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www.gofundme.com/aum0ko

viewovermerryton:

Recently my family’s living situation has changed. We [my parents and I] are currently looking to move to a new, smaller house but our needs are very specific: my brother, Alasdair, suffers from severe and profound learning disabilities [amongst these are microcephaly, IUGR, dwarfism, cerebral palsy and autism] and with this being the case we need to move somewhere completely accessible for someone with limited mobility. My family has lived in the same house for almost thirty years, around fifteen years ago my parents spent a not insubstantial sum of money completely altering the layout of the house and building a fully accessible bathroom (with walk in shower and changing bench) to accommodate my brother’s needs.

Looking for a new house in such an emotionally uncertain period of life can be hard at the best of times, but to add to that we must consider the cost of creating an environment for Alasdair which is safe and comfortable for him, which will mean building ramps and adding railings to steps to offer support and a bathroom to meet all his care needs.

These are only the basic things we’ll need to make a new home safe for Alasdair, and the cost of making these alterations to any house is never inconsequential, especially for a family not in a financially secure situation.

I am not the sort of person to ask for anything. But any donation at all, even just a pound or two, can help offer us some security in the knowledge that whatever happens, Alasdair will be safe in our new home.

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milksorbet:

yayfeminism:

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The comments on reddit about this.."I just hope she’s next, really."
"She’s worried."
“This is ridiculous. If these women were ugly, they wouldn’t be famous. They earn a paycheck based on their sexual appeal. Here are the options, you can just be a regular nobody and no one will care about you, or you can be famous and people will want to see your tits.”
“she’s probably angry she’s not the center of attention on the minds (and hands) of the people on Internet.”

milksorbet:

yayfeminism:

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The comments on reddit about this..

"I just hope she’s next, really."

"She’s worried."

This is ridiculous. If these women were ugly, they wouldn’t be famous. They earn a paycheck based on their sexual appeal. Here are the options, you can just be a regular nobody and no one will care about you, or you can be famous and people will want to see your tits.”

she’s probably angry she’s not the center of attention on the minds (and hands) of the people on Internet.”

Filed under ugh.

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As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.
Taylor Swift (via yayfeminism)

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yayfeminism:

One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.

The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.
Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. source

yayfeminism:

One would assume that scientists, who are trained to think objectively, are completely immune to gender discrimination. However, a recent Yale study by Corinne Moss-Racusin and colleagues suggests otherwise.

The researchers created a fictional student and sent out the student’s application to science professors at top, research-intensive universities in the United States. The professors were asked to evaluate how competent this student was, how likely they would be to hire the student, how much they would pay this student, and how willing they would be to mentor the student. All of the applications sent out were identical, except for the fact that half were for a male applicant, John, and half were for a female applicant, Jennifer. Results showed that, with statistical significance, both male and female faculty at these institutions were biased towards male students over female students.

Data from the study shows that on average, science faculty was willing to pay the male applicant about $4,000 more per year. 
source

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There is one thing that suicidal rape victims need: immediate assistance. But for one young woman in Ireland who was pregnant and seeking an abortion after reportedly being attacked, the only thing her government offered was the slow, bureaucratic violation of her humanity.

The unnamed woman, now 18, was reportedly raped as a minor and sought an abortion just eight weeks into her pregnancy. Even after experts found her to be suicidal – a prerequisite for abortion under a new Irish law – she was denied access to the procedure. According to a report by the Sunday Times, the woman, who is not an Irish citizen, believes that the government deliberately delayed her case – both through the state’s decision to ignore psychiatric experts and via her inability to travel because of her legal status – so that she would have to carry the pregnancy at least through the fetus’s viability. After going on a hunger strike, she was forced to undergo a caesarean section at just 25 weeks into her pregnancy.

That’s 17 full weeks after she first sought help.
A pregnant, suicidal rape victim fought Ireland’s new abortion law. The law won.

(Source: yayfeminism)