Inform Alberta Stop Referring Fake Clinics

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Jack Sands
Sep 3, 2021
This is a deeply dangerous scam that targets women when they need help the most and frightens them into a lifetime of unwanted servitude when they could just have a kid when they are ready later. Why terrorize them like this for no reason?

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Tara Middleton
2 years ago
Denying healthcare violates human rights. It is the duty of the governing bodies to protect the rights of their citizens. The Human Rights Committee has made their stance on this clear.
“8. Although States parties may adopt measures designed to regulate voluntary terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or girl, or her other rights under the Covenant. Thus, restrictions on the ability of women or girls to seek abortion must not, inter alia, jeopardize their lives, subject them to physical or mental pain or suffering which violates article 7, discriminate against them or arbitrarily interfere with their privacy. States parties must provide safe, legal and effective access to abortion where the life and health of the pregnant woman or girl is at risk, or where carrying a pregnancy to term would cause the pregnant woman or girl substantial pain or suffering, most notably where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or is not viable. [8] In addition, States parties may not regulate pregnancy or abortion in all other cases in a manner that runs contrary to their duty to ensure that women and girls do not have to undertake unsafe abortions, and they should revise their abortion laws accordingly. [9] For example, they should not take measures such as criminalizing pregnancies by unmarried women or apply criminal sanctions against women and girls undergoing abortion [10] or against medical service providers assisting them in doing so, since taking such measures compel women and girls to resort to unsafe abortion. States parties should not introduce new barriers and should remove existing barriers [11] that deny effective access by women and girls to safe and legal abortion [12], including barriers caused as a result of the exercise of conscientious objection by individual medical providers. [13] States parties should also effectively protect the lives of women and girls against the mental and physical health risks associated with unsafe abortions. In particular, they should ensure access for women and men, and, especially, girls and boys, [14] to quality and evidence-based information and education about sexual and reproductive health [15] and to a wide range of affordable contraceptive methods, [16] and prevent the stigmatization of women and girls seeking abortion.[17] States parties should ensure the availability of, and effective access to, quality prenatal and post-abortion health care for women and girls, [18] in all circumstances, and on a confidential basis. [19]”

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Mikayla Dobberthien
2 years ago
Because I believe I have a right to make choices for myself regarding myself

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Anita Kanitz
3 years ago
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. –Anita Kanitz

“We need to encourage girls that their voice matters. I think there are hundreds and thousands of Malalas out there.” – Malala Yousafzai

“We are unalterably opposed to the presentation of the female body being stripped, bound, raped, tortured, mutilated, and murdered in the name of commercial entertainment and free speech”
-- Susan Brownmiller

“Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.”
— Dianne Feinstein

“a woman should have every honorable motive to exertion which is enjoyed by man, to the full extent of her capacities and endowments. The case is too plain for argument. Nature has given woman the same powers, and subjected her to the same earth, breathes the same air, subsists on the same food, physical, moral, mental and spiritual. She has, therefore, an equal right with man, in all efforts to obtain and maintain a perfect existence.”
― Frederick Douglass

Hate crimes and hate against women and girls have many faces today:
Femicide, female infanticide, war rapes, mass rapes, gang rapes, daily rapes worldwide of children, girls and women, FGM, physical mutilation connected with domestic and sexual violence, child marriages, forced marriages, underaged marriages, honor killings, stoning, execution and punishment of rape and assault victims, sexual torture, witch hunts, widow murder, sexual murder, dowry murder, acid attacks, sexual and domestic violence, victim blaming of victims of sexual and domestic assault, daily hate speech, collective sexual harassment in crowds like tarrush gamea, puplic sexual harassment like Eve teasing, sexism and hate speech in the society and the media, abuctions connected with forced marriages and conversion like in many muslim countries, upskirting, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, online harassment,street harassment, workplace harassment, campus harassment, violence during child birth, sexist dress codes, sex slavery, human trafficking, forced prostitution, sadistic pornography, child pornography, revenge porns, snuff porns, sadistic stalking, sexism at the workplace and the campus, body shaming, forced child births, shackling pregnant women in prison like in the U.S., driving ban like in Saudi Arabia, forced dress codes like the Burka, lack of education and contraception.We must call the crimes and the hate by the name and we must together fight against that. The half of the world belongs to the women, without women there is no life on earth.

