IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Khazer. February 2017. Newlyweds Chahad Abed, 16, and Hussain Zeeno Zannun, 26, who fled Mosul, are showered in foam during their wedding party.

Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Planned Parenthood Tried To Give Petitions To Paul Ryan. They Got A Locked Door.
The GOP leader is vowing to defund the health care provider.

he women’s health care advocates hoped to present Ryan with 87,000 petitions opposing his announcement Thursday that Republicans will defund Planned Parenthood as part of their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Dressed in pink “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” shirts, they hit one obstacle after another when they arrived at the Longworth House Office Building. Capitol police held them up as they came in, and they had to have a Hill staffer come down and escort them to Ryan’s office, which is not normal. Once they got there, the office was locked and half a dozen officers stood guard in the hallway.

It’s unclear if anyone was inside ― it wasn’t Ryan’s speaker office ― but the excessive security and the sign on the door that read, “Please knock, only scheduled appointments will be admitted,” at least gave the appearance that staffers were around. It was also early Friday afternoon.

Fucking coward, you love to police women’s bodies but you hide from them when they confront you about it. Pitiful.

Legislators in Indonesia proposed a controversial law this week that would require girls to pass a “virginity test” in order to graduate high school. “If they’re not virgins anymore, don’t let them pass,” said one of the leading lawmakers from Jember, the township in East Java pushing for the V-card test, to a local news site. The proposed policy wasultimately defeated after an outpouring of public outrage across the archipelago nation.

This is not the first time such a law has been proposed in Indonesia. In 2007, the province of West Java called for similar tests on high school graduates, and in 2013, lawmakers in South Sumatra tried as well. Both attempts failed. Still, women applying to the National Police force have been given virginity, or “two-finger” tests since at least 1965—a few months ago, the Indonesian coordinating minister for politics, law, and security told the press that giving female military recruits a hymen check has been obligatory for a while now. Last November, the head of the force’s law division told theJakarta Post that the tests can help determine an applicant’s moral standards. “If she turns out to be a prostitute, then how could we accept her for the job?” he rationalized.

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8 Reasons Why Sharia Law Isn’t Feminist

Published on Feb 18, 2017

With just a quick google search you can figure all of this out for yourself.

The Republican Platform So Far

1.)  If you’re poor, stop being irresponsible and get another job.

2.) If you have kids, stop being irresponsible and stay home and raise them.

3.) If you go to work when you’ve got kids you’re an irresponsible parent.

4.) If you work and don’t make enough to feed your kids it’s because you’ve made irresponsible choices.

5.) Trying to control the number of kids you have is irresponsible.


Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?

Published on Jun 27, 2016

Are women oppressed in Muslim countries? What about in Islamic enclaves in the West? Are these places violating or fulfilling the Quran and Islamic law? Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an author and activist who was raised a devout Muslim, describes the human rights crisis of our time, asks why feminists in the West don’t seem to care, and explains why immigration to the West from the Middle East means this issue matters more than ever.  

Mini-Menses Tutorial for all the home-schooled / shame-based sexuality kids:

I’m tired of reading comments from people who don’t know this stuff. 

1.) People who have periods don’t know when their periods will start, when they’ll stop or how long they’ll last,

2.) People who have periods don’t know how old they’ll be when they begin or when they’ll stop for good.  Periods that have stopped “for good” can restart if the person is under stress.

3.)  Periods can last two days one month and two weeks the next. Birth control pills can regulate periods but they don’t always work.

4.)  People who have periods can’t “hold” it. The body is expelling the lining to the uterus. The person has zero control over when the body bleeds and btw it’s  not just blood.  

5.)  It HURTS. The pain is comparable to having a heart attack. Once a month. For five days. For 40 (?) years.  

That’s it. 


6:)  This was meant as an overview. Periods are different for every person who has them. They evolve.  There’s no “normal” there’s just normal for the person having them.