Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Vegetarian/Vegan/Animal rights activist pro-choicers

There are a few groups for vegans and vegetarians who are pro-life. The facebook group Vegans Against Abortion and the facebook page Vegetarian and Pro-Life

One of the things that annoys me the most is how incredibly inconsistent and hypocritical people can be. Take, for example, the vegetarian or vegan animal rights types of people (well in this one instance coming up). I am of course one myself, so it bugs me all the more when you know a lot of them are pro-choice. It is incredibly hypocritical to support the rights of animals (who definitely aren't people) and say that they should have equal rights to us and the right to life and to not have to be hurt or killed or messed with, yet the unborn don't get these rights, especially if they say it's because they "aren't people." Well newsflash, animals you protect against other people denying their rights, usually with the argument as well that they aren't people, OBVIOUSLY AREN'T PEOPLE!!! Yet you say that that doesn't matter of course, because they still deserve rights. Trust me, I believe this as well, so why double back and use the same arguments you have to fight against when it comes to animal rights, while trying to deny the rights of the unborn? The unborn at least are more "persons" than animals are, and science already tells us that they are human beings. This is just one of the many examples of liberals using the same argument they fight against in support of the denying of the rights of the unborn. It astounds me that they don't notice themselves spewing out the same talking points conservatives give on a number of issues. Someone should really go through all the arguments liberal pro-choicers use for their pro-choice stance with those that conservatives use for denying rights to people of different races, women, homosexuals, and whoever else, as well as gun rights, refusing universal healthcare, war, and whatever else you can think of.

One of the reasons people are the veggie/animal rights types is because they want the innocent to be safe and ok and have rights. If it's not you, you don't get to kill it or hurt it. There is nothing more innocent than the unborn. Even more so than animals.

Then of course you have these types who also tend to advocate for not killing/chopping down plants and destroying them and the ecosystem as little as possible (the environmentalist/tree-hugger/save the rainforest types, and I am that too of course), and you REALLY can't advocate for that and then turn around and not give a damn about the unborn, especially if you recognize that of course even plants are alive/life yet you think fetuses aren't.

Then you'll have the pro-choice liberals (pretty much all of the pro-choice liberals) who say "well if they were really so pro-life, they'd be vegetarians, or vegans, or pro-peace" and it's like YES!!! I'm always saying that! Vegans and vegetarians and people who are pro-peace should be pro-life, and vice versa, as those fit together. If I ever bring this up, they tend to shut up because they now realize they have made the point that being pro-life fits in with all these liberal things, without meaning to. It's hypocritical to say "Well if you're really so pro-life" or "Well then you should also be (insert whatever liberal thing) " and then exclude yourself and people who are already liberal from that and be pro-choice, or then say that everyone should be pro-choice. Think about what would happen if pro-lifers did all the things liberals said they should do if they were really so pro-life (and of course I agree that they should be all those things): THEY'D BE LIBERAL!!!! Yes, that's right! You would have successfully turned them liberal and they would now be liberal pro-lifers, who you then would probably say should be pro-choice. You don't care about consistency, you just want everyone to be exactly like you. Everyone knows that this issue is hypocritical on all sides, they just don't want to know it with their own side. I actually always thought that especially vegetarians and vegans should be pro-life, and if you do eat meat, then you aren't as hypocritical and perhaps you get a teensy bit of a pass because you already don't really care about the innocent or animals or rights anyway (no offense meat eaters.)

I even came across this picture recently, which all the more made me think of how hypocritical pro-choice animal rights activists are. I love that they are doing this for the animals, I do advocate for thinking animals are equal to humans, but they (that is the pro-choice people who think like this) are labeling those who can't be considered human as non-human persons, yet those who can, don't get the right to be called persons? COME ON!!! I really hope whoever made this and all who agree with it realize how hypocritical and stupid it would then be to label the unborn as not persons and dehumanize them or deny their rights. I'll say this again: They are at the very least, more "persons" than animals are.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Resources: Liberal, Feminist/Pro-Woman, and Atheist/Agnostic/Secular pro-life groups and other links

I have this in the info of my Riot Grrrls For Life Pro-Life facebook page, and I want this blog to also connect all the pro-life groups that are on these sides and other links relating to that, so I figured I should post them here too. I'll just copy and paste it from there and keep them both updated when I come across new things, and please comment if you know of more.

