Masthash

#bodilyautonomy

Excellent post on #BodilyAutonomy which easily demolishes the shaky arguments of the #ForcedBirth zealots.

https://mediachomp.com/womens-bodily-autonomy/

Rat Can't Read (she/her)
3 weeks ago

Of course, the #covid denialism has cracks. Sadly, more people are becoming disabled by #LongCovid. More people are dying. #Healthcare workers are burned out.

And beyond #covid19, attacks on #BodilyAutonomy continue. The US lost our one national #AbortionRights protection, paltry as it was, in #RoeVWade. Racist police violence continues. #Eugenics and #genocide continue. #ClimateChange continues.

People are fighting back. #Unions are fighting back and seeing major wins! #ReproductiveRights won in the #USElections last night! Protests across the US calling for a #Ceasefire in Gaza are only gaining momentum and putting pressure on politicians. There is still hope for a better world!

But we need ways to unify these issues and foster greater #solidarity. We need ways to articulate a compelling vision for a better world. We need to not leave behind those who continue to take #covid precautions. I think #BodilyAutonomy is the way forward for that unity and a way to articulate that vision.

#USpol #USpolitics

Rat Can't Read (she/her)
3 weeks ago

I think #BodilyAutonomy needs to be a key organizing principle for the #left. It ties together so many issues that seem unrelated: #AbortionRights, #ZeroCovid, #WorkersRights, and #EnvironmentalJustice.

My body should be mine to control, whether that's refusing an unwanted pregnancy, #covid19 infection, working conditions that harm my mental and physical health, or a planet polluted with toxins becoming unliveable due to extreme heat.

There are more issues beyond these that don't impact me directly because of my cis and white privilege, such as #TransRights and #RacialJustice, but I recognize that my fight for bodily autonomy is bound up with these fights. Through the lens of bodily autonomy, there's a lot of opportunities for building #solidarity. Everyone should have bodily autonomy as a #HumanRight.

#USpol #Organizing #Leftwing #Activism #SocialismOrBarbarism #AnotherWorldIsPossible #Socialism #DemocraticSocialism #CovidIsNotOver #pandemic #covid #ClimateChange #Ecocide #EconomicJustice

UK: Delays, rows and legal challenges: inside the stalled new NHS gender identity service

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/27/delays-rows-and-legal-challenges-inside-the-stalled-new-nhs-gender-identity-service

"Guardian analysis reveals chaotic efforts to open two units offering new treatments to children with gender dysphoria"

Not easy Friday reading. Not a bad article. At least sheds light on the mess created in trans youth healthcare :flag_transgender: by the Cass report and resulting restructure. Sigh. Sigh.

#Trans #LGBT #LGBTQ #TransHealthcare #BodilyAutonomy #UK #NHS

A transgender flag overlaid on four trans teenagers

Trans bodies are beautiful, and natural ...

And if you want a very stripped back selfie, here's me at quite a bit over 50, no filters, zero makeup (apart from a Lifter 'Ice Gloss' lippy ... give me a break ok? 😉) and a shed-load of lovely estrogen

My own core as a trans woman?

Bodily autonomy is just so vital to how I am. My body, my own choices. For me personally this area can't be compromised, and tbh I view all our psych gatekeepers globally as grifters and charlatans :Fire_Trans:

Thoughts on the teal top folks? - Yes/No/Maybe? I do have a real blind spot on greens 🟢 and blues 🔵 so yep, I'm interested ...

CW: selfie, direct eye contact

#Trans #Transjoy #TransatFifty #TransVisibility #BodilyAutonomy

A selfie of a brunette trans woman lying on a bed in blue-green top. She's wearing gold coiled rope earrings, a silver heart shaped pendant and a wide gold bangle on one arm which is wrapped around under her breasts ...

"LGBT+ Conservatives accused of spreading ‘misinformation’ with puberty blockers podcast"

No (printable) words for that lot :Fire_Trans:​ just simply #ToriesOut

#Trans #Transgender #Transhealthcare #BodilyAutonomy

https://www.thepinknews.com/2023/10/14/lgbt-conservatives-puberty-blockers-podcast/

In news, fiftyish trans woman wakes up, sleepy so goes out without makeup*, drives, shops at Lidl supermarket, and takes a few snaps as you do. Chats in the Saturday morning checkout queue. Life is so glamorous, right?

Waves at our far right UK politicos (you're going down BIG time in 2024!) and continues biohacking the system, Jane Bond style 🔫

My body is mine 100%, zero gatekeeping, gatekeeping psychs are frauds with one like me :Fire_Trans: Actually they are simply frauds and leeches pure and simple so f_ck 'em all

  • okay, yeah yeah, lippy is allowed ofc? 😉

Enjoy the #Rugby :ms_rugby_ball: with a drop of this 🍹 and snacks and maybe a curry 🍛

CW: Selfies, direct eye contact

#Trans #Transgender #TransJoy #TransAtFifty #BodilyAutonomy #TransVisibility

A selfie of a brunette trans woman in a wine colored top
A selfie of a brunette trans woman in a wine colored top  with a Lidl sign in the background
A selfie of a brunette trans woman in a wine colored top wearing ING glasses with a queue in the background

Achievement unlocked: NHS HRT prescription reorder via the web, zero GP 👩‍⚕️🩺 involvement this time

