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thedailywhat:

Say What Now of the Day: The requirement that health insurers cover contraception went into effect today, and here’s what Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly had to say about it:

I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day.  The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.

[dailyintel]


As everyone is freaking the fuck out about Chik-Fil-A, this issue is being ignored. Women now have access to free contraception - SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG LONG TIME AGO!

 I don’t understand how this is an “attack on religion”. This is a way for women to be safe. To be protected. 

This day should be remembered. Not because it attacked religion, but because it allowed for the advancement of humanity.

thedailywhat:

Say What Now of the Day: The requirement that health insurers cover contraception went into effect today, and here’s what Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly had to say about it:

I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day.  The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.

[dailyintel]

As everyone is freaking the fuck out about Chik-Fil-A, this issue is being ignored. Women now have access to free contraception - SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG LONG TIME AGO!


I don’t understand how this is an “attack on religion”. This is a way for women to be safe. To be protected.


This day should be remembered. Not because it attacked religion, but because it allowed for the advancement of humanity.

Reblogged from lbryant90  178 notes
I am sorry, but posts like this make me slightly upset. Before I begin, I do not know the proper terminology for the headdresses women wear. I know different styles have different names, so I am hoping to keep neutral by saying headdress. I apologize for anyone who is offended, and would love for someone to tell me the proper terminology. 
A lot of women I’ve talked to here in the States and overseas do not feel oppressed by wearing their headdress, they feel empowered. It is part of their religious views to wear the headdress, and they feel proud for wearing one. It is the same as nuns… Nuns choose to wear certain clothing and uphold certain religious practices, and so do these women.
I think its sad that many people assume that women who wear headdresses are oppressed. While some are, some are not, and it is unfair to assume so unless you talk to them.
My friend on campus who wears one absolutely loves it. She’s the only one in her family that wears a headdress, and it makes her feel closer to her religion. We’ve actually talked about her bringing in one for me to wear one day, just so I can see what it is like.
Essentially, there are plenty of women who chose to wear a headdress, and do not feel oppressed.

I am sorry, but posts like this make me slightly upset. Before I begin, I do not know the proper terminology for the headdresses women wear. I know different styles have different names, so I am hoping to keep neutral by saying headdress. I apologize for anyone who is offended, and would love for someone to tell me the proper terminology.

A lot of women I’ve talked to here in the States and overseas do not feel oppressed by wearing their headdress, they feel empowered. It is part of their religious views to wear the headdress, and they feel proud for wearing one. It is the same as nuns… Nuns choose to wear certain clothing and uphold certain religious practices, and so do these women.

I think its sad that many people assume that women who wear headdresses are oppressed. While some are, some are not, and it is unfair to assume so unless you talk to them.

My friend on campus who wears one absolutely loves it. She’s the only one in her family that wears a headdress, and it makes her feel closer to her religion. We’ve actually talked about her bringing in one for me to wear one day, just so I can see what it is like.

Essentially, there are plenty of women who chose to wear a headdress, and do not feel oppressed.