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Miranda. 23. Useless wastrel who daydreams in sequins, comic book expressions and musical numbers.
Prone to posting feminist quotes, various and varying babes, items of the literary and comic nerd culture and the more than occasional tentacle.
Any reaction images/gifs I post (unless they are of my face) are almost definitely not mine.
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In a skirmish at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston about the state’s new ultra-restrictive abortion law, Democratic Senator Wendy Davis angrily told Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry he knows nothing about human reproduction or women’s vaginas.
“You don’t have to own an SUV to know where to pump the gas,” responded Perry, drawing immediate boos from the small lecture hall full of med students and from some of the media in attendance.
As the governor’s press handlers started to interrupt, Perry waved them off and stepped up to an anatomically-correct ‘female’ doll used in medical training that was laying on an examining table in the room.
“I’m not stupid. Those are the vagina right there,” said Perry, pointing at but not touching the labi majora, the visible protruding edges leading in to the vagina.
As CNN reported, the room went quiet for a very brief second before erupting in “loud, loud laughter and what-the-f’s.” Over the noise, Senator Davis could be heard repeating over and over, “Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?”
"Those are the vagina right there."
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I…..I’m in shock.
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/
I hope his genitals are mangled in a boating accident
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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.
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.
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*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!
Governor Rick Perry on women’s health activists.
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.
i think i’m going to be physically ill
This frightens me on a cellular level.
Rick Perry is the cancer of Texas
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.
Why am I not surprised that Rick Perry is actually scum.
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.
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An eleven-hour play in three acts
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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
Senator Wendy Davis is a fucking badass.
There’s this bill that they are trying to pass in Texas that would make it illegal to get any abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and would make it very difficult for abortion centers to continue doing what they do. Governor Rick Perry has already said that if the bill makes it to his desk, he will sign it. And Wendy Davis said fuck no that is not happening.
So she’s filibustering it. That means she asked to talk on the subject at 11:18 this morning, and if she can continue talking about abortion until 11:59 tonight, the bill won’t reach Governor Perry, and they would have to start all over with the bill next time they meet- 2 years from now.
But Wendy has to keep talking. She can’t pause for even a minute, not for food or a sip of water or to go to the bathroom or sit down. She can’t even lean up against anything, or she’s out. So she’s wearing motherfucking PINK NIKE TENNIS SHOES in the middle of the state senate.
She also has to continue talking about the topic. She sent out tweets an other messages last night asking for anyone and everyone’s abortion story, and received a shit load of answers. Her staff is still collecting them, and she’s reading them aloud to the senate. Not only is she making this bill impossible to pass, she may just change some minds while she’s at it.
This is history, guys. Wendy Davis is a motherfucking badass, and we are watching it happen.
Livestream over here if you fell like watching
God fucking damn. Get it!
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