In this series of maps, I’ve compared the geographic distribution of Planned Parenthood locations and crisis pregnancy centers. Planned Parenthood is considered a liberal non-profit, as it supports a woman’s choice to have an abortion. Crisis pregnancy centers (also known as pregnancy resource centers) are conservative non-profits that typically provide counseling to discourage a woman from having an abortion. Not all crisis pregnancy centers are licensed as medical centers, and as such, some provide counseling only, with no medical services.
The databases I generated include all centers of both types listed in the data sources. There were approximately three times as many crisis pregnancy centers as Planned Parenthood locations in the USA. The top two maps show the number of locations per one million state population. Note that the scales are different; they are stretched to highlight maximums and minimums for each type of health center.
The lower map compares the resource allocations – as defined by the percentage of locations – for Planned Parenthood and crisis pregnancy centers. To calculate these values, I derived separately the percentage of Planned Parenthood clinics in each state, and the percentage of crisis pregnancy centers in each state. Then, to compare how the two non-profits focus their efforts across the county, I mapped the difference between the percentages for each state. The example, as noted on the map, is that 8.1% of all Planned Parenthood locations are in New York, but only 5.7% of crisis pregnancy centers are in New York. The difference is 2.4% in favor of Planned Parenthood. The scale for this map shows the absolute value of the differences, with blue indicating a state that has a greater proportion of the Planned Parenthood centers, relative to its share of the crisis pregnancy centers, and red denoting states with the opposite balance in resource allocation.
This was actually said by a prominent member of the Men’s rights community on Reddit who then proceeded to get 24(!) upvotes:
Wearing a skirt has consequences. If we use state violence to protect women from the consequences of her choice to wear a skirt, we remove her agency. This man didn’t assault her, didn’t touch her… all he did was take a picture of what her choice in clothing exposed to the public.
How is that criminal to the point of deserving of state violence upon him?
This is saying that protecting women from the consequences of their choices in clothing is more important than men’s freedom.
Now that’s what I call a real men’s rights issue. Could you expect anything less from a hate group?
Screencap (and more info) over at the always excellent Man Boobz.
Mens Rights Activism: hard at work defending sexual harassment.
When asked about sacrifices. “To bring up the term ‘sacrifice’ in relation to our lives, is slightly obscene I’d have thought”.
this is an emma thompson appreciation blog
Can we talk about how she just let out this groan that channeled every woman who has chosen not to have children when they asked that question? Because men don’t really get asked that question ever, and women will ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS be asked about “sacrifice” and scrutinized for the decisions they’ve made about family, careers, and life.
Four for you, Emma Thompson. You go, Emma Thompson.
Just because it looks nice, captures your attention, and appeals to you doesn’t mean you get to barge in there and take whatever you want without permission.
on the day before valentine’s day this year, my two friends (one male and one female) decided to do a social experiment. they posted the exact same status on facebook and left it up for five minutes, before taking a screenshot to see what reaction they got. I think the pictures speak for themselves.
let’s see tumblr get as excited about this as they did the totally “inclusive” white ~feminine~ rendition
$20 says nope
how can you not see ableism as a feminist issue
autistic girls, especially black autistic girls, are misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed because of the focus on white cis boys and how they present as autistic
disabled girls and women often have their consent violated, both in medical procedures and otherwise, our bodies and minds are often not considered are own and we are dismissed as not having the capacity to make our own decisions
on top of that many disabled girls are seen as delusional and their speaking out about the abuse they have face, by whatever communication method, is often seen as them making things up and over reacting
many disabled women are fetishised and seen as an outrageous ‘thing’ to fuck, but are not seen as human
disabled girls, especially physically disabled girls, do not live up to ideas of beauty in our society and often have extreme self esteem issues
disabled women and girls face more shit than you could ever know and I need you to understand
Ableism. Is. A. Feminist. Issue.
Have you ever heard the phrase cockblocking? You know, you’re at a bar, talking to a girl, and what happens? Her less attractive friend comes over and ruins everything. Cockblock. Well I have to tell you something guys: I have been the less attractive friend, and you were NOT cockblocked. I was following orders from my better-looking friend that she did not wanna fuck you. …Girls have two signals for their friends: ‘I’m gonna fuck him’ and ‘HELP.’
The number of “get me out of here” tactics women have developed and shared to help each other escape from overly-insistent-to-borderline-predatory dudes in public places should probably be enough evidence of the existence of rape culture all on its own.
I especially like how, in the majority of cases, you don’t have to verbally communicate what your signals are to other women. I’ve had women I didn’t even know come save me. Literally every woman recognizes the “Dear god, help me” facial expression, and knows exactly what they should do. We don’t get a handbook for this. We don’t have a sit-down nail polish party where we talk about a standardized woman code for preventing creepers. It’s just part of being a woman.
BUT LOL RAPE CULTURE DOESN’T EXIST.