Email interview > phone/in person interview.
I have time to think about my answers and make them sound as awesome as I can without stuttering and sounding like a complete fool while they stare at me and wait for some bullshit reply.
yes. I like this.
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
WOW. I never thought about it that way.
THIS ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN. My graphic designer soul is sobbing
Nothing beats imagination.
(Source: ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi, via chazzasaurus)
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Via Mobility Van Videos by EJ Dulina
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!
Didn’t really need the wheelchair if they decided to leave it, did they?
maybe they were chairs loaned by volunteers.
maybe they were provided by wheelchair users with more than one chair.
maybe they were provided by people who can walk short distances, but need a chair for long distances.
maybe they were provided by wheelchair user who felt the issue was so prevalent they actually sacrificed the ability to get around for the time they were placed there.
those are just a few possibilities. but, gee, how dare those fakers not be grateful enough for the few crumbs - passed as accessibility - thrown at their feet, that they have to swallow with a fucking smile on their face every day, so some asshole won’t attack their speaking up about their experiences as a disabled person.
Nelson Mandela dead at 95
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
News Set content:
(Source: NBCNews.com, via theopportunity)
There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.