STATS/INVENTORY:
🔹NHS Maze Navigation: L7 (+1)
🔹Wielder of the HRT Prepaid Certificate 📇 ⚔️
🔹2 healing salves of Estrogel :potion_trans:
🔹1 portion of fortifying low-dose Cypro 💊

REQUIRES:
🔸Perseverance: L8+ (3 sets of bloods in Jul, Aug, Sep 💉)
🔸Charisma: L7+
🔸The *Scroll of Persuasion" and
🔸Luck getting a supportive GP: L9-10

LESSONS LEARNED:
🔸Two working days to reach my pharmacy so (for me) don't be so fricken last minute next time

Next steps being planned ofc 💭

#Trans #TransHealthcare #NHS #RogueLike #BodilyAutonomy

A wooden table with a cup of coffee, a paper pharmacy bag and two boxes marked "Estrogel"

Beginning this year, Idaho public schools will require a financial literacy course for high school graduation.

Gee, I wonder if the curriculum covers this real-life Idaho math problem:
Seventeen-year-old woman has unwanted pregnancy

Given:
* abortion is illegal in her state
* Idaho law explicitly restricts minors' out-of state travel for abortions
* helping a pregnant minor get an abortion in another state is punishable by 2 to 5 years in prison

How much savings does she need to cover:
* round-trip transportation to an out-of-state healthcare provider
* out-of-state food and lodging
* cost of medical procedure
* lost wages from weekend job
* legal fees to fight prosecution of whomever assisted her in seeking out-of-state care

#AbortionIsHealthcare #BodilyAutonomy #BansOffOurBodies #Math #Economics #USPol #USPolitics #Healthcare #Idaho #Christofascists

If these new weight-loss drugs were designed specifically with #trans folk :Fire_Trans: ​in mind, then you already know to access them we would need -

◽​ A medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria, probably two psychs
◽ They'd be labelled 'experimental' ofc
◽ The GC-mob would label them as 'unnatural'
◽ Injection versions would be available in about a decade
◽ And it would be positioned as 'big-pharma' - which ironically ofc this is ...

The patriarchy in action?

The Telegraph (UK): "Weight-loss drugs will transform our economy as well as our waistlines"
Archive: https://archive.ph/R3WpP

(Edit: reposting as 'Public')
#HRT #TransRights #TransHealthcare #BodilyAutonomy

A picture of the weight loss drug "wegovy"
T. T. Perry
2 months ago

Judith Butler's Theory of Gender Performativity | Definition, Examples & Analysis

https://www.perlego.com/knowledge/study-guides/what-is-judith-butlers-theory-of-gender-performativity/

"Butler argues that feminism must ally itself with other movements “since phobic violence against bodies is part of what joins antihomophobic, antiracist, feminist, trans, and intersex activism.” She embraces questions which disturb the feminist movement, asserting that continual questioning is itself a feminist act."

#Feminism #BodilyAutonomy #BodilyIntegrity #Intersectionality #Gender

I don't use the term "Talibangelical" lightly. The US Christofascists diligently built decades of momentum to slash women's rights one by one, and they won't stop anytime soon.

Their agenda?

* Abolish women's reproductive choice (eliminate bodily autonomy)
* Roll back progress on fair pay and protection from sexual harassment at work
* Repeal women's right to vote
* End no-fault divorce, trapping women in marriages
* Block ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution (yeah, equality is still not codified!)
* Ban birth control
* Indoctrinate the next generation via the education system, book bans, censorship in school curriculum

The GOP end game looks a lot like Afghanistan under Taliban rule (from AP News):
"Women have experienced the starkest changes since the Taliban's return.

They must adhere to a strict dress code, are banned from most jobs and are denied simple pleasures such as visiting a park or going to a restaurant.

Girls can no longer attend school beyond sixth grade, and women must be escorted by a male relative to travel.

For all intents and purposes, women have been erased from public life."

“My life is like a prisoner,” she says. “Like a bird in a cage.”
https://projects.apnews.com/features/2023/afghanistan-in-a-new-light/women-erased.html

Vote accordingly. Speak out against repression. Fight for your rights. Your life as you know it is on the line.

#Talibangelicals #Christofascists #Christofascism #TheMoralMajorityIsNeither #WomensRights #USPol #USPolitics #GQP #Republicans #Abortion #AbortionRights #BodilyAutonomy

The Independent: "Support for abortion rights hits record high in UK"

Quotes -
🔹​ "Researchers at the National Centre for Social Research discovered the overwhelming majority of Britons are in favour of a more liberal position than UK laws stipulate"

🔹​ "The British Social Attitudes polling, of more than 2,000 people, found 76 per cent of those surveyed support a woman’s right to have an abortion"

🔹​ "The new polling discovered an 'almost universal support for abortions being allowed when the woman’s health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy or when there is a strong chance of the baby having a serious health condition'"

🔹​ "While almost three quarters of those polled supported abortions in situations when the couple cannot afford to have more children"

#UK #Healthcare #BodilyAutonomy #WomensRights #Abortion

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/abortion-attitudes-uk-pro-choice-b2415934.html

T. T. Perry
2 months ago

How many boys die each year from infant #circumcision in the US, on average? Do you know?

