i don’t know how to color? also this is barely sci fi? I can’t remember the last time i put so much detail into something.
Holy crap Lauren this looks super sweet.
Robert Brockway, http://www.robertbrockway.net/2013/07/18/its-not-a-game-if-you-cant-lose/ (via pelikinesis)
"In short: If you wouldn’t say it to The Rock in a dark alley, don’t say it to another human being 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.
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Then fox news shit so hard it imploded on itself.
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
It’s really stupid too because the more money the US invests in it’s own infrastructure the more jobs it creates for the economy as a whole. The shear amount of manpower needed to create the type of educational environment that Diana Ravitch is talking about here would create thousands of jobs in the public sector (arguably the highest sector for job security) that could help aid our struggling economy and lower nationwide unemployment. While of course many of these jobs would require high degrees of education, additional reforms to high education could make the way easier. On top of this, investing more money into raising teachers’ salaries would help bring incentive to many people who avoid jobs in education due to the criminally low pay rate.
Honestly, education is the most important element of a nation’s economy and growth and the level of apathy from legislators with regards to our national education is really disgusting.
philippe charles jacquet
I FUCKING LOVE THIS MANGA