DOJ: Investigate the recent string of attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics as domestic terrorism!

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DOJ: Investigate the recent string of attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics as domestic terrorism!

On Friday, a heavily armed man, who appears to be a conservative extremist, opened fire in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing three people and injuring nine others.1

This deadly assault is not an aberration.2

Since August, anti-abortion extremists, among them congressional Republicans, have used deceptively edited, secretly recorded videos to launch a full-scale attack on Planned Parenthood. In that time, there have also been at least five other reported attacks against Planned Parenthood clinics.3 The FBI has been warning about increased attacks on reproductive health care facilities since September.4

Congressional Republicans, whose false, incendiary rhetoric demonizes Planned Parenthood doctors and patients, have done nothing about these attacks while continuing to attack women’s health care. It’s time for the Department of Justice to step in.

Tell the Department of Justice: Investigate attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics for what they are — domestic terrorism.

There is a long history of violence against reproductive health care providers, especially those who perform abortions, by fanatics who want to intimidate women and close clinics, including at least 42 bombings, 182 arsons, 99 attempted bombings and arsons and 662 bomb threats between 1977 and 2014.5

This violence is a result of extreme right-wing rhetoric that shames and patronizes women, lies about health care providers and positions politicians as the arbiters of women’s decisions about their bodies and their lives.

The despicable attacks on Planned Parenthood are not just acts of hatred but of domestic terrorism, meant to injure, harass and intimidate women, their families and their health care providers — and the Department of Justice should treat them as such. That’s why we’re joining with our friends at NARAL, Courage Campaign and UltraViolet to demand an investigation now.

Click here to tell the Department of Justice: Investigate Planned Parenthood attacks as domestic terrorism.

Thanks for standing up for women.

References:

  1. Gunman kills officer, two others at Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado,” Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever and Jerry Markon, Washington Post, 11/27/2015.
  2. Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Made Comment About ‘No More Baby Parts’: Sources,” Pete Williams and Andrew Blankstein, NBCNews.com, 11/28/2015.
  3. Four Arsons in 74 Days at Planned Parenthood Clinics,” Bill Morlin, Southern Poverty Law Center, 10/2/2015.
  4. FBI warns of threat to reproductive health care facilities,” CBSnews.com, 9/18/2015.
  5. National Abortion Federation Violence and Disruption Statistics
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Genderbent Version of the clip from Disney’s “Frozen” – ‘Let it go’

Published on Jun 29, 2014

This clip is a genderbent version of the clip from Disney’s “Frozen”, where Elsa’s sings “Let it go”. This is what it would look like if Elsa were King. Thanks a lot to Nate Smith for the awesome rock cover of Let It Go and juliajm15 and dorodraws for the wonderful male Elsa character designs.

Enjoy! 🙂 “Let It Go” is an original song by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony Robert Lopez and is sung by Idina Menzel.

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I Love You, America, But This List Should NOT Make You Uncomfortable

I Love You, America, But This List Should NOT Make You Uncomfortable

Ray Flores posted this on Upworthy.com; I followed the link to the Zen Pencils original.

134. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Gav on October 16, 2013

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Today, October 16, is Blog Action Day, where thousands of different bloggers from all over the world post about the same theme. This year’s theme is HUMAN RIGHTS.

After surfing the net trying to get an idea of what I could contribute, I kept coming across articles about how governments seem to be ignoring people’s human rights more and more these days. The thing was, I didn’t even know what these magical “human rights” were. Where did these rights come from? Who decided what they were? Are they international law? That’s when I came across the Universal Declaration and decided to turn them into an accessible poster because I knew that a lot of people had probably never read them either.

After the horror of World War II, the United Nations was formed in 1945. The UN charter’s main two objectives are ‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war’ and ‘to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights.’ In 1946, the UN Commission on Human Rights was established. Chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, the commission drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and it was adopted by the General Assembly in 1948 ‘as a common standard of achievement for all people and nations’. Today, it is the job of the Human Rights Council, an important body of the United Nations, to promote and protect people’s human rights around the world.

This poster uses a simplified version of the Declaration. You can read the original wording here. For more information about the history of the Declaration I suggest this article. For more info about Blog Action Day and to find contributions from other bloggers, visit the official website.

RELATED COMIC: Malala Yousafzai I Have the Right

A few readers have since shown me this cool typographic video of the Declaration.

Ingrid Michaelson – Girls Chase Boys

When You Sexualize Men And Women Equally, It’s Amazing How Much Fun You Can Have” is the title given to the video on Upworthy.com by Rebecca Eisenberg and Megan Kelley.

Published on Feb 4, 2014
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Official Music Video for Ingrid’s Single “Girls Chase Boys” from the upcoming album “Lights Out” Available April 15th!

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“Girls Chase Boys”
Written by Ingrid Michaelson, Barry Dean and Trent Dabbs
Directed by Andrew Elvis Miller
Producer: Amy Elvis Kiehl Miller
Director of Photography: Dylan Steinberg
Choreographer: Natasha Hugger

Watch the original Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible” video that inspired Ingrid’s version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrGw_c…
Original Director: Terence Donovan
Original Choreographer: Jeff Thacker

All the broken hearts in the world still beat

Lets not make it harder than it has to be
Ooooooh it’s all the same thing
Girls chase boys chase girls

All the broken hearts in the world still beat
Lets not make it harder than it has to be
Ooooooh it’s all the same thing
Girls chase boys chase girls

I’m a little let down, but I’m not dead
There’s a little bit more that has to be said
oh oooh
you play me, now I play you, too
Lets just call it over

All the broken hearts in the world still beat
Lets not make it harder than it has to be
Oooooh its all the same thing
Girls chase boys chase girls
Girls chase boys chase girls

Chase girls chase boys chase boys chase girls

Im a little bit home, but I’m not there yet
Its one to forgive but its hard to forget
Don’t call me, I won’t call you, too
Lets just call it over

All the broken hearts in the world still beat
Lets not make it harder than it has to be
Oooooh it’s all the same thing
Girls chase boys chase girls
Girls chase boys chase girls

chase girls chase boys chase boys chase girls

I got two hands one beating heart
And I’ll be alright I’m gonna be alright

Yeah I got two hands one beating heart
And I’ll be alright, I’m gonna be alright
Gonna be alright

All the broken hearts in the world still beat
Lets not make it harder than it has to be
Oooooh it’s all the same thing
Girls chase boys chase girls
Girls chase boys chase girls
Girls chase boys chase girls
Girls chase boys chase girls

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Violence against women—it’s a men’s issue

Published on Feb 11, 2013
Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy. Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the ‘bystander approach’ to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You’ve also seen him in the award winning documentary “MissRepresentation.”

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