Hello, guys. I don’t know if you’ve heard, but in my beloved, you’d think civilised, beautiful country, located in central Europe, Poland, the basic human rights are about to be taken away from women. Why is that? The Polish government, inspired mainly by the Catholic Church (that has definitely too much power in Poland), has created an anti-abortion project. For now, abortion in Poland is legal in case of rape or if the mother’s/child’s life is in danger. If the anti-abortion project comes through (which is very likely) the situation of Polish women will change dramatically:
- aborting a pregnancy that has started because of rape will no longer be legal (3 months to 5 years of prison for the mother and the doctor),
- aborting a pregnancy that endangers the mother’s life will no longer be legal (3 months to 5 years of prison for the mother and the doctor),
- aborting a pregnancy in case of a fatal disease of the fetus will no longer be legal (3 months to 5 years of prison for the mother and the doctor),
- the project says that whoever puts the woman in a situation of a probable miscarriage could be charged of 3 years in prison, which in practice means that some of the medical exams (like the prental exam which helps to indicate if the fetus is healthy) could not be available because of the doctors being afraid of going to prison,
- it all also means that men could get easily away with rape, since the women would be afraid of going to the police in case they got pregnant and didn’t want to give birth to the rapist’s child (which they will now be forced to do),
- also, on the side of this project, the Catholic Church wants to make in vitro even less available for families struggling to have children, since apparently “it’s basically just killing unconcieved babies” (?? fuck logic),
- what’s more, they’ve recently withdrawn chemical contraception for women from the pharmacies (things like spermicidal gels, liquids, creams, vaginal suppositories) cause they’re apparently “dangerous for women’s health”, so now the only contraception available without a prescription are condoms,
- don’t even get me started with the level of sexual education in Poland which is basically non-existent. Recently, just this week, a 12 year old girl gave birth to a child. A 12-yr old!! She had sex (they said it was consensual, but who fucking even believes this shit) with a 29 year old man. The doctors said she didn’t even know what was going on during the labour, she of course had to have C-section because her body was obviously not ready to have a baby at such young age. There are so many cases like this.
- all of this is supposed to “help” with the demographic decline and to “encourage” people to have more kids. Let me tell you something - if anything this encourges me to is to not have babies a t a l l.
Let me also show you some of the social media responses of “pro-life” activists and give you a glimpse of what kind of shit Polish women have to deal with:
“If the pregnancy started because of rape, the only victim is the child that can lose its life.”
“If abortion is such a dramatic decision to make, it’ll be better to not let women make it. To ban abortion.”
“Womanhood is all about being in service of life. Women/female MPs who are against life, contradict their own womanhood.”
“All of these women screaming that “their belly, their choice” [should know] that the life in their bellies belongs only to the child. Selfish women, assassins like during Holocaust. You just lend your body to give new life. You should be happy you were not killed. There should be no abortion.”
“Abortion is barbaric (…) and it will be remembered as equally bad as genocide and gas chambers.”
I found these in 5 minutes. Women are treated with no respect, they’re believed to be stupid and not fit to make decisions about their own bodies. Men leading our country (most of them are very religious) want to decide about what we should do with our bodies. Please, help us. Spread the word. We are trying to fight this, but we’re in the minority… The world needs to know!!
Guys, if you wanna help, there’s a petition to sign!!
Thank you so much ELF Vietnam. I lived unforgettable memories, I was really happy^^ It was nice meeting you all, next time I will come with other members of Super Junior to see you. I always thank and love you all. 😘 #vietnam #ELF #love #yesung
Merci beaucoup les ELF du Vietnam. J’ai vécu d’innoubliables souvenirs, j’étais vraiment heureux^^ C’était bien de tous vous rencontrer, la prochaine fois je viendrai avec d’autres membres de Super Junior pour vous voir. Je vous remercie toujours et vous aime tous.
😘 #vietnam #ELF #amour #yesung
Tumblr's reaction to opposite-sex friendships:
Assuming that a man and woman who are friends HAVE TO BE IN LOVE is REALLY shitty and heteronormative. It erases opportunities for diversity and representation in the media. PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS ARE A THING. We need to teach society that a man and a woman can be regular friends without automatically assuming they're in love upon realizing their friendship.