#BodilyAutonomy #Autonomy #ChildrensRights

Auscandoc
2 months ago

@picardonhealth Opinion: ‘My body, my choice’ – except when it isn’t - The Globe and Mail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-my-body-my-choice-except-when-it-isnt/ “The public policy motions adopted at the recent Conservative Party of Canada convention are a case in point.

Delegates adopted a motion saying “every Canadian is entitled to informed consent and #BodilyAutonomy,” and therefore “have the freedom and right to refuse vaccines for moral, religious, medical or other reasons.”

** Trans healthcare musings at Marks & Spencer coffee-shop **

Feeling blessed by having a wonderful #NHS GP, we've been trying to get my E2-levels and progestin down from 'mutant' to 'female range'. Else she wants a pituitary MRI scan 😬

Today:

  • she's beaming, as am I, we agree the latest levels are lovely
  • we chat, agree not to sweat the small stuff unless my E2-levels exceed 1000 p/nmol 💜
  • she's open to taking over prescribing progesterone downstream on the NHS if I get it initially on private + we check bloods 😲 + 💖
  • GP letter for gender change in my passport? No issues, send it to her ...

Musing over coffee ☕ how

Great healthcare support allows a resulting wonderfully powerful ADULT feeling of control, of #BodilyAutonomy, it's my body

Being trans is who we ARE. It transcends age, it's not just youngsters, not just a trend

A selfie for the #transjoy, feel a bit gloriously exotic

Plus M&S has cool new 🇬🇧 paper bags!

#Trans #Transjoy #TransHealthcare #TransAtFifty

CW: selfie, direct eye contact

A selfie of a brunette trans woman in a red blouse
A selfie of a brunette trans woman in a red blouse

@JessTheUnstill @FinalOverdrive same with any other #VictimlessCrime or restriction of #BodilyAutonomy:
People consume regardless of legality and the only way to make it safe is to provide a bright field that defunds crime cuz why would anyone buy crap shit off the streets when they can get it legally in a pharmacy but also this way not only are drug-related crimes (caused by criminalization!) less of a problem but assistance is more accessible to those seeking it, making it easier to seek help.

T. T. Perry
2 months ago
T. T. Perry
2 months ago

Trailer for the documentary "CURED" on vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/445993537

Join GALDEF (Genital Autonomy Legal Defense and Education Fund) for a special viewing and commentary today, in just 2 hours from the time I'm tooting this:

https://ticketstripe.com/galdef-cured-screening

#Fundraiser #Medicalization #Bias #Autonomy #GayRights #QueerLiberation #BodilyAutonomy #Intersex #TransRights #Queer #LGBTQIA

The "stay and fight" and "only losers leave" mentality, when it comes to living in a fascist state such as Florida, Tennessee, Texas, etc., is simply not valid.

I don't know who needs to hear this, but it is OK to vote with your feet and leave a terrible situation.

Would the "stay and fight" and "only losers leave" folks apply that logic to abusive relationships, toxic environments, unbearable employers, and the like? I think not.

Those who have the ability to leave an undesirable or dangerous scenario should do so. Your life is yours to spend in the environment you choose, and your safety and well-being are of utmost importance.

#Fascists #Fascism #SmashThePatriarchy #BodilyAutonomy #TransRightsAreHumanRights #AbortionIsHealthcare #USPol #USPolitics #Texas #Paxton #DeathSantis

MHS_Jenkins
2 months ago

As a person with strong beliefs about #individualliberty and #bodilyautonomy, this technology concerns me. It has legitimate uses, but I suspect that various far right groups and government are already looking into how to use it to advance their agendas.

#privacy #reproductiverights #reallibertarian #freedom #personalfreedom #personalliberty #antifascist

https://jezebel.com/there-are-now-tests-that-can-detect-if-someone-took-abo-1850839647

T. T. Perry
3 months ago

#BookReview: Circumcision Scar: My Foreskin Restoration, Neonatal Circumcision Memories and How Christian Doctors Duped a Nation (2020) by Jay J. Jackson

Reviewed by Tim Hammond for Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health (2021)
https://www.proquest.com/docview/2596975784

Long-time gay rights activist Tim Hammond connects cultural fears of the intact penis with homophobia within this review of Jay Jackson's intensely personal book.

#Circumcision #LGBTQ #Homophobia #Autonomy #BodilyAutonomy

As a gay man myself, I'm hopeful that politically aware LGBTI readers will recognize the intersectionality of homophobia and prepucephobia (fear of foreskin) that underpin the historical and ongoing desire by certain societies to defy nature and attempt to eradicate both of these human characteristics, as well as the parallels between gay rights and children's rights when it comes to the oppressive forces of medicine and religion over our bodies, our sexuality, and our lives. In this respect, Jackson skillfully argues why true gender equality can never be achieved until society respects the genital autonomy of all children-regardless of sex or gender-and asks, "How do women reconcile asking people to support their right to dictate what happens to their own bodies, then turn around and deny their own sons the same liberty?" (p. 116). He continues with the powerful assertion that, "Once equality stops being a two-way street it stops being equality" (p. 108).
Zhi Zhu 🕸️
3 months ago

@smooz

Sadly, it's very believable that a #GOP politician made this statement:

“At some point in time, the right of the state to see the unborn child born does take precedent over the woman’s right to her body.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/05/29/south-carolina-women-subjugation/

The GOP has made it extremely clear that they do not believe that women should have the freedom to decide what happens to their own bodies. The GOP has already started the process of revoking American women's #BodilyAutonomy in states that are GOP-controlled.