Cases of College sexual assault in the U.S.:

The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus!
The vast majority of sexual assaults go unreported and unpunished. RAINN reports that nearly 70% of victims don't inform the police and that a mere 25% of reported assaults eventually result in an arrest.

According to the National Institute of Justice, factors that commonly prevent women from reporting attacks include distrust of authorities and fear of blame. About one in six men suffered sexual abuse in childhood, according to statistics provided by 1in6, an organization dedicated to providing resources and support services for victims. Male Survivor, another organization that provides support for sexual assault survivors, explores how male victims face different types of stigma stemming from stereotypes about machismo, sexual desire, and what it means to "be a man." These antiquated notions, prevalent in today's society, can prevent men from reporting unwanted sexual activity.Most victims of sexual assault know their assailant on some level. As reported by RAINN, approximately seven out of ten sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows. This could be another factor contributing to underreporting; a victim who, out of fear they'll be ostracized or won't be believed, refuses to tell anyone they were assaulted by a stranger is even less likely to report abuse from a significant other, a family member, a teacher, or a classmate. This unfortunate truth stems from victims' ill-founded assumption that they are less likely to be believed in such a situation ("your dad/coach/English professor would never do that") coupled with the fact that the survivor will likely have to endure further interaction with their assailant by virtue of their relationship.

In light of the fact that most victims know their attacker, it makes sense that most incidents of sexual assault occur in victims' homes. According to RAINN, at the time of the incident, victims are most often "sleeping or performing another activity at home." People often feel safest when they are at home with family and friends, but these statistics reveal a different, much more disturbing story.

The case of Beckett Brennan:
Brennan was a high school all-American basketball player, renowned for her three-point shooting, and recruited by dozens of top colleges. Her father, Barry, had played in the NCAA finals in 1974, and passed his love of the game on to his daughter. She accepted a full scholarship at the University of the Pacific, a picturesque school in Stockton, Calif. with 3,000 undergraduates and a successful Division I men's basketball program and a growing women's program. But everything changed for Brennan one Saturday night in May 2008. She went to a party with her teammates at a student housing complex known as the "Townhouses," where she says she drank six shots of vodka. She says later, she found herself stranded at an off-campus party looking for a ride. When they got back to the Townhouses, she went into one of the basketball player's apartments thinking the party was continuing there. Instead, she claims they led her upstairs into an empty bedroom and raped her. Then, she says, a third basketball player came into the room, pushed her into a closet, and raped her again."I remember them saying 'Don't tell anybody, and this is our little secret,'" Brennan said later.When it was over, she called friends for help. Back at her dorm, and without her knowledge, one of them recorded her on his cell phone. "And they were like taking off my clothes. I was inside the closet in the corner, trying to like, trying to get away. I don't want anyone to find out. No, I don't. I don't want anybody to find out," she could be heard saying on the recording.

According to a study funded by the Justice Department, 95 percent of victims of sexual assault on college campuses don't report it. And neither did Brennan: not to Stockton Police and not to the university. The next day, she got through her last final exam and flew home to Colorado. But her friends were worried and upset, and gave that recording to the school. Her assistant coach called her at home. Brennan said it was then that she told her mom and dad what had happened.

Asked what they said, Brennan said, "That was definitely the hardest conversation I've ever had."

"It's nightmarish. You have rage. You don't know how to act or react, you're just trying to hold things together and process," Barry Brennan said.

Four days after the alleged assault, university police questioned the three basketball players Beckett had identified on the tape as her assailants: Michael Nunnally, Steffan Johnson and Michael Kirby. School officials urged Brennan to report the assault to Stockton Police.

A few weeks later she talked to a detective there, and after that conversation, she decided not to file criminal charges.

"He explained to me the system with cases that involve rape and kinda laid out the facts about it's a 'he said, she said' and kinda scared me," she said. "He used an example of a girl who was, like 16 or 17 who was on the stand for, like 16 hours. I can't even imagine."

The school suggested another option: testify before the university's judicial review board, an internal school disciplinary panel that would guarantee Brennan's identity wouldn't be revealed.

Her parents, Jane and Barry, believed this would be the best course of action. "We were fearful for her safety at that point, just her own mental health," Jane Brennan explained.

But before the hearing, the university gave the Brennans a startling piece of information: another University of the Pacific student was claiming that she had also been raped at the Townhouses just a month before Beckett Brennan.

The school suspected a link and put Brennan in touch with the earlier victim, a former classmate named Krystina Tonetti.

