like I can waltz into my doctor’s office and have it removed.  God, anti-choicers get denser by the day.

COLORADO VOTERS

stopholdingontoair:

hightimesincolorado:

AMENDMENT 67 EXPOSES COLORADO WOMEN TO BEING TRIED FOR HOMICIDE IF THEY HAVE AN ABORTION

AMENDMENT 67 EXPOSES COLORADO WOMEN TO BEING TRIED FOR HOMICIDE IF THEY HAVE AN ABORTION

AMENDMENT 67 EXPOSES COLORADO WOMEN TO BEING TRIED FOR HOMICIDE IF THEY HAVE AN ABORTION

AMENDMENT 67 EXPOSES COLORADO WOMEN TO BEING TRIED FOR HOMICIDE IF THEY HAVE AN ABORTION

WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS AMENDMENT TO PASS

WHAT THE FUCK