Meme with the text:

BODILY AUTONOMY 
Bodily autonomy - the freedom to decide what happens to your own body - is considered a basic and essential human right. 

Bodily autonomy is why slavery and rape are considered crimes. 

Bodily autonomy is why you cannot be forced to donate blood or a kidney or any other part of your body, EVEN TO SAVE ANOTHER PERSON'S LIFE. 

In the USA, even a corpse has bodily autonomy and cannot be harvested for life-saving organs unless the person was a registered organ donor before death. 

A pregnant woman still has (or should have) bodily autonomy. She should have the freedom to decide for herself what happens to her own body. 

A fetus, by definition, does NOT have bodily autonomy since it only exists INSIDE a person's body, as a part of that person's body. 

Once a fetus is born and is no longer a part of a person's body, once it exists OUTSIDE of the body it was once a part of, then it becomes a baby, and only then does it have its own bodily autonomy. 

The concept of "fetal personhood" basically says that a fetus has bodily autonomy, but a pregnant woman DOES NOT. In other words, once a woman becomes pregnant, she no longer has the human right of bodily autonomy. 

Theoretically, this erosion of a pregnant woman's right to bodily autonomy could lead to the belief that women, simply because they can become pregnant, do not have the basic human right of bodily autonomy - the freedom to choose what happens to their own body.

Watermark: ZmemeZ
3 months ago

If you would strip others of thier rights because they violate your personal morality or offend you in some way, you are not pro-rights. #womensrights #lgbtqia rights #transgenderrights #freespeech #bodilyautonomy #privacyrights #righttoprotest #righttotravel... they're all part of the same core package.

We don't have to agree with someone's choices to respect thier right to make them. I've never done drugs but if you want to toke, I support your right to do so. I oppose laws to send you to prison for it.

I'm not required to approve of your choices, nor you of mine. I don't owe you a platform or my ear, nor you me. But we do owe each other the courtesy of noninterference with each others' rights.

Conservative Party of Canada, paraphrased: ‘people should have control over their own body unless they are under age 18 or pregnant or want vaccines or …’

Pretty cool new government you’re building there, Pierre. Totally not making me nervous.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-policy-convention-transgender-1.6961991

#CDNPoli #Vaccines #Transphobia #Misogyny #BodilyAutonomy

Conservative Party of Canada, paraphrased: ‘people should have control over their own body unless they are under age 18 or pregnant or want vaccines or …’

Pretty cool new government you’re building there, Pierre. Totally not making me nervous.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-policy-convention-transgender-1.6961991

#CDNPoli #Vaccines #Transphobia #Misogyny #BodilyAutonomy

Janice Selbie
3 months ago

WELL DONE, MEXICO! #abortionishealthcare #prochoice #bodilyautonomy #AbortSCOTUS Mexico decriminalizes abortion, extending Latin American trend of widening access to procedure | AP News https://apnews.com/article/mexico-abortion-decriminalize-d87f6edbdf68c2e6c8f5700b3afd15de

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
3 months ago

@taur10

Bodily autonomy - the freedom to decide what happens to your own body - is considered a basic and essential human right.

In some GOP-controlled states, a corpse has bodily autonomy, but a pregnant woman does not.

Some of those states are trying to pass laws that would make it illegal for pregnant people to travel out of the state.

In the "Land of the Free" the #GOP is taking away #BodilyAutonomy & the freedom to travel.

What rights will they take next?

#WomensRights #USA #Meme

Meme with the text:

BODILY AUTONOMY 
Bodily autonomy - the freedom to decide what happens to your own body - is considered a basic and essential human right. 

Bodily autonomy is why slavery and rape are considered crimes. 

Bodily autonomy is why you cannot be forced to donate blood or a kidney or any other part of your body, EVEN TO SAVE ANOTHER PERSON'S LIFE. 

In the USA, even a corpse has bodily autonomy and cannot be harvested for life-saving organs unless the person was a registered organ donor before death. 

A pregnant woman still has (or should have) bodily autonomy. She should have the freedom to decide for herself what happens to her own body. 

A fetus, by definition, does NOT have bodily autonomy since it only exists INSIDE a person's body, as a part of that person's body. 

Once a fetus is born and is no longer a part of a person's body, once it exists OUTSIDE of the body it was once a part of, then it becomes a baby, and only then does it have its own bodily autonomy. 

The concept of "fetal personhood" basically says that a fetus has bodily autonomy, but a pregnant woman DOES NOT. In other words, once a woman becomes pregnant, she no longer has the human right of bodily autonomy. 

Theoretically, this erosion of a pregnant woman's right to bodily autonomy could lead to the belief that women, simply because they can become pregnant, do not have the basic human right of bodily autonomy - the freedom to choose what happens to their own body.

Watermark: ZmemeZ

' It is not tenable to vary the extent of bodily rights from state to state, border to border. It raises legal and political questions that have to be settled in one direction or another.... By ending the constitutional guarantee of bodily autonomy, the Supreme Court has fully unsettled the rights of countless Americans in ways that must be resolved. Once again, a house divided against itself cannot stand. '

#abortion #BodilyAutonomy #federalism #RightToTravel

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/02/opinion/slavery-abortion-rights-laws.html

Queer Satanic
3 months ago

#TheSatanicTemple is a threat to the earnest pursuit of #ReligiousFreedom and #BodilyAutonomy everywhere, and it must be stopped.