"I just was really shocked that something like that would happen twice in a month," Tonetti said.
Tonetti says she was also drinking at a party at the Townhouses when she was led upstairs, where one man raped her while two others stood by watching. "I just kept saying no. And I kept trying to push him off, because he was really big and he was kind of overpowering," she recalled.

Tonetti says she managed to escape and went to a hospital, where she was interviewed by Stockton Police and administered a DNA rape kit. She decided not to press charges.

While she couldn't identify the men in the room with certainty, Tonetti believed they were University of the Pacific students and agreed to tell her story at Brennan's judicial review board hearing. But when the day came, she was a no show.

"It was starting to get too close to home and too close to my parents finding out, so I didn't go through with it," Tonetti said.So five weeks after her assault, Brennan and the three players each testified in a campus building before a judicial board made up of three students, a teacher and an administrator. The board heard no details about the other alleged assault at the Townhouses.

Brennan said the board's questions made her feel like the case had suddenly become less about the basketball players, and more about her behavior that night. "So much of what they focused on was not the actual assault - tons of questions about how much I was drinking, a focus on flirting," she told.
"Two of the players told the school that this was consensual," "In no way was it ever consensual, and they know that," Brennan said.And one of the players said he wasn't even there.

After a week of deliberations, the judicial review board ruled that all three basketball players were guilty of violating the school's policy against sexual assault.

But they received different punishments: Steffan Johnson, who claimed he wasn't there, was expelled. Michael Nunnally, who admitted having sex with Brennan but said he believed it was consensual, was suspended for a year. And Michael Kirby, who said he and Beckett had consensual sex after she had been flirting with him at the party, was suspended for a semester.

All three chose not to comment for this story.

"I didn't understand how you can find somebody guilty of sexual assault and not expel them," Brennan said.

"Expelling one student, suspending one for one semester. Suspending the other for a full academic year - those are all serious sanctions," Janine Simerly, an attorney representing the University of the Pacific,Simerly says the case was always complicated and after the decision was announced, it became contentious. "I understand that she believes that the university did not do right in this situation. I'm suggesting to you that the university tried to get it right. The university did the best that it could do," she told.
"I know that she believes that. And I know that the three male students who were accused deny that there was any non-consensual sex," so Simerly.
"All three should have been expelled. A sexual assault, a rape, is a rape," told Joelle Gomez, who runs the San Joaquin Women's Center in Stockton.

Gomez started counseling Brennan shortly after the board's decision. She doesn't believe college judicial review boards are equipped to handle such serious crimes.

"There's little to no transparency. There's little to no accountability. Certainly it does, in my opinion, favor the alleged perpetrator as opposed to the victim, again, who's really risking it all in making the report in the first place," Gomez said.None of us know how we're gonna react in a sexual assault. Yet it's pretty simple. Doesn't matter what time of day it was, who they were with, what they were wearing, how much they had to drink. But there is never an invitation for rape," Gomez said.

In June 2008, Beckett Brennan decided that the best way for her to move forward was to return to the university for the summer session. "I wanted my life back. I wanted to play basketball again. I wanted my friends," she explained.

But when she went back, she said it was completely different.
For one thing, the athletic director had banned the men's and women's teams from socializing. She was told the new rules were for her own protection, but says as a result, she was blamed and ostracized.

"It was kind of one of those situations where you felt like everyone on campus knew," Brennan said.

In October 2008, Brennan left the University of the Pacific for good. Three months later, Michael Kirby returned to the university and the Tigers starting line-up; the team's missing center, Michael Nunnally returned the following fall.

As for Steffan Johnson, three months after he was expelled from the university for sexual assault, he was given a full scholarship to the University of Idaho.

Head coach Don Verlin told a local newspaper he recruited Johnson after talking to the associate head coach from the University of the Pacific, Ron Verlin, who just happens to be his twin brother.

"Unbelievable to sit there and say 'Oh, wow, okay, well, we can use a guy like that.' 'Oh, he has a sexual assault and has been found guilty?' How in the hell do you end up at another university within three months?" Beckett Brennan's father Barry asked.

Beckett Brennan and her family are not giving up. They sued the school for violating her civil rights. Last fall, a judge ruled against them, and the Brennans are now appealing that ruling.

About this: Fact is who has the power, make the rules. And in our world men and rapists have the power and make the rules!

