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embraceyourbody:

pluseyes:

jerseyjezebel:

Lots of handy-dandy links in here lending credence to the theory that there really is no OOGA BOOGA obesity epidemic.

Whoa, thanks. Some OH NO THEY DIN’T gems from these sources:

The researchers who estimated that obesity is costing us more than $100 billion a year in medical costs came up with this figure by calculating ALL expenses associated with treating type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, gallbladder disease, and cancer. They ASSUME that if we get heart disease or breast cancer, it is because we’re fat.

I can see the vaguest of links between some of those and fatness, but ALL cancer and hypertension? The only greedy fat monster in this picture is the Obesity Deaths statistic - it’s gobbling up all the stressed and cancerous people. Geez.

Of the ten types of cancer commonly associated with obesity, deaths from nine —- pancreatic, ovarian, gall bladder, stomach, prostate, kidney, colo-rectal, cervical-uterine, and breast —- have decreased since 1992. Only one —- pancreatic cancer —- has shown an increase in mortality.

PAAAANIIIIC

Laying claim to the forbidden, the word as weapon is taken up and taken back by those it seeks to shackle, a self-emancipation that defies hegemonic linguistic ownership and the (ab)use of power. Linguistic reclamation, also known as linguistic resignification or reappropriation, refers to the appropriation of a pejorative epithet by its target(s).

Robin Brontsema

This is why I call myself a bitch. I love language.

@radiofreebitch or @rabbleprochoice

sisteroficarus:

have either of you noticed that you can’t see the actual dates they will be protesting at a specific clinic on the 40 days website? HELP! :(

I believe that their goal is to have a group of people at the clinic on all 40 days.

Grow up, Jill. If you, a grown woman and a supposedly “professional” blogger, have to resort to deliberately misinterpreting a 19-year-old student’s fledgling Tumblr account to make yourself look good, you’re doing it wrong.
the part of my comment that was deleted at Jill Stanek’s blog
In which I am “featured” by Jill Stanek.

So, in case y’all don’t have your typing fingers on the anti-choice fear-mongering pulse, you should be aware that yours truly was featured on Jill Stanek’s blog today! Hi Jill! *waves*

Trouble is, I’m really not sure what for. Apparently, she’s using me to demonstrate how much “Pro-aborts hate 40 Days for Life”. Which, uh, yeah? Thanks, Captain Obvious.

She also tries (pretty ineptly) to mock me:

"Remember, these people are not just a benign prayer vigil - their goal, no matter how peaceful they act, is to shut down clinics and reduce access to abortion.” Rats, the B is on to us. How did she find out what we’re up to? Who told?

I do have the Internet, Jill. Again, your point?

Also, everyone should immediately commence calling me the Queen B. I think I like it.

Anyways, I’m not really sure just what Jill’s point was. MY point is, don’t let the anti-choicers dominate the discourse in your area. If they’re spreading misinformation near you, trying to get your clinic closed, speak up! The only way to fight lies is with the facts.

Abortion bans don’t reduce abortion rates. Legal abortion saves women’s lives.

That’s a fact.

Love always,

The B (to tha i-t-c-h)

P.S. I’m going to try to blog or tweet every day of 40 Days for Lies. So expect to see a lot more of me!

sisteroficarus:

rabbleprochoice:

radiofreebitch:

Some things you should know about 40 Days for Life, and how you can get involved to help out your local clinic:

  • Some “vigils” are more disruptive than others. This is why it’s important to contact your local clinic and ask them what kind of help they need. They may need or want escorts or counter-protesters, they may need extra volunteers, or they may want you to stay at home and fight 40 Days’ misinformation in other ways. Please respect your clinic’s wishes. I know it’s tempting to get out there and engage with the vigil-holders, but if your clinic thinks it will make the situation worse, please listen.
  • If you’re not able to call your clinic or to engage directly with 40 Days, please do whatever you can to help! You know that during these 40 Days, #prolife is going to be extra active, and #prochoice should try to be as well. The best way to shut down misinformation is to refute it - over and over again.

We can do it, #ProChoiceAvengers! Remember, these people are not just a benign prayer vigil - their goal, no matter how peaceful they act, is to shut down clinics and reduce access to abortion. So get involved, however you can! Counter-protest. Escort. Tumblog. Tweet. Write to your local newspaper. Support your local targeted clinic.

Stand up for choice, however you can.

Here, fucking here.

Radio, we gonna get some letters written to our local papers?

Love,

Rabble

I wrote an article for the local paper when the Westboro Baptists came to Montpelier. I’m not positive if 40 Days is coming to this area, but once I find out I’ll be sure to write an article.  Rabble, I may need your help.

I should have added this to the original post - if you click the link, it’ll take you to a map and list of all the locations and targeted clinics. ^_^

Some things you should know about 40 Days for Life, and how you can get involved to help out your local clinic:

  • Some “vigils” are more disruptive than others. This is why it’s important to contact your local clinic and ask them what kind of help they need. They may need or want escorts or counter-protesters, they may need extra volunteers, or they may want you to stay at home and fight 40 Days’ misinformation in other ways. Please respect your clinic’s wishes. I know it’s tempting to get out there and engage with the vigil-holders, but if your clinic thinks it will make the situation worse, please listen.
  • If you’re not able to call your clinic or to engage directly with 40 Days, please do whatever you can to help! You know that during these 40 Days, #prolife is going to be extra active, and #prochoice should try to be as well. The best way to shut down misinformation is to refute it - over and over again.

We can do it, #ProChoiceAvengers! Remember, these people are not just a benign prayer vigil - their goal, no matter how peaceful they act, is to shut down clinics and reduce access to abortion. So get involved, however you can! Counter-protest. Escort. Tumblog. Tweet. Write to your local newspaper. Support your local targeted clinic.

Stand up for choice, however you can.

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are free hips.
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these hips have never been enslaved,
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I’m pretty damn sure that I’m in love with this woman.

In which I lay out my complete troll policy.

So, kids, if y’all follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that I occasionally refer to the Official Radio Free Bitch Troll Policy. I’ve explained it on Twitter a couple of times, but I might as well lay the whole thing out, for those not in the know.

First of all, I’m defining a troll as anyone who engages me unprovoked; that is, they @replied to me first. I’ve gotten a couple of these so far - usually people who are trolling the #prochoice hashtag looking for a fight. Hence the name. I don’t apply this policy to people that I pick fights with, because that wouldn’t really be fair to them.

I like to think I’m a pretty fair person. If someone @replies me unprovoked and makes a tool of themselves for a couple Tweets and then lets it drop, or if they actually try to engage with me beyond ad hominem attacks and emotional rhetoric, I usually just brush it off.

However, if they’re really persistent, or really toolish, I apply the Troll Policy. That is, I make a donation, out of my own pocket, to the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health, formerly Planned Parenthood Canada.

The amount has varied, usually between $2 and $5. The most recent amount, and the one that sparked this post, was $10 - that’s what being an extreme douche who engages me unprovoked multiple times looks like.

I do this for a few reasons - one, because arguing with anti-choicers on Twitter makes me lose faith in humanity, and I feel as though I should contribute to one of the organizations that helps me retain that faith; and two, because there’s no argument I can make that Planned Parenthood can’t make louder, more effectively, and to more people.

Abortion bans do not reduce abortion rates. Legal abortion saves lives.

That’s a FACT.

Love always,

The Bitch.