What the #MarchonWashington Can #Teach Us About the #Fight for #Black #Queer #Freedom.

At this year’s march, the #freedoms of the Black #LGBTQIA+ #community—along with the #freedom to #vote, the freedom to #organize, the freedom of #bodilyautonomy among many more—will be front and center. Our movement has grown—and so has the urgency of our fight.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Politics #Activism #Representation #Culture #BlackMastodon

https://time.com/6307580/march-on-washington-black-lgbtq-freedom/

Nonilex
3 months ago

The decision repeated what was said in Jan about a right to #privacy in the State Constitution, but said the #Legislature addressed concerns in the first #law & “balanced” the interests of pregnant #women w/those of the #fetus.

“To be sure, the 2023 Act infringes on a #woman’s right of privacy & #BodilyAutonomy,” But, …”we are constrained by the express language in the #SouthCarolina Constitution that prohibits only ‘unreasonable invasions of privacy’ Justice Kittredge wrote for the majority.

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
3 months ago

@TucsonSentinel

#SCOTUS has already started eroding women's #BodilyAutonomy by revoking the right to #Abortion. A number of Republicans are already talking about revoking a woman's right to #BirthControl (and to vote).
https://projects.propublica.org/supreme-risk/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

The #GOP wants to return to the era when #women were the property of men, unable to control their own bodies or live their own lives without male permission.

#WomensRights #USA

Mastodon post: https://newsie.social/@ZhiZhu/110469219625702725

Screen shot of a Mastodon post with the text:
"The South Carolina Senate votes to ban abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy. State Sen. Tom Davis (R) remarked, “At some point in time, the right of the state to see the unborn child born does take precedent over the woman’s right to her body.”"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/05/25/ann-telnaes-cartoon-south-carolina-abortion-ban/ 

#Women #WomensRights #BodilyAutomony #Abortion #Healthcare #SouthCarolina #USA 
#EditorialCartoon #Cartoon

And an Image of an editorial cartoon:
One woman pushes a baby stroller. Another woman leans over looking into the stroller and asks, "Boy or property of the state?"

From @theintercept:
#transphobia #fascism #BodilyAutonomy

The party "of limited government” wants to control your life. The Democrats are lukewarm about opposing that.

Defending Bodily Autonomy Is Real Child Protection
https://theintercept.com/2023/07/24/bodily-autonomy-abortion-trans-parent-consent/

If you think that #BodilyAutonomy should be restricted, you're an asshole...

You don't have to like what other do with #InformedConsent to themselves.

You don't need to like them or anything, but accept their right to exist.

It's that simple...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCiLsj3QvkU

Paranoid Factoid
5 months ago

Missouri schools are reinstituting corporal punishment with a paddle against children under their care. This violates the rights of the kid and it sets another precedent against bodily autonomy.

The state is claiming the right to hit your kids! This will go to very bad places.

#missouri #school #SchoolDistrict #corporalpunishment #childabuse #hittingkids #religiousconservatives #fascism #conservatives #christofascism #bodilyautonomy #GOP #republicans

https://globalnews.ca/news/9084341/spanking-kids-school-punishment-missouri/

BeePS
5 months ago

Evangelicals:

If you want to pray for embryos and fetuses, by all means, pray; but stop kneeling on women’s bodies and women’s rights to do so.

You don’t want religious freedom; the First Amendment already secures that. What you people want is dominionism, which is nothing more than fascism wearing a crucifix while dealing drugs: a poorly-penned, overwritten fantasy “book” series.
#WomensRights #AbortionRights #BodilyAutonomy #ReproductiveRights #WomensRightsAreHumanRights #RoevWade #misogyny

Photo: President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Karen Pence, standing in church. Trump is distracted, staring at something in the distance, while the other three read from a program or hymn booklet.

@siege
This is an excellent analysis ... also you have saved me a huge flame-post at some point (it's been in my mid tbh) on GenderCare who as a 200% "Informed" trans woman was enraged by their antediluvian attitudes which are from 15 years ago 🔥 🔥 :Fire_Trans: :Fire_Trans:

Thanks for the mental health saving personally on saying this, it's been in my mind

I'm with GenderGP - an Informed Consent model is the only model I will 'tolerate' as a #BodilyAutonomy absolutist

Lia Holland
5 months ago

I wrote about our #BodilyAutonomy track with #Abortion and #GenderAffirmingCare funds at #DwebCamp

"The fact is, our digital lives will never be safe without truly private, unsubpoenable financial options that re-establish our Fourth Amendment rights — protection from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government —for the first time in a generation."

https://www.shareable.net/uniting-tech-and-activism-how-dweb-camp-is-elevating-decentralized-technology/

OpenArchive
5 months ago

We must seize this moment to build coalitions that protect #BodilyAutonomy - we cannot accept these attacks on our bodies and livelihoods.