Books about sexual and domestic violence:

'Female Sexual Slavery' by Kathleen L. Barry :"A powerful work filled with disbelief, outrage, and documentation...sexual bondage shackles women as much today as it has for centures."
—Los Angeles Times

"Exposes the dark side of sexuality and dares to ask the crucial question, 'why do men do these things to women?'...the issues it raises deserve nationwide attention."
—Susan Brownmiller

'Against our will" by Susan Brownmiller:The bestselling feminist classic that revolutionized the way we think about rape, as a historical phenomenon and as an urgent crisis—essential reading in the era of #MeToo.

“A major work of history.”—The Village Voice • One of the New York Public Library’s 100 Books of the Century

'Lucky' by Alice Sebold: The timeless, fearless, #1 New York Times bestselling memoir from the author of The Lovely Bones—a powerful account of her sexual assault at the age of eighteen and the harrowing trial that followed, now with a new afterword by the author.

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor, as well as its wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What ultimately propels this chronicle of sexual assault and its aftermath is Sebold’s indomitable spirit, as she fights to secure her rapist’s arrest and conviction and comes to terms with a relationship to the world that has forever changed. With over a million copies in print, Lucky has touched the lives of a generation of readers. Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims and imparts a wisdom profoundly hard-won: “You save yourself or you remain unsaved.” Now reissued with a new afterword by the author, her story remains as urgent as it was when it was first published eighteen years ago.

'Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It' by Kate Harding:
In the era of #metoo, a clear-eyed, sharp look at rape culture, sexual assault, harassment and violence against women--and what we can do about it.

"A timely and brilliant book." (Jessica Valenti)

Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a community eager to make excuses for that person.

In Asking for It, Kate Harding combines in-depth research with a frank, no-holds-barred voice to make the case that twenty-first-century America supports rapists more effectively than it supports victims. From institutional failures in higher education to real-world examples of rape culture, Harding offers ideas and suggestions for how we, as a society, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.

'The Handmaid's Tale ' by Margaret Atwood:From the bestselling author of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.

Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction by Margaret Atwood.

Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, coming September 2019.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

'No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us' by Rachel Louise Snyder:
“A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force.” ―Eve Ensler

"Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone." ―Andrew Solomon

"Extraordinary." ―New York Times ,“Editor’s Choice”

'YEARS of SHAME: FGM Survivor & Other True Stories ' by Wanjiru Warama:True stories on subjugation and marginalization of women:
The first story is about an infant who is unwanted by her mother. The infant's aunt, Njana, is horrified when she learns of this. And yet, Njana envies her niece because she is born in the mid-1970s. This means the niece won't be subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) like Njana was before she turned 14 in the 1960s.
The second story is about Njana's parent-inflicted trauma by the very people who are supposed to protect her from harm. The Story is set in Kenya and later in California. Njana discloses, for the first time, how she suffered FGM in the backwoods of Kenya. She tells of her turmoil before the operation, the actual operation, and the effects of the operation. Her main concern is not physical or medical issues. Psychological trauma is Njana's biggest challenge. The secrecy and the shame has devastated her, and even tainted other areas of her life, hence the years of shame as she struggles looking for relief.
The third and final Story is about bedroom challenges that women face in their older years. It's based on two couples' marriages - one in San Diego and the other in Nairobi.

'Violence against Women in Pornography' by Walter DeKeseredy (Author), Marilyn Corsianos (Author):Violence against Women in Pornography illuminates the ways in which adult pornography hurts many women, both on and off screen. A growing body of social scientific knowledge shows that it is strongly associated with various types of violence against women in intimate relationships. Many women who try to leave abusive and/or patriarchal men also report that pornography plays a role in the abuse inflicted on them by their ex-partners. On top of these harms, male pornography consumption is strongly correlated with attitudes supporting violence against women. Many researchers, practitioners, and policy makers believe that adult pornography is a major problem and offer substantial evidence supporting this claim.

