Today is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. Reblog this to join us in saying THANK YOU to the compassionate and courageous doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, and health center staff who work every day to keep women healthy and ensure they have access to the reproductive health care they need — including safe and legal abortion
Today is the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers! On this day, and every other, we take a few moments to thank the abortion providers, nurses, staff and volunteers who work day in and day out to protect the health, well-being, and dignity of all who receive their services. They trust us to make our own decisions, and for that we say Thank You!!!
A report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.”
Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone.
Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at BitchMedia.org. Type illustrations by Michelle Leigh.
"Sexism for the win! Could prejudice bring it home for Hillary Clinton in 2016?" My latest at The Washington Post (via jessicavalenti)
America’s first female president, brought to you by . . . sexism!
It’s been six years since a heckler yelled “Iron my shirt!” at a Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign event shortly before the New Hampshire primary. Since MSNBC’s Chris Matthews called Clinton “Nurse Ratched” and commented on her “cackle.” And since a guest on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show lamented that a female president would be undermined by “PMS and mood swings.”
If Clinton runs again, it’s doubtful that we’ll see the same level of sexist vitriol against her. And that makes me, well, a little sad. If the misogyny flows as freely in 2016 as it did during Clinton’s first presidential run, the Republicans are doomed. They’re already in trouble with female voters, and it wouldn’t take much to erode that standing further. So bring on the Todd Akins, the “life’s a bitch, don’t vote for one” T-shirts, the knee-jerk Hillary haters. This time around, it will only make her stronger.