Here are sources for pro-life feminists
Feminists For Life
Feminists For Life facebook page
Feminists For Life youtube channel
Feminists For Life twitter page
Women Empowered For Life facebook page
Pro-Life Feminists facebook page
Feminists for Nonviolent Choices (formerly Feminists Choosing Life of New York)
Feminists for Nonviolent Choices facebook page (formerly Feminists Choosing Life of New York)
New Wave Feminists
New Wave Feminists facebook page
New Wave Pro-Life Feminists facebook group
Women's Initiative For Life facebook page
Susan B. Anthony List
Susan B. Anthony List facebook page
Susan B. Anthony List youtube channel
Feminists For Life facebook group
Pro-Life Feminism Pages
Pro-Life Feminism
Pro-Life Feminist Articles
Feminists For Life livejournal
Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association


You DON'T have to choose between being a Feminist and being Pro-Life, and that goes for Atheist and Liberal as well.

Sources for Pro-Life Liberals
Democrats For Life of America
Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) facebook page
Democrats For Life of America: Campus Outreach facebook page
Los Angeles County Democrats for Life facebook page
Democrats For Life of America, Mid-Atlantic facebook group
Democrats For Life of America youtube channel
Democrats For Life of America youtube channel (another one)
California Democrats For Life
Democrats For Life facebook page
Florida Democrats for Life facebook page
Florida Democrats for Life facebook page (another one)
Democrats for Life twitter page
Kristen Day's twitter page (Executive Director of Democrats For Life of America)
Pro-Life Liberals facebook page
Pro-Life Liberals blog
Refreshing Liberal Pro-Life Stance facebook page
Pro-Life Democrats facebook page
Pro Life Socialists facebook page
Labor For Life facebook page
Liberals for a Consistent Life Ethic facebook page
Pro-Life Democrats of Tennessee facebook page
California ProLife Democrats facebook page
Pro-Lifers for Peace and Justice facebook page
The Liberal Pro-Lifer blog
Whole Life Democrat blog

Atheist/Agnostic/Secular Pro-Life
Atheist and Agnostic Pro-Life League
Atheist and Agnostic Pro-Life League facebook group
Secular Pro-Life
Secular Pro-Life facebook page
SecularProLife.org facebook group
Secular Pro-Life blog
Secular Pro-Life twitter page
Secular Pro-Life youtube channel
Agnostics & Atheists Against Abortion facebook group
Atheists Against Abortion facebook page
Pro-Life Humanists
Pro-Life Humanists facebook page
Pro-Life Humanists blog
Pro-Life Humanists youtube channel
Pro-Life Humanists twitter page
Society of Pro-Life Atheists and Secular Humanists (SPLASH)
The Best Secular Pro-Life and Anti-Religious Images facebook group
Atheists, Agnostics and Other Seculars Against Abortion facebook group
Irish Atheists and Agnostics for Life facebook page
Pro Life Atheists facebook page
Pro-Life Athiests and Agnostics facebook page
Pro-Life Atheists & Agnostics facebook page
Atheist & Pro-Life twitter page
Pro-Life Secularists Australia facebook page
Being Pro-Life isn't about Religion, It's about whats Right Period. facebook page
Secular Abortion Debate yahoo group
I Stand for Life
A World For Life

