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What the House Vote to Repeal Obamacare Means for Planned Parenthood

Congress Is a Step Closer to Repealing the Affordable Care Act and ‘Defunding’ Planned Parenthood. Here’s What the Bill Actually Does, and How to Fight Back.

On May 4, the U.S. House voted to pass the worst bill for women’s health in a generation: the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill not only seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but also to “defund” Planned Parenthood by blocking Medicaid patients from care at its health centers. 

As the bill heads to the Senate, here’s what it actually does — and what it doesn’t do.

What Thursday’s Vote Did NOT Do

  • It didn’t become law.
    The ACA repeal bill passed the House by a narrow margin, and now it faces an uphill battle in the Senate. We can expect more changes to the bill that will impact women’s health.
  • It didn’t close Planned Parenthood.
    All Planned Parenthood health centers are open as usual, and staff are doing what they’ve always done: getting up in the morning; opening the health center doors; and providing high-quality, affordable health care to all people who need it. That includes patients who rely on Medicaid coverage.
  • It didn’t cancel your insurance.
    The benefits of the ACA are still here for you, even if you’re 26 or younger and on your parents’ plan. In fact, the majority of people can still purchase a plan for $75 or less. If you have health care coverage, it is still in effect until there is an actual change in the law, which takes time. So, make your medical appointments, and get the care you deserve and are entitled to under the law.

What the AHCA Threatens to Do to Women’s Health

In particular, the AHCA would:

  • Take away health coverage for 24 million people

  • “Defund” Planned Parenthood by blocking people who rely on Medicaid from accessing preventive care at its health centers — including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment

  • Reduce access to no-cost preventive services, including birth control

  • End protections that keep insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions unaffordable rates — allowing insurance companies to once again charge people tens of thousands of dollars a month because they had cancer

  • Impose a nationwide ban on private insurance coverage of abortion

  • Undermine Essential Health Benefits — including maternity coverage and prescription drugs, which disproportionately affect women.

  • Gut the Medicaid program, which approximately 1 in 4 women of reproductive age rely on to access no-cost, critical reproductive health care (such as birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and maternity care)

4 Ways to Fight Back Now

Infuriated? You’re not alone. Here are the top three ways to stand up for health care and stand with Planned Parenthood right now.

#1: Call Your Senators
This is the most important way to take action right now. Use our easy online form to call your U.S. senators. We’ll give you a script so you can tell them to protect health care and stand with Planned Parenthood.

#2: Tag Your Senators on Facebook
Do you notice when somebody tags you on Facebook? Chances are,  your answer is “yes” — and that goes for your senators, too. Our simple form automatically tags your senators and gives you time to edit the post.

#3: Tweet at Your Senators
If you have Twitter, take a moment to tweet at your senators. Our easy-to-use form automatically finds your senators’ handles. It also gives you a sample tweet if you don’t want to write your own.

#4: Tweet at Reps who Voted Against Women’s Health
Click on the link above and scroll own for our list of representatives who voted in favor of this dangerous bill. If you see your House member, tell them you will not forget that they stripped access to care — and will not forgive.


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03/October/2017. Catalonia today.

If you follow this blog or have been paying attention to the news, you will know that the Spanish military police tried to stop the Catalan independence referendum by using violence against the voters, including throwing elder people down the stairs and jumping over them, shooting rubber bullets (which are illegal in Catalonia btw) at voters and even at nurses trying to help wounded people reach an ambulance, getting clothes off girls and throwing them to the floor naked while laughing, graing women by their hair and dragging them out f the voting center while kicking them, etc. Over 800 Catalan people were hurt for trying to vote.

Today, to protest police brutality carried out and defended by the Spanish government, there has been an “aturada de país” which means we stopped the country. Practically all businesses have closed, and about 60 highways have been cut (including the border with France) by citizens playing chess or cards in the middle of the road. The economy is stopped and thousands of people are protesting on the streets. Many people also used the day to go bring flowers to the schools that were violently assaulted by the Spanish police.

anonymous asked:

You said the Republican party fought against slavery.. That is true, but the Republican party around that time period have more modern Democrat beliefs. They were northerners who believed in equal rights. And the Democratic party in the 1800s had view more similar to modern Republican beliefs. The party's beliefs flip flopped around late 1800s-early 1900s.. The conservative states were always advocating for slavery and oppression. They were also the last states to give women the right to vote.

Originally posted by onemorechapter11

Let’s discuss some history then.

