Marxist, anarchist, socialist, etc. men are only against oppression until you take their porn and strip clubs away
National Pro-Life Alliance is a conservative pro-life group which leans on politicians to enact and support policies that make it harder for women to get abortions. They are one of the largest pro-life lobbying groups in the country and count some major political figures as supporters. Rand Paul even recorded a special message for them blasting Roe v. Wade which features prominently on the group’s website.
One of the things National Pro-Life Alliance does is encourage its supporters to write letters to all potential political candidates asking them to commit to abolishing abortion rights and protecting the “sanctity of life.” Woods, who has always supported abortion rights, began receiving these letters demanding he change his position.
According to a press release sent by woods, his response is probably not what they had in mind (emphasis added):
In response to a handful of form letters sent to the Woods for Congress campaign by local anti-abortion advocates, James Woods is mailing back gifts that are proven to quickly and effectively reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion: condoms.
“A national anti-abortion organization had a few local constituents write to me asking me to stand in between women and personal private medical decisions,” says Woods, a progressive Democrat running against Representative Matt Salmon in Arizona’s CD5. “I’m not willing to do that. But I am willing to support policies that both protect women’s autonomy and reduce unintended pregnancies and abortions.”
Woods says he will support proven pro-woman, pro-family initiatives such as those that expand publicly supported family planning services, which currently prevent 1.3 million pregnancies per year. He also favors stronger government empowerment programs for low-income women and their children, as well as comprehensive sex education in K-12 schools.
He may disappoint the pro-life group, but he had me nodding my head in agreement. As has been noted again and again, the most effective reducer of abortions and unwanted pregnancies is not abstinence, religion in school or shuttering abortion clinics; it’s contraceptives.
If the pro-life community really wanted to reduce abortions, they would throw money and support for greater access to condoms and hormonal birth control, not overturning Roe v. Wade. Of course, they won’t do that because it would mean admitting people are having sex for pleasure – sometimes even, gasp, outside of marriage. If there is one thing pro-life groups hate more than abortion, it’s sexual freedom. What is a pregnancy if not the necessary and acceptable punishment for having a bit of fun in the bedroom?
By the way, if you want your very own “prevent abortion” condom to give to the pro-life organization in your life and also help out Woods’ campaign, you can buy some of the condoms on his website.
Bohemian Rhapsody. Double Speed.
if you can listen to this entire thing with a straight face i will give you a cookie
I SHIT MYSELF LAUGHING 0.2 SECONDS IN OMG THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER
at first i was like challenge accepted but then Galileo happened
still better than every other song
im doing a pretty good job of keeping a straight face….
i have no emotions
OMG! I just died laughing …
I believe I am owed a cookie now.
That second to last panel is chilling.
reblogging again for linzeestyle’s tags, because, OMG, *TRUTH*
#fandom#harry potter#this is the real reason fandom is mocked derided and insulted by creators#because it *can’t* be packaged and resold#because our culture doesn’t know how to sell sex to women outside of the male gaze#and because women have created a community where they don’t need to buy anything to get what they want#and to people whose entire livelihoods#depend on creating and marketing unattainable ‘perfection’ to young women#telling them what sex and sex appeal is#how they should feel about it#and how they should desire it#and what they need to buy to be worth it#our entire economy is based on women being cut into parts and those parts being sexualized#and turned back around and sold to men and women alike#and fandom doesn’t participate#it creates its own economy and there’s no space for that model#that’s terrifying#and the people who used to hold all the cards mock it#because they lost the ‘C&D and shut-down’ alternative
I think about this ALL THE TIME. I fucking love it.
Fandom is the most brilliant, beautiful, collaborative, critical, deeply subversive stuff there is and I ADORE IT TO PIECES.
And no, it’s not all women—certainly not, absolutely not. But I’d say it’s vast majority women. (…Ridiculous crazy vast majority anybody-except-cis-men.) I know I often think of fandom as a feminine and/or queer-centered space.