Other pro-life pages that lean toward liberal/pro-woman/secular ideals
Liberal Feminists Against Abortion facebook page
I Am Whole Life
I Am Whole Life facebook page
Whole Life Heroes facebook page
Consistent Life
Consistent Life facebook page
Consistent Life youtube page
Consistent Life livejournal
Consistent Life member groups
Anti-Abortionists for Greater Pre and Post Birth Funding facebook group
Pro-Lifers in Favor of Safer Sex, Birth Control, and Sex-Ed facebook group
Pro-Lifers in Favor of Safer Sex, Birth Control, and Sex-Ed facebook page
Pro-Lifers Against Telling Women to "Keep their legs closed" facebook page
All Our Lives
All Our Lives facebook page
Vegetarian and Pro-Life facebook page
Vegans Against Abortion facebook group
Vegan and Pro-Life facebook page
Pro Life Vegans facebook group
Pro-Life Vegans/Vegetarians facebook page
Vegans Against Abortion facebook page
Pro-Life Vegans livejournal
Pro-Life Animal Rights Groups
Environmentalists For Life yahoo group
Vegans/Vegetarians who are pro-life, and Believe in God facebook page
Vegan and Pro-Life Ireland facebook page
Holistic Pro-Life facebook page
Peacefully Pro-Life facebook page
Stop Gendercide Now facebook page
Defend Girls facebook page
The Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL)
PLAGAL - The Prolife Alliance of Gays and Lesbians facebook page
LGBT Pro-Lifers facebook group
LGBTQ Pro-Life Network facebook page
LGBT Life Alliance twitter page
Don't abort; let a gay couple adopt facebook page
Life Matters Journal
Life Matters Journal facebook page
Pro-Life is for ALL religions facebook page
All Faiths United for Life facebook page
Feministas, Anarquistas, Comunistas, Ateos y TeĆ­stas Pro-Vida facebook page (that translates to Feminists, Anarchists, Communists, Atheists and Theists Pro-Life)
Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform
The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform facebook page
The Human Rights and Scientific Honesty Initiative, University of Virginia facebook page
Human Rights for All Ages
Human Rights for Born and Unborn facebook group
Unconventional Prolifers facebook group
Alternative Lifers yahoo group
Secular ProLife Socialist facebook page
National Coalition for Life and Peace
Pro-Lifers Against Clinic Violence
Non Agression Principle Against Abortion NAPAA facebook page
Libertarians for Life
Pro-Life Libertarians facebook page
Alternatively Pro Life facebook page
Pro Life Punks (punks for life) facebook page
Rock For Life
Rock For Life facebook page
Rock For Life twitter page
Punx For Life
Pro-Life Intactivists
Non-Traditional Pro-Life Links
Pro-life nudist facebook page
After Abortion facebook page

Here are some articles that talk about why Liberals, seculars, and feminists should be the ones to be against abortion, or added into the group, or about pro-life liberalism, feminism, and secularism/the cases against abortion for these sides, or people who are pro-life and these sides.
Liberal:
Why Liberals Should Defend the Unborn
Does the Pro-Life Cause Have the Wrong Allies?
Abortion: liberalism's most illiberal position
Abortion: The Left has betrayed the sanctity of life
Pro-Life Progressives: Still Not a Myth
Abortion - A Liberal Cause?
Being Pro-Life Doesn't Make Me Any Less of a Lefty
Abortion: Mehdi Hasan has highlighted a dilemma that liberals fear to face
Pro-choice bigots: a view from the pro-life left
Abortion and the Left
A liberal for life
A Different Kind of Liberal
Nat Hentoff's Solitary Pro-Life Witness
Contribute Now, to Democrats For Life of America
Did I Leave the Left or Did the Left Leave Me?
Chase Hardin: Why I came out as a pro-life Democrat
Why Progressives should oppose abortion
Why Progressives Should Be Pro-Life
The Liberal Case Against Abortion
Secular/Atheist:
Pro-Life: Not Simply a Religious Position
Pro-Life Without God
Atheist, Secular, and Pro-Life
A Secular Case Against Abortion
On being a pro-life atheist
Pro-Life Arguments Don't Have to Rest on Religious Views to be Valid
A Secular Case Against Abortion by Jennifer Roth
Secular Pro-Life-Ism: The Non-Religious Pro-Life Point of View
Pro-Life Atheists invade the American Atheist Convention
Confessions of a pro-life atheist - what gives me the passion to actively oppose abortion
The Challenges Of Being Pro-Life And A Non-Christian
An Interview with a Pro-Life Atheist
Meet the PLH Family 1: Kristin Monahan (me)
Meet the PLH family 2: Frank L. Ludwig
Pro-Life and Atheist: The Secular Case for the Unborn
Pro-Life and Atheist: The Secular Case for the Unborn, Continued
Encouraging secular participation
Does religion hurt the pro-life movement?
Religious Minorities and the Pro-Life Movement
'Secular Pro-Life' launches incentive to raise awareness of non-religious pro-lifers
Feminist:
Pro-Life Feminism
Pro-Life and Feminism Aren't Mutually Exclusive
Can I be a feminist too?
When Did Feminists Abort the Pro-Life Position?
Yes, There is Such a Thing as a Pro-Life Feminist
Abortion puts the brakes on women's rights across the board
Feminist Rookies in the ProLife Ranks
Pro-Life Feminism is the Future
Promoting a right to abortion keeps women from achieving full liberation
Feminist and Pro-Life (and what I learned from being a young mother)
Quotes From the Early Feminists
Feminist, Pro-Life, and Atheist
Feminist, Pro-Life, and Atheist
Pro-Life Feminism Pages
Feminists For Life of Live Journal
Pro-Life, Pro-Woman Ideas and Information
Cheering for Change: A young feminist embraces the pro-life cause.
Response to Associated Press Article: "Feminists For Life Chief Rallies Vt. Abortion Foes"
Divided by Abortion, United by Feminism
Anti-abortion is not anti-woman
A Different Dream for Our Daughters
India's Women: The Mixed Truth
Abortion as a Symptom of Misogyny in the Developing World
Pro-Life and Feminist Articles
Abortion's Not Liberating

