March 10th, 2012
March 4th, 2012
chaosbria:

acutepencil:

blacknerdjade:

the-girl-with-bread:

elkaydee:

dobis:

unemauvaisefille:

allycadaver:

In recent weeks, the GOP attack on contraceptives and women’s rights  has been returning to the legislative tables, and causing a stir among  women’s rights activists and media outlets nationwide.
Now it seems that many within the Republican party who strive to ban  contraceptive use also see it as a necessity to prohibit the use of  tampons, and seek to ban the sales of these and similar products as soon  as possible.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) recently put together an all male panel for  discussion at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform  hearing on the contraceptive coverage rule and excluded women from the  conversation. It seems that he is set to establish a similar group of  men to discuss the use of tampons within a woman’s vagina.
It is  unnatural for a woman to insert a foreign object into her body for the  sake of stopping the menstrual flow. I, as well as several others seek  to eliminate the sales of such objects. Women should let nature take  care of itself the way that our Almighty Creator intended. To try to  manipulate and control such an occurrence goes against God’s plan for  women.
Initial drafts of this new legislation  have already been brought before Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and  several other GOP Congressmen. It is likely to come to a vote as early  as next month. If passed, tampons will no longer be available to sell or  purchase, and women will have to find an alternative means to alleviate  menstrual excreta.
Several Democratic Congresspeople are  already petitioning in dissent of this new piece of legislation, and  will not give up without a fight to preserve a woman’s right to take  care of her own body as she deems most effective.

what a bunch of stupid fucks. 

Next time on “Congress”:
Why stop at vaginas? Congress takes a look at a bill that prevents ALL foreign objects being inserted in ANY orifice in a woman’s body. “Toothbrushes and food are a disgrace! Women should just let their bodies deal with tooth decay and hunger naturally!” - GOP
Stay tuned!!

Its crazy how it went back to debating women’s rights…pretty sure its because they’re trying to push back talking about gay rights

Wow…you have got to be fucking kidding me.  I-I just….I have no words for how absurd this is.

This is a joke right? Hahaha. No stop. Stop it. You’re killing me Congress. KILLING ME. 

Seriously, are you stupid? You know what, don’t answer that because I think we all know the truth already. What on earth are you thinking? Just shut up and go figure out how to reverse the national debt or something USEFUL for a change
…you have got to be fucking kidding me. :|

"Next time on “Congress”:" this.
However, this actually isn’t real legislation… this news story is from the satirical http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/02/29/newest-gop-attack-on-women-just-say-no-to-tampons/…. SATIRE.

chaosbria:

acutepencil:

blacknerdjade:

the-girl-with-bread:

elkaydee:

dobis:

unemauvaisefille:

allycadaver:

In recent weeks, the GOP attack on contraceptives and women’s rights has been returning to the legislative tables, and causing a stir among women’s rights activists and media outlets nationwide.

Now it seems that many within the Republican party who strive to ban contraceptive use also see it as a necessity to prohibit the use of tampons, and seek to ban the sales of these and similar products as soon as possible.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) recently put together an all male panel for discussion at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the contraceptive coverage rule and excluded women from the conversation. It seems that he is set to establish a similar group of men to discuss the use of tampons within a woman’s vagina.

It is unnatural for a woman to insert a foreign object into her body for the sake of stopping the menstrual flow. I, as well as several others seek to eliminate the sales of such objects. Women should let nature take care of itself the way that our Almighty Creator intended. To try to manipulate and control such an occurrence goes against God’s plan for women.


Initial drafts of this new legislation have already been brought before Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and several other GOP Congressmen. It is likely to come to a vote as early as next month. If passed, tampons will no longer be available to sell or purchase, and women will have to find an alternative means to alleviate menstrual excreta.

Several Democratic Congresspeople are already petitioning in dissent of this new piece of legislation, and will not give up without a fight to preserve a woman’s right to take care of her own body as she deems most effective.

what a bunch of stupid fucks. 

Next time on “Congress”:

Why stop at vaginas? Congress takes a look at a bill that prevents ALL foreign objects being inserted in ANY orifice in a woman’s body. “Toothbrushes and food are a disgrace! Women should just let their bodies deal with tooth decay and hunger naturally!” - GOP

Stay tuned!!

Its crazy how it went back to debating women’s rights…pretty sure its because they’re trying to push back talking about gay rights

Wow…you have got to be fucking kidding me.  I-I just….I have no words for how absurd this is.

This is a joke right? Hahaha. No stop. Stop it. You’re killing me Congress. KILLING ME. 

Seriously, are you stupid? You know what, don’t answer that because I think we all know the truth already. What on earth are you thinking? Just shut up and go figure out how to reverse the national debt or something USEFUL for a change

…you have got to be fucking kidding me. :|

"Next time on “Congress”:" this.

However, this actually isn’t real legislation… this news story is from the satirical http://www.freewoodpost.com/2012/02/29/newest-gop-attack-on-women-just-say-no-to-tampons/…. SATIRE.

(via corelliaorbust)

I particularly want to check out:

  • Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
  • Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear by Hugh MacLeod
  • Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It by Lawrence Lessig
February 29th, 2012

divorcedreality:

Victims of hate crime who have suffered a brutal assault such as a beating or rape often say that what they go through at the police station and courtroom is often more degrading than the assault itself. NGOs and local organizations involved in helping the victims of crime say that many victims refuse to report the incident, being too embarrassed to talk about it and wanting to close the door on the nightmare right away. Rape victims often complain they are questioned with no respect for privacy and in addition to reliving the trauma in detail are sometimes questioned in a manner that suggests they might have invited the assault. The incident generally impacts the victim’s private life, their work life and leaves many fearing for their safety.

The Czech government has now moved to correct that and ensure that the victim of a crime –who is often the only witness –does not get treated in much the same manner as the perpetrator. The amendment to the law proposed by the Justice Ministry would ensure that crime victims would be offered legal advice, financial aid or short-term protection when necessary. They would be briefed about progress on the case and be told when the offender is arrested, charged, bailed and sentenced. Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil says the bill should significantly change the rights of a crime victim.

“Crime victims will be able to bring a confidante – a family member, close friend or a lawyer who would be present during questioning or any other ordeal they face. This is important especially when victims are young or in some way disadvantaged. Victims will be given the right to make a statement regarding how the crime impacted their lives, which could ultimately influence the court’s verdict. Finally victims will be offered financial aid to the tune of 50,000 crowns which will be paid out by the state –and which the state will try to reclaim from the perpetrator.”

The proposed bill will now be put to the vote in both houses of Parliament. Its approval would significantly improve the position of crime victims and strengthen cooperation between the Justice Ministry and the help- organizations and NGOs who are now struggling to provide whatever help they can from the sidelines.

Oh goodness, I hope the bill goes through.

(Source: sailormango)