Oratorasaurus

Oratorasaurus

Seriously, ask me anything. I always respond. Other than that, I am what the blog shows: I fight for mens, womens, gays, trans rights for gender equality, I am a firearm supporter, have issues with authority, love my pit bulls, have issues with kettles refusing to notice the pots, and I am rather open about my geekier hobbies (minecraft, indie games, and pokemon anyone?).
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unregistard:

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zingey:

yugijesus:

Abortion in action. Do you want this to be you?

Weird how my abortion was nothing like that, isn’t it?  I got mine in a sterile, hospital environment and the physician performing was funny and kind.  He knew that I didn’t much want a man doing the operation because I didn’t want a strange male seeing my female parts, but I got over it because hey, he’s a doctor.
They placed down a towel and there was very minimal blood.  Maybe as much blood as you’d get if you sneezed while on a light period?  Not a whole lot.  They just gave me a maxi pad to wear to help with it.  And the entire thing was done in about two minutes.  It only hurt when I got the anesthetic injection, (But hey, shots hurt!), and when it was finishing up.  It felt a lot like my usual period cramps.
It was over before I knew it!  The nurses talked to me the whole time about my life, my job, my fiance, and asked how I was feeling and if there was anything I needed to be more comfortable.  They made sure the lights weren’t too intense and that I was properly supported so that I was settled in alright.
Afterward they let me stand up and asked if I felt dizzy.  They also gave me an ultrasound to make sure they got everything out! I told them I felt alright and that I was relieved that it was finally over.  The pregnancy, I mean.  The abortion was over before I even really realized!  They walked me into the recovery room where I got to lay in bed wearing comfortable slippers, and they gave me Pepsi to drink and Ritz crackers to eat while I read a magazine and relaxed.
The recovery time was required, but I didn’t really need it?  I got an Ibuprophen after telling them that I was alright to take them, (They needed to know if I was allergic.)  I was alright to leave soon after but they made me lay down and relax for about twenty minutes while my fiance waited for me in the waiting room.  He met me at the door on the way out, we bought some condoms for a very great price, and got on the road to go home.  And we ate KFC that night, which was awesome!
So no.  My abortion wasn’t anything like that.  This is not what legal abortions look like.
This is what it will look like if you make us go back to getting illegal, unprofessional abortions in unsanitary environments and performed by back-alley butchers.
Look.  I can tell you are serious about your conviction and that the pro-life cause means a lot to you.  Why can’t you just back yourself up with non-biased sources, real photos that have reputable, medically-accurate information to back up their reliability, and scientific facts?
I mean it? Literally, what is stopping you from doing those things?  We would listen better to you if you could source everything to scientific and medical journals, or to sources that do not have a stake in the pro-life/pro-choice debate.  That way, they won’t be biased toward either side.  Please?  Can’t you guys just do that stuff?
I mean, I can literally tell you from experience that this is not what legal abortion looks like.  It just isn’t.  Please try harder.

zingey:

yugijesus:

Abortion in action. Do you want this to be you?

Weird how my abortion was nothing like that, isn’t it?  I got mine in a sterile, hospital environment and the physician performing was funny and kind.  He knew that I didn’t much want a man doing the operation because I didn’t want a strange male seeing my female parts, but I got over it because hey, he’s a doctor.

They placed down a towel and there was very minimal blood.  Maybe as much blood as you’d get if you sneezed while on a light period?  Not a whole lot.  They just gave me a maxi pad to wear to help with it.  And the entire thing was done in about two minutes.  It only hurt when I got the anesthetic injection, (But hey, shots hurt!), and when it was finishing up.  It felt a lot like my usual period cramps.

It was over before I knew it!  The nurses talked to me the whole time about my life, my job, my fiance, and asked how I was feeling and if there was anything I needed to be more comfortable.  They made sure the lights weren’t too intense and that I was properly supported so that I was settled in alright.

Afterward they let me stand up and asked if I felt dizzy.  They also gave me an ultrasound to make sure they got everything out! I told them I felt alright and that I was relieved that it was finally over.  The pregnancy, I mean.  The abortion was over before I even really realized!  They walked me into the recovery room where I got to lay in bed wearing comfortable slippers, and they gave me Pepsi to drink and Ritz crackers to eat while I read a magazine and relaxed.

The recovery time was required, but I didn’t really need it?  I got an Ibuprophen after telling them that I was alright to take them, (They needed to know if I was allergic.)  I was alright to leave soon after but they made me lay down and relax for about twenty minutes while my fiance waited for me in the waiting room.  He met me at the door on the way out, we bought some condoms for a very great price, and got on the road to go home.  And we ate KFC that night, which was awesome!

So no.  My abortion wasn’t anything like that.  This is not what legal abortions look like.

This is what it will look like if you make us go back to getting illegal, unprofessional abortions in unsanitary environments and performed by back-alley butchers.


Look.  I can tell you are serious about your conviction and that the pro-life cause means a lot to you.  Why can’t you just back yourself up with non-biased sources, real photos that have reputable, medically-accurate information to back up their reliability, and scientific facts?

