Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Flawless Feminist Victory

Holy crap, Poland feminists fucking DID IT.

Poland's abortion ban proposal near collapse after mass protests

Not only did Poland woman organize a massive strike of all the fucking women in Poland, they spanked the conservatives trying to completely ban abortion and criminalize miscarriage so hard that they totally backed down.

Tens of thousands of people boycotted work and classes on Monday to protest against the proposals, which if enacted would impose a blanket ban on abortion, including in instances of pregnancy as a result of rape or incest. 
About 30,000 people, many dressed in black, gathered in wretched weather in Warsaw’s Castle Square, chanting “We want doctors, not missionaries!” and carrying placards bearing messages such as “My Uterus, My Opinion” and “Women Just Want to Have FUN-damental Rights.” 
JarosÅ‚aw Gowin, the minister of science and higher education, said on Wednesday that the protests had “caused us to think and taught us humility”. 
“The protest was bigger than anyone expected. People were astonished,” said Agnieszka Graff, a commentator and activist. “Warsaw was swarming with women in black. It was amazing to feel the energy and the anger, the emotional intensity was incredible.”

I want to reiterate that not all women have uteri and some people who are not women have uteri.

And also.

Let us take this as a lesson about what can be accomplished if women come together and refuse to work until shit gets done. Strike until abortion access is restored throughout the U.S. Strike until rape culture is destroyed. Strike until all women are paid equally, including women of color. Strike until cops stop murdering black women and the sons of black women. Fucking strike!

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