Why I Never Want to Be a Mom

When I was younger, I would sometimes think about a future that included a husband and two kids, but the kids were usually a footnote in a fantasy that involved being a novelist or a high-powered business woman or traveling the world as a fashion journalist.

More often than not, these fantasies occurred without any thoughts of children, or with me wondering how on earth I’d be able to reconcile raising kids AND having my dream career AND having the freedom to travel as I so longed to do. When I grew into young adulthood, I figured out that the two kids didn’t actually need to be in the picture, and I abandoned that part of my fantasies pretty easily.

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anonymous said:

Planned parenthood does more then just abortions?

Check this out.

In 2011, 92% of plannedparenthood's pregnancy services were abortions. 

They committed 333,964 abortions, or 915 abortions per day.

From 2009-2011, their contraceptive services dropped by 12%, and their cancer screening and prevention services dropped by 29%, while their abortions were at an all-time high and their taxpayer funding increased by 11% (they received 542 million dollars from our taxes in 2011). 

Not only that, but Planned Parenthood in Denver is being sued for not asking the appropriate questions when a 13-year-old was brought in for an abortion by her stepfather, who it later turned out had raped her. Also, a Planned Parenthood in Arizona is under investigation after they told a 14-year-old girl that her rape by an 18-year-old wasn’t worth reporting — and that 18-year-old had raped and went on to rape other young women. 

Even if you’re pro-choice, Planned Parenthood is not a good place. 

Patagonia + Planned Parenthood

In 1990, the Christian Action Council prepared a picket line outside of Patagonia in protest of its regular support of Planned Parenthood.

Patagonia countered by announcing its intention to donate $10 to Planned Parenthood for each protestor that showed up to its stores.

Needless to say, the protest fell apart and Patagonia continues to support Planned Parenthood.

@patagonia makes me so happy.

Month One

Orin- formerly known as Erin- felt off. He was over emotional and grumpy.  He was yelling at his students for not paying attention one moment then bursting into tears the next. He wasn’t feeling good at all one moment the next he was hungry… What was wrong with him?

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At Planned Parenthood, we see the impact of abortion stigma firsthand, in the women who delay getting reproductive health care because they fear they’ll be labeled and judged. We see the effect of stigma on doctors, health center staffers, and others who help provide abortion services. And we see the impact in laws that regulate and restrict abortion in ways that would never happen with any other medical procedure.

Conservative media are going after actress Lena Dunham for encouraging young women to vote in a piece she wrote for Planned Parenthood: 

[NRO’s] Williamson started his response by levying a personal attack at Dunham, calling the actress “distinctly unappealing” and describing her piece as ”a half-assed listicle penned by a half-bright celebrity and published by a gang of abortion profiteers,” directed toward Dunham’s “presumably illiterate following.” He claimed that “cultural debasement” is the “only possible explanation” for Dunham’s career.

The NRO columnist echoed a previous infantilizing attack on feminism, casting Dunham’s view of voting as “nothing other than a reiteration of the original infantile demand: “I WANT!” Williamson also took issue with Dunham’s encouraging young women to vote on issues that directly affect them, framing an interest in reproductive rights as an “‘all about me!’ attitude”

More from Kevin Williamson’s column, where he blatantly encourages Dunham’s fans to refrain from voting:  

I would like to suggest, as gently as I can, that if you are voting as an act of self-gratification, if you do not understand the role that voting in fact plays in a constitutional republic, and if you need Lena Dunham to tell you why and how you should be voting — you should not vote. If you get your politics from actors and your news from television comedians — you should not vote. There’s no shame in it, your vote is statistically unlikely to affect the outcome of an election, and there are many much more meaningful ways to serve your country and your fellow man: Volunteer at a homeless shelter; join the Marine Corps; become a nun; start a business.

In the past, Williamson’s attacks on women who dare to raise their voices have also extended to Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, and Gabby Giffords. 

Our answer to Williamson and other conservatives who discourage women from exercising their right to vote, and try to shut down public figures who stand up for women’s choice:

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