Wednesday, April 2, 2014
fuck yeah! 

fuck yeah! 

hayleysbookhouse:

"Birth control is part of health care.
Health care is part of an employee’s compensation.
Employees choose how to use their compensation. Not employers.

Furthermore:
Birth control is cheaper than pregnancy and childbirth.
Plans that cover birth control are cheaper than plans that do not.
Employees should not be forced to spend more and get less.

Lastly:
Employers can not force their religious (or political) beliefs on employees.
Not even indirectly. That is the law, and a good law.”

some amazing posters and protesters! 

we stand behind you!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
sassorg:


On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from two for-profit companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialities, which are fighting for the right to withhold insurance coverage for contraception, saying that it conflicts with their religious beliefs.
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As far as I am concerned keeping people from accessing reproductive health services is a form of sexual assault.
You are taking their ability to consent away, without access to something to keep them from getting pregnant when they wants to it leaves them unable to actually fully consent to sex. 
Consent to Sex is not Consent to Pregnancy.
By forcing a higher risk of pregnancy upon people they have literally violated them.

"Consent to sex is not consent to pregnancy" 
and this is a point that SO many people fail to acknowledge. consent is whatever you are specifically allowing yourself and your partner to engage in. if you are consenting to sex without a condom, that is different. however, if you are consenting to sex with your partner and then they ask if they have to wear a condom, you can withdraw your consent. 
however, we all know that unfortunately not all partners listen when consent is withdrawn, and that sexual assault is an incredibly pervasive event in the lives of millions of people in this country. that means that everyone should have the right to protect themselves at all times, and should have access to birth control. 

sassorg:

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from two for-profit companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialities, which are fighting for the right to withhold insurance coverage for contraception, saying that it conflicts with their religious beliefs.

Read More

As far as I am concerned keeping people from accessing reproductive health services is a form of sexual assault.

You are taking their ability to consent away, without access to something to keep them from getting pregnant when they wants to it leaves them unable to actually fully consent to sex. 

Consent to Sex is not Consent to Pregnancy.

By forcing a higher risk of pregnancy upon people they have literally violated them.

"Consent to sex is not consent to pregnancy" 

and this is a point that SO many people fail to acknowledge. consent is whatever you are specifically allowing yourself and your partner to engage in. if you are consenting to sex without a condom, that is different. however, if you are consenting to sex with your partner and then they ask if they have to wear a condom, you can withdraw your consent. 

however, we all know that unfortunately not all partners listen when consent is withdrawn, and that sexual assault is an incredibly pervasive event in the lives of millions of people in this country. that means that everyone should have the right to protect themselves at all times, and should have access to birth control. 

you probably know how angry and frustrated we all are here at pse about he incredibly stupid and ignorant laws that are circulating… 
know your rights. know what’s right. 

you probably know how angry and frustrated we all are here at pse about he incredibly stupid and ignorant laws that are circulating… 

know your rights. know what’s right. 

factnotfict:

Yikes. This is exactly why FNF is here…..to make sure you have the info you need to protect yourself!

this is why sex ed in schools is so important. young people need to know the risks involved in the sexual acts that they are partaking in. if you didn’t have sex ed in middle or high school, see if your college has any information! here at smith, pse is a great resource for asking questions and gaining knowledge that you may not have had access to during your other years of education. 
another important thing to keep in mind: sometimes even when you are being really careful and using protection, STIs can still be transmitted. this is why education is important, to decrease the stigma around STIs, and stop thinking that those who are living with STIs are somehow dangerous or stupid. 

factnotfict:

Yikes. This is exactly why FNF is here…..to make sure you have the info you need to protect yourself!

this is why sex ed in schools is so important. young people need to know the risks involved in the sexual acts that they are partaking in. if you didn’t have sex ed in middle or high school, see if your college has any information! here at smith, pse is a great resource for asking questions and gaining knowledge that you may not have had access to during your other years of education. 

another important thing to keep in mind: sometimes even when you are being really careful and using protection, STIs can still be transmitted. this is why education is important, to decrease the stigma around STIs, and stop thinking that those who are living with STIs are somehow dangerous or stupid. 

Monday, March 31, 2014
We talk about how our knees don’t bend this way or that, how we feel bad with our clothes off, how we need to be touched, how you must never close your fingers around our necks; we talk sheepishly or confidently about genital configurations and mobility aids, we inform our partners about allergies, precautions and protections, about medical histories and abuses and exes and fantasies. We, the people who have sex while owning bodies and histories, have sex while having Crohn’s and Asperger’s and Klinefelter’s, while having celiac and lupus, while being fat, with our survival stories, with our cancer, with our scars. We have sex even if societies don’t think we’re sexy – fat, old, gay, disabled, dirty, sick, poor, unbeautiful, radical, revolutionary, STD-having – we have sex. Years ago my oldest dearest friend and I were discussing her girlfriend, and the dark line of hair that runs down from her navel – called a “Happy Trail” in boys. We called it her Pleasure Highway. Some of us have Pleasure Highways that will frighten off the weak. Our Pleasure Highways take up space. We take up space. Your genital herpes is upsetting and painful, but by God, Dental Dams, we are vast – we contain multitudes – we will find room. #484: “How do I minimize embarrassment when telling a partner that I have a body and a past?” | CaptainAwkward.com (via brutereason)