1791 - The Democratic-Republican Party is formed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson against Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Party. The Democratic-Republicans strongly opposed government overreach and expansion, the creation of a national bank, and corruption.

1804 - Andrew Jackson purchases the plantation that will become his primary source of wealth.

1824 - The Democratic-Republican Party split. The new Democrats were supported by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, and the National Republicans were supported by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.

1828 - Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

1830 - Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, whereby the Cherokee and other native tribes were to be forcibly removed from their lands.

1831 - Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, whereby the Supreme Court ruled that Cherokee Nation was sovereign and the U.S. had no jurisdiction over Cherokee lands. Andrew Jackson had already started to enforce the removal of the Choctaw.

1832-33 - The Whig Party is formed in opposition to Jackson’s government expansion and overreach in the Nullification Crisis and the establishment of a Second National Bank. The Whig Party successfully absorbs the National Republican Party.

1838 -  Many Indian tribes had been forcibly removed. Under Jackson, General Winfield Scott and 7,000 soldiers forced the Cherokee from their land at bayonet point while their homes were pillaged. They marched the Cherokee more than 1,200 miles to the allocated Indian territory. About 5,000 Cherokee died on the journey due to starvation and disease.

1854 - The Whig Party dissolves over the question of the expansion of slavery. Anti-slavery Whigs and anti-slavery democrats form the Republican Party with their sole goal being to end slavery.

1861 -The election of President Lincoln spurs the beginning of the Civil War.

1862 - Lincoln writes a letter where he declares he wishes to preserve the union regardless of the morals on slavery. He issues the Emancipation Proclamation, whereby all slaves in Union territories had to be freed. As states came under Union control, those slaves too had to be freed.

1863 - Frederick Douglass, former slave and famous Republican abolitionist, meets with Lincoln on the suffrage of emancipated slaves.

1864 - Lincoln revised his position on slavery in a letter to Albert G. Hodges stating “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders at the Appomattox Courthouse to Union victory. After Lincoln’s Assassination, Democrat President Johnson issues amnesty to rebels and pardons the slave owners of their crimes.

1865 - The 13th Amendment which ended slavery passed with 100% Republican support and 63% Democrat support in congress.

1866 - The Klu Klux Klan is formed by Confederate veterans to intimidate black and Republicans through violence, lynching, and public floggings. They gave open support to the Democrat Party.

1866 - The Civil Rights Act of 1866 is vetoed by Democratic President Andrew Johnson. Every single Republican voted and overturned the veto.

1868 - The 14th Amendment which gave citizenship to freed slaves passed with 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The first grand wizard of the KKK, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is honored at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

1868 - Representative James Hinds who taught newly freedmen of their rights is murdered by the KKK.

1870 - The 15th Amendment which gave freed slaves the right to vote passed with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress.

1871 - The violence of the KKK grew so savage that congress passed the Enforcement Acts to repress their influence.

1875 - Democrat Senator William Saulsbury speaks out against the Civil RIghts Act of 1875, claiming it will allow “colored men shall sit at the same table beside the white guest; that he shall enter the same parlor and take his seat beside the wife and daughter of the white man, whether the white man is willing or not, because you prohibit discrimination against him.“

1884 - A train conductor orders Ida B. Wells, a black Republican woman, to give up her seat and move to the smoking car. Wells was an investigative journalist who worked for a Republican journal to expose the horror of lynching. She advocated for the 2nd amendment rights for blacks so that they could protect themselves, and she denounced the Democratic Party for treating blacks as property unequal to whites.

1892 - Democrat Benjamin Tillman is re-elected to the Senate. He was a white supremacist who boasted his participation in lynchings. He is quoted saying that “as long as the Negroes continue to ravish white women we will continue to lynch them.”

1915 - Democrat President Woodrow Wilson screens KKK promotion film Birth of a Nation. The film pictured blacks as ignorant and violent savages, and the Klu Klux Klan as rescuers and protectors of the civilized world. The popularity of the movie revived the Klu Klux Klan which had previously gone extinct. Reportedly Wilson said about the film that “[it] is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.”

1919 - The 19th Amendment which officially gave women the right to vote passed with 82% Republican support and 54% Democrat support in congress.

1924 - Thousands of Klansmen attend the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

1933 -  The chief Nazi newspaper, Volkischer Beobachter, praised “Roosevelt’s adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies” and “the development toward an authoritarian state.”

1933 - Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes the Agricultural Adjustment Act with the well-meaning goal to help farmers and sharecroppers. Instead, though it aided white farmers, it resulted in increased unemployment and displacement of black farmers.

