frankieztein reblogged your photo and added:

are you swedish, or just a swedophile?

Oh no Im an American that was privileged to do my post-doc at Uppsala Uni. I’ve seriously considered returning permanently because I loved it, does that make me a swedophile? ;)


Anonymous asked: So I am new to the radical side of feminism and I just had to unfollow a lot of pro choice blogs because a lot of them mention how "abortion is a man's issue too" & "men can get pregnant too" :/ No....abortion is not a man's issue....right?


Absolutely not! “Men” denotes adult human males, and they can’t get pregnant. You cannot identify into being a different sex. In radical feminism, we believe that it is much more logical to refer to “men” and “women” as classes; human males are privileged because we live in a male-supremacist society, while human females are disadvantaged because we have been oppressed on the basis of our female sex since birth. Abortion is a sex-related issue, as in only females can become pregnant. It is vital to refer to “women becoming pregnant” because pregnancy is to do with our sex, which is an oppressed class. Saying that (trans) men can have abortions implies that being a man does not require male physiology, which is not only wrong but decontextualises abortion as an issue based on the oppression of females and the control of women’s bodies.

Trans men can become pregnant, but they are not men. A man is an adult human male. A trans man is female - born female, raised female, oppressed female - and if they become pregnant, they are treated as female. Abortion is in no way a man’s issue. Pregnancy happens to women and girls, and saying things like “uterus-bearers” to define pregnant females reduces us to our reproductive capacity, while saying “men can get pregnant” ignores the fact that we are oppressed on the basis of our sex.

Its really disappointing (and infuriating) that so many tumblr ‘activists’ have decided that woman erasure is acceptable and appropriate in a time when our basic human rights are threatened solely because we are female. Legislatures in every state are succumbing to special interest groups and religious terrorists and limiting or eliminating womens access to healthcare, and countries outside the US are changing and we NEED to keep up on that shit. Often times tumblr provides better reporting that mainstream media (remember Wendy Davis in Texas?) so its imperative we have a news source here that acknowledges sex based oppression because it does affect our daily lives.

Anyway, at present I’m only following one such blog Pro-Woman, Pro-Choice and the ladies running it are top notch. I’m always open to recommendations! but this is the only feminist pro-choice blog I’m aware of. 


Johann Samuel Mock

Lord Jonimo with the Moorish Woman Friederica

Poland (before 1739)

Oil on Canvas, 172 x 198 cm.

This painting was catalogue number 462 in the inventory of 1739 of the collection of Augustus II, king of Poland.

Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie (on loan); Royal Palace (reconstructed after World War II) (on long-term loan), King’s Apartments, antechamber.

I truly wish I had a color photograph of this work to share with you all, but this is all that I have available at the moment. I’m not surprised that this is in the King’s apartments in Poland since it’s obviously a masterwork. I think all of us are just as in awe of Friederica as Lord Jonimo is.

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Photos: Fires rage in Northern California



1,200 aboriginal Canadian women have gone missing over the past 30 years. Hashtag asks #AmINext?

On Aug. 17, Winnipeg police pulled the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine out of the Red River near Alexander Docks.

The scope of the tragedy prompted Holly Jarret of Hamilton, Ont. — cousin to Loretta Saunders, an indigenous woman who was murdered in February at age 26 — to launch the #AmINext hashtag earlier this month.

So, what’s being done about it? | Follow micdotcom

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Tatiana Maslany, Sarah Paulson, Maisie Williams, Katey Sagal, Natalie Dormer and Nicole Beharie attend Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass panel and presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014.

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I am honestly disgusted with this women. She has no respect for women or children who have been raped and abused. There is no logical reason as to why a rape victim should have to carry her rapists child as the mother will be too depressed and traumatized to give the proper nutrition and care for the fetus and baby.

The woman you were arguing with is not pro-life, she is pro forced birth. Any instance where a person advocates forcing women to continue a pregnancy because they value the fetus over an autonomous human person is not pro life at all. These anti choicers hate women, they are arguing that womens bodies are non-human incubators or breeding cattle. Its absolutely vile. 

Send her pictures of an episiotomy (DONT IMAGE SEARCH THAT IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS OKAY?) sorry not sorry I don’t feel bad for scaring the shit of an misogynistic ignoramus that wishes to invalidate my or any womans bodily autonomy.  



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