Miss Carter had suffered through cancer during childhood. It went into remission, she married, she became pregnant, and during the time of her pregnancy the cancer resurfaced. She told her doctors that she wanted chemotherapy [to prolong her life — her cancer was terminal]. It was a difficult decision for her because she had looked forward to this pregnancy. Her doctors, however, refused the chemotherapy, desiring to protect the fetus’ health. Again, similar to the Burton case, [the doctors] obtained a court order that would allow them to remove the fetus by whatever means necessary and to protect the fetus’ health. In doing so they decided on fetal health over attempting to save the life of the mother. The fetus was removed from her, and it died within two hours. Angela Carter died two days later.

What about the mother’s life? Part 2 of a Q&A with Michele Goodwin

this is a disability issue, a chronic illness issue, a traumatic illness issue, a feminist issue - this should disturb everyone.

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A reminder: they appointed a lawyer for the fetus but did not appoint one for Angela. This is what we mean when we say that the anti-choice movement does not see us as people.

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This is terrifying.

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Anonymous asked:

I feel like your view of feminism is so anti patriarchy and anti women doing whatever the fuck they want. I don't get it. I thought feminism was fighting for women to have the same rights as men and also not shaming or belittling women who choose to stick to "traditional" female roles. I want to live in a society where I can go from stay at home housewife to a CEO making the same amount of money as a man in my position without worrying about what people say. That's feminism to me.

pixiepienix answered:

The sooner you realise that feminism is about ALL women and the structures that oppress them, rather than your individual choices, the sooner you will be able to take positions that don’t oppress other women.

If you take critique of structural inequality personally instead of seeing your place in that structure and working to dismantle it, your feminism will only ever be about helping yourself and that’s not feminism, that’s selfishness.

When women in positions of power (I am talking about myself here too, especially as a woman in business) make feminism about reinforcing *stuff I like and want to do* rather than dismantling structural inequality we are essentially shitting all over the disenfranchised women who feminists should actually be prioritising.

It’s the same argument for sex work: “Sex work is a feminist choice because a few women like it, meanwhile I will ignore the fact that the vast majority of sex workers are women who want to leave because they are routinely abused, raped and murdered and overall the industry promotes violence against women.”

You can’t just pick “stuff I want to do” and slap the label “feminist” on it without examining the systems in which you have made those choices, and how a system that may benefit you may also shit all over other women. That’s a very selfish thing to do, and often times we make these choices for survival but the very least we can do is acknowledge those who suffer as a result of these systems and do what we can to make things better for the next generation.


Did anon seriously just say “I feel like your feminism is so anti-patriarchy" as if that’s a surprise? As if there’s any other way to be feminist?



I love when you become so close with someone that you can see parts of each other in one another and you begin to say the same things and steal lines from one another and have a similar sense of humor and can exchange an inside joke with just a glance you don’t even have to talk because you have such a strong connection with them and you can sit in comfortable silence but also talk for hours it’s really hard to find that kind of compatibility




how to be an adult

im sad this was so short because he was about to go so hard