[muffled in the end plays in the background]
We believe you.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
The MLK that isn’t quoted in history books…
Because the history books say this:
[“Martin Luther King, Jr. said to stop being mean to me.” - White guys]
We must protect and save our children(@zellieimani)
Emily Letts, a patient advocate at Cherry Hill Women’s Center, is the winner of the Abortion Stigma Busting Video contest! Emily let us into the operating room during her first-trimester abortion and told us what it was like before and after making her decision.
(Note: This is not a graphic video - the portion in the operating room focuses solely on her face and hands.)
Wow, this is truly incredible. Thank you, Emily to making and sharing this.
While I was pregnant with both of my children, I can’t even guess as to how many birthing videos I watched on youtube, and I can’t even begin to calculate just how big on an impact it was for my births to have been able to watch other woman do what I was getting ready to do.
I remember being comforted that birth wasn’t all screaming and horror like it is on TV. I remember watching women giving birth as gracefully as making love and wanting that sort of experience now that I knew I could have that sort of experience; that I didn’t have to be scared.
I’ve never heard of to seen any other abortion videos like this, but I would imagine that if I were to fall pregnant again at this time or at another time in my life when more children still isn’t practical, these videos would be a great comfort to me to know that I could do this with grace.
Yes! I have a page of written stories, but wish there were more videos, too. Abortion is shrouded in fear and mystery, and it’s not fair to patients who don’t know what to expect.
The sad thing is she’s obviously acting for the sake of this video. You can tell how torn she actually is by the tone of her voice.
What strikes me about pro-lifers is how impossible it is for them to fathom perspectives other than their own. They do these incredible mental gymnastics because they’re literally incapable of believing the words coming out of this woman’s mouth. Everything has to go through this dogmatic anti-abortion filter before they can process it, so no matter what, everything they encounter ends up supporting their beliefs.
This is one of the things that make pro-life abortion counseling so dangerous, even for people who knowingly seek it out. There’s no room for the complexity of human emotions and experience - everything has to come back to “abortion bad.” Are you happy or relieved? Nope, just in denial. Are you amazed by your ability to create life? Obviously regret. Are you glad you had the right to choose, and support it for others? Brainwashing. Are you sad you got pregnant when you didn’t want to? Wrong - you’re sad about the abortion.
It’s unbelievably simplistic, and it really boggles my mind that people can live in the real world and believe it.
Lies we tell our kids. Found this from the postsecret blog.
THEYRE ALL CUTE AND FUNNY UNTIL YOU GET TO THE LAST ONE AND THEN YOU ARE ASSAULTED BY FEELINGS
omg that last one makes me cry
ima crazy ass bitch. i really am. i will find receipts. i will look thru every tweet, every insta pic. ima detective ass bitch. don’t think u can lie to me and i won’t find out. i’m omnipresent. I FIND OUT EVERYTHING MY NIGGA. EVERYTHING. some shit u done did a year ago, i know about. i’m hip to the got damn game.
And there was a caterpillar smoking a bong but w/e
it was a hookah actually but w/e
And Alice in wonderland was based off her opiate trips her uncle forced her to take. And he wrote down her stories and experiences and made it into a book.
You ever find a post that’s so wrong your eyes roll out of your skull? Let’s begin:
First off, most of what it says about the Mad Hatter is true. Hatmakers in the 19th century were exposed to mercuric nitrate vapors when felting animal furs to make their hats, which resulted in severe health problems. These issues included tremors, emotional instability, and physical weakness. However, by most historian’s accounts, the Mad Hatter was based mainly on Theophilus Carter, a furniture salesman whose odd affectations Carroll was well acquainted with.
The Cheshire Cat's section is where this gets maddening(pardon the pun). First off, Toxoplasma gondii and the disease it causes, Toxoplasmosis were fully unknown at the time Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. T. gondii wasn’t discovered until 1908, 43 years after the book was written. The side effects of T. gondii were absolutely never considered ‘harmless’, the first confirmed case of a T. gondii infection in a human being left the dead with lesions on her eyes and brain. T.gondii can be linked to schizophrenia and suicide, but causal evidence is severely lacking. And for the love of god, schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder/dissociative identity disorder are NOT THE SAME THING.
Alice In Wonderland Syndrome is actually a real thing. It’s experienced mainly by migraine sufferers or people who have ingested hallucinogenics such as the Fly Agaric mushroom or LSD. Considering that the mushroom Alice ingested in Alice in Wonderland was not a Fly Agaric, and LSD wasn’t synthesized until 1938, AND that Lewis Carroll suffered from chronic migraines(in his diary he mentions the visual effects he commonly experienced), we can deduce that Carroll used his own experiences as inspiration for Alice’s constant size fluctuations. Again, this has nothing at all to do with schizophrenia.
The hallucinogenic properties of mushrooms have been known for centuries, any culture found in the same place as psychotropic mushrooms will have a history with them. Unfortunately, the Fly Agaric mushroom is the one that can cause AIWS, and again, it was not featured in the book. Furthermore, Fly Agaric was very rarely used recreationally by anyone, due to the wildly unpredictable nature of its effects. There is little evidence that Psilocybin mushrooms were used recreationally in any significant amount during Carroll time, though the hallucinogenic and spiritual effects would likely be well known by him.
It’s a lot of fun for dumb stoners to read all this drug shit into the story(I should know, I am one), especially since it was written in the Victorian era where basically everyone was off their tits on something or other. That being said, the comment directly above mine is complete bullshit. Lewis Carroll was not Alice Liddell’s uncle. Alice Liddell, the girl for whom the story was written, was not ‘forced to take opiates’ in order to write the books. It’s possible that Liddell did take opiates, as morphine and heroin were popular children’s medications at the time, but she was most certainly not forced into a drug-induced state in order to write a book. Jesus fucking Christ, where did they get that from?
Look, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are very odd, very surreal books, but the links to drug use and mental illness are tenuous at best. I mean, the book was written as a gift to a 10 year old girl. Why the hell would anyone, especially in the incredibly uptight era of the Victorians, write a little girl a story about drug binging and psychosis?
The reason this gets to me is that the books do have hidden meanings. Carroll was an avid mathematician and there are many references to mathematical concepts hidden within the story. The books are also an interesting satire of the Victorian era with many allusions to the politics of the day. Interpretations of the story like those seen in the images above just spread harmful and incorrect information about drugs and mental illness.
anybody who tries to claim to me that Alice In Wonderland is just one giant allegory for drugs and mental illness will get slapped in the damn mouth
when i look in the mirror:
when i try to take a picture:
Best family ever