cleverity

comet-silver:

cleverity:

comet-silver:

rad-scientist:

feminists against ‘women against feminism’: aka women’s opinions are only valid when they agree with us

why would feminists not be against people against feminism though?

Almost as if the genetic fallacy doesn’t validate bullshit. 

I’m not 100% sure what you’re trying to point out but it is relevant because the case still applies? It’s impossible to be for a feminist and not be against a group with the opposite side in any context?

Agreed. OP states that the fact they are women auto-validates their opinions, no matter how poor the opinion [that feel when Genetic Fallacy], not that “all opposites are equally valid” and “feminists say that ‘wrong about feminism’ means ‘wrong about everything’” are any better—

The OP’s the wreckage of a septic tank dropped from a great height when full.  


comet-silver:

rad-scientist:

feminists against ‘women against feminism’: aka women’s opinions are only valid when they agree with us

why would feminists not be against people against feminism though?

Almost as if the genetic fallacy doesn’t validate bullshit. 



roachpatrol:

voxclara:

savanna:

roman-numerals:

yiffstrider:

amporeon:

terraparticle:

amporeon:

IMPORTANT: So they had these cards in the women’s restrooms at this doctor’s office that I was at. I’m really happy that they put them in there because it makes it easier for a woman to escape an abusive relationship without the abuser expecting anything. It gives me hope when I see things like this.

Oh yes, because women are never abusers.

I never said that they can’t/ aren’t. I’m well aware that some women are. I was just trying to talk about a positive thing that I found in a restroom. Don’t turn my post into something that it’s not. God fucking damn it, it’s like you can’t talk about something positive on this site without someone trying to ruin it or twist the original posters words.

Thank you so much for the positive post, and the VERY true words at the asshole commenting on your post. This is the exact reason why I don’t like this website sometimes. Christ.

If you have to qualify Situation A with “but Situation B happens, too,” do you actually give a shit about Situation B? Or are you looking for ways to derail Situation A?

^

40% of domestic violence is experienced by men, do you suppose they also put these cards in the men’s restroom?

Wouldn’t seeing these cards in the restroom alert abusers that there were probably the same cards in the other gender restroom, possibly making them more violent and cutting off their partner even more from resources that could help them?

This seems ill thought out. Unless, of course, they are only in the women’s restroom. In which case they are ignoring 40% of domestic violence victims. I wonder why.

getting really tired of this 40% myth and how frequently everyone scrambles to believe it because they want to look reasonable and fair.

While some people may believe that there is a higher reported incidence of women experiencing violence by their male partners due to men underreporting when they are victims, the reality is the opposite. In 2008, 72 percent of the intimate partner violence against males and 49 percent of the intimate partner violence against females was reported to police.Catalano, Smith, Snyder, & Rand (2009). Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings: Female Victims of Domestic Violence. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, NCJ 228356.

Researcher Elspeth McInnes…  recounts some of her research that showed that when men talked about women’s violence against men, some cited abuse as not having a hot meal on the table, not having the children bathed before bed, or women spending money on gambling or shopping. At the more severe end of the spectrum, they nominated verbal and emotional violence as abuse. Then, a tiny minority documented physical abuse, and an even smaller minority named sexual abuse. 

“Women were talking about being run over, being drugged and raped at knifepoint, having their children dangled over high rise balconies till they did as they were told and of course you get verbal and emotional violence,” says McInnes. “When we were talking about physical violence against men, one of the worst examples was that she banged his head with the cupboard door – which isn’t good – but the sheer level of fear, harm and terror that women talked about was simply not present in what the men’s data showed.” 

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of women arrested for domestic violence…Some have attributed this to the increase in “mandatory arrest” policies, in which police are required to make an arrest if there is probable cause that a person has committed domestic violence…When officers arrive at the scene of a domestic violence crime, they often cite evidence that both partners have engaged in some aggressive behavior, and arrest both the man and the woman. This “dual arrest” strategy fails to take into account which of two people is primarily responsible for the aggression and which one is responding out of self-defense, and can have devastating effects, particularly if there are children involved in the relationship.

Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general.

in conclusion women are not 40% of abusers like that bullshit, mythical statistic keeps implying. women are the majority of victims of violent, life-threatening domestic abuse and men are still the majority of perpetrators of violent, life threatening domestic abuse. men and boys can be and are victims and we need to care for them too, but by shifting everyone’s attention to the notion of hoards of vicious female abusers every time the problem comes up of just how direly abused women need support is a terrible, unhelpful derailment. 


As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians.

According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.

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Ten myths about affirmative action (via linzyxxxxx)

This is EXTREMELY blatant on college campuses. The fact that these things need to be clarified is sad.

(via newwavefeminism)

Legacy is the real affirmative action…and yet we don’t see certain types of entitled people suing to dismantle that.

(via invisiblelad)

(Source: sociolab)


Why isn’t my birth control covered for free under Obamacare?

plannedparenthood:

*** post updated on 7/23/14 to include new information 

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Someone asked us:

I heard that birth control is free under Obamacare but I’m still paying for my pills every month. Why isn’t my insurance giving it to me for free?

There are a couple of reasons why this may happen. Here’s the deal:

Obamacare (sometimes called the health care law or the Affordable Care Act) is awesome because it recognizes that birth control is basic, preventive health care. It makes it so that most health insurance plans have to cover birth control for free without a copay.

At a minimum, health plans have to cover the full range of birth control methods without a copay if they are prescribed and FDA-approved. This can include:

  • birth control pills
  • vaginal rings
  • the patch
  • the shot (Depo)
  • implants
  • IUDs
  • female sterilization (plans are not required to cover vasectomies, but some might)
  • diaphragms
  • cervical caps
  • emergency contraception (aka the morning-after pill) if prescribed
  • spermicides if prescribed
  • sponges if prescribed
  • female condoms if prescribed

Most health plans must also cover your visit to the doctor to talk about your birth control options as well as services related to contraception — like follow-up visits, management of side effects, and IUD insertions and removals. This is with no out-of-pocket costs to you.

But, there are a few reasons why your insurance may not cover a type of birth control or may still charge a copay for your specific birth control.

Your health insurance plan is only required to cover one type of each birth control method (e.g., implant, IUD, sterilization, and hormonal birth control), but not necessarily all of the products in that category.  For example, if you use birth control pills, you might be able to get Ortho-Tri-Cyclen with no copay, but not Loestrin (another brand of birth control pills). Or the plan may cover a generic version of birth control pills with no copay, but charge a copay for the brand-name version.  

Plans must cover a brand name drug or a specific generic version if the version the plan covers with no copay is medically inappropriate for you. You and your nurse/doctor can talk about the methods that are best for you, and they’ll help you find the birth control that best meets your needs. 

If you and your nurse/doctor decide you need a specific birth control product that isn’t covered without a copay, you can request a “waiver” from your insurance company — this will allow you to use the brand name or specific generic without a copay. You can check with your insurance company for more information about the waiver process.

Another reason your birth control might have a copay is if your insurance plan is “grandfathered.” In other words, the plan doesn’t have to comply with certain standards under Obamacare because the plan already existed when the law was passed. So preventive care like birth control, STD screenings, and cervical cancer screenings might not be covered without a copay.

The good news is that more and more insurance plans will lose grandfathered status over time, usually when they make big changes to benefits, costs, and policies under the plan. If your plan loses its grandfathered status, your new plan must cover the full range of birth control methods for free without a copay.

Certain employers may also be permitted to refuse to cover birth control in their health insurance plans.  Churches and other religious houses of worship that are opposed to birth control do not have to provide employees birth control coverage. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that two for-profit companies could refuse to cover birth control in their health plans due to religious objection. 

At this point, it’s unknown how many employers will use this Supreme Court decision to refuse to cover birth control or if the federal government will create another way for people employed at these companies to receive coverage. If your employer has indicated that it may refuse coverage of birth control, please contact the Planned Parenthood helpline by texting “birth control” to 69866.

Please note that some religiously affiliated nonprofit organizations (such as universities, hospitals, and charities) can refuse to cover birth control in their health plans, but the health insurance company must provide birth control without copay to employees.  As such, you should still receive no-cost birth control.   

