Greetings, fellow life form! 99% reblogs:: Fandom-y stuff and a lot of random interestingish(to me at least oops) crap. Toss me an ask or message or whatever about anything - I feed off of interaction like some sort of Socially Awkward Leech.
sometimes i think about how portal was a game with no male characters, featuring a WOC protagonist and an excellent female antagonist who were both anything but sexualised, and yet somehow still managed to create an interesting and engaging experience for female and male gamers alike, win awards, and get a sequel, and then i look at people who say “games with female protagonists don’t sell” and i laugh. for a very long time.
One year with the love of my life this past month <3 Even though we are 3K+ miles apart, we still got the love everyone wishes for <3
I never thought I’d be this lucky to have someone like her to share my life with :”)
I love you, Jacky <3
And I miss you so much when you’re not in my arms.
Born in Poland, Morgentaler spent WWII imprisoned in a concentration camp. He remained in Europe until 1950, when he moved to Canada and began pursuing a medical career. He specialized in family planning; becoming one of the first Canadian doctors to offer vasectomies, intra-uterine exams and birth control to unmarried women.
In 1968 he closed his practises and open a private clinic where he performed abortions. He never hid what his clinic was for, and publically admitted to performing over 5,000 safe, but illegal, abortions. His clinic was raided several times, and he was arrested for preforming illegal abortions. In first case a jury found him not guilty; a decision which was later, in an unprecedented move, was over turned by a court of appeals and he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. In 1975, this move by the court of appeals was made illegal (a court of appeal can call for a retrial but cannot overrule a jury’s decision) – known as the Morgentaler amendment.
While in prison his second trial went before a jury, and once again the jury refused to find him guilty. After severing 10 months, a suffering a heart attack, he was released from prison. His third trial resulted, once again, in the jury acquitting him- a decision they made in under an hour. After this third acquittal the government of Québec declared Canada’s abortion law were unenforceable against trained medical doctors and dropped the charges against Morgentaler days before his fourth trial was supposed to begin.
In 1983 he decided to challenge abortion laws in other provinces, so he publicly declare his intent before opening abortion clinics in Winnipeg and Toronto. The Toronto clinic was quickly raided by police and Morgentaler was charged, once again, with performing illegal abortions. This trial, in the Ontario courts before an Ontario jury, once again acquitted him of his crimes. In 1988, an appeal for this case was brought before the Supreme Court of Canada, who upheld the jury’s original decision and declared Canada’s anti-abortion law unconstitutional resulting in their abolishment. He has called that day “the happiest day in his life.”
He continued opening and running abortion clinics throughout Canada until his death.
Just as Tommy Douglas was the man who almost singlehandedly brought universal health care to Canada, Morgentaler almost singlehandedly brought the legalization of abortion to Canada. Whether you agree with him or not you have to respect the sheer force of will he showed in his believes. And the unspoken support of those 4 juries who refused to enforce the law against him.
Regardless of your position on the issue, it is unarguable that this man saved lives by providing safe abortions. There are people who do not want to be pregnant and will end their pregnancies, legally or illegally. When done illegally, the risk of harm to the pregnant person increases exponentially. If you’re okay with other human beings dying because they don’t want to be pregnant and you won’t grant them a safe way to end it, you’re a sick person.
psa: feminazi is a fucking disgusting term that compares fighting for women’s rights to genocide.
it was coined by rush limbaugh (that alone should be enough to make you stay far far away from it)
it is a racist term, and it is disrespectful to marginalized groups who suffered in nazi germany (so jews, rroma, lgbt folks, people with disabilities, etc.)
do not use it.
if you disagree with feminists: do not use it
if you are a feminist: do not reclaim it
i will glorify asexuality to the moon and back bc like i wish ppl did that when i was younger and thought there was something wrong with me i wish there had been more ace positivity around me then and i dont want more kids thinking they’re broken i want them to know they’re amazing and WINNING
what a strange feeling it is to have passion for human rights yet hate humankind in general
"this lady thinks that men are encouraged to be aggressive and violent? lets threaten her that will show how wrong she is" like what the fuck point do you think youre making
this post is getting notes again in light of emma watsons speech and it wasnt even about her. this happens literally so constantly i didnt even need to put a name but it will gain notes ad infinitum
what i’d really like is for someone to objectively watch me for a week or so and then just sit down with me for a few hours and explain to me what i am like and how i look to others and what my personality is in detail and how i need to improve where do i sign up for that
WOW DO YOU EVER JUST THINK ABOUT SOMEONE THAT’S REALLY CUTE OR WHATEVER AND JUST START GRINNING AND HIDE YOUR FACE IN YOUR PILLOW