KOKIA- Siuil a Run
KOKIA’s wonderful cover of the Irish song Siuil a Run.
A couple of years ago, when I was newly pregnant and reporting in the West Bank, some of my local colleagues insisted that I skip covering a protest at an Israeli checkpoint. At first, I was resistant to letting pregnancy stand in the way of my work, but they knew from experience that there might be tear gas, and tear gas, they said, causes miscarriages.
They were right: though rigorous studies are few, there is evidence that tear gas is an abortifacient. In 2011, Chile temporarily suspended its use after a University of Chile studylinked it to miscarriage and fetal harm. Investigating the use of tear gas in Bahrain in 2012, Physicians for Human Rights found that local doctors were reporting increased numbers of miscarriages in exposed areas. And UN officials have connected tear gas to miscarriages in the Palestinian territories.
This means it’s likely that police in Ferguson, Missouri, have been spraying abortion-causing chemicals on crowds of civilians. Recently at TheNation.com, Dani McClain wrote about the killing of black youth as a reproductive justice issue, one that goes to the heart of the rights of parents to raise their children in peace, safety and dignity. She’s correct, of course, but if the anti-abortion movement were actually concerned about the well-being of the unborn, then the violence in Ferguson would be a pro-life issue as well.
i’m looking through rebecca sugar’s reddit thread and omg she is the CUTEST
- the gems are confirmed to be nonbinary!! :’) omgg i’m so glad that the crystal gems choose to be feminine anyway (also my headcanon is that they’re femme lesbians, this is my death hill)
- she cares about diverse representation and genuinely glad that fans appreciate the poc in it!
- she hasn’t outright said the gems are poc but did say that she thinks racial representation is important and i’m gonna take that as yes they’re all poc!!!!
- although when someone asked her about lgbtq representation, she was vague about it imo… but ultimately she was like she wants the show to be diverse so i’m gonna take this as a yes, there are lgbtq characters in this! plus she was very cute and enthusiastic answering that person.
- downside is that she was SUPER vague when someone asked what her thoughts were on marceline’s and pb’s recent development (read: are they gay??). she just answered “it’s hardly recent!” or smth close to that. although i guess vague support is better than the “no homo bruh lol ugh why do fans gotta ruin everything” response from adam muto and olivia olson’s bs.
- she likes old anime like utena, nge, one piece lmao although that’s p obvious
- su is actually animated on paper omg (but colored digitally)
- basically just super cute!! i haven’t read all of the thread yet but she’s so nice. i want to know what her thoughts are on being the first female creator on cn tho.
white boys who respond to criticism of racism and sexism by ominously saying that there are ‘bigger problems’ scare me. like what is this big secret problem and why won’t anyone tell me about it? are we going to be eaten alive by mutant sharks? are oranges secretly poisoning us? who knows. the white boys, apparently.
Anonymous said: Honestly, after reading some comics by Erika Moen when I was younger, it was part of the reason why I stayed in the closet longer. She made it seem like (well when i was younger) you have to express your love to women by acting like a straight guy, and with me being bullied and objectified by boys made me more insecure about my sexuality. So she and the straight boys who harassed can go shit bricks.
i’m really sorry anon :c i kind of feel like straight people like her more than other lesbian authors because of stuff like that, tbh.
and it doesn’t help that the sexually predatory lesbian is a huge trope. that’s not her fault (tho her own actions are) but it does make me uncomfortable bc i know we’re all gonna be judged on that anyway.
Anonymous said: r u fat?
no, i’m not. i am anorectic and it makes me sick to see ppl use my illness to shit on fat women and erase the fact that you don’t need to be skinny to have an eating disorder.
i’ve been reading my leaky body by julie devaney and it’s been so emotional bc i don’t think i’ve read any books on disability that i relate to as much as this one (even tho she has a physical disability and i have a mental) esp since she’s canadian and dealing with the same system i am
i feel the pain of being dismissed by doctors and denied care, i feel the pain of their condescension, i feel the pain of being chronically ill in a medical system that prioritizes doctor egos over patient care, i feel the pain of being stuck and sick and watching as everyone else your age moves on with their life
definitely a recommended read if a hard one
non-eating disordered ppl who use anorectics as a rhetorical weapon against fat women: eat shit, tbh
(ps fat women can have eds too, assholes)