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misungui:

Ca me fait plaisir de voir émerger ce genre d’actions autours des menstruations! Le sang de nos règles est encore au mieux mystérieux, au pire dégoutant… Pourtant, s’y confronter, c’est atteindre une meilleure connaissance de son corps, appréhender son cycle autrement, se réconcilier avec une période que l’on a souvent la sensation de subir. La coupe menstruelle et le stérilet m’ont permis d’expérimenter mon cycle d’une toute autre manière. Je crois que si chaque femme, trans FtoM ou autres personnes possédant un cycle menstruel doit pouvoir choisir de gérer son cycle comme il l’entend, il me semble vraiment intéressant en terme d’introspection, de rapport au corps, d’avoir l’occasion de vivre son cycle sans pillule, sans culotte et sans culpabilité. Je ne dis pas qu’avoir ses règles est une bénédiction, simplement qu’il est important d’être réellement au fait de ce qui se passe dans nos corps, de nous en emparer, de ne plus le laisser entre les mains des medecins qui ne sont pas toujours neutre.
Moi-même j’ai décidé d’essayer le stérilet après avoir remarqué qu’à 25 ans j’avais déjà passé 12 ans de ma vie sous hormones et finalement à peine quelques mois sans (mon cycle n’était pas régulier, on m’a donc tout de suite conseillé la pillule). Aujourd’hui je redécouvre mon ventre (ce deuxième cerveau), je ne sais pas si je reviendrai à une contraception chimique plus tard, il est certain que les règles présentent certains “désagréments” (douleurs, humeur, linge foutu et j’en passe) mais je dois dire que pour le moment je me sens étrangement plus libre. 

les-news-de-gaia:

Facebook, quand il est bien utilisé, est un vivier de découverte, une fenêtre énorme qui s’ouvre sur le monde…

Je suis abonnée à la chaine “Arab Women Artists”, et j’y aperçois tous les jours des créations artistiques, engagées ou non, qui me permettent de percevoir une autre forme d’art.

Je vous livre un petit aperçu avec ce coup de cœur esthétique, qui au delà de la performance, ouvre des possibilités immenses de compréhension culturelle. Quand l’art permet de s’évader et de comprendre avec autant de beauté, on ne peut qu’apprécier.

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L’artiste s’appelle Waheeda Malullah, vous pouvez découvrir ce qu’elle fait sur la page facebook de Arab Women Artists, ainsi que les créations d’autres femmes, toutes plus talentueuses les unes que les autres.

A suivre…

ramiblag:

Be optimistic about the free people, & they won’t let you down.

ramiblag:

If women were not a home,
all men would be refugees!

*A note to non-Arab tumblers, the lady is in Palestinian traditional dress &
is grinding seeds by a grindstone.

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brianawrites:

You fuckin go girl

queerascat:

In current debates on marriage equality, it’s usually assumed intersex people will gain equal rights when gay marriage has been legalized or that they already have equal rights. Unfortunately though, neither is the case.

Terminology is of much importance here…

a very interesting article: http://bit.ly/Pphlf5

iggymogo:

10.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60 percent of the deaths;
(Source: The State of the World’s Children, UNICEF, 2007) 

via UN.org

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palestinianrefugeerevolution:

Santa and Palestine

palestinianrefugeerevolution:

Santa and Palestine

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soydulcedeleche:

The Chicago Tribune reports that LaShanda Smith filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of her son, who she claims was one of several 6 and-7-year olds excessively punished by a security guard at Carver Primary School on the South Side.

The school allegedly authorized on-campus security to discipline disruptive first graders, Fox Chicago reports. The children who were considered disruptive were then allegedly handcuffed for an hour and sent to an office, where they were told “they were going to prison and would never see their parents again,” attorney Michael Carin told the Tribune.

six. years. old.

something serious is fucking going on.

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Let me tell you some things.

I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.

First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?

Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?

End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?

You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?

And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)

In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!

Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?

“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.

STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life…

This is perfect.

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And I mean, I believe in stuff like this. 

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Well, this made me tear up this morning.

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Realest thing to ever grace my dash

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feminaction:

This is my future daughter…

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