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18 July 2007 @ 11:00 am
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From missandrony, if you agree post this in your own journal and spread it around.

I would have an abortion. The circumstances under which I would, might, have, or might have chosen to have an abortion are nobody's business but mine and those I choose to tell. They are not the business of any government. I do not accept the proposition that either the state or my sexual partner(s) should have any say over when and if I choose to bear a child. I do not accept any sovereignty over my body and my reproductive organs but my own. If faced with the situation, I will do everything feasible to help other women and girls I know exercise their rights to safely terminate a pregnancy if they so choose. When a state treats women and girls as chattel, it is they that commit a crime.


also i've been in the room. talked with women choosing to end pregnancys. i want to ask these policy-makers who they think has abortions. it's not always just irresponsible teens someone should have kept a better eye on, it's women making hard choices about the reality of their lives. shit happens. it just makes me nuts. at the end of the day there are circumstances, everyone has a breaking point.

and in keeping with a theme. last night i went to work out with ali and had the best workout ever. mainly because i brought my soicology of the family reading with me and it was amazing. i want everyone i know to read this article. Body Boundaries, Fiction of the Female Self: An Ethnographic Perspective on Power, Feminism, and the Reproductive Technologies. It's about a surrogate woman and this couple who's baby she is carrying, and she uses Haraway in a way that doesn't make me run away screaming. And so I was just walking along yesterday on the treadmill at a brisk pace completly absorbed in this and "Songs for a New World." i want to have a serious class discussion about it badly. i wish i had read it last year in "science and the body."
Current Mood: bitchybitchy
Current Music: The Last Five Years, "See I'm Smiling"
13 August 2005 @ 12:20 am
so icons as promised. i feel really good about these for some reason. it also includes my first animated icon! whee! comments are greatly appreciated. also i will be posting these in a couple pf communities, but feel free to pimp this post to people you think might enjoy the following icons.

under the cut you will find some; idina/tidina, veronica mars, spelling bee, light in the piazza, and quotesCollapse )
Current Mood: nervousnervous
14 February 2005 @ 07:18 pm
V-Day is an organized response against violence toward women.

V-Day is a vision: We see a world where women live safely and freely.

V-Day is a demand: Rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation and sexual slavery must end now.

V-Day is a spirit: We believe women should spend their lives creating and thriving rather than surviving or recovering from terrible atrocities.

V-Day is a catalyst: By raising money and consciousness, it will unify and strengthen existing anti-violence efforts. Triggering far-reaching awareness, it will lay the groundwork for new educational, protective, and legislative endeavors throughout the world.

V-Day is a process: We will work as long as it takes. We will not stop until the violence stops.

V-Day is a day. We proclaim Valentine's Day as V-Day, to celebrate women and end the violence.

Feburary 14th is VDay until the Violence Stops.
08 July 2004 @ 10:53 pm
currently not using this mood theme, but leaving this in case i decide to return to it.

so this is a post that i can reference people to about my mood theme since i don"t feel like laying it all out in my user info.Collapse )