A transition from darkness to light. One of the things I’ve been loving about season 5 of Samurai Jack is the character progression in Jack and Ashi, as well as how it also effects their physical appearance. Both coming from the darkness of their own problems and coming into the light, either through reinvention or rediscovery.
Can pro-choice people please start normalizing abortion as an option in non-dire circumstances?
I know that it can be hard when so much of the conversation around this issue centers on whether or not abortion constitutes baby murder, so people always wind up arguing pro-choice with the most extreme examples, circumstances where you can argue that a person would have to be a monster to insist the woman had to carry out the pregnancy.
And I acknowledge that there are also a lot of people who are only pro-choice in the event of those dire circumstances, who only see it as an acceptable option when the situation is extreme.
But for the people who believe that a person should ALWAYS have the right to dictate what happens to their body, that circumstances are subjective and legally irrelevant, and that a clump of rapidly dividing cells is not more important than the life and livelihood of the fully-formed human being it is growing inside of…
Can we please start normalizing the idea that teenagers and rape victims are not the only ones who have legitimate reasons to get an abortion?
Alternative, equally legitimate reasons include:
they can’t afford to support a(nother) child
they can’t provide a safe, stable environment
they might want children, but good gods not right now!
having a baby would mean derailing their life
they just don’t want children (and/or think that bringing a child into a world where they are unwanted would be cruel)
pregnancy and childbirth would be psychologically damaging (such as for trans men experiencing body dysphoria)
they rely on medication which can’t be taken while pregnant
There are LOTS of reasons why a person might choose to get an abortion (or even just consider it), and from a pro-choice perspective, all of them should be equally valid.
“one of the smaller details that i love about this episode is the dynamic between valencia and heather, to which there’re two levels. there’s the friendship, which is just so beautiful, and then there’s the interplay of heather’s tolerance with valencia’s adaptation. valencia’s trying hard because, as we know, she’s a stranger to girl squads having had difficulty with them as a kid. she may be slow to adapt to this new scenario, but heather’s there to help her along. and she does so without judgement.” (x)
i think social media (aka instagram) has made things worse for girls. my ex boyfriend used to always be looking at models on it, or showing me photos of other girls, and its like…. the expectations are SO DAMN HIGH for girls because we have these wholly unrealistic ideals shoved at us in all directions - tiny waist, perfect teeth, long hair, big boobs, etc. and i feel like guys suddenly hold more girls to this expectation and its like? um? there is nothing like that for guys. honestly, i’d just be impressed if a guy held a door open for me. but suddenly now us girls have to all be looking like instagram models, because thats what they see. fuck instagram and fuck unrealistic expectations