Beatriz’s life is threatened by her health conditions and a high-risk pregnancy. However, the deeper threats come from an intractable and misogynistic political and religious system which criminalizes women for being young, poor, rural women. Right now the eyes and voices of the world constitute Beatriz’ hope for life. She wants to live.
The Planned Parenthood movement began in 1916.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, our advocacy arm, is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Our mission is to protect and enhance the ability of the affiliates to deliver reproductive health care services by affecting policy makers through electoral and non-electoral activities.
We also have a Political Action Committee (PAC), which focuses strictly on fundraising to endorse pro-choice political candidates and electoral work.
Every social-justice movement has to uproot the power of internalized oppression and colonized minds. That’s especially hard for women because we live in the same house as the so-called superior group and don’t have a neighborhood of our own, much less a country.
Gloria Steinem in Time magazine talking about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and erasing women of color. (via afunnyfeminist)
We asked you in our survey how you describe your sexual orientation. One of our favorite responses:
If sexualities were music notes, where the low ones indicated you like guys and the high ones indicated you like girls, my sexuality would be a slayer guitar solo.
Rock on, tumblr fans. Rock on.
Hell hath no fury like a white heterosexual cisgender man with their feelings hurt.