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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
Current location: UK
Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
Number of posts: 8,147

About Me

I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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"Sent to the mainland": how Northern Irish women suffer under restrictive abortion laws

The near-total ban on abortion in Northern Ireland – where the 1967 Abortion Act was never brought into law – means that women can face up to life in prison if they are found to have procured pills or services to abort.

Grainne Teggart, Northern Ireland Campaigns Manager of Amnesty UK says now is the time for change: “All eyes are on the UK government. They now have a decision to make – they can either remain complicit in the harm and suffering caused by our restrictive laws or they can legislate for much-needed and overdue reform which must include the decriminalisation of abortion.

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“The UK government cannot continue to sustain this inequity. We are not second-class citizens and we will not accept being left behind in this tiny corner of the UK and Ireland having our bodies governed by a piece of law which pre-dates the lightbulb.”


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/05/northern-ireland-abortion-laws-women|

Nothing is going to change...while the religious right hold their grip on power the women of Northern Ireland will continue to be denied reproductive justice. I was listening to a debate on this on bbc ni the other day and they are not open to reason, they lack any empathy for women in crisis pregnancies and they have a complete and utter inability to perspective take.

Right Royal Vista



Taken @ Hampton Court Palace. The Lake

If being called a liar so much bothers you, here is a hint, stop fucking lying



Lying liars and the lying liars who support the liars. Their hands are covered in lying shit.

Standing on the balls of teeny tiny balls

On today's episode of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me....": One of these things is not like the others



[link:http://whatwouldjackdo.org/2018/05/24/on-todays-episode-of-wait-wait-dont-tell-me-one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-others/|

This. It is outrageous

Be careful what you wish for...



...the law of unintended consequences kicking the shit out of right wing arses

Trump breached First Amendment by blocking Twitter critics rules federal judge, calling him....

...'unconstitutional'

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users because doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan came in response to a lawsuit filed against Trump in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and several Twitter users.

Buchwald agreed with the plaintiffs' contention that the discussions arising from Trump's tweets should be considered a public forum.

She rejected an argument made by Justice Department lawyers that Trump's own First Amendment rights allowed him to block people with whom he did not wish to interact.


[link:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5763495/Trump-not-block-Twitter-users-political-views-judge.html|

No shit Sherlock... not going to stop him though - could this go to the Supreme Court????



The Coronation Stone of the First Ever King of England



In the year 900 AD Edward the Elder sat upon this coronation stone while being crowned the King of something bigger than a county. That is pretty cool, huh?

When Your Privilege Is Whiter Than Top-Shelf Cocaine, This Happens



It was at this point that Bernice was double-teamed by the “Well, Actually” Whitesplaining Duo.

Wintrich, who clearly does not give a fuck about anything Martin Luther King Jr. had to say or teach (again, he gave a speech titled “It’s OK to be white”), decided that he needed to tag himself in to explain to Bernice King what her father really meant in his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”
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How white do you and your privilege have to be for you to get on Al Gore’s internet and correct King’s daughter about what her father meant?

Whiter than chalk? Whiter than Casper the Friendly Ghost? Whiter than the purest booger sugar that has not been stepped on? Whiter than square dancing? Whiter than clapping on the ones and threes? Whiter than the Ku Klux Klan? Whiter than white supremacy?

You get my point.

Neither one of these white dudes truly gives a fuck about Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. They simply want to invoke his name as a means of trying to silence black people who call them out for their privilege and supremacy. That’s usually how it works for people like this.


[link:https://www.theroot.com/when-your-privilege-is-whiter-than-top-shelf-cocaine-t-1826212861|

boom!

Ken Livingstone resigns to spend more time with Hitler

Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour party.

The ex-London mayor has been at the centre of a string of controversies where he essentially just bellowed “HITLER!” for no apparent reason.

“Turns out it’s because he misses him,” shrugged Labour party spokesperson, Simon Williams.

“It’s a massive surprise to all of us, obviously; not just because we thought he was dead, but also because we didn’t think Hitler would be willing to hang out with Ken Livingstone.


[link:http://newsthump.com/2018/05/21/ken-livingstone-resigns-to-spend-more-time-with-hitler/|

Heh
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