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Mia Brett 👸🏻 @QueenMab87
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Men have been accusing us of hysteria for hundreds of years for deigning to speak up for our rights. I have spent much of my adult life arguing against the hysterical label, explaining how sexist it is. At this point fuck it. Damn straight I'm hysterical #StopKanavaugh /1
I'm hysterical because this accusation has always been used to control women. We were burned at the stake for being witches, put in sanatoriums, had forced hysterectomies & oophorectomies, were sterilized, & we're too emotional to decide if we want an abortion #SaveRoe /2
I'm hysterical because our pleas were dismissed and ignored for the past 3 years. We were deemed dramatic, silly, and too focused on "women's issues" because we begged people to listen to our rational fears that Roe could be overturned #StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake /3
I'm hysterical because making abortion illegal only makes abortion less safe. One analysis, concluded that an estimated 829,000 illegal or self-induced abortions occurred in 1967. By 1965 illegal abortion accounted for 17% of all pregnancy & childbirth related deaths that year /4
I'm hysterical because abortion isn't the only reproductive right in danger. Birth control, plan b, maternal mortality protections, and more are all in danger. 98% of women have used birth control and 11% of women reported using plan B in 2013 (that # is surely higher now) /5
I'm hysterical because men often think that Roe technically being legal protects abortion. They ignore issues of access, waiting periods, consent bills, insurance coverage. Abortion could technically be legal at the federal level w/o poor women having any access to it at all /6
I'm hysterical because many want to limit abortion w/o making pregnancy & labor safer, funding prenatal care, funding childcare. Abortion is safer and cheaper than pregnancy and motherhood #StopKanavaugh #SaveRoe #WhatsAtStake /7
I'm hysterical because women's issues are reduced to abortion. DV resources, rape kit testing, gun reform, economic equity, and voting rights are all in danger right now. But we're being dismissed as being "dramatic" and "hysterical" for deigning to raise our voices #WhatsAtStake
So you're fucking right I'm hysterical. I'm done calmly explaining why my survival & personhood are important and valuable. Get used to hearing me yell. Call your senators & tell them just how hysterically we'll vote them out if they don't stop this confirmation #StopKavanaugh
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