I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.
Aren’t they just adorable!
Frank Ocean was nominated for 7 Grammys and won 3.
He is lauded in the hip hop industry for the openness he displays regarding his sexual orientation.
He is recognised for what he is and that’s brilliant for the genre. Macklemore has never claimed to be a saviour of anything or anyone, he released a song that resonated with a lot of people and he’s getting exposure for that.
Tumblr’s armchair activists seem to be threatened because a white, cis male is breaking all your stereotypes.
so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny white guy
Fat white guys wouldn’t fit through the TARDIS door.
macklemore is entirely a way for straight people to pretend that they support/feel comfortable supporting gay rights when actually they just support a straight man
1. Urgh why is everyone so against gay rights?! No one supports us! That song is so anti-gay Urgh.
Macklemore releases Same Love
2. OMGGGG it’s so unfair, someone has used their wealth and fame to highlight the inequalities in the way people with a different sexual orientation are treated I hate Macklemore.
Make up your fucking minds. He’s a good guy. The world is shit enough without people hating on the people that are trying to help and well as hating on the dicks that aren’t.
this is under the cut but i seriously need help i am begging you okay
ive been getting a lot of shitty hate for wanting to meet someone over the internet and its starting to put me and my partner down so if you guys could please just help us out and at least give us some reblogs itd just really bring our spirits back up because im sick of trying to reach out and being told that ill never fucking make it because of this shitty website
Have you tried getting a job? This isn’t hate. Where do you live? I’m management of a large chain of bars. I could put a word in. (I’m obviously not asking for an address, just a vague area/city).
Mexicans? send ‘em back over the border
Right on home to Samoa, wherever they come from
Taking our jobs, eating out hamburgers, taking our jobs
They’re taking our jobs, I see ‘em in the fields I’m taking their heads off
The most egregious error of the night was seeing the brilliant Kendrick Lamar get totally shut out. Everyone knows he’s the best new artist. Macklemore on his best day can barely hold a candle to Kendrick on his worse day. Even Macklemore acknowledged that he “robbed Kendrick,” via a text message that he then sent out screenshots of via social media. However, Macklemore claimed that fear prevented him from taking a courageous stance and saying exactly that when he went up to accept his award. But Kendrick Lamar can’t do anything with a private apology, Macklemore. Far too often, allies refuse to speak up in public while asking for absolution via private confessions. Macklemore failed to use the white privilege that he has readily acknowledged to challenge this structure of power in a moment when the world was watching.
He’s put mixtapes and albums out in the public forum that openly discuss racism in hip hop and white privilege. There’s nothing private about those.