Follow these efforts & organizations who #ProtectReproductiveRights & learn how you can help fight this new wave of laws codifying sexism. 👇

Cleo of Topless Topics
6 months ago

Today's first short: You won't believe what we paid for a 2 hour Emergency Room Visit (I hate the United States so much)

https://www.tiktok.com/@toplesstopicstv/video/7244223285653884206?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7190473760471156270

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CtcFzYbpUtR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

https://youtube.com/shorts/qYNbu_17XIA?feature=share

the #medical bill finally came from Aeden's two-hour #EmergencyRoom #hospital visit in April... insurance paid $800, leaving us with $600 left to pay. this is WITH my husband's employer subsidized #healthinsurance that he pays hundreds of dollars out of each paycheck for. thankfully with the social security my dad gets while living with us, we can cover it without having to take out a loan, but this makes me SO FURIOUS. we were there for TWO HOURS, all they did was check Aeden's vitals, then give him a dose of ibuprofen after determining he had another ear infection. TWO. FUCKING. HOURS. every year, thousands of #Americans become destitute, thanks to crippling #medicalDebt, or they DIE because #prescriptionDrugs they NEED are too expensive. meanwhile, in CIVILIZED countries , you can be in the hospital for days, even weeks, getting all sorts of medical treatment, and pay only a couple hundred, if anything at all.

and this is to say nothing of the many OTHER things wrong with this country, like the rampant #gunViolence that still #Republicans refuse to pass the slightest amount of #gunControl to mitigate, the demonization of #mentalIllness yet refusal to fund affordable access to treatment for #mentalHealthcare, the rising tides of #whiteNationalism perpetrating #hatecrimes against anyone who isn't a straight white "" christian"" male, the rampant #climateChange #conspiracyTheorist deniers, the assault on #dragQueens, #trans rights, and all other #lgbtq #queer people just for existing, the stripping of #bodilyAutonomy from people who can bear children, relegating us all to #forcedBirth broodmares, and so much else...

the #UnitedStates is a sh-hole. I need to get my family out of this third world dystopian hellscape. am option that the majority of people stuck here can't even begin to consider (nor should they have to)

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
6 months ago

@ProPublica

#SCOTUS has already started eroding women's #BodilyAutonomy by revoking the right to #Abortion. A number of Republicans are already talking about revoking a woman's right to #BirthControl (and to vote).
https://projects.propublica.org/supreme-risk/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

The #GOP wants to return to the era when #women were the property of men, to be used for purposes of procreation, male pleasure and/or housekeeping, unable to control their own bodies or their own lives without male permission.

#WomensRights #USA

Text from article:
Right to contraception
The Supreme Court has held that states generally cannot bar or place serious burdens on the public’s access to contraceptives. The right was established pursuant to a legal doctrine called substantive due process. According to this doctrine, the Constitution’s due process clauses generally bar the government from infringing on rights the justices have deemed “fundamental,” even though the text of the national charter does not mention them. Substantive due process underpins numerous other rights, like the bygone federal right to abortion access and the right to same-sex intimacy.

Key Cases: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972), Carey v. Population Services International (1977)

1 justice has questioned some aspect of this right
Clarence Thomas

In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the 2022 case that eliminated the constitutional right to abortion access, Justice Thomas — long a critic of substantive due process — authored a concurring opinion in which he called on the court to undo the right to contraception in a future case.

2 bills have been introduced in Congress related to this right

2 federal court cases are challenging this right

@ProPublica
I'm old enough to remember when hospitals saved lives instead of telling dying patients to go away.

#Healthcare #BansOffOurBodies #BodilyAutonomy #AbortionIsHealthcare #Talibangelicals

For any #trans :flag_transgender: person it can help, I was pointed to this wonderful summary on "Informed Consent" last year, by someone involved in setting up AusPATH. It's empowering, freed my mind, and set me on a path to fully own my healthcare (and my body). If it helps inspire even one other person too I'm happy ❤️ :heart_trans: 💖

Phrases like this ...
🔸 "Trans patients are the experts of their own lives and the final authority on their own gender"
🔸 "Working in partnership with trans people"
🔸 "Patients are often highly educated and aware of their hormone needs and goals"
🔸 "Without mental health specialist consultations where not indicated"
🔸 "Centre the trans person in the decision-making process"
🔸 "The principles of bodily integrity, bodily autonomy"

https://auspath.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/AusPATH_Informed-Consent-Guidelines_DIGITAL.pdf

(Sorry, just emailing with my endo, and it recalled this tonight!)

#Transgender #TransHealthcare #HRT #InformedConsent #BodilyAutonomy

BeePS
7 months ago

The abortion argument is about controlling women and their bodies, and it’s as disgusting as it is shameful. This is pure misogyny.

Abortion isn’t the crime here. The crime is the abuse of women mentally, emotionally, and physically. They are being denied control over their own bodies and health decisions. These are personal, private matters; they deserve the utmost respect.

Women will remedy this problem at the polls. I’ll be voting with them.
#WomensRights #ReproductiveRights #BodilyAutonomy

"Secret Shoppers" in Oklahoma pretended to be pregnant women. They called 34 hospitals in the state to ask about the hospitals' policies on pregnancy complications requiring abortions.

"I think one of the most frightening statements, which was at one of the hospitals, the person was trying to be reassuring and she said,

'Oh, well, you know, in the case of a medical emergency, we would try to use the woman's body as an incubator to just try to keep the pregnancy going as long as possible'"

In the US, we make women wait in the hospital parking lot until they are on the verge of death before turning their expiring bodies into incubators in the ER.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/04/25/1171851775/oklahoma-woman-abortion-ban-study-shows-confusion-at-hospitals

#BansOffOurBodies #AbortionIsHealthcare #AbortionRights #Healthcare #BodilyAutonomy #USPol #USPolitics #Oklahoma

Zhi Zhu 🕸️
7 months ago

@NewsDesk

"What these numbers mean is that while a vocal and uncompromising subset of the Republican Party base may want a society like that in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which women have no agency and no autonomy over their bodies, most Americans do not want to live in such a cruel dystopia."

