Lunedì sera. Voglia di pizza, una pizza buona e con tutti i crismi, accompagnata da qualche fritto eseguito in maniera altrettanto ineccepibile. Ho letto di una “Gatta Mangiona bis” dalle parti dell’Appia Nuova e, dato che se non vedo non credo, mi ci fiondo a tempo di record per testare se…
Using sophisticated software that tracks people’s online movements through the Web, companies collect the information and sell it to advertisers. Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
One of the great things about Tumblr is that people use it for just about every conceivable kind of expression. People being people, though, that means that Tumblr sometimes gets used for things that are just wrong. We are deeply committed to supporting and defending our users’ freedom of speech,…
Now because the majority of abortions are performed in the first trimester, if you’re going to get an ultrasound image, as the Virginia law requires, the law states, basically, that any woman seeking to have a legal procedure known as an abortion, whether she wants to or not, first lay back in a chair, spread her legs, (put her) feet in stirrups, and have an eight- to ten-inch wand put inside her — even if the woman in question is pregnant as the result of a rape.
I don’t really have a joke here. I just thought I’d tell you.
”—JON STEWART, on Virginia’s inhumane, inhuman and shameful “personhood” law (via loveyourchaos)
“There is a dangerous myth going around this country that sexism doesn’t exist anymore, that we have gotten past it and that ‘alarmist’ feminists are an outdated nuisance. Warnings like, ‘Oh, watch out—here comes the feminazi!’ abound in our culture, as if for a woman, entitling yourself to an opinion puts you on par with followers of the Third Reich.”—
yeah tried to fucking drunkenly argue this point with bros who didn’t believe there was a significant amount of sexism left in this country and basically had an aneurysm because i was too drunk to fucking be coherent let alone argue about institutional sexism/privilege ALL I WANT TO DO IS PUNCH PEOPLE
The RVA big band is playing live in front of me, as I’m writing this for promoting awareness on women’s rights. You can come here at Balliceaux at 203 N Lombardy to support the cause and enjoy some kick ass jazz!
The Virginia legislature has changed dramatically this year, in part to recent election results. The House is now firmly in the hands of anti-choice delegates, and the Senate is made of a 20-20 split, with Lt. Governor Bolling (R-VA) breaking the tie. The result is a legislature that’s extremely hostile to women, our health care needs and personal privacy.
Because of this shift, we, as advocates, must change as well. This year, it is our hope to fully leverage our most valuable resource-YOU-in your community. We will need all hands on deck to defeat the egregious attacks on informed consent, abortion access, HPV vaccine access, and personhood.