Planned Parenthood is excited to be launching our new Tumblr that’s all about sexual and reproductive health – bodies, birth control, relationship issues, “is it normal for this to do this?” type things. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing what we know, answering questions, and just… tumblring.
“How much does Saudi Arabia hate women? So much so that 15 girls died in a school fire in Mecca in 2002, after “morality police” barred them from fleeing the burning building — and kept firefighters from rescuing them — because the girls were not wearing headscarves and cloaks required in public. And nothing happened.”—‘Why Do They Hate Us' A great read about misogyny in the Middle East.
Clinton responded that one problem is that some human rights standards are “so foreign to other cultures.”
“If you’re someone, as I am, who believes strongly in the empowerment of women … in a lot of places, it’s just not understood,” she said.
“Of course, we take good care of our women,” Clinton told the audience, impersonating one of those foreign leaders. “We don’t let them out of the house, so that they never get into trouble. We don’t let them drive cars, so that they can never be taken advantage of. So we are protecting the human rights of our women.”
“You can imagine the conversations that I have,” she said.
In parts of Africa and Asia, she said, gay rights is “just a totally foreign concept.”
“I mean, the first response is, ‘We don’t have any of those here,’” she said, to laughter. “Second response is, ‘If we did, we would not want to have them and would want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. And it’s your problem, United States of America, that you have so many of those people. So don’t come here and tell us to protect the rights of people we don’t have or that we don’t want.’”
“It’s a very difficult conversation because it’s just not been one that people have had up until now,” she said.
Here’s the Elwins covering Beyonce’s Countdown. It’s part of a free EP they made for Record Store Day yesterday (there’s also a remix by the incredible T H O M A S). If you missed their set at Soundscapes in Toronto, you can get it for free at their bandcamp page. These guys are a lot of fun live, and incredibly hilarious between songs too. The best part was probably them teaching the packed record store the lyrics and dance moves to one of their songs: “What’s a foooox? What’s a fox without a tail? Spread your wings, spread your wings and learn to sail”.
Reblogging this from my own other blog because this cover is really great!
today at starbucks this girl ordered a drink and told them to put the name “primrose everdeen” on the cup and when the barista called out the name she screamed “i volunteer as tribute” and everyone just stared at her