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Since 2006, 14 Valentines has striven to both celebrate how far women have come, and to increase awareness for how far we still have to go for full equality, autonomy, and inclusion.

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TW Abortion, TW Reproductive Rights, TW Rape

Forty years after the victor of the Roe decision, women in America are once again fighting for bodily and reproductive autonomy as our right to chose has become more and more eroded. Currently, there’s only one state left that doesn’t impose and restrictions on abortion. Reproductive rights are worse for women in other, less developed areas of the world.

But reproductive rights and motherhood isn’t just about the right to choose whether to remain pregnant. They involve the right to choose whether or not to become pregnant at all, a choice which involves self-determination, education on family planning and contraceptives, access to reliable and safe birth control, and safety from forced sexual acts.

Women require the sanctity and health of body to prevent medical issues that could negatively affect their reproductive health. Furthermore,  they involve autonomy and choice that extends beyond pregnancy. Women require the right to healthcare to insure safe pregnancies and  deliveries, and the right to exercise bodily rights regarding their own lives as well as the lives of their fetuses.

Unfortunately, despite how long this battle has been raging, our rights are not fully our own in far too many ways.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an advocacy and policy organization focusing on extending and protecting reproductive rights of  women worldwide, and the National Women’s Law Center “champions laws and policies that work for women and families.”
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Remember when I cared?
14 V Banner Alt

Since 2006, 14 Valentines has striven to both celebrate how far women have come, and to increase awareness for how far we still have to go for full equality, autonomy, and inclusion.

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Fanworks

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Title: Half Sentences, Daydreams and Misunderstandings

Author: arsenicjade
Fandom/Character: MCU/Jane Foster
Rating: G
Summary: Jane's been told she was crazy her whole life.

Can be found onLJ, on DW, on my site, or on AO3.


Topical Content & Links

Trigger Warning: Please assume there will be discussion of a variety of themes around the daily topic (Physical and Mental Health).

Discussion of mental health and the Silver Linings Playbook here – daybreak777


 
 
Remember when I cared?
03 February 2013 @ 11:29 pm
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Since 2006, 14 Valentines has striven to both celebrate how far women have come, and to increase awareness for how far we still have to go for full equality, autonomy, and inclusion.

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TW Rape, TW Sexual Assault


The numbers for rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault are staggering, with an estimated 1 in 6 women reporting a rape or attempted rape. The numbers break down differently for various populations, with WOC reporting higher numbers than white women. The statistics for  trans women are hard to come by with any accuracy, but preliminary studies indicate rape and sexual assault against them to be fueled by  gender bias, anti-homosexuality, and misogyny.

But we all know that the numbers are misleading. Statistics are based on reported incidents, and rape and sexual assault are notoriously underreported, especially in populations who have poor trust in or relationships with authorities. As well, confusion and lack of consensus on how to define sexual assault on the parts of survivors, authorities and researchers means that getting even anecdotal numbers on the prevalence of sexual assault is difficult.

Education, most of can agree on, is paramount learning what sexual assault is, learning the full definition of consent, and understanding that our efforts need to be less targeted towards women practicing self-protection and more on teaching men—the majority perpetrators—not to attempt rape or sexual assault.

RAINN works in the areas of policy and education to bring truth and support to the public regarding sexual assault and rape.
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