This is the logical conclusion of a lack of bodily autonomy for women before and during pregnancy. This is where it leads.
i’d like to highlight the fact that she was away from her home country on a business trip (she’s italian but it was britain’s social services who did this), and she was not told they were going to do that. so basically anyone, anywhere can do this to women.
WHAT THE SHIT
Jesus Christ even the 1st sentence in the article is awful:
"Exclusive: Essex social services have obtained a court order against a woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and for her child to be taken from her womb by caesarean section."
Like how much more passive could that wording sound? “Allowed her to be forcibly sedated”? How about “they forcibly sedated her, performed non-consented surgery, and stole her child”?!?!?! Jesus fuck.
This is horrifying.
This is something I would’ve expected to see in some sort of horror movie, not real life.
This is NOT just about ‘This is the logical conclusion of a lack of bodily autonomy for women before and during pregnancy.’ as a previous poster said. This woman suffered a PANIC attack and has bipolar. This s completely DISGUSTING because it’s saying that parents WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES cannot RAISE THEIR OWN CHILDREN!!!!! THIS IS FUCKED UP!!! This is disgusting!!!
This is ABLEISM
like not even in a witty way
if you actually feel guilty for eating reasonable amounts of food and even unreasonable amounts of food at times (heaven knows i sometimes do haha) you don’t need feminism you need to seek help
Feminism isn’t going to cure your eating disorder.
and eating disorders aren’t linked to your gender! yeah, women are more likely to have them because of chemicals and hormones and other sciencey things i don’t understand, but men can have them to and personally i don’t care what chromosomes you have, if you have a serious mental illness, for the love of God, SEEK HELP
psych grad currently working in mental health here, i just want to say that you’re all wrong and express my disappointment in your ignorance
first off, the person in the picture is not saying ‘i need feminism because i have an eating disorder’, she’s saying she associates eating with feelings of guilt and god knows many women, including myself, can relate. this feeling of guilt ALONE is in no way indicative of a mental disorder so you should feel silly for making that assumption in the first place. such guilt, however, IS for the most part the result of living in a society that values and forces on women an unattainable standard of thinness, and shames women for displaying pretty much any kind of appetite whether it’s for food or sex or money or power
second, many psychological disorders are ABSOLUTELY influenced by society, culture and environment. genetics and biological factors do play a vital part in causing EDs, yes, but it is a VERY WIDELY ACCEPTED FACT in both the academic and professional community that sociocultural and environmental factors also play a significant role in causing EDs.
don’t believe me? maybe you’ll believe the American Psychological Association, the world’s largest and most esteem association of psychologists. (x)
or maybe you’ll believe this study that found that 38 months after their first exposure to western media (the same media that currently overexposes us to portrayals of idealized thinness) in the late 90’s, Fijian women (whose culture originally appreciated larger bodies) experienced a sharp rise in disordered eating (x)(x).
now, no one is saying that feminism can cure eating disorders, that’s a ridiculous notion, but it certainly attempts to dismantle the systems that contribute to high rates of EDs in women
and finally, let’s be real here, the person who made that edit and most of the people who are reblogging this and agreeing absolutely don’t give a damn about this girl’s wellbeing and mental health, they’re just looking for any excuse to shit on feminism. so fuck all you assholes and your faux caring bullshit :)
In India, a snake protects two pups for 48 hours after they accidentally fall into a hole. At first it was thought that she wanted to attack them, but then noticed she was caring for the puppies. When rescued, the snake was released into a forest.
It is impossible not to share it with you.
that snake is going to snake heaven
I couldn’t help myself.
Neither could I
*sobs* In the pp The snake is protecting little lion cubs!
I just killed myself with feels. It hurts
Alright. Let me explain you a thing. Hang on, where’s Eleven?
There we go! Now, I hate to be the boring one who’s going to ruin the joke for everyone. But that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Sorry.
1. Not everyone who is in a wheelchair is permanently disabled.
Many people, myself included, have the ability to stand and even walk short distances. Hence, there’s nothing saying that a woman cannot stand up for a brief moment in order to reach something from the top shelf. Yes, I understand, it’s alcohol!
