Miranda. 23. Filipina-Australian, cisgender, and bisexual lady-type. Useless wastrel who daydreams in sequins, comic book expressions and musical numbers.

You might know me from that one glasses meme.

Prone to posting intersectional feminist quotes, various and varying babes, items of the literary and comic nerd culture and the occasional tentacle.

Any reaction images/gifs I post (unless they are of my face) are almost definitely not mine.

escapedosmil:

Today i had a very interesting thing happen. 

First, some pretext:

I work in an abortion clinic. It is my job to accompany the patient from beginning to end making sure they have the information they need to make an informed decision about their procedure. I test their blood, I dot the Is and cross the Ts and i do it all while doing my best to be cheerful and polite so their day might be a little easier. I do a very good job. I am excellent at patient care. I am informative, knowledgeable and kind.

Today, I spent part of my day with a pro-life woman who was visiting the clinic for an abortion. She was nice and polite but i could tell she was torn and defensive about her decision. It is not my job to judge people or why they have abortions. Personally, i don’t care if you have a dozen abortions in two years so long as it’s your choice.

Part of the conversation that i have with her is one on one making sure she has a support system in place, that she is firm and clear in her decision and that she has the resources she needs including counseling referrals, contraception, and emergency phone numbers. 

Part of this conversation is also important to make sure that she has not been forced to have an abortion. It is called a consent conversation. 

I asked her “Tell me a little about what brought you to your decision today.”

To which she responded “Well, i don’t personally believe in abortion but i think my situation is special. I have been sick to my stomach for weeks. I can’t eat or drink and i can’t take care of my other child.” 

Now, i really really wanted to be snarky about this. Instead I said “Well, i’m glad that you made your decision today and had the chance to consider all the options. It’s really fortunate that we live in a state where you have the opportunity to make this decision. Not all women in this country are that lucky.”

That’s when i saw the light switch on. I sat and watched as her perspective changed right in front of my face. What i think this person was lacking was the understanding that not everyone has the same experience or personal life. This woman, who later told me that she has been staunchly pro-life all her life, was finally considering the other side of the argument. That not all people live the life she does. She was pro-life till she was faced with a difficult and dangerous pregnancy, a son whom she could not take care of and a precarious financial situation that could not bear the weight of another child.

I saw someone transform from a person who had never considered why women get abortions to a person who understands why abortion access is so important.

THIS is why i do this work. I changed a life today. Not because i convinced her to have an abortion. Not because i tortured or forced her to change her mind. Because I shined the light on hundreds of thousands of women who choose to have an abortion every year, each of whom has a different story, different reason and different experience.

This is the culture of choice, folks. You can be personally opposed to abortion and never choose to have one. There is nothing wrong with that. But the second you shame or belittle someone who has chosen to plan for their personal or their families future by having an abortion you step into the realm of hatefulness and oppression.

If you don’t personally support abortion but you don’t care about what other do when it comes to that subject:

You’re pro choice. 

boycameron:

ughbetp:

newshook:

Texas scrambles to re-fund family planning after a $73m in savings turns into a projected $273m loss after a huge spike in unplanned births for low-income families.


#WOW IT’S ALMOST LIKE FAMILY PLANNING HELPS LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND SAVES MONEY #WOW THAT IS SO WEIRD #HOLY SHIT I DID NOT EXPECT THAT AT ALL


AAAAAAAAMEEEEEEERICAAAAAAAAAAAA

mellownotmallow:

Gov. Perry Unable to Find Vagina on Anatomical Doll

rubitrightintomyeyes:

"Those are the vagina right there."

(Source: anticapitalist)

ohmygil:

szagold:

oscilations-of-love:

jean-ralphio-kirschtein:

misandrwitch:

ohmygil:

szagold:

I…..I’m in shock.