1933 -  FDR established the National Recovery Administration to stimulate business recovery by forcing employers to pay higher wages for less work. This relief program was enforced on a local level and allowed Jim Crow racism to flourish, resulting in many blacks being fired to be replaced by whites. 

1934 -  The Federal Housing Administration is introduced under FDR. The FHA made homeownership accessible for whites, but explicitly refused to back loans to black people or even other people who lived near black people.

1936 - The Roosevelt Administration finally begins vying for the black vote. Though the relief programs neglected blacks, their communities were bombarded with advertisements. FDR began to garner black support though the vast majority remained economically unchanged and locked into poverty.

1942 - FDR orders American citizens of Japanese ancestry from their homes into interment camps without due process after the bombings at Pearl Harbor.

1953 - Senator Robert Byrd is elected into congress and remains a staunch Democrat until his death in 2010. He was a prominent member in the KKK and praised by Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

1955 - Democrat Richard Daley is elected mayor of Chicago. He resisted residential desegregation, defended public school segregation, and used urban renewal funds to build massive public housing projects that kept blacks within existing ghettos.

1957 - The Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passes with 93% Republican support and 59% Democrat support.

1963 - After the assassination of JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office. LBJ was a Democrat remembered by a famous quote: “I’ll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

1965 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 passes with 94% Republican support and 73% Democrat support.

1968 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. MLK voted Republican.

1960-70s - A total of 24 Democratic members of congress switched to become Republican over a 20 year period. The majority of democrats in that time period remained democrats.

1995 - Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama is published. Obama discusses how the urban cities would become the new plantation for blacks under Democrat political bosses: “The plantation, the blacks have the worst jobs, the worst housing, police brutality rampant; but when the so-called black committee man come around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey. White folks spit in our faces, and we reward them with the vote.“

2009 - Hillary Clinton lauds Margaret Sanger, KKK advocate, white supremacist, and eugenicist at the 2009 Planned Parenthood Honors Gala: “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision. I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.”

Me: 1
History revisionism: 0

Originally posted by whiteangelxoxo

If you in anyway still support Trump, or can make excuses for the alt-right, or any of this fear mongering white supremacy hate bullshit. Unfollow me now. 

Praise those who have lost their lives to this fight, in the past, present and future, you are my heroes. Praise those fighting against it in Charlottesville and around the world. Praise twitter accounts for unearthing the names of these hateful excuses for humans. Praise employers for firing these people. 

You can not be a supporter of the neo-nazi’s and be a proud American, you can not promote in the historical “confederate” as a means to promote white power. America has fought these wars before. We have won.

We are one nation being torn apart. Because people out there, 53% of them white women, voted for someone whose entire campaign was about bullying, violating, terrorizing the opposition, anyone that didn’t agree with him. We allowed this hate to be supported, and strengthened by the words of our so called leader. 

Protesting for your opinion? I’m all for it. Throwing punches, torches, and hate speech because of the color of someone’s skin. GTFO. Intimidating others because you’re a white male? FUCK THAT. If one of the people following your cause plows a car at 40mph into a crowd of peaceful anti-hate protesters, your organization mentors terrorists. TERRORISTS. 

I am a white female, in rural Pennsylvania, a red county, who walked into a Trump supporting town on the edge of the Appalachian mountains and voted for Hillary. I love this land, I love this country, but I will not stand for any abuse of power by those who do not know how to wield power, who do not know just and equal law. I am a white female with a small voice in this corner of the internet and I will say right this moment, FUCK THIS. I condemn this. I condemn the white people who don’t stand up and say NO to this, because they are scared. I am scared. I am terrified, but fear should never breed violence and hatred. Fear should breed a hunger for understanding. 

The legacy of white men, and the white women that support them in their reign of fear, power, belittling, stomping, and violating the rights of others (others meaning anyone unlike them) needs to be addressed, and fought against. 

You have a heart, a brain, a body filled with blood just like anyone else out there in this the world, our bodies are all made up of the same goddamn things. You have no reason, no right, to violate anyone. 

I do not want your hate here. I do not want your following here. You are not welcome into my space if you believe that you can hurt others because of where you were born, or the color of your skin. 

I beg of you, with my words, not my fists, or weapons, leave. Educate yourself. You are special because you have the ability to change, to help, to heal. You are not special because of your gender, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. 