2. Let’s make Sherlock proud and do some deducting, shall we?
The woman’s spine is twisted. She is leaning against the shelf for support. And you can see how the lower part of her spine/bottom is arched out, meaning that she is leaning forward and putting a majority of her weight into her arm as she twists to use the other arm to reach for the bottle. She is standing a few inches away from the wheelchair which means that she probably put the brakes on, stood up, clutched onto the shelf for support, and used her other hand to reach for the bottle.
3. Is anyone going to talk about the fact that there is a person on the left side of the frame and clearly a person taking the photo?
The person that we see is walking away and of course the other person is careless enough to take the photograph.
4. Hey how about a guilt trip?
Imagine that you’re as old as the woman in the wheelchair. Perhaps it is your daughter’s birthday or you’re throwing a get-together for you and a few friends. You have gotten everything except the wine to toast. You enter a store and see a bottle that you like. Unfortunately, it is on the top shelf and you are in a wheelchair. So you shakily stand up, using your left hand to clutch onto the shelf as you try to reach towards that bottle of wine. Meanwhile, another customer will walk right past you and somebody will be heartless enough to take a photo of you, posting it online where it will soon become a cruel meme.
Now, obviously that’s not the real story. So what is? No idea. I don’t know and neither do you. For all we know, she could actually be faking a disability and subsequently slips up in the alcohol aisle. For all we know, powers that are beyond our understanding could have performed a miracle to allow her to spontaneously leap up and grab said bottle. But until we know, it’s cruel and ignorant to keep posting this picture.
^ THIS. ALL OF THIS.
This shit pisses me off to no end. There is a huge difference between standing up for a few seconds to grab something off a shelf and walking for an extended period of time.
Wheelchairs, crutches, canes, etc. are mobility aids. They are meant to assist you in being more mobile. Being able forgo that assistance momentarily does not mean that you don’t need it. You could go a few days without eating, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need food.
And for those thinking, “Well, she probably just didn’t want help. Surely someone would have helped her if she wanted them to.” They might have. If she explicitly asked for it. And if they were paying any attention.
I do not use a wheelchair myself, but I am very short. Grocery shopping is an adventure that usually required performing some potentially hazardous acrobatic maneuvers in order to get things off the top shelf. I could literally count the number of times I have been offered assistance in my entire life on one hand. Occasionally, when I simply could not climb high enough or stretch far enough, I have asked nearby strangers for help only to be ignored. Sometimes people will even lean past you to get something while ignoring you. And I’m just short.
^^ ALL THIS!! I’ve gotten so much CRAP from people for standing up while in a scooter!! JFC
Jesus Christ. I hope these are legit because some of these are raising FABULOUS questions.
you know, my mom told me that when i was little i used to tell her recurring tidbits of a linear series of events from “when i was older”
she mentioned me pointing an old man and getting really excited and saying “hey that man was my student when i used to teach piano!” in a situation, or saying “you know i like you more than my other mom, she was so mean” and my personal favourite is the one where i said “i used to have a gilrfriend once, you know, we were on my motorcyle and i lost control and fell off a cliff on the roadside, i really hope she’s okay”
Children are scary as fuck.
I need to stay away
Wasn’t there a post going around about how maybe the ‘Light at the end of the Tunnel’ that people go to when they die is the opening of the womb when we’re born? And we gradually forget our previous lives as we grow older? Because that post combined with this post scares the living crap outta me.
My mom says that before she realized she was pregnant with my brother, four year old me ran up excitedly going “Mommy I just saw God hiding over there! He said there’s a baby in you! I hope its a little sister!”
And a week later she found out she was three months pregnant.
A while later she says i sadly walked up and went “I wanted a baby sister, but its gonna be a baby brother.” And then wandered back to my toys.
My mom tells me once that when I was like 3, I don’t remember what she said I was responding to, but apparently I said
"Remember? Back when I was big and you was little."
Also, I apparently said a lot of creepy things, like knowing what my Grandpa always did in the car exactly without ever being in the car w/ him, that kind of thing.
Little kids are scary as fuck.
When my little sister was just a baby we would take her into her room to change her diaper. She would always stare into the corner of the ceiling across the room and even try to look around us while we changed her. Finally when she first started learning how to talk she was staring at the same spot and said in the most sympathetic voice, “why are you crying?”