Tumblr's reaction to same-sex friendships:
GAYGAYGAYGAYFJADS13@JFADHDFSJH342UIEFJ!!! I'M LITERALLY DROWNINGN IN THE GAYNESS!!! <33 OMFFFFF OUR PRECIOUS GAY BABIES MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS~~~ MY HEARTTTTT;!! iM SCReEEAMMING! THIS IS CLEAR PROOF OF A CANONICAL GAY ROMANCE!! <3;;;!~~ IF U DISAGREE UR A HOMOPHOBE SORRY I DONT MAKE THE RULES!!!~~ :)))
folks please look at what you’re reblogging there’s a v popular post going round ‘explaining’ the brexit vote and here’s an honest to god quote from the post
“During the campaign, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson (conservatives) and Nigel Farage (UKIP) stressed on immigration laws if the UK leaves the EU because immigration/refugees have been a big problem for the UK as its reducing jobs being given to UK locals/residents”
like no thats a fucking lie and racist xenophobic propaganda, immigrants and refugees are not a ‘big problem’ and its that kind of thinking that’s encouraging all this insidious nationalism
ETA: the OP has said that they absolutely were not supporting that position but were explaining the named parties’ positions! I misread and jumped to conclusions since I’m on edge right now
Call-out culture and the fallacy of community accountability creates a disciplinary atmosphere in which people must adhere to a specific etiquette. Spaces then become accessible only to those who are familiar with, and able to express themselves with the proper language and adhere to the dominant customs. Participation in the discourse which shapes and directs this language and customs is mostly up to those who are able to spend too much time debating on activist blogs, or who are academics or professionals well versed in the dialect. As mentioned previously, the containment of radical discourse to the university further insulates the “activist bubble” and subcultural ghetto.
In addition to creating spaces that are alienating to those outside of our milieu, anti-oppression discourse, call-out culture, and the related “communities” leads activists to perceive themselves as an “enlightened” section of the class (largely composed of academics, students, professionals, etc. who have worked on their shit and checked their privilege) who are tasked with acting as missionaries to the ignorant and unclean masses. This anarchist separatist orientation is problematic for any who believe in the possibility of mass liberatory social movements that are capable of actually transforming society…
The retreat to subcultural bohemian enclaves and activist bubbles acknowledges that revolutionary change is impossible, and as a substitute offers a counterfeit new society in the here and now. We understand that such a proposition is appealing given the day-to-day indignity and suffering that is life under our current conditions, but time and time again we have seen these experiments implode on themselves. Capitalism simply does not offer a way out and we must face this reality as the rest of the class that we are a part of faces it everyday. No amount of call-outs or privilege checking will make us into individuals untainted by the violent social relationships that permeate our reality.
With Allies Like These: Reflections on Privilege Reductionism, Common Cause Ottawa
its so important to have disabled presence in children’s media, disabled kids grow up with really harmful messages about being burdens, ugly and unwanted and that needs to be challenged, we need to be showing disabled kids that they’re valued and amazing
like I remember a few years ago here in the UK, there was a disabled woman, Cerrie Burnell, who’s right arm ends a little past her elbow, who did some presenting on kids tv and parents wrote in and complained about her and said she was scary for children and shouldn’t be there because she was disabled
children are seen as being needed to be sheltered from the ~terrifying~ and ~horrifying~ reality of disabled people and that really hurts disabled kids and also massively contributes to adults hating and fearing disabled people since that’s what they were taught to do as kids
whether it’s disabled presenters or disabled characters, children’s media has to do more to acknowledge and celebrate disabled people
actual mental illness positivity: educating yourself on mental illnesses, their treatment and coping methods, constantly working on your self-awareness, broadening and improving your self-help methods, accepting yourself in order to move forward and grow as a person, knowing your weaknesses, seeking to achieve a comfortable, stable condition in order to live happily with yourself and surrounding people
tumblr mental illness positivity!! ☆☆☆
: these toxic behaviors and shitty traits are ~~totoes alrighty~~ if you self-dxed with these mental illnesses! don’t forget to prove everyone you’re mentally ill by publicly showing off those symptoms you read about on wikipedia that you might not even actually have. this post i made is about anime but i myself have 20+ disorders so if you don’t have those don’t reblog uwu
I feel like the whole over-celebration of an ~exceptional~ disabled person is really tied into like the refusal to make the world accessible?
Like a disabled person puts years of effort and resources into achieving something that people say that should not be able to do, that the world has been built in order to prevent them doing
And instead of having a conversation about the masses of extra effort disabled people have to put in to even survive let alone do these things, about how someone should not have to be dedicating all their time and effort into carving out a space for themselves while everyone else looks the other way, about how things need to be accessible for every single disabled person, not just those who can perform well enough for abled people
we get articles about this magical inspirational disabled person!!! wow look at that!!! doesn’t it warm your heart!!! the only disability in life is a bad attitude!!
People on tumblr: why are adults on this site so eager to pick on 14 year old kids!! We’re only minors!!! This is literal harassment!! They are creepy no-life neckbeards who only want to make fun of children who haven’t done any harm!!!
*doxxes others they disagree with*
*bullies people nearly to the point of suicide*
*writes lengthy before you follow pages to erase any opinions besides their own*
*blocks people from following them who simply have different physical/mental traits or opinions*
*makes sure that their followers aren’t following any Problematic™ blogs*
*commands their followers to reblog or not reblog their posts*
*makes hate blogs solely to ridicule certain blogs*
*makes sure everyone knows about every single Bad Thing in a person’s past, insinuating that mistakes will always define that person*
*refuses to accept sincere apologies from people who unknowingly used the wrong pronouns*
*sends hate to others over fan art and headcanons*