-Katharine 

Originally posted by fyeahbroadway

Sound of Music Gif originally posted by (fyeahbroadway)

“But what about the warning signs? You have to ignore all the blatant racism, misogyny, bigotry and the people he was surrounding himself with. He told these people he was going to take away the ACA. He encouraged violence against protestors during the campaign. He bragged he'd ban Muslims. He bragged about the wall. He bragged about assaulting women. He mocked the disabled. It's not like there was just one incident. It was a daily deluge of hatred. But they voted for that hatred. They voted to destroy what this country stands for. They voted for a guy who has a VP who believes in conversion therapy. The VP believes that religion should trump law when it comes to anything. Steve Bannon is a self described Leninist. He believes in destroying the state. And, guess what, he's now in a position to do it. All the warning signs were there and they chose to ignore them. Like the people who voted for Hitler in '32.”

-Dude I know had an epic rant on why he ultimately couldn’t sympathise with Trump supporters.

I read the absolute worst article on Washington Post the other day that centrist Democrats are worried that the “Bernie Agenda”- specifically economic populism, abortion rights, and transgender rights - is going to scare off moderates in Mid West states where they may be vulnerable, so much so that they are starting a PAC to fight Bernie. In the Mid West. I mean, if economic neoliberalism is what wins in the Rust Belt, then Clinton surely would have won in Wisconsin…

Okay, well what about Michigan?

No again…. well what about those areas where Democrats don’t usually win (or at least don’t expect to win anymore), sure the “Bernie Agenda “ is too Kooky Leftist in those states

Nope. 

Maybe the Democratic party should take a tip from the DFL in Minnesota, the most reliably Democratic state in the Union. You would think the DFL’s consistent win streak in a Mid Western state isolated by Red in 2016 would be attributed to throwing women, and LGBTQ people, and minorities under the bus right? Wrong. The DFL’s platform is MORE socially progressive than the National Party WITHOUT abandoning Blue Collar labor and farmers.

And, BTW, that’s from 2012. They included Gender Identity in 2012 and still won big because for people that those matters don’t affect them (or may even be otherwise against) will vote for whoever gives them the best economic deal. We can have Labor and Civil Rights.

The solution to beating Republicans isn’t weaker Democrats.

yesimweirdgetusedtoit  asked:

"let me tell you what I know about the feminist history of petticoats and crinolines some time" - Please do! All I've ever seen in media is the "girl-ditches-hindering-petticoats-for-pants" or other variations

Ok! I only just learned about this through my historical dress class, which is why you haven’t heard me shouting about it before, but apparently—ok. Wait. Back up. You know the 1830s/1840s/1850s, right? That was The Time When People Dressed in a Very Silly Manner.

I mean, it’s kinda pretty? if you ignore the weird proportions and hats and bows? but it’s also just so FLOOFY. And that floofy look was achieved by layering many, many petticoats on top of each other, which made getting through doors hard and made life very heavy and hard-to-move-in, carting around so many pounds of so many different skirts every day.

^1830s ladies, all day every day.

But then, thanks to the whaling industry, some clever soul realized that you could achieve the same floofy shape, without the floofs, by approximating it in steel or whalebone or canvas. resulting in this sexy, minimalistic, easy shape:

As you can see, the wire bits hang naturally from the waist, and allow for a lot of legroom beneath the dress. And because the wires are in nice clean circles that can crunch up into each other like an accordion, it’s easy to sit down, kneel, readust, or rebend your skirts to fit the occasion. And because you can control the shape of the structure, you can control the shape of the skirt placed on top of it, allowing for the design of more streamlined skirt shapes that, while still very full and floofy, can push the floofs to the back and allow one to get through doorways.

This was a revelation to the ladies of the 1850s. Look at that top image again, and imagine, like, 5-10 huge cotton or linen or wool petticoats straining to hold it up, all the weight of which is hanging from your waist and catching up against your legs all the time. Ever held a pile of cotton? It’s heavy. Wool is worse. But then you get this circular frame on instead, and you’re only holding up ONE or TWO sheets of fabric—like, your actual skirt and then just one extra petticoat for decency—and the frame lets you SPIN and SIT and SQUEEZE AROUND THINGS and oh my god!! you can move!!!!!! The ladies could get out and do things. And you know what happens when women are able to get out of their houses—they go demanding the right to own property, and the right to vote, and the right to do cool things while wearing their crinolines.

