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activating for women's rights
breenewsome:

Handcuff suicides are oddly common… #handsup #dontshoot #policebrutality #ourlivesmatter #ferguson #mikebrown #blacklivesmatter

breenewsome:

Handcuff suicides are oddly common… #handsup #dontshoot #policebrutality #ourlivesmatter #ferguson #mikebrown #blacklivesmatter

Hi, I was wondering how one actually becomes an abortion doula. I understand that it's volunteer work, but do I need qualifications? Is there an age restriction (ex: 18+)? Lastly, how would I get started once I've met all the requirements?
venustic

themidwifeisin:

mariquitachara:

There aren’t any close to me.

So start one of your own!  The Doula Project leads trainings across the country and will often come to you only for the cost of their travel and housing to train you and anyone who is interested in joining you!

Go here to read more about their services:

themidwifeisin:

Abortion doulas are the bomb!  Do it!

The idea of the abortion doula was started by The Doula Project of NYC. 

The Doula Project is a volunteer-run, collectively led organization of over fifty full-spectrum doulas. Our doulas have backgrounds as social justice activists, teachers, childbirth educators, birth doulas, social workers, and reproductive health professionals. We partner with Planned Parenthood Brooklyn, Planned Parenthood Bronx, several public hospitals, and other service providers to provide full-spectrum doula support to a diverse body of clients.

Almost immediately, other activists, birth works, and reproductive justice community members across the country realized how necessary and good this service was.

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There’s:

Read “How do I become an abortion doula” here, or find the doula program closest to you, and look up their application process and suggestions.

Most organizations will train you themselves.  Good luck!

As one of the pioneering full-spectrum doula care providers, we have developed an extensive sliding-scale training platform that is adaptable to multiple needs. We have trained clinics, medical students, activists, university students, and organizers around the country. Contact us at  for more information about our trainings and public education programming.

They have a “Start Up Guide” for people looking to start their own Doula Projects and can help you through the whole process.  I bet that your area really needs a full spectrum doula project - go out there and do it!

Good luck!

What Does Consent Look Like?

iwillesv:

By: Billieanne Stone 

As defined by the dictionary, consent is when a person agrees to, approves of, or permits something to happen or be done.

In the context of sexuality and preventing sexual violence though, it is so much more; it is an enthusiastic and ongoing yes that is given coherently and has not been coerced.

This may seem like a long and wordy definition, but it is crucial for everyone to understand what consent looks like and when it can and cannot be given.

So let’s break down what exactly this definition of consent means.

1)     Consent Context

First and foremost, consent must be given coherently and in a situation that is non-coercive. If a person is too drunk or inebriated to drive or stand on their own, they cannot consent to sex. A general rule is that if a person cannot drive, they also cannot give consent.

 Consent must also be given in a situation that is not coercive. Pressuring your partner until they finally give in is not consent. Threatening to leave your partner, berating them, belittling them, being emotionally abusive or verbally abusive in anyway in order to push them to have sex with you is not consent. Consent also cannot be given in situations where there is an unequal power dynamic such as a teacher/student relationship or where one of the persons is underage. People who are under the age of legal consent in their state CANNOT give consent to engaging in sexual activities.  If a person feels as if saying no will put them at risk of facing some kind of repercussion, they cannot consent.

2)     Consent is Ongoing and Enthusiastic

         Consent can only be given if a person feels like they are free to say no at any time if they want to and if they are coherent enough to understand what is going on around them.          

Consent must also be enthusiastic and ongoing. As stated before, it is not consent if a person was pressured and pushed into saying yes. A person should be excited about whatever they are about to participate in, sex shouldn’t be something that somebody feels like they “have to” do. Sex is never an obligation.

Consent also must be ongoing. This means that a person continually agrees to whatever sexual activities they are participating in and that if they choose to, they can stop when they want. Often ongoing consent is given non-verbally by continually engaging in sexual activities enthusiastically. It’s still extremely important to make sure you get verbal consent so that there are no misunderstandings. The best way to make sure that consent is ongoing though is to continuously check in with your partner.