See thread: https://newsie.social/@ZhiZhu/110181205256157207
of article:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/04/10/abortion-dobbs-ruling-republicans-blowback/

#WomensRights #HumanRights #BodilyAutonomy #Freedom #AbortionRights #Abortion #USA

Screen shot of a social media post by @ZhiZhu@newsie.com

Text of post:
"most Americans do NOT want to see abortion banned.

A Pew Research Center poll taken last year... showed that 62% of respondents said abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 36% said the procedure should be illegal in all or most cases. 

That is a decisive margin."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/04/10/abortion-dobbs-ruling-republicans-blowback/

Recent Gallup poll showed: 
35% say #abortion should be legal “under any circumstances”
+
50% say "under certain circumstances"
=
85% support for #AbortionRights 

#WomensRights #Health #USA
Zhi Zhu 🕸️
7 months ago

The Extreme Court
by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com

"I know nothing about medicine, but I'm gonna ban a drug because I don't like it!"

"And I'm not a woman and know nothing about your situation, but I'm going to decide what you do with your body!"

#EditorialCartoon #Cartoon #Kacsmaryk #Healthcare #Abortion #WomensRights #HumanRights #BodilyAutonomy #Freedom #USA

Editorial cartoon depicting right-wing judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk sitting at his bench bonking a woman over the head with his gavel and saying, "I know nothing about medicine, but I'm gonna ban a drug because I don't like it!"

In a separate word balloon, he says, "And I'm not a woman and know nothing about your situation, but I'm going to decide what you do with your body!"

The woman being bonked on the head is seeing stars and her eyes are wonky. She is obviously injured and angry.

Attribution: The Extreme Court by Dave Whamond, Canada, PoliticalCartoons.com

This is so scary...not just this actual ruling, but the ripple effect that this will bring to the definition of "Standing." The level of connection to an issue and what "a concrete and particularized injury or actual and imminent harm that was caused by the action they’re complaining about," actually means will change...possibly even if the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals strikes it down, because of his 67 page opinion.
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In addition, this (potentially) means that one person that has a problem with a (possibly life saving) medication could rip it from the hands of all Americans, and the testing, blood, sweat, and tears that the #FDA put in, and the lives that will be inexorably changed by the ignorance or bigotry of that person.
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https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/abortion-pill-ruling-texas-judge-zombie-laws-rcna79094
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#Kacsmaryk #Abortion #AbortionRights #BodilyAutonomy #HumanRights #KacsmarykRuling #Law #ZombieLaw #AbortionPill #ComstockAct #mifepristone

FYI - for English trans women :flag_transgender: - the new NHS HRT prescription prepayment certificate (HRT PPC) designed mainly for menopause is *surprisingly* trans women inclusive (sadly trans men exclusive) but amazingly in the current political climate, they actually didn't create additional gatekeeping around us ... Please don't flame me 🔥 for the other zillion public NHS gender-care inadequacies 🙏

Highlights:
- Available today April 1st (in theory ...)
- It should cap HRT costs to a maximum £19.30 per annum
- Includes estradiol pills, gel, patches and progesterone but *not* testosterone or any antiandrogens
- Would apply to HRT/GAHT sourced via NHS, not private gendercare

UK Govt Equalities impact assessment is here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hormone-replacement-therapy-prescription-prepayment-certificate-equality-impact-assessment/introducing-the-hrt-ppc-equality-impact-assessment

#Trans #Transgender #HRT #BodilyAutonomy

GENDER REASSIGNMENT
Anyone can purchase the HRT PPC either on their own or on someone else’s behalf, including people who have undergone gender reassignment, or who are currently transitioning, to cover the costs of some hormone therapies they may be prescribed. This is likely to apply to any trans women who are taking feminising hormones, as these are likely to be on the list of medicines mentioned above that are licensed for treatment of the menopause. Prescriptions do not contain information about why a treatment has been prescribed so the arrangements will benefit anyone who is prescribed an item that is within scope of the HRT PPC.
Autonomie und Solidarität
9 months ago

No, Trading Flesh for Prison Time Is Not “Bodily Autonomy”

"Your liver or your liberty? Choose one.
A #Massachusetts bill — sponsored by Democrats — proposes allowing incarcerated people to donate organs in exchange for shortened sentences.
Donate bone marrow or an organ or two, says HD 3822, and the Department of Correction will cut 60 to 365 days off your sentence."

https://theintercept.com/2023/02/19/organ-donor-ethics-prison-massachusetts/

#abolishprisons #prisoners #BodilyAutonomy #antireport

River Wynters
9 months ago

#Introduction I seem to write these too often, but here we go again…

Hi my name is River and I’m a 36 year old #trans woman,
My pronouns are She/Her They/Them,
I began to #transition 24 months ago (HRT for 12 months)

I’am #Bi / #Pan depending on how you define it (Personality is key, but I have the right hormones now so I sometimes have “needs”)

I’m radical about #TransRights , I’m a #QueerAnarchist , and I describe myself as a social liberationist because #TransLiberation is also liberation for all, for when one person does not have #bodilyautonomy no one does.

