“Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.”—Derek Jarman
Chorus: See you tryin’ to take the rights From the sisters I love And I’m like, forget you I guess the rape redefinition Wasn’t enough And I’m like, forget you And your dumb laws too Said if I was richer I could bribe ‘ya Huh! Ain’t that some shhhh! And now there’s pain in my womb From this impending doom I’m like, forget you
Verse 1: I’m sorry I was born with ovaries But that don’t mean I can’t make a choice Guess they’re all rich men And we’re all paltry Gotta let ‘em know We have a voice
I pity the fool Who wants to vote for you (You’re a gold digger) Well (Just thought you should know) Ooooohooooo I got some news for you We’re not gonna take this BS no more
Verse 2: I know You had to borrow From China for the economy While spending trillions On the wars Killing other people’s babies.
I pity the fool Who wants to vote for you (You’re a gold digger) Well… (Just thought you should know) Oooohooooo I got some news for you Oohhh I really hate your ass right now
Bridge: Now crazy, crazy, rich men Why you wanna wanna hurt us so bad? (So bad, so bad, so bad) Don’t force us to be mamas Cuz you never force the boys To be dads (the dads, the dads, the dads)
And I was like, Uh! Why? Uh! Why? Uh Why??? Rich man I hate you! I still hate you! Ohhhhh
People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.
I guess this will be the biggest pro-choice rally in GR since Roe v. Wade! Wow. I’m proud to be the one that started this. Kaitlyn definitely gets most of the credit though for making all the important phone calls and really getting it in motion. I just did the artsy and some internet related stuff.
She says she feels super high on life right now because of this whole thing. :) It hasn’t really hit me yet. I’m sure it will come tomorrow when I see the 300-400 people that are coming. A big reason why, I think, that I’m not feeling so pumped up about this is that my family doesn’t seem to give a shit. It doesn’t seem right. If my dad were still around he would be all, “FUCK YEAH, YOU ARE GREAT!” But no. My sister and mom are probably not going to even come. Really brings me down.
I made some pretty awesome signs with Kaitlyn. I’ll try to get pictures tomorrow to post on here.
Conservatives are fond of willfully ignorant statements like: Our tax dollars shouldn’t go to abortion, so Planned Parenthood should have its funding stripped. We all know this is a lie. The information to debunk this claim is widely and readily available. Aside from the three percent of PP’s budget that goes to abortion care (and that 3% is privately funded, duh), PP’s wide range of health care services include:
checkups for reproductive and sexual health problems
pregnancy tests and pre-natal care
routine physical exams
checkups for reproductive or sexual health problems
colon cancer screening
erectile dysfunction services, including education, exams, treatment, and referral