Harper’s heartleaf or Alabama Wild Ginger - Syn. Asarum speciosum.
Plantae - Magnoliophyta - Magnoliopsida - Aristolochiales - Aristolochiaceae - Hexastylis - H. speciosa
Harper’s ginger is a very narrow endemic in central-south Alabama. The species is only known from three or four counties. It is among the showiest of the North American Hexastylis species.
capitalism plunders the sensuality of the body -terence francis eagleton
They found that a year after the event, the women who were turned away from an abortion were more likely to rely on government assistance, more likely to be living beneath the poverty line, and less likely to have a full-time job than the women in the study who had obtained abortions. They also registered more anxiety a week after they were denied an abortion and reported more stress a year out. They were no more or less likely to be depressed. And women who gave birth suffered from more serious health complications—from hemorrhaging to a fractured pelvis—than the women who aborted, even later in their pregnancies.
Happy home lives also failed to materialize. The women who were turned away were more than twice as likely to be a victim of domestic violence as those who were able to abort. The researchers found that “a year after being denied an abortion, 7 percent reported an incident of domestic violence in the last six months,” compared to 3 percent of the women who received abortions. The researchers concluded that this “wasn’t because the turnaways were more likely to get into abusive relationships,” but that “getting abortions allowed women to get out of such relationships more easily.” Carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term helped abusive men stay in these women’s lives, but it didn’t encourage delinquent new dads to stick around: The researchers found that “men were no more likely to live with a turnaway who’d borne their children than they were to live with a woman who had an abortion.”
The abortion debate often focuses on a woman’s health during those first nine months. This study shows that an unwanted pregnancy can have long-lasting effects on a woman’s body and well-being far after she carries it to term.
[photo: poster with audre lorde’s quote that reads, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” in the bottom right corner there is black and white image of audre lorde wearing glasses and in the middle of speaking.]
So. I know it only took about a thousand months, but here’s the pdf of Betrayal - A critical analysis of rape culture in anarchist subcultures. It’s only in readable format because I’m terrible with computers, and keep forgetting to ask someone to make a printable version.
Sorry this took so long. But here it is! As always, any questions or concerns, let me know.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ZINES I’VE EVER READ
DO. NOT. MISS. THIS.
reminder to self to read this
READING THIS TODAY.