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Roll Tide! I'm a senior in college far from home. This blog is a hodge-podge of fandom, social justice, astrology, history and poetry, fashion, travel, some other pretty stuff, liveblogging, and the odd original text post. I love lots of different things and I'm involved in plenty, and this is where I share them. :) This blog is a Safe Space; don't come around here with nonsense.


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In Photos: The Journey to Get an Abortion in Texas


cosmopolitanmagazine:

With abortion clinics closing across the state, women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley increasingly turn to illegal, unsafe methods to terminate their pregnancies. And the situation is about to get worse »


Pastor Praises Beyoncé on $7M Donation for Houston Housing Complex

clutchmag:

Pastor Praises Beyoncé on $7M Donation for Houston Housing Complex

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Beyoncé might stand back when it comes to altercations between hubby and little sis, but when it comes to her hometown, the Queen Bey is sure to give back.

The singer and actress recently donated $7M for a Houston housing complex reserved for the homeless, according to Pastor Rudy Rasmus, who mentions the tidbit in an interview with KHOU.

“She has a global platform and is doing some amazing…

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fandomsandfeminism:

zotikus:

TEXAS REPUBLICANS PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR “CURE THE GAYS” PLATFORM

PEOPLE NEED TO BECOME AWARE OF THIS. these “therapy” programs are NOT IN ANY WAY SAFE AND NEED TO BE OUTLAWED

THESE PROGRAMS TRY TO “CURE” LGBT TEENS, ADULTS, AND CHECK THIS OUT.

A TWELVE YEAR OLD CHILD.

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.

THIS CANT HAPPEN.

This is my home state. This is where I live. My community is allowing this to happen, and it is fucking terrifying beyond reason.


Texas's Culture Wars Have Created a Public Health Disaster for Women

bebinn:

The more I read about the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the more I’m convinced they are angels on earth.


This might be relevant to your interests! A trusted contact of mine, a trans activist who is currently partnered with Legalize Human, Equality Texas, and Trans* Education & Advocacy, knows of a birth doula in Texas (Central Texas, specifically) who works with trans men. Here’s the image info:

Cavan Ó Raghallaigh: If any trans*men in Texas, esp Central Texas need birth help, I know a dula who works with transmen giving birth. ….email me — cavan@transvavan.net …. :)

Pass this along!


"The Rio Grande Valley already has one of the highest rates of self-induced abortion in the country. A 2012 survey found that 12 percent of women in clinics near the Mexico border said they had attempted to end their pregnancy on their own before seeking professional help. “They’re getting drugs from Mexico, drinking teas, eating herbs, falling down the stairs on purpose or convincing their boyfriends to beat them up,” Hagstrom Miller says. “Any of those methods could be fatal.”"

The Last Rural Abortion Clinics in Texas Just Shut Down

Conservatives are not reducing abortion. They are reducing safe abortion. The more I read about this, the more I am convinced that conservatives simply hate poor women of color.

(via bebinn)


Texas hospital says fetus of brain-dead pregnant woman 'not viable,' court docs show

bebinn:

cognitivedissonance:

A judge ordered a Texas hospital Friday to remove Marlise Munoz, who is pregnant and brain dead, from life support after the hospital acknowledged that her fetus isn’t viable.

Finally. How horrific.

I don’t know how anyone could have seen a different ending to this terrible story. I hope this spurs the Texas legislature to change this ghastly law. May her family find peace, and may Marlise and her baby finally rest.


Texas anti-abortion law forces women to make tough choices | Al Jazeera America


Is Ted Cruz Asshole of the Year?

assholeofday:

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by TeaPartyCat ()

When I think about who we should name Asshole of the Year, I feel like as bad as everyone else was in 2013, it can only be Ted Cruz.

Ask yourself— did anyone work harder for this title? Want it more?

Asshole of the Year is…


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