Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice

Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice (OK4RJ) consists of a group of young Okies dedicated to caring and advocating for Oklahomans, using community and grassroots approaches to raise awareness and advocate for access to full reproductive freedom for all, regardless of race, class, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We believe that social justice issues are inseparable from reproductive issues and advocate for a holistic view of reproductive justice Visit our site at ok4rj.org
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Service-based NGOs are to the corporate-owned state as indie rock is to the recording industry – they both allow their institutional counterparts to offer up the illusion that an anemic few can serve the supposedly deviant masses. People absolutely need these alternatives and services, but those feminists who cling to “choice” must stop pretending that they are enough, that they comprise a movement.

To return to a basic truth contained in that brief mention of capitalism: economic justice is reproductive justice, and vice versa. A lack of economic resources prevents people from accessing care, and limiting access to that care deprives people of economic resources.

It’s the most beautiful time of the year, y’all.

This is the time of year where queers all over this lovely country of ours put on theirshortest of shorts, their most glittery of glitter, their most bronze of bronzer, and work on making their hair as high as humanly possible. We primp, we preen, we curate the most fabulous ensembles in hope of catching the eye of that gender fucking Femme who works at the only bookstore in town that carries Curve (that’s still a thing, right? Okay, Original Plumbing, then).This is the time of year that we all wait so patiently for: The time of year where we are allowed to be bold and brash.

The time of year where we put on our rainbows, grab fistfuls of money, and dance in the streets.

That’s right, queermos. You know it, you love it: PRIDE!

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I’ve been thinking about patterns lately. Not the aesthetically-pleasing type, either. No, I’ve been thinking about large-scale patterns of abuse, destruction, and decline. Hate to break it to you, but the global economy is in the terlet and our fossil-fuel based industrial capitalism is straight-up collapsing in on itself, and that is not fear-mongering. Hate to break another thing to you, but our government has been bought and paid for by corporations, and that is not a conspiracy theory. Hate to preach to the choir, but elected officials have been rolling back reproductive rights for a minute now. Whew! Aren’t you glad we got that out of the way?

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