equal healthcare

theguardian.com
Women's March on Washington set to be one of America's biggest protests
Pink hats will be much in evidence as an extraordinarily wide range of groups come together to repudiate President Trump the day after his inauguration
By Joanna Walters

Before the bunting and barriers are even cleared away from Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands are likely to attend the Women’s March on Washington the following day, 21 January.

“A march of this magnitude, across this diversity of issues has never happened before,” said Kaylin Whittingham, president of the association of black women attorneys. “We all have to stand together as a force no one can ignore.”

The Women’s March now has almost 200 progressive groups, large and small, signing on as supporting partners. The issues they represent are as varied as the environment, legal abortion, prisoners’ rights, voting rights, a free press, affordable healthcare, gun safety, racial and gender equality and a higher minimum wage. Men are invited.

More than 300 simultaneous local protests will also occur, across all 50 states, and support marches are planned in 30 other countries, organizer Linda Sarsour said.

“We have no choice. We need to stand up against an administration that threatens everything we believe in, in what we hope will become one of the largest grassroots, progressive movements ever seen,” said Sarsour.

The Future Is Going To Be Nasty....

Gear up my nasty ladies and bad hombres. Less than a year until we start talking midterms. If we can organize and get out the vote in midterms we can take back the Senate or the House. Stopping Trump from a dangerous agenda becomes much easier if we control one or both of the houses of Congress.

But it WON’T HAPPEN if no one votes. We lost it in 2012 and failed to win it back in 2016. In 2018 don’t let it fall further into the hands of people who want to:
Cut your healthcare
Cut Medicare
Privatize social security
Repeal laws about global warming
Privatize and/or drill in National Parks
Ban Muslims
Deport immigrants
Refuse to invest in clean energy
Take away women’s rights to their bodies
Refuse gun reform

I could go on and on.

Stay indignant. Stay kind… but stay indignant. Stay motivated.

Organize, educate, and vote in 2018

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“The E Street Band is glad to be here in Western Australia. But we’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America and in Melbourne who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare, and immigrant rights. 

We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.”

anonymous asked:

I have been getting more and more depressed about having a female chest. And I am trying to get top surgery. But I'm finding it difficult to find LGBT surgeons in Elyria, Ohio. Or Cleveland. Any suggestions?

I’m not american, so I’m not really the right person to turn to.

If any of my followers have any information, please feel free to add to this post.

(Side note: a “female chest” is any chest that a woman has. If you mean breasts, say breasts. Body parts are not inherently gendered.)


@anaphillips-sb said:

My.clevelandclinic.org/about/community/LGBT-health

That’s a link for a clinic in Cleveland that scored real fuckin high on the human rights campaign healthcare equality index. I saw an anon was asking about resources in Cleveland

icanneverbesatisfied  asked:

I had to go to the ER four times than schedule an actual doctors appointment when I was seven only to find out what they thought was a bad cold was actually pneumonia and a collapsed lung. I've had breathing problems ever since and really wouldn't if the doctors would've actually done what they were supposed to the first ER visit. Woman's healthcare really does suck sometimes.

all of these stories are low key making me upset like I’m so sorry you guys have had to deal with shit like this omg it’s terrible

@ all of your bad doctors:

Originally posted by adot-hamburrger

I came across this picture a few weeks ago on Reddit. It’s pretty funny, when you think about it, how much of what Bernie wants to do isn’t the least bit radical.

He wants to:

  • Break up the big banks 
  • Make all public colleges and universities tuition free 
  • Raise the minimum wage 
  • Expand Social Security
  • Change to a single-payer healthcare system
  • Guarantee paid parental, sick, and vacation leave
  • Ensure that women get equal pay for equal work

How does he plan to fund all these “extreme” ideas? By taxing the wealthy and reducing the military budget.

Seriously. Even the “cons” are actually “pros”. A cost-benefit analysis is all about what you are getting for what you are giving up, but I’m not sure we’re really giving anything up in this exchange. I’m all for taxing the wealthy, particularly since they are currently paying significantly lower percentages than their employees. And with the military, he’s been one of the staunchest supporters of veterans, so we know this is about not getting into wars, not about abandoning the troops who served.

I did something important today. Protesting the horrible graphic images displayed at UNCW by the hate group The genocide awareness project. They are a triggering and misleading harassment that displays huge billboard size images of gore to scare women and shame them. So, we protested peacefully, giving out packets about healthcare, positive buttons, candy, and promoting the right to choose!