So, the crinoline (and then, later, the hoop skirt): while today maybe we don’t want them, yesterday they were the latest thing to help women get up and out from under the patriarchy, by giving them an option that preserved their femininity but let them move in freer ways. Crinolines were a stepping stone. And when it comes down to it, that’s what feminism is, in all its imperfect striding towards perfection—one stepping stone after another, with the triumph of one year seeming like the peak of sexism the next. We shouldn’t always beat up the past for trying its best—cuz how will our descendants view our push-up bras and 6-inch heels, when all is said and done?

I’m not gonna lie y’all.

I’m getting really frustrated with trying to reach out to white feminists and “only love defeats hate” hippy types.

I’ve expressed some cynicism about the women’s march.  I haven’t written them off completely and I believe the organizers have their hearts in the right place, but I can’t ignore the complacency and compliance of white feminism and what it means.  I know that as a demographic the majority of white women voted for Trump.  I also know that once all of these police-hand-shaking white ladies finish taking their cute activism selfies and put their pink pussy hats away in their keepsake boxes, they’ll pat themselves on the back and then they WILL leave the rest of us hanging.  Maybe literally. They will retreat into the relative safety that being white and cis and straight gives them and leave trans women and disabled folks and black women and queers and nonbinary folks and sex workers out here flapping in the fucking breeze.

And when I say something about this I have white cisgender women and men who I have considered friends and tried to reach out to telling me that I’m being divisive.  “Not all white women voted for Trump”  “Black people voted for trump too!  Even if it was only 8%…”  “If we hadn’t marched, would you be any better off?”  “ Black women didn’t vote. Wtf good is this tear-down argument you are pushing today?  I don’t believe calling people out on not connecting the dots between a Trump win and conservative SCOTUS control for half a lifetime is racist.”

Their racism is showing.  Their selfishness is showing.  I know that the only gods damned reason they marched is that some of their privilege is threatened now.  They weren’t marching when it was only brown people and black people and queers and muslims losing their rights.  They tell me “love trumps hate” and violence against white supremacists is unjustified because “a single Nazi cabinet member doesn’t mean we’re under Nazi rule.”

I’m trying to stay strong and keep reaching out.  I’m trying to gently educate them and make them care about what’s right BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT and not because it just now affects them.

But I am failing.

Lmao what

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.

The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.

Modern medicine allows those with HIV to live longer lives and nearly eliminates the possibility of transmission, according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), authors of the bill.

“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” Wiener said in a statement. “HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that’s what SB 239 does.”

Supporters of the change said the current law requires an intent to transmit HIV to justify a felony, but others noted cases have been prosecuted where there was no physical contact, so there was an argument intent was lacking.

Brown declined to comment on his action.

HIV has been the only communicable disease for which exposure is a felony under California law. The current law, Wiener argued, may convince people not to be tested for HIV, because without a test they cannot be charged with a felony if they expose a partner to the infection.

“We are going to end new HIV infections, and we will do so not by threatening people with state prison time, but rather by getting people to test and providing them access to care,” Wiener said.

Supporters of the bill said women engaging in prostitution are disproportionately targeted with criminal charges, even in cases where the infection is not transmitted.

Republican lawmakers including Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine voted against the bill, arguing it puts the public at risk.

“I’m of the mind that if you purposefully inflict another with a disease that alters their lifestyle the rest of their life, puts them on a regimen of medications to maintain any kind of normalcy, it should be a felony,” Anderson said during the floor debate. “It’s absolutely crazy to me that we should go light on this.”

Anderson said the answer could be to extend tougher penalties to those who expose others to other infectious diseases.

Avatars Involved:
Texas, Iowa, and a silent Tennessee
Also Alaska and Maine back there. 

This comic is based on  Rep. Farenthold (of Texas) saying he would challenge female GOP senators to a duel if they were South Texas men over their vote 
The exact quote  “if it was a guy from south Texas I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.”

This is presumably aimed at female senators Susan Collins of Maine, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. All three women Republican, and all three are holdouts on the “Repeal and Replace [Obamacare]” act that was shoot down. These three ladies broke GoP ranks and voted against repealing and replacing. So Mr. Farenthold of Corpus Christi commented about . . well shooting them -_-

Where does Iowa come into this you ask?
I AM GLAD YOU ASKED!
Please meet Tumblr user @systlin, who, noting the dueling was still legal in Iowa, offered to stand in for the challenged ladies and meet Senator Farenthold in a duel. As the Challenged party, Systlin gets to choose weapons and has chosen (IIRC) Fisticuffs. Not just joking online, she reached out to his office and formally accepted this challenge to a duel. 

