Let’s Talk / / / If we are pro-life, then we must be for ALL lives, including the mothers carrying these beautiful little ones. If we are pro-choice, then we must be for educating women who are facing the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy on ALL of her choices.If we are pro-life, then our fight does not end at eradicating abortion, but continues far beyond that to actively emotionally and financially supporting the women who choose life via parenting or adoption. We do a great disservice to a woman when we speak at her as if she is not capable of making an informed decision. Instead, we need to listen to her needs and fears and offer her support and solutions. An unplanned pregnancy is HARD. Period. No matter what she chooses after seeing that positive pregnancy stick--that choice is hers. If we are pro-choice and are about women empowerment, then we can’t limit these women to one option; this, in fact, is quite the opposite of empowerment. To empower someone is to let HER make the decision. But if she isn’t educated on ALL of her options, this is limiting her and ultimately hindering her future and the future of her child. Let’s start recognizing that no matter what side of the political spectrum that we associate with that this conversation is so much bigger than this or that. It simply isn’t just black and white. #letstalk#womenempowerment
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In honor of the 45th anniversary for Roe v. Wade. As a new mom, I believe in a woman’s right to choose more than ever. Pregnancy, birth, and taking care of a newborn are the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life and have completely changed me in every way. A woman should not be forced to experience this when she doesn’t want to/isn’t ready for it. Nobody likes abortion, but it is a woman’s right to make her own choices about what is right for herself. #7in10forRoe
"I want to apologize to all the women I called pretty before I've called them intelligent or brave. I'm sorry I made it sound as though something as simple as what's you're born with is the most you have to be proud of when your spirit has crushed mountains from now on I will say things like, you are resilient or, you are extraordinary. Not because I don't think you're pretty but because you are so much more than that" - Rupi Kaur 📷 @alexieagdeppa#feminism#feminist#feminisme#feministe#genderequality#equality#équalité#womensrights
"A self-described loudmouth who always stood up for underdogs, a fierce mentor and an epidemiologist whose opinions sometimes ran counter to conventional wisdom, Abby Lippman had what her younger brother called a "shell of crankiness that was almost impenetrable." "We argued all the time about most everything," said Marc Lippman, a breast-cancer specialist and professor at the University of Miami.
Arguments with Dr. Lippman, a professor emeritus in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, were de rigueur, for she revelled in standing up to power and was unafraid to express herself in plainspoken, pointed terms. She campaigned against what she called the "geneticization" of reproductive technologies, against hormone replacement therapy and for better, longer research before the approval of discoveries such as the vaccines against the human papillomavirus, an affliction that scientists have linked to cervical, anal, mouth and throat cancers.
Indeed, in October, 2015, Dr. Lippman teamed up with Geneviève Rail, a kinesiologist and professor in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University and Luisa Molino, a Concordia research associate, to write an op-ed against the vaccine in Le Devoir that called for authorities to stop administering it. Given that the vaccines are recommended by practically every major medical body in the developed world, including the World Health Organization and the Canadian Cancer Society, the article caused a furor.
Then, there was Dr. Lippman's passion for causes such as the rights of Indigenous women, gender equality and the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, which targets Israel for its treatment of Palestinians. Lucy Anacleto of Montreal's Centre for Gender Advocacy said issues such as missing women, misogyny and systemic racism were visceral and difficult to deal with but, somehow, her friend, who sat on the board, found a way through it..." #humanrights#awareness#maternalrights#womensrights#firstnations#Indigenous#mmiw#decolonize#protest#palestine#israel#socialjustice#hero#standup#canada150#miami#hpvvaccine#hpv#vaccineinjury#gardasil
To commemorate the anniversary of the @womensmarch, artist @libbyvanderploeg created this original illustration for @washingtonpost. “The women’s movement is why I’m able to get an education, to vote, to make decisions about my body and to choose the path in life that best suits my ambitions. I’m so grateful for all the women whose hope motivated them to imagine and fight for a fairer, more inclusive future,” @libbyvanderploeg says.
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I couldn't make the March this year due to prior obligations, but do know this. I WILL ALWAYS STAND FOR MY WOMEN. It's so exciting to see the amount of women who stood up for our causes this year. I hope to see more of you break these cycles our society has wrapped around us. Throwback to last year's march #NotNewToThis#TrueToThis
I’ve been off Instagram for a while: it looked there were not interesting things to share and my life was all the same.
But the speeches and the images from @womensmarch around the globe make me feel happy and stronger and ready to fight for other women, for my LGBTQ friends, for rights we shouldn’t fight for but still we fight.
I will celebrate people in the next weeks on my Instagram page because I am lucky to have met amazing human beings even if horrible people still try to deny the basic civil rights to women, children and LGBTQ.
Ghana, it’s coming. Wake up.
Intersectional feminism or nothing at all! ( #rg: @feminist)
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because abortion is a freaking right - Tia ☕
Edit by cat: i actually disagree. Abortion is neither right nor wrong. It is a choice, that someone should make for themselves.
Edit by Tia: to clarify, I meant that abortion is A right that women should have - to choose the path that is best for them and their baby
264 19968:21 AM Jan 13, 2018
Happy #MLK day. Remember this man and all he fought for, all he did for you and your family and your friends and your neighbors. Today is not just a day off from school or work.
"I will never be silenced and we will continue to band together to make strides..for equality." @gal_gadot proves she's a real-life Wonder Woman with inspiring Critics' Choice Awards speech ✊🏽 #wonderwoman#equality#rebelgirls
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Friendly reminder: you're not entitled to ANYONE's body but your own! (🎨: @bymardi)