3)     Consent Should Always Involve Communication

Don’t be afraid to discuss what you do and do not want to sexually with your partner before any sexual activity occurs; in fact, always do! Dr. Lindsey Doe of Sexplantions recommends making a “Will, Want, Won’t” list with your partner. Talk to each other about what you are willing to do with each other, what you want to do, and what you absolutely will not do. That way, both you and your partner are on the same page about what you want. Both of you should respect one another’s decisions no matter what. If one of you changes your mind or removes consent in the middle of sex or anytime during the relationship, that’s okay.

4)     A Lack of Consent is Sexual Assault

 Please remember that consent is absolutely mandatory and without consent, it’s sexual assault.

If you have any questions about consent or any topic relating to consent or preventing sexual violence, feel free to shoot us a message.

teamsternation:

How would raising the minimum wage help you?

aryeastark:

Emma Watson’s tweet about leaked pictures x

aryeastark:

Emma Watson’s tweet about leaked pictures x

(Source: cromeroe)

Are you on your period or something?
Anonymous

dajo42:

ihitnaomi-styling-on-hoes-1992:

 purposely intimidating racist old white men on public transport looks

ihitnaomi-styling-on-hoes-1992:

 purposely intimidating racist old white men on public transport looks

(Source: youdidwhatnow)

kingpinnn:

U.S. boxing legend Muhammad Ali (top) smiles as he stands behind his Daughter Laila Ali, after her super-middleweight fight against Asa Sandell of Sweden in Berlin December 17, 2005

kingpinnn:

U.S. boxing legend Muhammad Ali (top) smiles as he stands behind his Daughter Laila Ali, after her super-middleweight fight against Asa Sandell of Sweden in Berlin December 17, 2005

bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?
Do you see these two words?
They do not mean the same thing.
Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.

bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?

Do you see these two words?

They do not mean the same thing.

Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.

(Source: bonedragonpit)

theirhappyistooloud:

fucking thank you

theirhappyistooloud:

fucking thank you

krystle-lee:

sniper-joe:

sweet-bitsy:

laughingsquid:

A Compilation Video of Tiny Puppies Learning to Howl

If somebody comes into my room and finds a little pile of ash that once was me

This video is the culprit

I watched this whole fucking video. This whole fucking video. This fucking video is so important. Watch this fucking video.

awwwww, im dying. i want them all

ragemovement:

dacuntgod:

beemill:

Massachusetts State Police Issue Apology for “Racial Profiling Saves Lives” Bumper Sticker, But Not Before Lying About It

Massachusetts State Police issued an apology Monday for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives,” but not before lying about it.

Boston resident Chris Kantos, was walking Sunday morning and came across on official police cruiser, number 1183, and noticed an odd bumper sticker on it.

Kantos tweeted this image out immediately.

Instead of apologizing immediately, Boston PD removed the sticker and published a second image of the cruiser with no bumper sticker. Then accused Kantos of photoshopping the image.

“Why on earth would I photoshop something like that?” Kantos asked on Twitter.

read more: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-issue-apology-racial-profiling-saves-lives-bumper-sticker-lying/

*sigh*

Mass State Police concluded an unknown vandal placed the sticker, which means when the officer saw the sticker he decided to leave it on there.

ragemovement:

dacuntgod:

beemill:

Massachusetts State Police Issue Apology for “Racial Profiling Saves Lives” Bumper Sticker, But Not Before Lying About It

Massachusetts State Police issued an apology Monday for a bumper sticker on one of their police cruisers that read: “Racial Profiling Saves Lives,” but not before lying about it.

Boston resident Chris Kantos, was walking Sunday morning and came across on official police cruiser, number 1183, and noticed an odd bumper sticker on it.

Kantos tweeted this image out immediately.

Instead of apologizing immediately, Boston PD removed the sticker and published a second image of the cruiser with no bumper sticker. Then accused Kantos of photoshopping the image.

“Why on earth would I photoshop something like that?” Kantos asked on Twitter.

read more: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-issue-apology-racial-profiling-saves-lives-bumper-sticker-lying/

*sigh*

Mass State Police concluded an unknown vandal placed the sticker, which means when the officer saw the sticker he decided to leave it on there.

think-progress:

Police arrest young black politician for distributing voting rights leaflets.
Video of the arrest here.

think-progress:

Police arrest young black politician for distributing voting rights leaflets.

Video of the arrest here.