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Soph0571

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Gender: Female
Hometown: UK
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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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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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Eric Swalwell just blasted Gym Jordan and Gym deserved every second of it

https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch/status/1547693905650470917

Little Girls. Whelp.

And BOOM you nasty child raping apologist fucker.

Australian passing through US asked if she had an abortion and then deported - report


The 31-year-old alleged that after being patted down, fingerprinted and photographed, one of the US border security officials asked her whether she was pregnant.

“She was walking me from one room to the next, and she asked the pregnancy question again,” Ms Gourley said. “I don’t know if she had forgotten, or she wanted to work out if I was lying or something. I said no, and she looked at me again and said, ‘Have you recently had an abortion?’

that to my situation?’”

Subsequently, she was informed that she would not be allowed in the country as she had breached the visa waiver programme.

A spokesperson for the US Customs and Border Protection told the outlet that the visa waiver programme prohibited applicants from engaging “in any type of employment or get compensation for services rendered”.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/australian-passing-through-us-asked-if-she-had-an-abortion-and-then-deported-report/ar-AAZwSOP?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=U531&cvid=b278e6e4237f477eaa271f559c0eda52

Nothing to worry about here folks... Nothing at all...

If anti-abortion ideologues truly cared about the lives of babies...


Graphic mine

Says it all really - but of course as it is all about patriarchal power and far right toxicity they will never give a shit about the born. Compassion and charity is not their thing, not their thing at all... there is no hate quite like christofacist love...
https://twitter.com/Imposter_Edits/status/1545801838678933504
To be fair though would you want any of the 400000 kids in the care system be subject to that? Shudder


The Tories are tearing themselves apart in the leadership race to replace BoJo & I am here for that


Highlights mine

THE UK TORY LEADERHIP RACE IS
The Tories are tearing themselves apart in the leadership race to replace BoJo and I am here for that.

BUT it is not funny really, not funny at all. To a one they have propped up a toxic, vile administration that has done much to strip away our civil rights, break international law and turn us from a serious country on the world stage to a laughing stock.

We are in a time of post Covid economic crisis made much worse than that of our Europeans and American cousins because of the economic self harm caused by Brexit. We have a soaring cost of living crisis, with fuel bills rising at a staggering rate, with the average household expecting to pay circa $5000 per year by February. Inflation is in double digits. Wages are stagnating. People are choosing between heating and eating. Sterling is weaker than a weak mans weak things. Taxes are on the rise and those that are running for office are completely out of touch with this reality. The Tories have relied on their massive majority in the House to bounce through any legislation they want and I do not think that any of it, literally any of it, has been about reform or improvement for the wider community -too busy sending refugees to Rwanda, making protests illegal and stripping us of our Bill of Human Rights.

The big takeaway in the race so far for me, when people are REALLY struggling, is the popular theme amongst the candidates to reduce corporation tax from 25% to 15%... yep, that is the plan, make businesses richer, while people truly and desperately struggle during a period of stagnation and an expected incoming recession. So while it is going to be fun watching the toxics tear each other apart over the next couple of weeks, it is not really funny at all. BoJo has gone, but with this lot running to replace him, his legacy will endure.

We are not out of the danger zone. Not even a little bit. We need an early general election. Stat.

Paint your faces, tighten your smiles, lace up your boots...



Right now in the UK



Positive thoughts please that by the a.m. Boris Johnson is in our rear view mirror. Right now with only 20% support from the Parliamentary Party he is refusing to fuck off. He is going down of course but as his sycophants fight like hell to get into the lifeboats (too little too late) he is trying to fuck everyone over as he sinks. Fighting to the death, but he will have to go.

If prayer worked, most of you fuckers would in jail



Lock them up!

No more participation trophies





Proper losers they are

Florida's 'don't say gay' law may sound vague - but its purpose is clear

What does that vague wording mean, exactly? Since heterosexuality is a sexual orientation, does the new law mean a straight teacher can’t mention their spouse? Since discussing gender identity is banned, will students be prohibited from referring to anyone as ‘he’ or ‘she’? Will teachers have to drop gendered honorifics like Mr, Mrs or Miss?

