You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
hey “radical folx”: let’s stop using fat people as a “metaphor” for capitalism, greed, wealth, the police, the rich, the powerful, etc etc etc
This needs more notes ._.
Still needs more because people like this dude shouldn’t exist at conventions
I can’t imagine where guys get the impression that it’s okay to harass women who cosplay at conventions.
Neither Courage Wolf nor Calming Manatee were doing much to help my anxiety, but I knew they were both on to something.
So, I created Calmage Wolfatee.
I’m gonna lose it.
What a way to begin an acceptance speech. Lupita has made sure that we never forget the sufferings of Patsey and Solomon, and thus the millions of enslaved Africans who were dehumanized in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in the history of the world.
Unspeakable crimes that have gone largely unpunished. How can people scream ‘post-racialism’, ‘non-racialism’ and other ignorant statements when justice, if true justice can ever be attained for such acts, is yet to be achieved?
Didn’t mean to derail from Lupita’s acceptance speech but as important as her win is, so to is the vessel that brought her there - the story of Solomon Northup.
Heres the thing about Planned Parenthood. Ok fine, I can see how its a good idea. But there is a LOT that needs to be rethought.
1) There is no warning waver that needs to be signed. What am I talking about? You know all that paperwork you do at the dentist? It tells you ALL the possible complications, problems and side effects of whatever you’re having done? Pretty important right?
Planned parenthood doesn’t provide one of those. Here are some of the physical effects of abortion.
6% require a total hysterectomy
8% fallopian tubes become blocked
9% develop infections
15% have postoperative hemorrhaging
22% miscarry a later wanted child
Some Psychological affects:
23% hallucinate related to the abortion
54% have nightmares related to abortion
61% increase alcohol use
65% have thoughts of suicide
85% are surprised at intensity of emotional reaction
92% have feelings of anger, guilt and depression
Wouldn’t you want to be aware of these things before proceeding?
2) Planned parenthood fights every year in support of ‘abortion’ up to TWO YEARS of age.
3) Planned Parenthood fights every year in support of restricting American families to only one child.
4) If a young woman goes into Planned Parenthood with feelings of depression, anger or guilt to seek counseling, they turn her away. Instead of offering shelter and acceptance, they tell her that it has nothing to do with her abortion, and to seek help elsewhere.
Now I don’t know about you, but regardless of whether you are pro-choice, or pro-life, these are undeniably relative issues.
I’m really impressed that you managed to get literally every single thing you said wrong. That’s quite the feat!
From Planned Parenthood’s page on abortion:
Before the abortion procedure, you will need to
- discuss your options
- talk about your medical history
- have laboratory tests
- have a physical exam — which may include an ultrasound
- read and sign papers
Planned Parenthood is a medical organization just like every other health care facility, and is bound by the exact same laws and standards. Whoever told you there are no waivers or information provided was misinformed or lying to you.
Your (un-cited) statistics come from David Reardon, who was once described as the “Moses" of anti-abortion activists. He runs the anti-choice Elliot Institute, his methodology has been repeatedly criticized, and his degree is from an unaccredited correspondence school, which was shut down following a lawsuit filed by the state of Hawaii. You’ll have to forgive the rest of the science world for understanding that he only produces junk science.
Here’s the truth: Abortion is one of the safest, simplest procedures in existence. First-trimester abortions pose virtually none of the risks you listed and have a less than 0.05% chance of complications that may require hospitalization. Exhaustive reviews by both the American Psychological and American Psychiatric Associations concluded there is no risk to mental health, that 90% of patients felt relief, and among patient who experienced negative emotions, 80% still said they made the right choice.
I honestly have no idea how people can actually believe “post-birth abortion” is a thing, much less something that Planned Parenthood advocates for. You’ll need to provide proof of this claim and the one-child restriction, because I can’t prove something isn’t happening if there’s no evidence it’s happening in the first place.
A simple Google search will turn up multiple Planned Parenthood locations with both in-person and phone counseling for post-abortion and other needs. If they don’t have the resources to offer it themselves, Planned Parenthood’s page on Thinking About Abortion refers to Exhale’s hotline; Western Pennsylvania’s center, Portland’s center, and St. Louis’ center all offer counseling in their clinics.
I am very tired of pro-life junk science being touted as legitimate. I even wrote a whole article on determining whether studies are valid for this exact reason!
I got to the part where OP says Planned Parenthood supports abortion up to two years and age and just laughed and laughed. What on EARTH are you talking about?! Have you been inside a Planned Parenthood? Have you volunteered in one? Have you taken abortion sensitivity training at a Planned Parenthood? Have you spent hours with people who work at Planned Parenthood? Cause I have! You might as well be talking about Narnia for all the nonsense you’re spewing, OP.
The first thing I did this morning was check my pages feed on facebook. In the facebook comments for an article about falling asleep on your arm were scores of inappropriate comments about Laci Green, who was in the picture for the linked article. A fucking woman can’t even talk about falling asleep on your fucking arms without disgusting douches talking about her breasts. Do these men even see this person as human? Do they just see a blow-up doll there to look pretty and serve their needs? I am just infuriated that anyone would go into a space that is supposed to be about science and learning and turn it into their own fucking wankfest. Fuck those people, and fuck anyone who looks down on people that are trying to make it in a field that is already hard for certain people to break into.
Fuck every nasty ass bro that made a comment on that article, fuck everyone who liked a page about science and can’t see past a woman’s breasts, fuck everyone in a position of privilege who uses it to keep upholding the status quo, fuck that, fuck this, fuck everything.
I got a little angry this morning. It is too fucking early for people’s sexist bullshit.
Wow..the fact that there have only been 7 tho ! SMFH
Yep: Hattie, Whoopi, Halle, Mo’nique, JHud, Octavia & Lupita
keeping things in perspective
Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level