At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues in the room?
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<3 Niki.

I’m not ‘pro-abortion,’ that’s the very one clear thing I want you to understand. Abortion is not the right answer for every pregnancy. And it’s not the right answer for every flawed pregnancy, and it’s not the right answer for every rape and incest patient. But when the patient knows it’s the right answer for her, then I want to be here for her.
Dr. Leroy Carhart, an abortion provider based in Wichita, Kansas. Listen to the CNN profile of him here. (via rhrealitycheck)

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aauw:

Hey, it’s graduation time! Who’s excited for commencement, grad parties, and a gender pay gap?

Yeah, we’re not big fans of that last one, either.

One year out of college, women already make less than their male peers, even after accounting for things like occupation, college major, and hours worked.

Not exactly the graduation present we wanted for women.

Help spread the word about the pay gap! Reblog this post or pick your favorite card and send it along to lady grads everywhere.

Then check out fightforfairpay.org to learn/do more.

A Letter to Me, to You, to Anyone who needs it right now.

You are an incredibly intelligent and mature person. It’s okay to feel confused – everybody does. It’s impossible to always know exactly what you want and it’s unrealistic to expect that of yourself. Decisions are hard. Don’t blame yourself for being confused. It’s not your fault if he/she didn’t listen to you. It’s not your fault or responsibility if he/she is disrespectful and controlling. Being manipulated isn’t something that is your fault – it doesn’t make you weak or less than him/her: you are human. It’s not your responsibility if he/she gets it or not. There’s no reason to be scared (or to feel ashamed if you are scared) because you are strong and capable and YOU WILL BE HEARD. 

You are not alone.

You will survive.

You are protected – by those who love you; by yourself. Please don’t feel guilty for being the one in this situation – even if you’ve been here before and can’t help wondering if it’s something you’ve done – that’s not the problem. It’s something he/she has to learn from you about respect. It’s okay to feel small as long as you know you’re not. Don’t close yourself off to others. Don’t stop loving. Don’t be afraid that you won’t be heard. Because you will make yourself heard. You know yourself better than anyone else could – you are not just your body. Pity those who mistreat you because they have no idea how amazing you are, how many multitudes you contain. They’re the ones with the short end of the stick because they will never be anything more than disrespectful, ignorant, arrogant, and narrow. And youwill be everything you could ever want or be capable of. 

YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

You do not need anyone other than yourself to justify your existence. Your happiness is in your own heart, head, skin.

You are not alone.

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Debenhams shows diversity in fashion…

By Kay, Editorial Assistant , The Debenhams Blog

“Here at Debenhams we believe that anyone can look fabulous in our range- which is why we’ve decided to break with Convention…

“Our Customers are not the same shape or size so our latest look book celebrates this diversity.  We would be delighted if others followed our lead.  Hopefully these shots will be a step, albeit a small one, towards more people feeing more comfortable about their boidies,’” said Ed Watson, Director of PR, Debenhams”

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