Here is a playlist of mine on liberal, feminist, and atheist pro-life videos
Pro-Life Liberals, Feminists, and Atheists

Here is a playlist of mine on post-abortive regret
Post-Abortive Regret/Turning Pro-Life

Birth Control
Birth Control Methods Facts Sheet

Pregnancy resources
Rights you have at school
Rights you have at work
Rights you have at work
Rights you have at work
Rights you have at work
Rights you have at work (New York)
Rights you have at work (Texas)
Secular Pro-Life's pregnancy resources
OptionLine
Pregnant Help Now facebook page
Feminists For Life's Pregnancy Resources
Lifecall
I Heart Adoption
Adopt US Kids
American Adoptions
Adoptive Families
A Family for Every Child
Birthright International
Nurturing Network
Pregnant on Campus
Stand Up Girl
In Shifra's Arms

Health Center
Find A Health Center

Here is a non-biased site that is about human development, and this link shows all the stages and development of the unborn
The Endowment for Human Development
and here's another one Sutter Health
and one about women's health, including pregnancy health Epigee

Pro-Life OB/GYNs Nurses, and Medical Students American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
National Association of Pro-Life Nurses facebook page
Medical Students for Life of America facebook page

Scientists saying life begins at conception http://www.epm.org/resources/2010/Mar/8/scientists-attest-life-beginning-conception/
http://www.princeton.edu/~prolife/articles/embryoquotes2.html

An expert on human embryonic development saying unborn babies can feel pain starting at 8 weeks http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/23/expert-tells-congress-unborn-babies-can-feel-pain-starting-at-8-weeks/

Post-abortive healing
Secular options for abortion healing blog post
Pass With Love
After Abortion
Silent No More Awareness
Silent No More Awareness facebook page
Silent No More Awareness Campaign youtube channel
Operation Outcry
Operation Outcry Official facebook page
Operation Outcry facebook page
Rachel's Vineyard
Project Rachel
Fatherhood Forever
I Regret My Abortion facebook group
SafeHaven
Abortion Recovery
OptionLine
Abortion Changes You
May Blossom
Sisters of Life
Lumina
Healing Hearts
The National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing
Ramah International
All About Life Challenges
Lighthouse Ministries of Montana
Deeper Still
Abortion-Alternative Information and Support
Abortion Recovery InterNational

