Why we need to be serious about universal healthcare. Here is a great infographic on cancer.
One in Four people will die from some sort of cancer in the United States
That’s 1500 people each day
13,771,757 cases of cancer from 1999-2008
That’s 5,572,213 deaths.
That’s a 2 out of 5 death rate.
(Entire Picture: http://goo.gl/qAFWB)
It makes me completely insane that the debate over a man’s right to own a gun is centering on free access to whatever weapon he wants, when he wants it, no matter the damage it may do to no matter the number of people - yet women are monitored and regulated like restaurants and health codes, forced to undergo little “taling to’s” and forced to watch sonograms and hear right wing rhetoric, forced to submit to one to three day waiting periods and get permission from their parents and doctors - all regarding their OWN BODY. The rules for every issue in the conservative playbook is really only one rule - that those in power have a different set of freedoms from those not in power.
The Brass Ceiling
237,000 military positions are now open to servicewomen after the vote to repeal the combat exclusion policy. This infographic covers the percentages of women in the military, a history of the growth of women serving in our armed forces, and ways that women have been restricted from (yet still managed to break through and achieve) combat related pay, benefits, and honors.
By Katie Miller, Special Assistant for the LGBT Research and Communications Project, and Lindsay Rosenthal, Special Assistant for Health Policy and Women’s Health and Rights, at the Center for American Progress
This is a beautiful example of good political design. Simple, brief, and makes the point brilliantly. The tiny print says, ” *Conditions apply. Terms are liable to change without prior notice. All rights are reserved. Offences are punishable by law. Discretion advised. We are not responsible for any damages caused by the aforementioned text. Keep away from children under the age of 200. We don’t care if you can’t read this.”
“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.” -Mark Houlahan
The Girl Effect Fact Sheet details birth rates, child marriage, economic disparities, education, and the health and safety of girls around the world. It illustrates the disparity of resources and civil liberties experienced by young girls, and the desperate need to expand our experience of feminist activism and awareness to the issues that extremely young women and little girls are experiencing around the world.
The link is a PDF file, and I have broken it down into images to make it more Tumblr-able. Share away!
Hey conservatives… you know…the party didn’t ALWAYS hate unions. Once upon a time, you thought they were the bomb.
Broadside produced by the Young Republican Labor Committee, Washington, D.C. Contains Amalgamated Lithographers of America, 35, Local No. 14, Philadelphia, union label.
What does this article teach us, girls? Please take notes.
*puts on teacher-looking glasses.*
Please. Do not send those sexy pics to your boyfriend. Breakups often end badly. It is not unheard of. He can get pissed off and send those pics to a website that will charge you tons of money to take them down. I know you want to do it. It seems all bad *ss now. It will be expensive later. Put. The Phone. Down. No pictures. STOP!
Look, I can’t stop you. But will you at least write up some sort of agreement that you get some ridiculously large sum of money if he distributes them? Be smart, hon. Get everything in writing. Would you really give your boobs a completely open creative commons license? No. No you would not.
(This has been a Suzannah Public Service Announcement.)
Xena is by far the most fun, caption-able topic I can think of for a feminist. :) (Insert battlecry here)
I am seriously re-writing fairy tales by hand if I ever procreate. But seriously, the assigning of gender roles begins so early, in such a mundane and insidiously subtle manner, how can anyone keep up? I don’t envy mothers. I envy feminist mothers even less. Cheers to you, my brave friends.