This is all to say that insurance plans can vary a lot, so the best way to find out what’s covered is to call your insurance company. You should call the number on your insurance card and ask them questions directly. If you’re not getting the answers you need or access to the benefits you should, you can contact the Planned Parenthood text helpline by texting “birth control” to 69866.

And remember: whether you have insurance or not, you can always come to Planned Parenthood for the care you need, when you need it.

-Adriana at Planned Parenthood


golfdad1992:

Isn’t amazing how people don’t give a shit about misogyny until they can accuse muslims of it in order to justify their islamaphobia?

Isn’t amazing. As not amazing as people who use Islamophilia to excuse misogyny. 


assdownloader:

jcoleknowsbest:

arachnofiend:

chronically-rebellious:

tashabilities:

scorpysue:

thegabdonwrites:

liltranslady:

kittymanada:

student-for-an-anarchist-society:

does anyone even need to say anything more about israel?

You bet your sweet ass if China or Iran was doing this reporters would be able to find the word “sterilization,” which is conspicuously absent here.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Again. Israel!

:(

If you defend Israel, I don’t need to know you.

FORCED STERILIZATION IS NOT OKAY. Please signal boost so that people realize that forced sterilization wasn’t just something that happened in the US in the ’70s, but that it’s still going on now and it’s eugenics.

Here’s an article detailing the issue further



Looks like the anti-Israel propaganda machine stopped by March of 2013 concerning this story: The Health Ministry’s only response being to release a memo which said ‘make sure everyone is informed’ [cuz there’s a new rumor]—
Which also means that [as it was over a year ago] no one currently taking the reversible [so -not- sterilization] birth control, is doing so without consent—
Three likely repeatable-just-enough scenarios are that 1. some would say that they understood and consented, while not really understanding; 2. informed consent would be given, to then be chastised and guilted by families and other Kessim that doing so was wrong; and 3. poverty being endemic for Ethiopian-Israelis [almost 50%], not that inconceivable to find a few who’d spin [knowingly lying or being led to believe] that they’d been tricked [1. and 2. amenable to this]—
One might suggest that as there’s no overwhelming outcry from the 90,000 Ethiopians in Israel themselves [as there was concerning the destruction of potentially HIV-tainted -donated- blood almost twenty years ago], that reduced birthrates overall are generally welcome to that very population, outliers literally out, lying.  assdownloader:

jcoleknowsbest:

arachnofiend:

chronically-rebellious:

tashabilities:

scorpysue:

thegabdonwrites:

liltranslady:

kittymanada:

student-for-an-anarchist-society:

does anyone even need to say anything more about israel?

You bet your sweet ass if China or Iran was doing this reporters would be able to find the word “sterilization,” which is conspicuously absent here.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Again. Israel!

:(

If you defend Israel, I don’t need to know you.

FORCED STERILIZATION IS NOT OKAY. Please signal boost so that people realize that forced sterilization wasn’t just something that happened in the US in the ’70s, but that it’s still going on now and it’s eugenics.

Here’s an article detailing the issue further



Looks like the anti-Israel propaganda machine stopped by March of 2013 concerning this story: The Health Ministry’s only response being to release a memo which said ‘make sure everyone is informed’ [cuz there’s a new rumor]—
Which also means that [as it was over a year ago] no one currently taking the reversible [so -not- sterilization] birth control, is doing so without consent—
Three likely repeatable-just-enough scenarios are that 1. some would say that they understood and consented, while not really understanding; 2. informed consent would be given, to then be chastised and guilted by families and other Kessim that doing so was wrong; and 3. poverty being endemic for Ethiopian-Israelis [almost 50%], not that inconceivable to find a few who’d spin [knowingly lying or being led to believe] that they’d been tricked [1. and 2. amenable to this]—
One might suggest that as there’s no overwhelming outcry from the 90,000 Ethiopians in Israel themselves [as there was concerning the destruction of potentially HIV-tainted -donated- blood almost twenty years ago], that reduced birthrates overall are generally welcome to that very population, outliers literally out, lying. 

assdownloader:

jcoleknowsbest:

arachnofiend:

chronically-rebellious:

tashabilities:

scorpysue:

thegabdonwrites:

liltranslady:

kittymanada:

student-for-an-anarchist-society:

does anyone even need to say anything more about israel?