To the empty corner of the room.
Apparently I used to ask the same thing to empty corners when I was little.
according to my mother, when i was 2 yrs old, an old man and 2 sisters passed away in our building, the former from old age and the latter in a car crash
my parents only found this out after i told my mother i saw an old man and 2 sisters in our obviously empty apartment
Some gems from my daughters include things like
'Mom there's a shadow man that stands over your bed sometimes. But I told him he couldn't have you because you were mine forever.'
'Before I was your baby I was on a boat, but I died'
'I fell from the sky mommy and then I woke up and had a new face'
'Did you know new babies are really old people who went to sleep and never woke up again?'
'I saw baby Calypso in heaven last night mama. She was eating a sandwich and singing a song about the ocean. She told me I couldn't stay there though because you would miss me.'
'I will always stay in your heart mama, even if we have to go away from each other. And you are in my heart forever.'
'There's a glowy white person with you mama. But he never goes away. Sometimes when you fall? He pushes you so you don't get big booboos'
Recently my therapist asked how I felt when others said something criticizing. I told her I felt like the red balloon in a black and white world. She wanted me to draw it for art therapy. I’m the red balloon. Society is everything else #art therapy #feelings
I like it when posts like this are actually true
Zach Braff did an AMA on reddit a while ago and said the script would sometimes just say “Then Neil says something funny”
FUCK!! This made my DAY! I LOVED The Janitor!!
I have Ehlers-Danos Syndrome and am in and out of a wheelchair. I’m in need of an accessible van. My name is Melissa (AKA Issy) I’m 29 and have two children and one angel. I and my oldest daughter have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III. This is a connective tissue disorder, unfortunately mine has caused severe issues that impact my mobility. My SI joint (Pelvis) will not stay in place and dislocates. This causes severe pain and nerve issues. I have nerve damage in my left leg. However my ankles and knees also are very unstable and I’m currently in the process of getting custom braces for my legs. I also have arthritis in my neck. I use a walker and wheelchair to get around. Currently I use a manual chair but there is a chance eventually I will need an electric chair. We are having a wheelchair ramp built at our home by a wonderful organization who works with low income families. However, I have a small 96 Eagle Vision Car. I’ve been managing by taking apart my wheelchair and putting it in my passenger seat. But my car is about to die. I’m in need of a new vehicle desperately to get myself and my daughter’s to doctors appointments and schools. Please consider donating a small amount of money to help me get a second hand Wheelchair Accessible Van. This would greatly improve my getting around and out and about on my bad days. Currently if I’m unable to walk? I am stuck at home until someone can help me get myself and my wheelchair outside and into my car. Everyone who donates if they want will receive a small handmade gift from me as a token of my appreciation. Thank you
Posting this. You never know. Maybe I can raise the money for a van?
Signal Boost :)
So I wanted to share. This is currently how my wheelchair and I ride together. I have to take it apart and put it in my passenger seat
To a lot of people this is no big deal. But my shoulders and wrists are very unstable and I’ve dislocated my shoulder getting my chair into and out of my car. This then makes it hard for me to propel myself around :(
My car currently has over 256,000 miles on it. The struts are shot, the transmission is failing and half the time it doesn’t start right away.
I’m currently driving 80 miles a day to take my daughter to a special needs school that is for dyslexic children, I’m carting myself 2 times a week to Physical Therapy, I’m carting my oldest EDS daughter to PT and OT. This is on top of doctors appointments and everything else that we need to do.
This van would be a life saver for us.
I am reblogging this again because I know how important this is. This sort of thing is EXACTLY why I haven’t been able to get a chair of my own, because attempting to do what Issy has to do every day would dislocate things for me. This is really, really important. Help her and her family to continue mobility and independence, and to stop adding to further injury just to leave the house!
Please signal boost and donate!!!
Reblogging. Maybe I’ll get a mysterious benefactor. Yes I’m looking on the bright side! But it’s Christmas! THIS is what I want this year.
Well along with world peace and the cure for perterm birth
I cannot get enough of this comic sometimes
even if you don’t live in canada, you could have canadian followers, don’t you dare scroll past this.
Except…. it’s NOT real!!