This happened back in July As have this comic going up, Senators Coward still has not accepted. 

anonymous asked:

I saw this disgusting image of Cap being used as neo-nazi propaganda so do you have any that focus on anti-fascist steve?

oh boy. I always wonder with images like that, like do they have any idea that cap was created by two jewish man, packed with jewish symbolism with the goal of being extremely anti fascist? Like are they willfully ignoring every single thing about steve other than that hes a white boy? and thirdly what the fucking hell are they doing being so full of hate? Where do they get off being such disgusting examples of humans?

Anyways

Enjoy anfi-fascist Steve

A Historical Relic and a History Professor Walk into a Bar- (series) by thecommodore_squid

Steve narrowed his eyes. “I’m beginning to suspect I’ve been set up.”

“I would never,” Natasha said, feigning shock.

Steve sighed.

“God fucking dammit,” he heard someone say and looked up.

AKA
An AU in which Steve is still Captain America and Bucky is the unfortunate history professor selected to help him understand those references.

All The Angels and The Saints by Speranza

In which Steve Rogers loses God and finds God and loses God, and also: Bucky.

Anti-Fascist Avengers by edgarallanrose

Unapologetic anti-Trump fic. Less a linear story, and more a series of vignettes featuring the Avengers reacting to the political situation in America and standing up for our rights. To be updated whenever more shit goes down in this country (that is to say, frequently).

Are These The Men With Which I Am To Defend America? by Gothams_Only_Wolf

Steve Rogers knows the signs. It starts off quiet, it starts off with thunderous applause.

If he gets to punch Hitler, he gets to punch other fascists too.

family means no one gets left behind or forgotten by cosmicocean

“Why did you think I wouldn’t like you for being gay?” Steve asks gently.

“You’re Captain America.” Eli’s got his teeth clenched and is resolutely looking ahead. “You stand for truth and justice and the American way. You stand for American morals. You stand for…” he shrugs awkwardly. “Not people like me.”

Steve blows the air out of his cheeks slowly, trying to figure out how to keep the anger out of his voice so Eli doesn’t think it’s at him.

Or, Steve comes to terms with his new world, and gains some children in the process.

Not Easily Conquered-series by  dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears 

In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore.
In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter.
In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

Steve Rogers: PR Disaster by idiopathicsmile

“Wait,” says Sam, “you had a publicist?”
“For my first five months at S.H.I.E.L.D,” says Steve. “Then she quit. Uh, decisively.”
The Story of Steve “Walking PR Nightmare” Rogers, and How For a Short While He Single-Handedly Destroyed the Emotional Health of Eva Laura Ortiz, His Now Ex-Publicist

To The End, Against Odds Uncounted by RosaLui

Sarah Rogers was three months pregnant when she donned trousers and stood on a cold Manhattan sidewalk with a sign that read Mr. President, Give Women the Vote! while street urchins threw pebbles at her to the encouragement of the police.
Or: Steve is familiar with the concept of rebellion.

What I got from watching Kingsman: TGC for 3 times.


(PERSONAL RANT + SPOILER ALERT - I REPEAT - SPOILER ALERT)




- If Tilde’s at Eggsy’s home, where’re his mom and Daisy? Did they lived in a different place because it’s better for Eggsy to keep the secret from them?


- Eggsy really cared about THE DINNER that he didn’t realize Charlie’s hand in his car… or he did see it but he hadn’t thought that it’ll be very important, and if he saw it at least he should have told Merlin.(IMO)


- Ok but how did Charlie survive? like he should bleed to death, didn’t he? And more important question is HOW DID HE MEET POPPY?


- MY ROXY!! WHAT THE F*** HAVE YOU DONE TO HER!


- What will Statesman agents going to do with Harry if there’s nobody come to rescue him? and how did Harry live like that(being locked up) for a year?


- Did Whiskey vote against Ginger Ale because his character represented people with the idea of “women can’t do men’s works” or he didn’t want anything happen to her because it’ll remind him of his girlfriend?


- WHY DID THEY MAKE IT LOOK LIKE MERLIN GAVE UP ON HARRY EASILY I NEED THE FUCKING ANSWER FROM THEM THEY DID MERLIN SO DIRTY


- HOW DID “THE PRINCESS” TILDE GET DRUGS? or is it something else that she smoked? I’m not good at this kind of stuff.


- MR. COLIN FIRTH’S ACTING AS PRE-KINGSMAN!HARRY HART AND THEN SWITCH TO AGENT GALAHAD!HARRY HART, EXPRESSED IT WITH ONE EYE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO … let’s just say that no word can describe. The posture, the look in his eye, the way he speaks, everything between pre-and-post-kingsman-Harry Hart are different.