No, of course not. The bill wasn’t designed to be applied with any sort of consistency. It was designed to do one thing and one thing only: terrorize LGBTQ+ people. Like Texas’s abortion bounty law, the don’t say gay bill gives parents the power to levy lawsuits against teachers or schools they believe contravene the deliberately broad law. The threat of being hit with a costly lawsuit means that it’s likely underfunded school districts will err on the side of caution and ask teachers to avoid saying or doing anything that could be possibly be construed as queer. Indeed, lawyers have already told teachers in Orange county public schools that they should be careful not to wear rainbows; avoid mentioning same-sex spouses or displaying any pictures of them; and ensure they remove safe-space stickers from their classroom doors. So there you go: the party that professes to love free speech and small government has pushed through a law that means a rainbow sticker could end a teacher’s career.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/02/dont-say-gay-florida-week-in-patriarchy|]
Emphasis mine

And this is just the start right? Horrid. Just horrid.

DeSantis, a despot in the making, is playing the far-right card very well. He will continue to encroach on the rights of women, entrapping women further and endangering LGBTQI+ communities and children in the cray cray culture wars. This don’t say gay bill will inevitably negatively impact the learning experiences of Florida’s children (maybe that is the point) because intelligent, skilled teachers won't give in to his nasty homophobic oppression and will vote with their feet.

And this is the man Republicans will want to put in the most powerful position in the world. Good grief.


How many countries have tightened abortion laws?

The US is one of only four countries to impose stricter abortion laws since the 1990s. On a global level, more than 50 countries have enacted laws expanding the legality of abortion since 1994. Only El Salvador, Nicaragua, Poland and now several US states have decided to impose further restrictions.




Countries that have moved to abortion on request
Guyana, Albania, South Africa, Cambodia, Switzerland, Nepal, Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, São Tomé and Príncipe, Uruguay, Maldives, Mozambique, Cyprus, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Argentina, Thailand, South Korea, Benin and Colombia.

Countries that have started allowing broad social or economic grounds for abortion
Ethiopia, Fiji, Rwanda and India.

Countries that have started allowing abortions to preserve health
Burkina Faso, Guinea, Chad, Benin, Saint Lucia, Eswatini, Central African Republic, Niger, Togo, Monaco, Kenya, Argentina, Lesotho, Mauritius, Eritrea, Liechtenstein, Nauru, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

Countries that have started allowing abortions to save the woman’s life
Micronesia, Mali, Bhutan, Iran, Indonesia, Brazil, Somalia, United Arab Emirates and Chile.

[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/chart-of-the-day/2022/06/how-many-countries-have-tightened-abortion-laws|]

Talk about swimming against the tide...
In the 'land of the free' women's reproductive freedoms and rights are more restrained in some states that Iran... That is how fucked up the far right cray cray that has taken hold of state governance and SCOTUS has become... IRAN people. Women in Iran have better access to reproductive health care choices than a female in one of the trigger states might be.

But Hey

Fear not my lovely sisters across the pond - it looks like they will not be satisfied until their patriarchal toxicity is spread far and wide bringing us women folk to heel.

The plan to overturn abortion rights in Europe

In total, $81.3 million worth of funding flowed from U.S. donors to help fund activism against abortion and other conservative causes between 2009 and 2018, according to a report compiled by the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF), a pro-abortion access network that connects members across European parliaments with a liberal stance on sexual and reproductive rights.

EPF Executive Director Neil Datta called the U.S. Supreme Court decision the result of a multidecade campaign by Christian conservatives to influence the American judicial system. Now the same is happening in Europe, said Datta.

“We're just at a much earlier stage in the process than the United States.”

[link:https://www.politico.eu/article/roe-vs-wade-us-the-european-activists-taking-inspiration-and-money-from-us-anti-abortion-groups/|

Drip. Drip. Drip.
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