Pages on how to help get out of the abortion industry, how to get your abortion documents, what the abortion industry is really like, quotes from abortion clinic workers, and being an abortion survivor
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None - Prolife Outreach facebook page
Reclaiming Abortion Records
Reclaiming Abortion Records facebook page
Abortion Safety
Abby Johnson: Pro-life advocate facebook page
Clinic Quotes
Clinic Quotes facebook page
Abortion Quote of the Day facebook page
Surviving Sibling
Abortion Survivors (Survived an abortion on them, twin abortion survivors, and sibling abortion survivors)

Unique Pro-Life speakers
*Rebecca Kiessling (Who was conceived in rape and is only alive due to abortion being illegal in her time and place and now speaks out against the rape exception)
*Kristi Hofferber (Found out at age 30 that she was the only survivor of several children conceived through rape and incest, and now fights for the unborn)
*Melissa Ohden (Survived an actual abortion on her)
*Gianna Jessen (Survived an actual abortion on her)
*Abby Johnson (She worked for Planned Parenthood and turned pro-life when she witnessed an ultrasound guided abortion, and exposes what PP and the abortion industry are really like)
*Albany Rose (She is post-abortive and talks about her regret and going from pro-choice to pro-life as well as other issues)

Notable Feminist Pro-Lifers
-Well all of the early ones, ha but I'll name some anyway
*Susan B. Anthony
*Elizabeth Cady Stanton
*Alice Paul (Author of the original Equal Rights Amendment (ERA))
*Victoria Woodhull (The first female presidential candidate)
*Mary Wollstonecraft (Writer and mother of Marey Shelley (who wrote Frankenstein))
*Emma Goldman (Anarchist and feminist leader)
*Margaret Sanger (The founder of planned parenthood who supported birth control)
*Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (The first woman to receive a medical degree from an American medical school, and the first woman on the British medical register)
*Sarah F. Norton
*Mattie Brinkerhoff
*Matilda Gage
*Patricia Heaton
*Margaret Colin

Notable liberal pro-lifers
*Jack Nicholson
*Martin Sheen

Notable Atheist Pro-Lifers
*Christopher Hitchens
*Nat Hentoff

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This is my story

I have always been very liberal (that's the American Liberal. I have heard that in other countries it means the opposite of what it means here). I realized I was when I was about 13 and started asking what words like "democrat" and "republican" meant, so from then on I realized my ideals fully fit on the liberal/left/whatever you want to call it side. I always thought the fact that we have parties, and especially the two party system, was stupid though but I always knew I did have values that fully fit in with liberal. When I say very liberal, I mean a mixture of all the liberals, like a full on mix of Communist, Socialist, Anarchist, Hippie, Green, Peace and Love, Democrat, with punk rock ethics as well and whatever else there is that is left. It's hard for me to choose just one since I fit in with all, so I usually just say liberal. If it weren't for the fact that I'm really into grunge and totally want to live in Seattle (the grunge holy-land), I would probably find a Hippie commune to live on.

I have always been very Feminist. I have always known I was a Feminist. I remember reading that Kathleen Hanna got into feminism when she was 9 or something, and thinking that was odd because I seemed to have always been into it, though of course we come from different times, so maybe I lucked out by growing up in the post-riot grrrl 90s, but then again the 70s was very Feminist as well. I think my first feminist memory was when I was 3 and I hated that people apparently can hit boys but not girls, because that isn't equal. I knew it was silly to say women couldn't take it, and it was silly to say men could. Those are just old-fashioned gender ideals that say that women are fragile and men are tough, and both are wrong. It goes by a human by human basis. We really shouldn't be hitting anyone, and it should be equal. When I said very Feminist, I mean I call myself a radical feminist because I know that feminism can't have anything to do with being a man hater so those who say that's what that means are wrong, and anything radical just means you support it more than just having a general sense that it is right and want to actually figure it out and fix it. You can't have radical equality that leans on one side. There is a difference between women's rights and feminism. Feminism incorporates women's rights but is about equality of the sexes. You can be for women's rights and not a feminist though, if you don't want equality of the sexes, and only care about women's rights. Those are more like the man-hater radicals that people confuse with feminists. Another misconception of feminism is that you have to be an activist and protesting all the time. You can sit on your lazy but and have a general sense that the sexes should be treated equally without picketing. That's a regular feminist. Those of us that actually want to see social change in the world are radicals.

