i refuse to be shamed for having a body. i refuse to get embarrassed when a tampon falls out of my purse or spend a whole day anxious about if someones going to notice that i forgot to shave a patch of leg hair. i wasnt put on this earth to spend my time apologizing for my existence and i refuse to let anyone make me feel like i have to waste my energy on all that petty shit
i dont think some feminist artists have figured out that using a picture of the uterus to symbolize “grrrl power” is a microaggresion and excludes trans folk so let this be a public service announcement.
I pray for the day all feminism becomes fully trans-inclusive, not only will it dismantle the cisheteropatriarchy but it will stop those disturbing and embarrassingly bad “feminist” crochet vagina purses being sold on etsy.
Alex Salmond’s plan was to join a currency union, and though he has been told repeatedly that he cannot have that (to be in control of our own money, while also using England’s money is just too idealistic) he is still insisting that we will be able to use the pound. This is false. England has told us that we cannot have the pound. I do not know where Alistair Darling’s head was when he said this. And of course there are border controls within Europe.. if there weren’t border controls within Europe why do we need a passport to pass into countries there? We would literally be a foreign country when we break from the UK, but either way UK citizens still need a passport to get into European countries anyway so I’m not sure what your argument is here. We would need a passport just to get into England and subsequently, we would have to have borders here too. How do you expect we get back into our own country if there weren’t any border controls? Folk would be able to just come in willy-nilly. Please get your facts straight before you criticise and challenge. Though health and education are devolved powers, the funding is only possible because of how public money is pooled across the UK. Regarding the NHS, read this for some basic understanding (which is Impartially sourced). As for Scotland’s wealth, read this. If you want anymore sources, do some research.
"proved to have been lying" does not apply to the argument over the £. frankly, no one (including our very own ethnocentric Alex Salmond) can tell us what currency we will use, though it is pretty much set in stone that we will not be able to use the British pound. it’s all fine and well to say, "oh, we’ll use the Sterling pound!", but at the end of the day it’s not going to be worth anything in the grand scheme of things. we’re going to face another 5 years of austerity cuts. we inherit £120 billion worth of debt automatically. it will be years before we can lone from other countries. and food prices are going up? forgetting tesco for a moment, asda’s CEO promised that food prices will go up if we become independent. they aren’t scaremongering, people are scared because it’s the fucking truth. pension funds will be slashed and border control will become international, we will have to use a Scottish passport, after all. though Scotland may not (even though it’s evident that we will have to, we’re going to be a different country, which Mr. Salmond laughed off when questioned) set up a border, England definitely will, we have been told this. What do you think about our NHS funding and pensions being cut by nearly more than half?
if i could vote i’d be voting ‘no’, i’m absolutely terrified of the outcome of a yes vote, my mum and i are moving if we become independent because if we’re living hand to mouth we might as well be living hand to mouth somewhere that’s hot
i’ve grown in confidence a lot and i’m speaking to a lot more people with ease and comfort, but i think it’s because of the apathy. i think i’ve stopped caring about embarrassment, and i also find it a lot easier to say “i love you” to people now whereas before i would just mumble it as if having feelings is something to be embarrassed about. i don’t know. how are you?
I love the fact that you know, for example, you don’t really see people moan or cry so much with snot dripping down their face. When you have a crying scene, people have their makeup on and look nice, but in life we are all ugly sometimes—whether you’re you’re making love or fighting, etc.—and what’s important is just the beauty of the situation and the act. Sometimes when you cry you can be dignified but it’s also just honest.
Petra Collins - “Lines and Curves” – In collaboration with Arvida Bystrom
Comedian, Frankie Boyle, on women’s representation in Comics at “Kapow! Comic Convention"
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