- The way young!Harry Hart looked at Mr. Pickle before he shot him & after he realized that it’s a blank, then at the present time when Harry broke down, shouted at Eggsy… oh dear… /cries harder/


- “Harry Hart, Harry Hart, super spy, super spy” both made me laugh and sad in the same time. He’s an agent who should be working in the field instead of sitting behind the computer.


- Harry looked so disappointed and sad when Eggsy keep shouting at him. I believe he didn’t say anything even though he knew he was right probably because he didn’t know Whiskey’s purpose yet, he didn’t know if the Statesman(like Ginger) was listening to him and he knew his state that he’s not fully recovered and it would be hard to make people believe in his word.


- Were the bomb detector not working? like it should detected the bomb because it’s too damn close.


- COUNTRY ROOOOAAAAADDDDSSSSS TAKE ME HOOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEE TO THE PLAAAAAACCCCCCEEEEE I BELOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG


- DON’T MESS WITH THE GALAHAD


- SIR ELTON JOHN TALKING ALL THE GOONS DOWN IS THE BEST PART OF THIS MOVIE


- WEDNESDAY! WEDNESDAY! WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY! /plays the piano/


- WERE THEY DANCING? because to me that looked more like dancing with the perfect partner than fighting in the battlefield.


- I think I heard “FUCK” with Harry’s voice when he’s running from Jet did I get it right?


- DID I JUST WITNESS JULIANNE MOORE FLIRT AT COLIN FIRTH AND GOT REJECTED IN THE MOVIE AGAIN?


- THE WEDDING! Unlike everybody, Harry looked so sad :| LET HIM BE HAPPY AT ONCE FOR F*** SAKE!!


- Awwww Tequila with Kingsman, wonder what will his codename be


- I NEED KINGSMAN 3 ASAP


- Without any Kingsman agent left, but they’re going to rebuild Kingsman, Harry will be the new Arthur?



I know that some questions shouldn’t be asked but … yeah… I need to calm myself down. /sigh




edit: I also post my thought about Harry at Eggsy’s wedding as well, if you’re interested(to read me ranting) it’s here.

anonymous asked:

You do realize that the defiant girl facing the Wall Street bull isn't anti-capitalist imagery but rather a statement about women's roles in the world of finance and capitalism, don't you? She's not fighting a capitalist regime, she is standing up against the men who diminish her abilities and right to be a part of that industry. She's not trying to tear it down--she's fearless about her ability to climb to the top.

The joy of art is that it’s meaning is in the eye of the beholder. 

Just to get a few things straight, the statue was placed by an investment firm. But it was more than just clever marketing, 

The campaign ploy is also backed up by an actual threat from the big money manager, which has nearly $2.5 trillion in investments under management: If directors aren’t making tangible progress toward adding women to their board, they’ll vote their shares against them. (x)

You are right, it is intended to be Capitalistic, but its intention does not mean that is how the message is perceived. We saw a young girl standing up to wall street, you saw capitalist propaganda. But what is interesting about that is that neither of us took into account what the Bull was intended to mean. 

The bull, just like the statue of the young girl, was dropped in that location unexpectedly. While most of us see the bull and think “Wall Street,” it was placed there during the market crash of 1987. The artist said it was to symbolize the strength and power of the American People, not Wall Street.

But somehow that symbol is now widely used to symbolize Wall Street, opposite of the intended meaning. 

My point is, what was intended by the art is irrelevant, what the population perceives that art to mean is important. So, if The People see a young girl standing up to Wall Street, and that empowers them, I’m not going to be mad that it was an investment firm that installed the art in the first place.

- @theliberaltony


I have another example of how this conversation when Art crosses into politics and economics in this way.

This is the statue at the headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission(FTC).

The department charged with preventing businesses from becoming abusive monopolies and where my family has worked for years. The Anti-Capitalist symbolism here is obvious but it was fascinating listening to how people’s differing ideologies shaped what they saw in this sculpture.

Despite what people saw the artistic intent is clear; capitalism is an amoral bucking bronco that the state has to rein in and control in order to make the society more just.

- @delendarius

Want to convince people that you’re pro-life?

 Become a foster parent to children who were given up for adoption. Volunteer at a daycare center. Offer your baby-sitting services for your friends who are single parents with small children. Throw a baby shower for your pregnant friend whose pregnancy was unplanned but they’ve decided to keep the baby. Ask to be a godparent to that baby, even, and make sure you establish a solid relationship with that kid when they’re born.

