Unite Against the War on Women: Massachusetts
VIRGINITY IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT

Virginity:

  • is sexist
  • is heteronormative
  • commodifies sex
  • commodifies young cis-het white women
  • contributes to rape culture
  • contributes to slut-shaming
  • erases queer folk
  • erases transfolk
  • frames a woman’s worth as inversely proportional to the number of dicks that have been inside her

fuckyeahfeminists:

Rallies and protest marches will take place across the United States and territories on April 28th. This movement, Unite Against the War on Women, has been gaining momentum across the nation. Events are scheduled at state capitols and major cities in all fifty states, Washington, D.C., American territories, and other areas. All event times and locations are available at UniteWomen.org. A full list of all Facebook group pages by area is available at the end of this article.

This national day of protest is expected to draw thousands of participants. Each state in the United States has their own Facebook group for Unite Against the War on Women as well as corresponding event pages.

Nationwide rallies against the War on Women: April 28th

Who’s going?!

Goosebumps up and down my arms every time I watch this.

jhameia:

Sonya Renee - What Women Deserve

 

Culturally-diversified biracial girl with

a small diamond nose ring and a pretty smile
poses besides the words
“Women Deserve Better”.

and I almost let her non-threatening grin
begin to infiltrate my psyche
until I read the unlikely small print
at the bottom of the ad:
Sponsored by the US Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities
and the Knights of Columbus

On a bus
in a city
with a population of 553,000,
4 teenage mothers on the bus with me,
1 Latina woman with 3 children under 3
and no signs of a daddy. 

One sixteen year old black girl
standing in 22-degree weather
with only a sweater
a book bag
and a bassinette,
with an infant that ain’t even four weeks yet
tell me that Yes ….
Women do deserve better.

Women deserve better
than public transportation rhetoric
from the same people who
won’t give that teenage mother
a ride to the next transit.
Won’t let you talk to their kids about safer sex
Have never had to listen as the door SLAMS
behind the man who adamantly says,
“That shit” ain’t his
leaving her to wonder how she’ll raise this kid.

Women deserve better
than the 300 dollars TANF and AFC
will provide that family of three
or the 6 dollar an hour job at KFC
with no benefits for her new baby
or the college degree she may never see
because you can’t have infants at the university

Women deserve better
than lip service paid for by politicians
who have no alternatives to abortion
though I am sure
right this moment one of their seventeen year old daughters
is sitting in a clinic lobby
sobbing quietly and anonymously
praying parents don’t find out
or will be waiting for mom to pick her up because research shows
that out-of-wedlock childbirth doesn’t look good on political polls and
Daddy ain’t having that.

Women deserve better
than backwards governmental policies
that don’t want to pay
for welfare for kids
or health care for kids
or child care for kids
Don’t want to pay living wages to working mothers,
Don’t want to make men who only want to be last night’s lovers
responsible for the semen they lay.

Flat out don’t want to pay for SHIT
but want to control the woman who’s having it.
Acting outraged at abortion.
Well I’m outraged
that they want us to believe
that they believe
that women deserve better.

The Vatican won’t prosecute pedophile priests
But I decide I’m not ready for motherhood
and it’s condemnation for me
These are the same people who won’t support
national condom distribution to prevent teenage pregnancy.
But women deserve better.

Women deserve better
than back-alley surgeries
that leave our wombs barren and empty.
Deserve better
than organizations bearing the name
of land-stealing racist rapists
funding million dollar campaigns on subway trains
with no money to give these women
while balding middle-aged white men
tell us what to do with our bodies
while they wage wars and kill other people’s babies

So maybe women deserve better
than propaganda and lies
to get into office
Propaganda and lies
to get into panties
to get out of court
to get out of paying child support

Get the hell out of our decisions
and give us back our voice
Women do deserve better
Women deserve choice

hciwrc:

We see you Reed! 

“As women, most of us are taught throughout our lives to be highly considerate of the opinions of other people. We are trained to respect the decisions and thoughts of others, especially those of men, regardless of what those opinions are. But there sometimes comes a point when what the other side has to say is violent and offensive and wrong, period. When there’s no room for debate because you are not on equal footing with the opposing party, as they are in a position to do things to you that you can’t protest or fight through traditional legal means. This point has come, and it is up to us to make sure that their actions do not stand. So let’s band together, make some noise, and refuse, in no uncertain terms, to be politely angry.”

IN ONE DAY, Unite Against the War on Women. Boston City Hall. 10am-2pm

Harvard speak-out at 9:15am in front of the T 

motherjones:

The YWCA weighs in on the importance of the Violence Against Women Act. There are three reasons some Republicans are trying to block the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: Gays, immigrants, and Native Americans.

motherjones:

The YWCA weighs in on the importance of the Violence Against Women Act. There are three reasons some Republicans are trying to block the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: Gays, immigrants, and Native Americans.

redeyesonblacksails:

themattsmith:

This is how people reacted, PUBLICLY, when a black man scored a game winning goal in a hockey game.
Please, you guys, try to keep your sports fanaticism and your horrible inbred flippant racism separate.
Here’s How Racists On Twitter Reacted to Joel Ward’s Series-Winning Goal Against Boston (Deadspin)

Pretty sure people said similar stuff about our very own Wayne Simmonds. Nice one hockey fans. 

redeyesonblacksails:

themattsmith:

This is how people reacted, PUBLICLY, when a black man scored a game winning goal in a hockey game.

Please, you guys, try to keep your sports fanaticism and your horrible inbred flippant racism separate.

Here’s How Racists On Twitter Reacted to Joel Ward’s Series-Winning Goal Against Boston (Deadspin)

Pretty sure people said similar stuff about our very own Wayne Simmonds. Nice one hockey fans. 

siminator:

“Why are these women not angry and beating men left and right? It’s time for women to stop being politely angry.” -2011 Nobel Laureate Lehmah Gbowee, re: the war on women

Time for us to stop being politely angry. Let’s go to the streets. This Saturday, join me in your state capital from 10am to…

We Are All Sluts

Sluts Across America: A Birth Control Advocacy Project.

For everyone wondering what’s next after the 28th, here’s a preview. These arrived today.

For everyone wondering what’s next after the 28th, here’s a preview. These arrived today.