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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Posts tagged "consent"

daily-revivals:

nerv3endings:

asexual-not-a-sexual:

Here is a brief guide to some of the important things you never learned about in sex ed. 

  • Debunking myths about anatomy 
  • Brief overview of sexuality and gender (More complex version here)
  • Slut-shaming and consent
  • Various types of birth control (with at least 95% effectiveness) 
  • Masturbation 
  • Lube
  • Sex toys

Ebook for sharing is [HERE] (I’m sorry I just really love making ebooks…)

Be one with the vagina. 

this is perfect!!!

(via scientificillustration)

(trigger warning: extensive discussion of rape and consent regarding alcohol, rape apologism, rape denial)

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I remember this very clearly: I was standing in the hallway of my middle school, waiting for my spanish teacher to unlock the classroom door, when an older male student walked up to me, stroked my arm, and told me my “skin is so soft. Like a pearl.” (13-year-olds have the best pickup lines, right?) I did not move or respond during or after; it must have been several minutes before I figured out what was going on. I don’t know if that was the first time I experienced unwanted touching or body-boundary crossing during puberty, but it has crystallized in my memory as a turning point.
When do we become aware that others feel entitled to our bodies? And how does that sense of entitlement pervade our interactions with each other? I believe that it’s possible to map oppression and privilege by focusing on this aspect of our social interactions.

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As soon as I reached the OR, the staff began prepping me for surgery. I stated that I did NOT want a c-section. I demanded to see my husband and stated that IF I was to receive a c-section my DH & I would make that decision together. I was told that my husband was on his way. I was also told that my baby needed more oxygen & I was told to breathe deeply in a new mask because it had a better seal on my face (the oxygen I was breathing before was through a smaller mask). The new mask wasn’t oxygen, I was gassed against my will. I am unaware of what was done to me from the time I was gassed up until I awoke in recovery. I am assuming that I only had a c-section. Any further details have not been shared with me.

keepyourboehneroutofmyuterus:

Guest Post: A Doctor on Transvaginal Ultrasounds

Submitted by whiferdill.

Today is day 45 of forced transvaginal ultrasounds here in Texas, the only state that currently has them in practice.

I do not care what your personal politics are. I think we can all agree that my right to swing my fist ends where your face begins.

I do not feel that it is reactionary or even inaccurate to describe an unwanted, non-indicated transvaginal ultrasound as “rape”. If I insert ANY object into ANY orifice without informed consent, it is rape. And coercion of any kind negates consent, informed or otherwise.

In all of the discussion and all of the outrage and all of the Doonesbury comics, I find it interesting that we physicians are relatively silent.

After all, it’s our hands that will supposedly be used to insert medical equipment (tools of HEALING, for the sake of all that is good and holy) into the vaginas of coerced women.

Fellow physicians, once again we are being used as tools to screw people over. This time, it’s the politicians who want to use us to implement their morally reprehensible legislation. They want to use our ultrasound machines to invade women’s bodies, and they want our hands to be at the controls. Coerced and invaded women, you have a problem with that? Blame us evil doctors. We are such deliciously silent scapegoats.

[NB: More people than just cis women are affected by this law.]