Give secondhand baby clothes or supplies to expectant parents. Attend Lamaze classes with a friend, or become a Lamaze coach. Train as a midwife or a doula. Take a CPR class and learn how to resuscitate an infant. Support breastfeeding and defend a parent’s right to breastfeed in public.

Support local, state and nationwide legislation that aims toward giving more benefits and rights to parents and children. Vote against legislation that simply wants to make abortion harder to access and hurts parents, women, and children. 

If you want to really walk your own walk, ADOPT A CHILD. 

Basically, instead of loftily proselytizing about how EEEEEVIL abortion is and how EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS, why not prove how precious you believe every life is and SUPPORT ALREADY-BORN CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES?

Hortensia circa 42 BCE

Art by Lacey (tumblr)

After the death of Julius Caesar, Rome’s leaders proposed a tax on the city’s  1400 wealthiest women to fund a campaign against those responsible for Caesar’s death.  The women were outraged by the tax and chose Hortensia as their spokesperson.  Hortensia was the daughter of Quintus Hortensius Hortalus, a well-known Roman orator.  Hortensia gave a rousing speech, questioning the government’s right to levy taxes on women who, by virtue of their gender, had no voice in government. 

According to the Greek historian Appian, Hortensia asked Rome’s leaders: 

You have already stolen from us our fathers and sons and husbands and brothers by your proscriptions, on the grounds that they had wronged you… if we women have not voted any of you public enemies, if we did not demolish your houses or destroy your army or lead another army against you; if we have not kept you from public office or honour, why should we share the penalties if we have no part in the wrongdoing? Why should we pay taxes when we have no part in the honours, the commands, the state-craft, for which you contend against each other with such harmful results?”

In the end, the tax was limited to 400 women and expanded to include all men who owned more than 100,000 drachmas. 

If you voted for Trump, you didn’t just vote against Hillary, you voted against me, a queer girl; against my dad, a non-white man; my little brother who has special needs; all poc; all transgender and nonbinary people; all LGBTQ+ people; all physically and mentally disabled people; all women. You voted against anyone who isn’t a cis, straight, white, physically and mentally able, middle to upper class man.

And THAT’S why I don’t want you following me.

crocordile replied to your post: MCCAIN AND MURKOWSKI VOTED NO

mccain voted no??? I mean who am i and what do i know about anything, especially USA politics, but… O_O

Yes!!!!! He joined with the two centrist Republican women and the Democrats against sabotaging Obamacare!

He has the reputation of a maverick, but actually a pretty middle of the road conservative voting record, so you never know. Now and then he breaks with party, but nothing like the real mavericks like Susan Collins (GOP senator from a blueish state).

And—okay, so he’s got brain cancer, and in his announcement, he was like, I AM NOT GIVING UP, MY ENEMIES IN THE SENATE SHOULDN’T CHEER TOO HARD YET, and the GOP was talking about how they’d personally roadtrip with him to get him to the Senate for the vote (w/o him they didn’t have enough). And then he supported the motion to bring the vote to the Senate floor when the two centrists didn’t, which looked bad (he wasn’t considered a very likely swing vote, esp after his senatorial bff agreed to support it). And then while the politicking was going down on the Senate floor, he said that he’d decided which way he was going to vote but everyone would just have to wait and see. And then he started hanging out with the centrists and went over to the Democrats, and our Senate leader apparently actually said FUCK :D :D :D.

So at this point, it … kinda looks like he voted to proceed specifically so he could fuck over the GOP and Trump before he dies, in the most public way possible.

LMAOOO Matt Hardy fans are truly hilarious, they continue to go on about Lita cheating on Matt and how it “ruined her career” or “omg she had her share of kharma because she’s with nobody and matt is married yaaYYYY1!1!” 🤣😂while you cucks are all focused on Litas love life…She remains in the Hall Of Fame, was part of Tough Enough, introduced the new Women’s title and is helping women in WWE today, she appears in WWE every so now and then and not to mention she was voted as one of the missed divas of WWE. Matt? he got arrested for DUI, domestic violence against his wife Reby Sky, TNA, etc..yeahh good one for kharma right? i’m not saying that what Lita did was right it was obviously wrong and she ADMITTED that she was wrong in her interview with Lilian Garcia now do the rest a favor and fucking move on because i know Edge, Lita and Matt all did. stay mad you peasants, Lita will still rise

Originally posted by its-my-yard