We women are strong and can change the world because without us it will not work! It must be our ultimate goal that female babies, children, girls and women can live fearless, free and self-determined anywhere in the world. It can not be that in the 21st century, men continue to have the power about their lives, their bodies, their freedom, their education, their occupation,their birth control. It can not be that girls and women are still being talked worldwide by brainwashing, they are only happy with men in their lives. The media report daily where the whole thing leads to femicide, infanticides, domestic and sexual violence, misogyny, FGM, forced and child marriages, forced prostitution, trafficking in women and girls, sexual slavery, honor killings, dowry murders, widow murders, witch hunts, sex murders, domestic murders, slavery, forced veiling, catcalling, sexual harassment, verbal violence, witch-hunts, victim blaming, lynching, lashing, executions (stoning and burning alive) and imprisonment of female victims, even childs, to the compulsion to marry, to have sexual intercourse, to give birth to children, to give up because of men on education and occupation. Women and girls can be happy without men. The male legend of love leads to slavery and violence, that is a worldwide fact. Women needs not be skinny, beautiful and looking young and they need not daily intercourses with men, the only reason to have intercourse, is the fact, getting pregnant. But it cannot be, that women and girls are brainwashed to have since the teenage age until their death unwanted intercourses with men in the name of love. Childbirths and intercourses are glorified, but the reality is many deaths during births and pregnancy, deadly and lifelong infections, marital and date rapes.Many Deaths are Linked to Sex After Childbirth! DOCTORS routinely advise women to refrain from sexual activity for several weeks after childbirth, and for most women postpartum pain and exhaustion are incentives enough to comply. But for those who do not (because their men want intercourses) follow doctors' orders, the consequences can be serious and, in many cases, even fatal.
In the one issue of The Postgraduate Medical Journal, a publication of the British Medical Association, doctors describe two young women who died while having intercourse within eight days of giving birth. Both had had normal vaginal deliveries and died of air embolisms, air bubbles in the major arteries to the heart and brain. omen were more vulnerable to air embolisms soon after childbirth than at other times, because air forced into the uterus during sex can enter the bloodstream through blood vessels that were torn during delivery. Earlier research found that pregnant women are also at increased risk because air can become trapped between the sac containing the fetus and the uterus wall, then escape through blood vessels on the surface of the uterus.More than 6 in 10 women have sustained an injury during lovemaking – a finding that certainly justifies our concern about the subject. In fact, experts claim sex-related injuries are on the rise, but many women and girls are too embarrassed to admit the source of their suffering. Perhaps this unfortunate trend would change if more people knew just how often these painful experiences occur. Among women, doggy style tied with “no specific position” for the greatest percentage of ailments – although the tried-and-true missionary position accounted for 16 percent of their injuries as well. The cowgirl position also inflicted pain on both genders, accounting for 8 percent of accidents of injuries affecting women. For women, the rate of genital injury was even higher, with more than half of their injuries entailing harm to their vagina. Women also reported back injuries with some frequency but cited leg discomfort more often. In the cowgirl position, for instance, 29 percent of injured women said their legs were hurt – surpassing even vaginal injuries. ral sex is the stimulation of the genitals using the mouth and tongue. It is one of the ways that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are most frequently passed on. You can catch an STI if you have just one sexual partner. However, the more partners you have, the greater the risk of catching an infection. All men and boys want oral sex, but that is very dangerous for women and girls.
STIs commonly caught through oral sex are: gonorrhoea, genital herpes,
syphilis,Infections less frequently, passed on through oral sex include: chlamydia, HIV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, genital warts, pubic lice!
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are also called sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. STIs are usually spread by having vaginal, oral, or anal sex. More than 9 million women in the United States are diagnosed with an STI each year. Women often have more serious health problems from STIs than men, including infertility. Childbirths are always dangerous and painful.But many babies are now born by Caesarean section, an operation in which the baby is taken out of the mother's abdomen without ever entering the birth canal. Fischer and Mitteroecker suggested that, in societies where C-sections have become more common, foetuses can now grow "too large" and still have a reasonable chance of survival.
In theory, as a consequence the number of women giving birth to babies that are too big to fit through their pelvis might have risen by 10 or 20% in just a few decades, at least in some parts of the world. Or, to put it in cruder terms, people in these societies might be evolving to have larger babies.Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)!Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries. The maternal mortality ratio represents the risk associated with each pregnancy, i.e. the obstetric risk. It is also a MDG indicator.There are two performance indicators that are sometimes used interchangeably: maternal mortality ratio and maternal mortality rate, which confusingly both are abbreviated "MMR". By 2017, the world maternal mortality rate had declined 44% since 1990, but still every day 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2017 report, this is equivalent to "about one woman every two minutes and for every woman who dies, 20 or 30 encounter complications with serious or long-lasting consequences. Most of these deaths and injuries are entirely preventable."
UNFPA estimated that 303,000 women died of pregnancy or childbirth related causes in 2015. These causes range from severe bleeding to obstructed labour, all of which have highly effective interventions[citation needed]. As women have gained access to family planning and skilled birth attendance with backup emergency obstetric care, the global maternal mortality ratio has fallen from 385 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 216 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, and many countries halved their maternal death rates in the last 10 years.
Unfortunately, human rights for women and girls around the world are denied in every country. For example Germany, a absolute misogynistic country, has a macho culture for centuries (6 millions murdered females during the witchhunts, the most victims all over the whole world). Another example, it was not until the 1960s that the Women's Day and the concomitant struggle for equal rights became meaningful again. And this is urgently needed, because without the consent of the husband was it still not possible for women to work until 1969: Until 1962 women have not the right to open their own bank account. Until 1969, they need their husband's consent to work - and that only works if the woman manages to reconcile work with her "obligations in marriage and family". It was the year 1976 when women in Germany were allowed to work without the consent of her husbands, what a shame!
Rape in marriage was not recognized as such and accordingly remains unpunished. Only since 1997 (!) Is rape in marriage a criminal offense. After all, women earn less than men. 21 percent less, to be exact. This is shown by figures from the Federal Statistical Office. The Equal Pay Day draws attention to this wage gap between the sexes (Gender Pay Gap).
And about rape and sexual assault: If a female person A says to another male person B "No" and says no to all sexual actions and intercourse, then person A does not mean "Yes, I want sex with you." Person A also does not mean "maybe". She says, "No, I do not want sex with you." At that moment, for the male Person B must be clear: accept and leave at once.