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What the fUCK

Okay so the republican platform is now “we literally hate women”

so apparently he “apologized” and in his “apology” all he says is he’s sorry that the “kid killers”  don’t have a sense of humor…

because it takes a sense of humor to make the conclusion that mocking an idea that has killed many women who had no other options available to them is funny. 

here’s a link to the “apology” but my advice would be not to read it- it made me fucking sick, i’m just adding it so you guys don’t think i’m making this up http://www.redstate.com/2013/07/13/my-sincere-apologies-to-the-kid-killing-caucus/

UGH

I hope his genitals are mangled in a boating accident

I can’t believe this asshole is real.

chelonianmobile:

maggiemerc:

backwardblackbyrd:

xjeremyjohnsonx:

motherjones:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called a special session to crush Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster. He says, “The citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn.”

NO THE FUCK THEY DID NOT.
THEY WERE SCREAMING AND CHEERING FOR YOU TO STOP THIS BULLSHIT. 
TH— nope.
nope.
*log off*

HEY. HEY. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. THIS WILL POTENTIALLY MAKE HER 13 HOUR SPEECH, THE EFFORTS OF THE LOVELY LADIES BEFORE HER, AND THE EFFORTS OF THE PEEPS WHO ATTENDED IN SUPPORT UTTERLY USELESS.GO TELL RICK PERRY NOT TO DO THIS.HERE’S A SAMPLE ESSAY IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.
WE WERE PISSED ENOUGH TO STOP THIS ONCE, WE CAN DO IT AGAIN.

There’s also a protest planned at the Capitol Building July 1st at 1pm! If you can make it GO.

Signal boosting here because I’m not in the US and can’t use that site. If any of my followers can, go do it.

chelonianmobile:

maggiemerc:

backwardblackbyrd:

xjeremyjohnsonx:

motherjones:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called a special session to crush Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster. He says, “The citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn.”

NO THE FUCK THEY DID NOT.

THEY WERE SCREAMING AND CHEERING FOR YOU TO STOP THIS BULLSHIT. 

TH— nope.

nope.

*log off*

HEY. HEY. THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. THIS WILL POTENTIALLY MAKE HER 13 HOUR SPEECH, THE EFFORTS OF THE LOVELY LADIES BEFORE HER, AND THE EFFORTS OF THE PEEPS WHO ATTENDED IN SUPPORT UTTERLY USELESS.
GO TELL RICK PERRY NOT TO DO THIS.
HERE’S A SAMPLE ESSAY IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

WE WERE PISSED ENOUGH TO STOP THIS ONCE, WE CAN DO IT AGAIN.

There’s also a protest planned at the Capitol Building July 1st at 1pm! If you can make it GO.

Signal boosting here because I’m not in the US and can’t use that site. If any of my followers can, go do it.

HOW TUMBLR MADE AN EMBARRASSMENT OF ITSELF WITHIN 24 HOURS

albinwonderland:

zavocado:

purrinhime:

castiels:

*PSA: if abortion/political talk makes you uncomfortable for personal reasons please feel free to ignore this message and do not feel obligated to read or reblog it

as most of you who have kept up with current events over the past 24 hours know two major things happened within that time frame

  • prop 8 was dismissed and DOMA was ruled unconstitutional
  • the texas bill threatening majority of abortion clinics (only 5 would still be open) and the time period in which a woman could have an abortion, no matter her circumstances, was declared dead

fun fact about that second major thing

it isn’t true anymore

about midday today the news broke that texas governor rick perry was holding a special session on july 1st (that’s less than a week) to vote over several issues, one of them personally highlighted as a priority by perry himself was the recently killed bill

this means that unless feminists/reproductive rights activists pull together within less than a week to take action, the bill has a very high chance of passing

now onto the real issue i took with this occurrence

  • as soon as my friend and i saw the perry article released we made text posts and tweets asking people to signal boost this injustice to texan citizens, the posts included links to write to representatives, and even a sample essay for those who weren’t sure what to write
  • at least ten people on my twitter with an average of 150 followers each continuously signal boosted this news, but only a few of them received retweets, majority of those retweets from the same people in the same social circle desperate to spread the message
  • there were several text posts about the issue made by people with thousands of followers, and the most notes gotten on a post was 400, even when including posts from the rick perry tag

