Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
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He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation hast lost its greatest son. Our people have lost its father.
Nelson Mandela has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announces. (via think-progress)
sometimes I forget that Americans have to pay for university upfront like what the fuck is that are u guys ok
No we’re not okay.
We’re not okay at all.
The lack of fucks he gives combined with the level of sass he practically sweats is the reason I love Nine more than anything.
i am in love with two people. one is you. the other one is also you, but from an alternate timeline with dragons.
This is possibly the greatest thing I have seen on the internet.
"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.
Ok but these are people too. Like I understand the mother doesn’t want to keep the child but does that mean you have to kill it? If you had a pet and this pet was always hurting you scratching, biting etc. or even if you can’t afford it anymore are you going to kill it? Or are you gunna give it away? It’s not fair that the child inside can’t voice himself, it is literally impossible for him/her to communicate with us, what if he wants to live? But he has to die because of Who’s stomach he ended up in. But the gov’t doesn’t see it as HUMAN MURDER. They think it’s legal to KILL these little humans who can’t fend for themselves.
I find it really interesting that you refer to this hypothetical fetus with male pronouns. As though the potential for experience of a MALE fetus trumps the BASIC BODILY AUTONOMY THAT WE GIVE TO CORPSES of an adult woman (of course, not all women can get pregnant, and not everyone who gets pregnant identifies as a woman.)
That fetus living is wholly dependent on a person allowing it to gestate for 9 months, a process which is among the more dangerous, invasive, and taxing pregnancies in the animal world. It is expensive, physically draining, and mentally exhausting.
It is a noble act for any person who carries a pregnancy to term. But it has to be a choice. To trump a human being’s right to bodily autonomy for ANY REASON is horrible unethical. You can’t even force someone to give blood to save another life if they don’t want you, and you’d advocate for the forced 9 month pregnancy of another human being against their will? That’s horrific.
and boom goes the dynamite
I have been waiting impatiently for this gifset
Sometimes I forget how long it’s been since Lord of the Rings.
Then The Hobbit premieres happen and I just…
I feel old.
Reblog if you would watch a Disney movie with a homosexual protagonist.
- No subtext.
- No alluding.
- No “they-could-possibly-be-gay”.
Full-blown, love interest is the same gender, out and proud, homosexual protagonist.
MAKE DISNEY DO THE THING
do you ever wish you could unread a book or unwatch a movie/tv show just so you could go back and experience it all again as if it were brand new
“In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969.
White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.
It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records.
Source: Nixon Library