I am very Atheist. I would say that even though I was never raised as an Atheist, I was always an Atheist. I realized I was one around 7th grade. My whole mom's side of the family is Mormon, and we did go to Mormon church when I was young, but luckily we stopped either when I was 6 or 7 (I don't remember exactly, but I know this because in the Mormon faith, you get baptized when you turn 8, and my brother is a little over 2 years older than me, and he was baptized, so we were attending church then, so I would have been almost 6, and then we stopped by the time I was 8, so I wasn't baptized (thank goodness)) My mother say she wishes she would have kept religion in our lives longer for the family type of stuff and that we missed out on some things, but I am so thankful for the fact that she didn't, as it would be SO much harder to come out as an Atheist. I'm SO glad she stopped taking us to church when I was still young enough to not know what was going on. I never bought the stuff at all, though when I was in my trying to find myself period, I did perhaps pray to god, like "help me find (whatever item I had lost) and I'll do whatever" and I think once I said I was a Christian when someone asked because I didn't know what else to say, but I honestly never believed any of it. It was just me playing monkey see monkey do and being afraid to come out in a world that looks down upon Atheist people. For that I say I was always an Atheist. Also, when I say very Atheist, I mean I don't think there ever is a possibility that there ever is, was, or will be a god or gods, so in other words, I'd probably be considered a Gnostic Atheist, and I think most Atheists are Agnostic Atheists. I don't bash people for their beliefs though. I think religion is an evil and definitely want it to go away, but the people aren't necessarily and I know what it's like to have them push their beliefs on me so I try not to stoop to that level.

I have always been very Pro-Life. Well, as long as I knew what abortion was. When I say very pro-life, I mean I have always been iffy on the life of the mother exception, but I have never accepted any other exception. I think I was 14 when I asked my mom what abortion meant because I had heard the word a few times, and didn't know. Right away I knew I was against it, and this wasn't so long after finding out how very Liberal I am, so since it seems like it was right up the Conservative side's alley, I assumed it was something conservative deadbeat dads created so that they wouldn't have to take care of their responsibilities and to keep women down. Being the feminist I am, and being a woman myself, I assumed it was something only ever used against women and women would never choose to do it, though now I know even more of how it's bad to assume women would never do anything bad to their children, I mean you even have women drowning their infants, but coming from a woman's perspective, I can't imagine any woman ever being ok with this. I also can't imagine parents ever being ok with this. Chalk it up to me never imagining that I could do it as a female, so being naive to the fact that other women could do it.

I knew being fine with people choosing to kill, dehumanizing, and denying rights was totally a conservative thing. I created all these liberal and feminist ideals against abortion, and then I started hearing my mom and brother and others say that pro-life was a conservative thing and pro-choice was a liberal thing, so naturally I thought they were joking because it makes absolutely no sense. Then as time went on, I started to realize that there was that stereotype that conservative religious types were pro-life and liberal feminist types were pro-choice, and perhaps the majorities may be like this currently, but that makes no sense, and I never let the stereotypes stop me from being who I am and believing what I believe. I always knew that it's just as hypocritical to be for animal rights/vegetarian/vegan, pro-peace/anti-war, pro-universal healthcare, anti-gun, environmentalist/tree-hugger type etc. and to be for people choosing to kill their offspring as it is to be a pro-war, gun-toting, animal hunting, anti-universal healthcare type who actually cares about life and rights with the unborn.