I am strongly #antifacist this includes terfs incase this confuses them, you can’t be a #feminist and take sides with the patriarchy!

I’m a #Vegan for animal rights/ecology, and I love to cook.

I am an avid reader and watcher of #SciFi , I like most things but have a leaning to Utopianism over Dystopian fiction, the world mirrors the worst corporate nightmares as it is. Escapism does not always have to be as dark.

I sometimes struggle with my #MentalHealth ; I suffer from an #anxiety disorder, as well as #cPTSD , and I’m a #CSASurvivor .

I have a #ChronicPain condition from a slight spinal stenosis (L4-L5) This sometimes can limit my mobility.

So this is me and I have begun to take some time just for myself; to explore my identity, I spent too long pretending to be someone I could never have been and who I really did not want to be.
So I am excited for where this journey will take me, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all.

So if this seems not to be the most boring thing in the world to witness my second adolescence, then feel free to follow me, or boost anything I might say of value.

River Wynters
10 months ago

#Introduction I seem to write these too often, but here we go again…

Hi my name is River and I’m a 36 year old #trans woman,
My pronouns are She/Her They/Them,
I began to #transition 24 months ago (HRT for 12 months)

I’am #Bi / #Pan depending on how you define it (Personality is key, but I have the right hormones now so I sometimes have “needs”)

I’m radical about #TransRights , I’m a #QueerAnarchist , and I describe myself as a social liberationist because #TransLiberation is also liberation for all, for when one person does not have #bodilyautonomy no one does.

I am strongly #antifacist this includes terfs incase this confuses them, you can’t be a #feminist and take sides with the patriarchy!

I’m a #Vegan for animal rights/ecology, and I love to cook.

I am an avid reader and watcher of #SciFi , I like most things but have a leaning to Utopianism over Dystopian fiction, the world mirrors the worst corporate nightmares as it is. Escapism does not always have to be as dark.

I sometimes struggle with my #MentalHealth ; I suffer from an #anxiety disorder, as well as #cPTSD , and I’m a #CSASurvivor .

I have a #ChronicPain condition from a slight spinal stenosis (L4-L5) This sometimes can limit my mobility.

So this is me and I have begun to take some time just for myself; to explore my identity, I spent too long pretending to be someone I could never have been and who I really did not want to be.
So I am excited for where this journey will take me, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all.

So if this seems not to be the most boring thing in the world to witness my second adolescence, then feel free to follow me, or boost anything I might say of value.

Pratik Patel
10 months ago

Here @jbouie writes about the "sweeping and ferocious" attack on the rights and dignity of transgender people (and, by extension, others) in the United States.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/10/opinion/trump-desantis-transgender-rights.html

#Dignity #Rights #Freedom #Equality #Liberty #Trans #LGBTQ #BodilyAutonomy #America #USPol #Politics

Colin Sullender
10 months ago
Screenshot of article text:

The denial of dignity to one segment of the political community, then, threatens the dignity of all. This was true for Douglass and his time — it inspired his support for women’s suffrage and his opposition to the Chinese Exclusion Act — and it is true for us and ours as well. To deny equal respect and dignity to any part of the citizenry is to place the entire country on the road to tiered citizenship and limited rights, to liberty for some and hierarchy for the rest.
Put plainly, the attack on the dignity of transgender Americans is an attack on the dignity of all Americans. And like the battles for abortion rights and bodily autonomy, the stakes of the fight for the rights and dignity of transgender people are high for all of us. There is no world in which their freedom is suppressed and yours is sustained.
Queer Satanic
10 months ago

=MAGICAL THINKING WILL NOT SAVE US=

The Satanic Temple is so attractive to so many because the desperate belief exists that there is "one weird trick" to defeat the assault on #abortion and #BodilyAutonomy by Christian nationalists and other reactionaries.

There isn't.

Our opponents are not the fae to be outfoxed by clever wordplay. Our enemies will not be vanquished by pointing out their "hypocrisy" with superior "logic.

The #forcedBirth movement spent decades voting, sure, but they also created a movement that did not depend on any particular election or politician or organization or legal case to be their savior.

Those who have desired to steal #AbortionAccess away from tens of millions did it with their money, with their time, with their attention, and their dedication, and they did it day after day, year after year, decade after decade.

We must fight them with work, boring, exhausting work.

Not with magic, and certainly not with grifts.

A personal UK #Trans healthcare update. After seeing my supportive GP today we:

🔹 signed-off a shared-care agreement with GenderGP
🔹 arranged baseline blood tests
❔ can she prescribe GnRH blockers? (she'll follow up)
🔹 uploaded my Deed Poll on medical records
🔹 started the NHS name & gender marker change process (admin team)

I'd started DIY HRT since a 4-year wait is unacceptable, and it's *forced* things to happen. Trans people deserve minimal gatekeeping #InformedConsent & #BodilyAutonomy

Allison Wyss
11 months ago

Here's something I wrote about THE EXPANSE and human bodies.

It's also a little bit about SPLENDID ANATOMIES.

https://bit.ly/ExpanseBodies

#TheExpanse #SpaceTV #Battlestar #CarrieFisher #LitHub #WritingCommunity #Books #FilmandTV #BodilyAutonomy #PublicHealth