I mean it? Literally, what is stopping you from doing those things?  We would listen better to you if you could source everything to scientific and medical journals, or to sources that do not have a stake in the pro-life/pro-choice debate.  That way, they won’t be biased toward either side.  Please?  Can’t you guys just do that stuff?

I mean, I can literally tell you from experience that this is not what legal abortion looks like.  It just isn’t.  Please try harder.

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fantastic-nonsense:

clementmoraschi:

takocos:

moriander777:

tardigradetardis:

ms-militant:

they only teach it as a holocaust if millions of white people are killed

Okay, I was going to scroll past - I was even going to reblog, sans commentary - and then I hit that caption.

Because you know what?

In 1945, Jews weren’t “white”. They were “Jews.” For hundreds of years, Jews weren’t considered Caucasian, or European, or part of the privileged elite in any way, shape, or form. Even running the banks was another way to keep us oppressed, because guess what? If all bankers are Jews, and you don’t like your interest rates, there’s no one who’s going to protest if you light our fucking house on fire.

But you know what? Okay, leave aside the Jews. Because we get taught about (even if it’s not really given the time it deserves) and we’ve got a country (that’s busy pushing itself towards hell in a handbasket) and the Native Americans/First Nations got neither of those.

Let me tell you about the Romani.

Let me tell you about the Irish.

Let me tell you about the Scots.

The Celts.

The Poles.

The Slavs.

The millions of people not members of the Russians in the 1700s and 1800s. (And  1900s)

Let me tell you about Armenia.

Let me tell you about China.

Actually, let me tell you about China again, because China has been through shit.

Let me tell you about Nigeria, and South Africa, and Rwanda, and the  Congo.

Let me tell you about the Palestinian Territories and then about Israel.

And then the Palestinian Territories again.

Let me tell you about the Aborigines.

Let me tell you about this list on Wikipedia.

And then let me tell you this:

We are taught about one genocide, if we are taught about any, and that is the Holocaust. We should be taught about more. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee should be required reading for every high school student. We should learn about the complete and utter dickery committed by the US Government in the 19th (and 18th and 20th and 21st) century (centuries).

We should also learn about the fact that our erstwhile ally during WWII was busy killing more of its own people than Germany ever accomplished.

But you know what?

If we have to learn about one genocide, let’s learn about the Holocaust.

And I’m not trying to diminish 100 million dead, or countless ripped from their land, or any of that.

But 11 million people died in camps in 6 years (really more like 4). And that’s something the US Government never accomplished.

But the genocide of the Native Americans was committed (and it makes me nauseous to type this, but it’s true) by people believing that the Native Americans were savages, were animals, were of less value than the two billion bison killed during the same period. It was committed by soldiers against strangers. And many did not know.

And the genocide of the Jews was committed by a population who lived alongside them, who knew that Abram was just as smart as Johan, who knew that they were human - and who killed them, and let them die regardless. It was committed by soldiers against their own neighbours. And everyone knew.

What I’m trying to say here, I guess, is this: the genocide of the Native Americans was horrible, but it won’t happen again until we discover aliens, and possibly not even then. But the genocide of the Jews occurred in the most highly educated population in the world and it can happen any day, in any country.

Even now.

Even here.

And that is why the Holocaust is taught in schools.

Well put.

Goddamn the past sucked for everyone.

This post is really important.

Even if you don’t think you’re interested in this, click these links, read them. I was aware of some of these, but not all. These are all events that we should not forget.

Also, friendly reminder for those who don’t necessarily want to click on the links, JUST AS MANY SLAVS, POLES, AND CATHOLICS, AMONG OTHERS, died in the Holocaust as the Jews. Like,we STILL don’t know how many people actually died during the Holocaust, because we don’t have the records of a lot of the people that died that weren’t Jews.

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Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Frederick Douglass

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Catholics justify that they have the monopoly on the Christian God because essentially they're the longest running established root of Christian tradition. Seems being labelled first and running 'longest' is their way of saying "We've been going this long, we can't be wrong." Is there an equivalent attitude amongst first wave Feminism perhaps? C
oratorasaurus oratorasaurus Said:

just-smith:

There aren’t many Catholics where I live, I haven’t really heard that before. I don’t think any branch of Christianity can really claim to be original. 

Besides, people believing in equality and in higher powers came before we had organised movements with names, so none of those movements can claim a monopoly.

misandryisalie:

On tumblr you hear how the naked female body is not inherently sexual. This is something that I agree with: being naked does not necessarily mean that you are being sexual. It is simply the absence of clothing and nothing more. In order for nakedness to also be sexual other factors have to come into play, such as facial expression or what you are physically doing with your body. For example, a woman standing at parade rest while naked is not sexual. That same woman in the same position but for one hand touching her vagina is sexual.

So we established that nudity does not equal sexual, and reach where I begin my point: hypocrisy. I am going to talk about Blurred Lines for a minute, because I think the controversy is pertinent to my point. The music video itself gained a lot of controversy. In fact, I think that is where the controversy originated and the blatant misinterpretation of the lyrics was used to prove a thesis that was flawed to begin with. The argument boils down to “The women in the video are topless and are therefore sexualized. This contributes to the sexualization of women.”

