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An Honest Question For ProChoice People

anaccountofmylife:

I know there are heated debates and people have been wronged on both sides of the arguments. However, I want to ask one question to pro choice people that will help you understand where pro life comes from.

Put aside your beliefs/biases/experiences please for this…

  • person: i’m bisexual
  • media: you’re coming out as gay
  • person: no, i’m bisexual
  • media: HEY LOOK THIS PERSON IS GAY
  • person: no you see, i’m actually not gay, i’m bisexual
  • media: IT TAKES SO MUCH COURAGE TO COME OUT AS GAY, THIS PERSON IS COMING OUT AS GAY, EVERYONE LOOK, IT’S A GAY PERSON
  • person: seriously though, i specifically said bisexu —
  • media: GGGGGAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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ealperin:

ealperin:

breefolk:

Laverne Cox, Keynote address, Creating Change 2014

This is such an important thing to say, though.

A lot of people are acknowledging this as a very powerful sound bite, but take a minute to really consider the context of this.

Every time you misgender a trans person, you are putting their lives in danger.

You aren’t just hurting our feelings - and there is nothing “just” about hurt feelings for people prone to suicide - you risk outing us to people we may not want to be outed to.

It opens us up to harassment, discrimination, and even assault. We could lose our jobs, our families, and our livelihood.

Every time you intentionally misgender a trans person, you tell us that you consider us to be less than animals.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

FULL OPENING PLENARY

newwavefeminism:

blackinasia:

Source: Truths You Won’t Believe

Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated. 

This coupled with the recent realization that black women are the most educated group…

It seems like there is this always present “when is the ‘black community’ going to pull themselves up from the bootstraps” question that floats around everywhere I go. Yet on micro and macro levels black excellence and success is only growing exponentially with each year - despite racism, institutional barriers, lack of privilege, colorblind ideologies and rampant gentrification.

Now imagine the gains we’d be able to make if people were willing to have these conversations and actually think critically about our society and culture

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