“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!” - Cate Blanchett
This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
Abortion providers—doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, and health center staff—are compassionate, courageous, skilled people who believe in the health and dignity of women. They work to keep women healthy and ensure they have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, no matter what. Above all, they trust women and care for women every day.
National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers was founded in memory of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion provider killed in the U.S. Today we’re saying thank you.
"This is Coy Mathis, a transgender 6 year old living in Colorado. It just so happens that my brother is in her class at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colorado. When I asked my brother how he felt about Coy he said, “She’s got really cool hair and we play on the slides at recess.” I asked what he thought about Coy’s decision to be a girl and he said, “She is a girl. She just got the wrong body on accident.” How is a 6 year old more understanding and accepting of her than many of the adults at Eagleside Elementary?"
-Courtney (via Have A Gay Day)
It drives me up the wall when adults discriminate against LGBTQIAP+ children, ESPECIALLY trans and non-binary children, and excuse it with “well my child would be confused.”
No, children are still learning about the world every day. They can learn about ALL genders and gender expressions and experiences so easily because they have much less transphobia to unlearn first.
Children can get it. Children can understand. And Adults need to stop using children to mask their own ignorance.
Retired football star Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens. He is, of course, talking about Michael Sam. This is so important. (via Gay Star News)
Heaven help us.
If you’ve been reading about television, you’ve likely noticed the outcry over the increasing prevalence of rape plots. In House of Cards, Downton Abbey and Scandal alone, the rape plot has become a prominent part of modern TV. But that’s a good thing.
Seen by some concerned critics, including entertainmentweekly, as lazy plot devices, and by others as part and parcel of the myths that circulate around rape, these plots are actually crucial to exposing the very real problem of sexual assault and pushing television to be more mature than ever. The contemporary crop of television shows aren’t normalizing or writing off rape; they’re offering a different interpretation of women’s experience of trauma, and particularly of sexual assault. And it’s a version we need to hear.