However, the "no is no" rule is not just something that should be clear to anyone in the normal dealings with other people, but is also legally binding: the law on the enforcement of sexual self-determination came into force at the end of 2016. This means that acts that are "against the recognizable will of another person" have been punishable since 2016 in Germany(that was the result of the sexual mob violence at the New Years Eve 2015/2016 in many German towns.

Before that, sexual assaults were only punishable as such when the female was badly threatened or hurt. Also, the question of whether the attacked person resists or not plays since the law of 2016 no longer a role. But what matters is whether the expressed will of a person is passed over here.
Blaming victims of sexual violence with sentences like "Do not be surprised with the short skirt!" or even the question of what the person was wearing (even underwear, what a bad joke) when they experienced abuse is the last thing. It is sexist and women hating, far from common sense and must stop immediately.

And now on reproductive rights in Germany: Paragraph 218 refers to the termination of a pregnancy and states that women act unlawfully if they have a termination of pregnancy. The demolition remains according to paragraph 218a for the woman but impunity, if they can show a certificate. However, she only gets this if she has participated in a pregnancy conflict consultation in one of the recognized counseling centers.

Paragraph 219a prohibits doctors in turn to advertise abortions on their websites. However, often the mere indication that the gynecologist or the gynecologist performs abortions in their practice and in connection therewith may also provide information about the various medical methods was often considered as advertising. However, this regulation should now be relaxed: Doctors should now at least be able to provide information that abortions are being carried out in their practice and what medical options are available.

Important books:
"The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" by Anne Koedt (1970
"The Fear of Childbirth is a PAIN", from Womankind (1972
"Medical Crimes Against Women" by Jenny Knauss, Janet M., Kathy Mallin, Lauren Crawford and Sharon M. (1976)
"Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism (2011)" and "Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, (2014) by Laurie Penny
Gender Trouble "(1989) by Judith Butler
"Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women" by Alice Walker with Pratibha Parmar (1993)
"The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women", by Jessica Valenti (2009)
"We Should Be All Be Feminists", by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2014)

Can you imagine a world without men? No crime, no crime, no violence and lots of happy fat and free women and girls and female childs. Remember, we were all born with wings. In times of doubt spread them.

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Holly Hunt
3 years ago
Women have the right to be given accurate information so they can make an informed decision. When an organization is manipulative and dishonest doesn’t that tell you something. I would not trust them with my health care!

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Christina Huey
3 years ago
I believe all women have a right to make their own reproductive choices and have access to contraception and abortion.

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Misti McFarlane
3 years ago
I’m signing because abortion is healthcare, bodily autonomy is a human right, and people have no right to impose their own distorted sense of morality into women.

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Pineapple Hoops
3 years ago
This is a no brainer. Why would we send people to hateful bigoted groups that have their own agenda?

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lisa nishikawa
3 years ago
A women's right to choose, and body autonomy trumps any ones religious belief. Your God , not mine.

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Skarlett vestai-Corval
3 years ago
Remove anti-choice agencies!