You bet your sweet ass if China or Iran was doing this reporters would be able to find the word “sterilization,” which is conspicuously absent here.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Again. Israel!

:(

If you defend Israel, I don’t need to know you.

FORCED STERILIZATION IS NOT OKAY. Please signal boost so that people realize that forced sterilization wasn’t just something that happened in the US in the ’70s, but that it’s still going on now and it’s eugenics.

Here’s an article detailing the issue further

Looks like the anti-Israel propaganda machine stopped by March of 2013 concerning this story: The Health Ministry’s only response being to release a memo which said ‘make sure everyone is informed’ [cuz there’s a new rumor]—

Which also means that [as it was over a year ago] no one currently taking the reversible [so -not- sterilization] birth control, is doing so without consent—

Three likely repeatable-just-enough scenarios are that 1. some would say that they understood and consented, while not really understanding; 2. informed consent would be given, to then be chastised and guilted by families and other Kessim that doing so was wrong; and 3. poverty being endemic for Ethiopian-Israelis [almost 50%], not that inconceivable to find a few who’d spin [knowingly lying or being led to believe] that they’d been tricked [1. and 2. amenable to this]—

One might suggest that as there’s no overwhelming outcry from the 90,000 Ethiopians in Israel themselves [as there was concerning the destruction of potentially HIV-tainted -donated- blood almost twenty years ago], that reduced birthrates overall are generally welcome to that very population, outliers literally out, lying. 

(Source: priceofliberty)


calakazam:

mommunist:

adultprivilege:

Adult Privilege is expecting young people to be mindlessly obedient to adults, then wondering why some young people are mindlessly obedient to peer pressure.

Break free from oppression, don’t clean your room. Eat cake for dinner. Destroy your oppressors.

honestly i can’t tell who’s more of a tool the people that make these blogs or the idiots that think they’re real

I’ve never met an idiot who wasn’t real.



Oh, Visualizing PalestineThey seem niceAnd honestTo a fault

As nice as Mondoweiss and Electronic Intifada—

And as fair

[how many olive trees were under ten years old, btw? [cuz saplings ‘count’, but then full trees might be 200 saplings apiece, so perhaps a # nearer 6,600x central park would be more ‘accurate’ [do like how the deaths are radically decontextualized [-one- data point indicting hamas for the kidnapping of -one- soldier [what a rich and vibrant history!]]]] 

(Source: thrivalroom.com)


http://tanninandfluoxetine.tumblr.com/post/92256162279/appropriately-inappropriate →

tanninandfluoxetine:

appropriately-inappropriate:

appropriately-inappropriate:

tanninandfluoxetine:

femmephrodite:

tanninandfluoxetine:

femmephrodite:

How entitled do “trans women” (aka men) have to be to whine about lesbians not wanting to have sex with them?

This just in: femmephrodite is a raging…

Yeah, see, none of those actually answer my question. Good effort, but nevertheless.

You say trans women are females, going against every bit of modern medicine, biology and endocrinology.

If trans women are female, as you claim, then why the need to transition? If they’re so confident in their female-ness, their biological capacity and reality as /females/, which is to say, a member of the species Homo sapiens that is biologically capable of producing oocytes from their ovaries and gestating life young, then why the need to transition?

You’ve given me some very nice soundbytes, but I can smell the reek of regurgitated dogma from a half block away.

If trans women are female, why the need to transition? You can’t transition to something you already are.

Of course the answer to your question doesn’t answer your question.

Also pretty sure women who’ve had hysterectomies and infertile women still count as women.

You can watch the biological essentialism stale before your very eyes, as access paths become multiple despite appeals to nature which no longer have a [culturally and tech-ignorant] determinist stranglehold.   


Talk English to me, Tommy.
Parlez francais avec moi, Nicole.
But the meanings are different— in French you can be heroic and gallant with dignity, and you know it. But in English you can’t be heroic and gallant without being a little absurd, and you know that too. That gives me an advantage.
-― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is The Night  (via arristide)