thank god someone finally gave a reason other than “we wont be able to pirate anymore!!!!” for why cispa is bad. 4th amendment violation is something i can understand. signed.
Hey people who are co-opting queer liberation rhetoric on equality for their anti-choice views on abortion: bite me. Bite me and the countless number of queer people who have been thrown in jail, beaten, and raped to try and earn some basic fucking human respect, much less the rights and…
MPs have approved same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a key Commons vote, despite the opposition of almost half the Conservative MPs.
The Commons voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day’s debate on the bill.
Prime Minister David Cameron has described the move as “an important step forward” that strengthens society.
Voting lists show that 136 Conservatives opposed the bill.
This figure includes two cabinet ministers - Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and Welsh Secretary David Jones - eight junior ministers, and eight whips.
Of the remaining Conservative MPs, 127 were in favour, 35 did not vote, and five registered an abstention by voting both in favour and against.
Junior justice minister Helen Grant said: “As Tories we do differ at times. We have squabbles - we’re like any other family.”
But she described the legislation as “a major step forward for equality and justice”.
Every day someones ask me “Why are feminists so angry?” Jessica Valenti pretty much says it all here…TY JV
this needs a lot more notes
In 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on Roe v. Wade, I was 15 years old. It seemed to me that the basic right of a woman to own her own body had already taken far too long to sort out, but that it was, at last, sorted.
In 1976, when I was 18 and starting college in Wisconsin, I was immensely grateful that the Planned Parenthood in my small town was available to instruct me on safe sex and issue me affordable birth control pills after a local (male) pharmacist refused to sell me condoms because I was not married. I was puzzled by the pharmacist’s attitude and conduct—wasn’t the choice about my sexual activity mine to make, and the consequences mine to consider? I was an 18-year-old woman. I wasn’t stupid.
In the years following, many of my female friends welcomed children into the world. A few made the heartrending decision to have abortions. Both of these options represented a choice that was their responsibility. I was lucky—birth control did not fail me, and I never found myself in the position of needing to choose.
Now, 40 years after the Roe v. Wade decision, I no longer have to worry about unanticipated pregnancy (yay menopause!). But the daughters and granddaughters of my friends—what are they to do? All of you women here on Tumblr who are still in your fertile years, and who have sex with men—what lies ahead for you? Will other people, men or women, well-meaning or not, decide your choices for you? What about all of you men? What about those of you for whom, for whatever reason, pregnancy is not an issue? What about those of you who are impregnated during a sexual assault or against your will? This isn’t a feminist issue—it’s a human issue, and nothing about it is easy.
Think carefully. Sort out fact from fallacy. Watch your knee-jerk reactions. Be guided by your wisdom and compassion, and do your best not to judge those who disagree with you.
Because, my friends, after 40 years, this is still not sorted.
hey what if someone invented a machine that allowed women to transfer their pregnancies to men and then the government passed a law that if a woman didn’t want to have a baby the biological father was required to carry it how fast do you think birth control would stop being an issue
BEST NIGHTBLOG POST EVER
“IT’S UNETHICAL TO FORCE PEOPLE TO CARRY A BABY!!!!” MEN SHOUT
“NO FUCKING SHIT!!!!” WOMEN REPLY
<3 everything about this post. When I’m done ranting about politics for the day, I go on to my personal tumblr and join the proud ranks of incoherent nightbloggers.
This, yes, is so very true.
There is a petition on Whitehouse.gov that will restrict congressmen and senators salaries to $75,000 a year for the next THREE YEARS to pay off the deficit! It needs 20,919 signatures, And it’s still under 5,000
HELP GET THIS DONE!
SIGNAL FUCKING BOOST
URGENT PLEASE REPOST:
Robocalls are occurring in Massachusetts saying to vote Warren/Obama WEDNESDAY due to Sandy:
LIES. WE VOTE TUESDAY NOV 6
#RomneyLiarLiarLiar #Fraud #Desperate #Disgusting
Not privilege, but REBLOG IT FOR YOUR MASS FOLLOWERS, BLAST IT.
If two people love each other, any two, who the hell is anyone to tell them they can’t be married? we’re all a little bit bizarre, gorgeous, flailing spinning little weirdos tumbling through life. if we meet someone, and discover that we can tolerate them fully, that they can tolerate us - that our combined madness makes something even more amazing - that you can both sit in a room with the television off for an hour and not feel like you even need to speak to know that you’re both right there, at that moment - then you’ve found it. infinite lives cheat mode for existence. if the banning of gay marriage seems ridiculous and petty now, imagine what it’ll sound like in 20 years when we have to embarrassingly explain to our children that we actually had to FIGHT to let human beings be together. please, let them all wake up and see this ♥
Missouri Pastor’s Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending
Pardon my French, but this Pastor is a badass mothafucka.
The entire speech is further enhanced by the insight provided in this YouTube comment:
Watch till the end. Trust me.
Right now it shows 82.85% saying Romney won.
come on, people.
Omg you guys can you imagine if we Tumblr bomb this and then everyone at Fox gets really confused because aren’t their viewers all Republicans why the hell did Obama win the poll??
LET’S DO THIS
EVERYONE PLEASE TAKE 2 SECONDS AND DO THIS OKAY?!
SIGNAL BOOST, ANY OPPORTUNITY TO FUCK WITH FOX HAS MY APPROVAL.
Romney’s got 57.78% to Obama’s 42.22%, we’re gaining!
This is what happens when a Democrat is winning in a Fox poll.
As of my vote = Obama: 52.7 vs Mittens: 47.3