it was less than 24 hours ago that tumblr was so excited about feminism and reproductive rights, it even managed to be extremely inclusive of the trans* community, those with multiple gender identities, and pocs

people even threatened riots in the streets over this bill passing, yet today i have not seen one post on my tl speaking about the issue from someone i don’t know personally 

not only am i extremely disappointed in some of my friends/followers, but i am disappointed in tumblr as a whole. my friends and i provided you with source material and resources, and only asked for something as simple as a single reblog or retweet.

tumblr you have dragged the very same people you would have committed murder for last night through the mud by not showing any support and words cannot even express how much that hurts me

feminism and reproductive rights are not relevant only when you want them to be, they are always something worth fighting for, especially when you have your battle plan literally handed to you

there is still time to make amends, and i hope everyone who reads this can learn from it and prevent it from happening again, but for now, i’m not going to get my hopes up about the quality of the tumblr community for a very long time

Major signal boost.

Second major signal boost. Seriously, guys, this isn’t over yet. Write write write to those representatives!

I’m reblogging this because the information is important but I don’t think I really agree with the hostility within it. Personally, I believe that when given the opportunity to help, people will help. They will band together to make a difference. In my opinion, the fact that the news didn’t hit the right people speaks more of just how little main media is covering this story (my parents and coworkers hadn’t even heard of it until I explained it to them) rather than extreme dissonance on behalf of the people who usually care about this kind of thing. I myself didn’t even find out this was happening until last night when someone sent me a message on tumblr. 

That said, I understand your frustration, and I think you’re valid in feeling that way. Let’s all stay tight on this issue and see it through! 

The louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done.

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Governor Rick Perry on women’s health activists.

Here

(via kayelbee13)

This enrages me on a level that I can’t even fathom right now.

He sees angry women and people disenfranchised by their government, BY HIM, and it makes him feel pretty damned good about himself.

(via surelyforthvakarian)

i think i’m going to be physically ill

(via donotchoosesidesyet)

This frightens me on a cellular level.

Rick Perry is the cancer of Texas

(via capoutoftime)

Is anyone else violently reminded of a “No actually means Yes” type mentality here? I would literally be scared for my safety being in the same room as that man. 

(via emilytea10)

Why am I not surprised that Rick Perry is actually scum.

(Source: effingmurrays)

I got a lot of people who answered me very promptly (thank you trixielikesit, valdemort18 and chrysanthedads <3), and it seems I have just missed a whole lot (more) political bullshit trying to put a stop to progress because WE WON WE WON THE WITCH IS DEAD.

FUCK YOU SB5

ALL HAIL TEAM WENDY

Edit: Wait is it still unconfirmed should I wait to bring out the dancing gifs.

Old White Men Desperately Pull Obscure Rules Out of Their Asses to Get One Lady to Stop Talking

onesilentcall:

An eleven-hour play in three acts

machievel:

while we’re on the topic of wendy davis

can we also talk about representatives gonzalez, allen, thompson, wu, and all the other amazing folks who tried their hardest in the house earlier this week

they didn’t have the chance to filibuster, but instead introduced amendment after amendment and started so many discussion on the house floor encouraging education for teens and adults, better safety for clinics while not shutting them down, and just all around trying to stall for as long as possible so that sen. davis didn’t have to filibuster for as long. they were continually shut down by the republicans who were pretty much all fucking around on their phones at this point and just not paying attention, and routinely ignored by the author of the bill who refused to answer any questions

so major fucking kudos to rep. mary gonzalez, rep. alma allen, rep. senfronia thompson (who hung a wire hanger on the podium while she spoke), and all the other house members who fought this shit as best as they could