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beware the ides of march

NO. JUST NO. YOU CANNOT DO THIS TO ME. IT IS 8 FREAKING THIRTY IN THE EVENING AND I DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO DEAL WITH THIS. THIS PUN IS JUST TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE ANYWHERE NEAR MY FEEBLE MIND.  DOES ANYONE ELSE SEE THE BEAUTY AND THOUGHT PUT INTO THIS????? THIS IS FREAKING HILARIOUS. SOMEONE GIVE A DANG NOBEL PRIZE TO THIS PERSON. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.
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BETWEEN US: A MODEL’S LIFE

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A is for Ani by Todd Verlander
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#Goldfish #poisson #rouge
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by Christopher Evans, Paris, France
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pro-choice-or-no-voice:

bebinn:

Want to go to Planned Parenthood in D.C.? You’ll have to run the anti-choice gauntlet first.
This is what it looks like when clinics don’t have buffer zones.

They’re sidewalk harassers, sidewalk bullies, whatever else, but they are no where near counsellors. Counsellors are non-judgmental, non-biased, empathetic listeners, that is NOT what those people are. - Paige

If the clinic employees begin exercising their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and carried AR-15’s or AK-47’s along with them, on public streets, that would present an interesting conundrum to the gun loving right wing, would it not? I bet it would stop all the harassment cold too.

There are some abortion providers that do carry guns at all times, wear bulletproof vests to work, hire bodyguards, wear masks into the clinic so protestors can’t identify them, go in the back door, change up their driving routes every day, check under their cars daily for bombs, etc. That’s how serious this is, and that’s why it’s dangerous to take the protestors at face value, even if they seem peaceful. You don’t know who they’re hiding in the crowd.

And doctors who work at abortion clinics have been murdered by pro-life activists, in what has to be one of the biggest ironies in existence. Clinics have also been bombed.

Do the people in the picture look like harassers or bullies at all? Do you see any of them in possession of a gun, waving their arms in the air, or shouting? How are they threatening? In any case, people who are violent when doing something like this are not sidewalk counsellors or pro-life activists. People with unacceptable behavior like have been disowned by the pro-life movement itself. Sidewalk counsellors are supposed to offer real help, not intimidation.

Yeah, how could walking through a group of people who despise you and/or what you’re about to do with every fiber of their being, who belong to a movement with a history of violence in a country where their beliefs are being implicitly codified into law, be at all intimidating?
"People with unacceptable behavior like [this] have been disowned by the pro-life movement itself." No, they really haven’t, and the fact that you both think that’s true and refuse to see how this crowd is threatening shows how far deep your head is buried in the sand.

Yeah fuck that person who thinks this isn’t intimidating for patients.
I do clinic escorting at a local clinic every weekend. We have a fence and the antis aren’t allowed on our property, luckily, but let me just tell you about my experience just today.
I had a woman ask me for my name multiple times. She knew I worked for the clinic because I wear an apron that says “clinic escort” on it. She kept telling me I didn’t “have” to work for an abortion clinic. This is part of a concerted effort on the part of anti-choicers to harass clinic workers into quitting their jobs. It’s actually called "And then there were none" and it’s pretty fucking disgusting.
When I walked up to a patient as she was getting out of her car (this is policy, we have to ask if the person has an appointment because the antis try to park on our property all the time), she got really scared at first because she thought I was one of the antis. She told me how relieved she was once she read my apron. This woman had an existing child that she mentioned to me as the antis were screaming over the fence about her “killing her baby”.
Another woman told me how she was worried I might be “with them” when I walked up, just because the knowledge of how anti-choicers harass people going into the clinic is so commonplace. She was also relieved to have me there. One of the anti-choicers yelled at her about killing her baby from over the fence. She burst into tears.
These people also yell at and harass the men that come into the clinics with either their partners or their family members. One woman kept yelling out to the men coming in to “protect [his] legacy”. 
This was all in one day. One day. I’ve had other experiences on other days when I’ve escorted that are just as bad or worse.
It’s not like these people stand there silently. They are actively yelling at folks and when they can, pursuing them. If an anti-choicer at my place of work can’t get to someone through the part of the fence that overlooks the parking lot, they will push their pamphlets through the parts of the fence that face the doors of the clinic. They are aggressive and totally insensitive to the feelings of any of the patients coming into the clinic.
I haven’t worked at this clinic long, but I have seen the emotional effects that these people have on patients coming into the clinic. So like yeah, in one picture it doesn’t appear that they’re harassing anyone, yelling, or threatening people. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. And either way, who wants people staring at them when they’re going in for a medical procedure? Or when you come out of one, and you’re still so groggy from anesthesia that you need one of the clinic nurses (or even myself or someone else in my kind of position!) to hold you up and put you in the car?
Anyone who thinks the people standing outside of clinics are not doing it with the intent to harass and bully is wrong, and patients deserve to be protected from this kind of bullshit. My clinic has a big fence and the patients that we serve still feel harassed and bullied. I can’t imagine what it must be like for people going into a clinic without that, like what is pictured.
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Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsApp

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If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp .

According to news reports today, Facebook has agreed to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion.

That’s the highest price paid for a startup in history. It’s $3…

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Montmartre by night.