"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
I get “fake geek girl” BS in job interviews. I have skipped applying for programming jobs because the ads promote the “bro-centric company culture,” where it is common to drink beer and no one complains about your naughty sense of humor. I have applied at companies that won’t interview me for the position that I’m qualified for because the type of programming that I do is more typical for guys and this other type over here that I don’t do is more typical for girls; in order to show how inclusive of women they are, they strongly encourage me to apply for [girl job] despite me being grossly overqualified for [boy job that I can’t be interviewed for]. I have gone to interviews where it is made clear to me that I’m the affirmative action candidate, that they were intrigued by my claim to play video games [which I was tested on], and then had the technical interviewer act astounded because during my whiteboarding exercise, I followed a coding standard that prevents a security breach and no other applicants did— and then not gotten the job. I have had jobs where my opinion was dismissed by my superiors who were less qualified than me, who repeatedly interrupted me during demos to tell me that I’m doing the demo wrong on a product that the interrupter has never used— and then gotten fired for calmly standing up to him.
So let me tell you why there are so few games with strong female protagonists and so few games with characters that women can identify with as idealized heroes: games are made by men for themselves.
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Yeah but WHY aren’t there more women in the tech center? Must be because of their genetically weird lady brains AMIRITE?!
Graphing Calculator, we couldn’t use this technique during Highschool in test. The math teachers actually check your graphing “graphics” calculator to see if you haven’t gotten any note in there. You sometimes couldn’t even bring one in. You would have to use a different calculator.
Okay, my sophomore year I had a TERRIBLE Chem teacher, and myself and all of my friends were failing. So, I came up with the idea to write notes on a piece of paper which you cut into the size of the cover of your graphing calculator, and you then tape it onto the inside of the cover. When you open the calculator and slide the cover onto the back, no one can see your notes. You inch the cover up if you need to check notes. This is how all of my friends passed Chem, and I still do it today, in fact, I passed my College Algebra final today with this. I have never once had a teacher have an inkling of suspicion when doing this. Try it, it works!!
Write on a small piece of paper and put it under your thighs….write on the inside of your calculator …write on your desk and cover it with your arm . works everyyy time
how do I reach these kids
I’ve done all of those things. Works like a charm.
Use an eraser to write answers on the desk. Only at certain angles can people read them. It works for me in Biology.
I just wear a skirt and write things on the top of my thighs and discreetly check by crossing my legs. Even if a teacher catches a glimpse they can’t ask you to pull up your skirt
the last one though YOU DESERVE AN AWARD
This is 19 year old Marie Fowler. Her cancer just returned, and has been declared terminal. She’s already in Hospice Care. Her final wish is to meet Kellin Quinn from Sleeping With Sirens. Please, make it happen. Spread the word. This girl deserves it.
The small amount of notes on this post worries me.
SIGNAL BOOST. LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN.
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