There is a major flaw in this argument and it is not one that is particularly hard to see. Feminists are the ones who mainly argue that the naked female body is not sexual. They were also the primary group to argue that the Blurred Lines video was sexual because the women were naked. But if we are to take the first case as true, the second case does not follow at all. In fact, the case arguing that Blurred Lines is sexual because of the appearance of topless women and for no other reason blatantly contradicts the first claim. Having watched the video, I would say that is surprisingly non-sexual. While it is certainly risque, it manages to do so without crossing over into sexual territory which is a rather stunning achievement by the director.

So that moves into the big question: Why say that the naked female body is not inherently sexual if you are going to call every instance of a naked woman “sexualizing”? This is a question for which I have no answer, but I will hazard a guess. I think that a lot of feminists, despite saying the aforementioned statement, do find the nude female form inherently sexual. And I think that they have a lot of trouble separating that from their politics.

So that brings me to my request. If you are going to treat every instance of naked women as something that is sexual, can you please stop saying that the naked women are not inherently sexual? I have stated before that I personally do not see naked women as sexual all the time, but unless you are going to objectively look at every instance and really see if it is going for sexualization or if it just wanted some naked women because clothing is stupid, and would instead rather go with a gut reaction that is not a claim that you can rightly make. Naked women are not necessarily sexual women. I think it is high time feminists learned that.

underwater-lights:

pushtheheart:

missingkeys:

calystarose:

Girl is pioneer at quarterback for Florida High School

That first picture just fills me with such joy and a feeling of hope.

HEY ERIN HEY!

It’s the last picture that gets me. Her eyes are off reading the defense, because she’s not handing off to the RB, that’s a fake. She’s the QB and she’d doing her goddamn job and she’s doing it well. GET IT GIRL.

“Everybody says, ‘What happens when she gets hit?’ ” Gatewood said. “This isn’t a knock on Erin, but she’s bigger than 10 kids on my team. I have a wide receiver that weighs 25 pounds less than her. And the pads she wears are the same as the pads he wears.”

This is the only context in which football matters to me

GET IT GIRL

 i am so hot for her it’s ridiculous

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dcwomenkickingass:

One of the most consistent creative teams since the start of the new 52, writers Haden Blackman and J.H. Williams III have quit the Batwoman series. And there is no dancing around why based on a post on both Williams’ and Blackman’s web site where they note they are “heartbroken” about leaving but editorial interference including being “prohibited from ever showing Kate and Maggie actually getting married” is the cause.

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Not going to happen. Read on.

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reecedraven:

Do people who think White privilege, male privilege, rape culture, patriarchy is a thing ever leave the internet and go outside

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checkyoursenseofentitlement:

Education

  1. Gender Studies Programs: Increase funding to keep women out of sci/tech/med/business fields.
  2. Primary Education: Keep staff from teaching boys to not rape.
  3. Staffing General: Keep hiring more female teachers, to discourage men from teaching.  We need them to take the high-paying work.
  4. Continue pushing “health” specifically to make fat women feel bad.  This may require more double-blind clinical trials “proving” how unhealthy obesity is.
  5. Continue to offer phallic foods in the cafeterias of primary schools to promote internalized gastro-misogyny

Legal System

  1. Continue to give women lighter sentences for similar offences to make them think they’re weaker.
  2. Keep male rape victims invisible!  We need to let them keep crying about their supposed rape culture.  This will keep feminists blogging instead of achieving.
  3. Keep replaying Trayvon stuff.  Gotta keep the darkies busy with that while we figure out what rights to take away next.

Occupational

  1. Continue to give preferential treatment to young, attractive women in front-end hospitality positions to keep them out of higher-end positions.
  2. The wage gap: Can we make them believe it’s even bigger?  It’d be freaking hilarious.
  3. Sex in Advertising: Can we expand it?  Alexander Cis Whiteman suggested trying to sexually sell toilet plungers.  He’ll be spearheading a committee to make it happen. (Dick jokes?)
  4. Can we stop hiring fatties?  They’re gross and make me sad to look at.  (Fabricate lies about them being less efficient and motivated?)

Did I miss anything?  I unfortunately was only able to make part of the meeting since I left my Patriarchy Pass at home.  Finally got let in after oppressing a few folks nearby.

alepug8:

thehappinesshunt:

So today I was thinking how overlooked boys body-image issues are. Guys have standards society tries to tell them they have to reach in order to be attractive.

DEAR BOYS you don’t have to have the perfect V in your hips, washboard abs, great big biceps, or any arrangement of physical qualities to be hot. Seriously just don’t be a dick and smile a little. You’re handsome. Keep it up.

Finally.

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Student loans are destroying the imagination of youth. If there’s a way of a society committing mass suicide, what better way than to take all the youngest, most energetic, creative, joyous people in your society and saddle them with, like $50,000 of debt so they have to be slaves? There goes your music. There goes your culture. There goes everything new that would pop out. And in a way, this is what’s happened to our society. We’re a society that has lost any ability to incorporate the interesting, creative and eccentric people.

wangpatang:

i can give citations if anyone wants them but im p sure this stuff is already well known/passed around in the anti-feminist community

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