Short and sweet <3
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
^ ok that was an amazing response I have to admit.
im just annoyed and ugly all the time
Every TVD viewer, plus the entire cast.
christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"
"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"
Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.
my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Wearing Silly Hats
I scrolled down expecting an explanation
This man needs to live forever
The fact that you’re blue-haired and tattooed and pierced doesn’t mean that you’ll never be able to get a job.
Managing to make it through college does not validate you as a human being.
Forcing yourself to waste away in the one thing you believe you’re good at does not make for a full and happy life.
You don’t have to fit a mold.
You don’t need another person to complete you.
You don’t need dates and parties and wild nights at the bar to prove to everyone that you’re worth being around.
You don’t need someone to hold your hand every moment of every day.
And you don’t need to spend your time and energy obsessing over these things.
Because, at the end of the day, you are the one who has to live with the person you are. If you are proud of what you’re doing with your life, nothing should stop you from carrying on.
You are not obligated to meet anyone’s standards, ever.
Find happiness. Keep it.
And don’t let anyone ever tell you that what you’re doing isn’t good enough.
Because it is. It really is.
|—||Hillary Calhoun (via themilkywhiteway)|