According to Stop Patriarchy, Mark Ruffalo sent a speech to be read at an abortion rights rally this weekend in Mississippi in which he expressed his frustration with the state legislature’s ongoing attempts to close every last women’s health centers that offer abortion services.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that over 100 supporters gathered at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and listened to a personal account of Ruffalo’s about the issue of abortion rights, in which he mentioned his mother’s struggle to obtain an abortion when she was young:
I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.
Ruffalo reportedly referenced the United States as it existed pre-Roe v. Wade as “relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind”, saying that it “we have worked long and hard to leave behind” that time:
My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice. I don’t want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line. Where a transaction of $600 cash becomes the worth of a young woman’s life. So that is why I am lending my voice to you and your movement today. Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.
Ruffalo has been politically active before; he’s a vocal opponent of fracking. And while his characterization of the impact of Roe v. Wade as a “law of the land for decades” is slightly historically inaccurate – anti-choice supporters have been chipping away at Roe v. Wade since that Supreme Court ruling came down – his decision to discuss abortion via women who have actually gone through it is a welcome relief from all the men talking about how they know thetruth about the experience.
Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.
someone get adam out of the pit.
IM GOING TO THROW UP
Not in the pit please, Adam just got an extra hour.
White Northern Lights in Finland
YOU DID THE THING
FINALLY SOMEONE DID THE THING
THANK YOU FOR DOING THE THING
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that tree isn’t high enough stupid!
He’s so sleepy he doesn’t even care. <3
me as a bat
I’m in love with this bat
"fuck it, good enough."
oh my god
Im sorry to burst you guys’s bubble but if a bat is on the ground, acting lethargic (like seen here) He is almost surely infected with rabies
If you see a bat on the ground NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER GO NEAR IT AND NEVER NEVER EVER NEVER LET YOUR PETS EVEN SO MUCH AS SNIFF IT
BATS CAN BE VERY AGGRESSIVE WHEN RABID
YOUR ANIMALS MIGHT WANT TO EAT IT
THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS REMOVE ALL ANIMALS FROM THE SITUATION AND CALL YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL FOR THEM TO COME GET IT
most rabid animals will not foam at the mouth and display the stereotypical behavior that people associate with rabies
Rabid bats are a huge problem in many southern states in the USA and are responsible for hundreds of pet deaths every year
If you see any wild mammal acting overly aggressive, disoriented, or showing a unexplained lack of fear towards humans, call animal control immediately
Only mammals can get rabies; birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians do not. Most cases of rabies occur in wild animals — mainly skunks, raccoons, bats, coyotes, and foxes
Sorry for the rant this is just REALLY REALLY important
Ive lost animals to Rabies like this before
Please please spread this and save pet owners a great deal of heartache
Graphics by Chris Ritter
Reblogging this again because it’s so important.
“But don’t let your illness stop you!!!1!1!!”
I’m not “letting” my illness stop me it just plain IS stopping me it’s an ILLNESS it makes me ILL that’s what it DOES.
Everyone needs to read this.
Seriously. People seriously do not fucking understand the concept of “SICK AND WILL NOT GET BETTER,” or “NO, ACTUALLY, THERE’S SHIT I CAN’T FUCKING DO.”