I knew it was something to use womanhood and women's bodies and so men could back out of actually taking care of their children, and so they could use them for sex and then get rid of the problem if they got pregnant so they could just do it all over again. Though now I know women choose it because they feel like they have no other choice, yet men do do that all the time and also pressure them into it and make them feel like it's their responsibility because they are the mothers, but then other men are wronged and regret lost fatherhood like the women who regret their abortions. The pro-choice side lets bad guys get away with it and good guys hurt from it. I knew that the whole "it's the woman's choice" thing was old-fashioned gender stereotypes that say that the woman has to choose and it has to be all on the woman, the one who is the mother, the one who gets pregnant, so everything about babies has to be on her because that's women's work. That is OBVIOUSLY sexist and leads to the world we have now where men think that they have to say that the woman should deal with it because she is the woman and they will support whatever choice because it's her choice because she is the mother, and the women think that they have to deal with all of this and decide all these things because they are the women, the ones who get pregnant, the mothers who have to deal with baby stuff because that's a woman's job. I don't necessarily blame them though, because they have been wronged by society. Tons of really sweet guys are tricked into thinking they are great feminist men by telling the woman it's her choice and she has to deal with it. Tons of really great girls are tricked into thinking they have to carry the whole world on their shoulders just because they are women, or have to be pro-choice because their fellow feminist friends tell them they have to. I actually wrote a bunch of liberal, feminist, pro-life lyrics not long after finding out about abortion, and stuck them in a book of other lyrics, hidden, because I didn't want to admit that there was such a thing. I think I'll turn them into pro-life riot grrrl songs.

I have always been these things because I am not the type to go through phases or change that much. Really you should only change if you come across info that proves you were wrong, or if your tastes honestly change, like if you suddenly like one flavor of icecream more than your previous favorite. Neither of those things tend to happen to me. My beliefs have stayed the same, though perhaps a few tweaks here and there with new information, but essentially I'm the same person I always was, though actually my beliefs are stronger than they ever were. I have always been more strong-willed and don't tend to give in to peer pressure. I was always one to think rebellion and conformity are stupid and you should always just be yourself. It may be and has been a long and hard road finding out that what makes sense isn't in the norm right now, but I never let that stop me. I hate it when people choose sides based on what other people who also happen to be like that think or say or do (I hate that so many pro-choicers are pro-choice or at least don't like pro-lifers or the pro-life thing because of the crazy radical conservative religious types saying stupid things or bombing abortion clinics. Trust us, they are only a fringe group, much like how everyone labels feminists as man-haters yet only a small percentage of people who consider themselves feminist actually are, or like how the WBC is only made up of 40 members yet they get all the attention and give Christianity a really bad name), or just because it is labelled as what people of your side are supposed to think. Everyone should realize that this issue is switched on all sides.

Oh and I'm really, really in love with music, especially rock and roll, especially all that is Grunge, Alternative rock, Riot Grrrl, the 90s, Seattle, and Generation X. I tend to say that a lot. I say "all that is" because not only do I love the music, but also all the stylistic things, and the vibes of it. I love tattoos, piercings, log hair (I LOOOVE long haired dudes!), goatees, loose-fitting clothing, crazy colored hair, flannel shirts, band shirts, ripped jeans, Doc Martens boots, or really all dirty boots, Converse All Stars, shorts with longjohns, the whole entire Kinderwhore look, those cool black rayon mini dresses with the little flowers on them that you can usually find by typing in 90s grunge on ebay, and the whole entire laidback, down to earth, let your hair down vibe of the 90s. All of that, but especially the music, is my main stuff. My life, my love, my passion. I even have another blog on here called The Grunge Pit. So yeah, I'm always saying I'm like the alternative feminist punk type who usually gets pigeonholed as working the front desk at Planned Parenthood or something, yet pro-life, because sometimes stereotypes are false. I'm hoping that with this blog, I can help people realize the side of the liberal, feminist, atheist, cool pro-lifer. Usually you have pro-life organizations that cater to only liberals, only feminists, or only atheists, but I'm always thinking there should be something to tie in all of that, because since they tend to only do one of those, they are non-denominational with the other things and let everyone join in as long as they are pro-life and that one thing, and thus you might have people on pages for Feminists For Life who may be conservative or religious, or people on pages for Democrats For Life of America who may be religious or not Feminist, or people on pages for Secular Pro-Life who may be conservative or not Feminist, so why not make my own blog talking about all of these things? I hope I can connect this world too and give people resources for their needs within these types of things.