get to know me meme: seven actresses ♦ mindy kaling
↳ “Sometimes I get dressed in my fanciest gown and go to In n’ Out or Astro Burger and pretend like I’m coming from the Grammys or whatever.”
“I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men."
First problem: if you work for a “boss” as in having healthcare through your company, you pay this thing called a premium. As in, you pay. You pay money.
Let me repeat that again: You. Pay. Money. For. Your. Healthcare. Coverage. You don’t just check a box saying “yes I want healthcare coverage” and boom, you never pay a cent.
Your boss does not “provide it for free.” You pre-pay for it EVERY MONTH whether you use your healthcare for birth control, cancer treatment, mammograms, a urinary tract infection, a routine physical, meds for your pre-existing condition (Thanks ACA!) or NEVER GO TO THE DOCTOR AT ALL.
Reason number one that I need not just feminism and sex education in schools but BASIC FUCKING HEALTHCARE RULES TAUGHT IN SCHOOL INSTEAD OF REQUIRING ME TO TAKE THREE YEARS OF FUCKING FINDING THE MEANING OF X. I CAN FIND THE BASIC MEANING OF X BY THE END OF YEAR ONE. TEACH PEOPLE HOW FUCKING INSURANCE, LOANS, HEALTHCARE, ETC. WORKS INSTEAD!
Also reason number one that people need to be taught what “pre-paid” means.
This is the exact same nonsense as calling social security an “entitlement” when it is 100% funded by deductions from our own paychecks.
This, and all the above commentary, only touches the surface of all the ways this graphic is fucking ridiculously misinformed and wrong, btw.
Also the use of the phrase “big girl pants” does nothing but paint women as little girls play-acting at being independent strong women and not a “woman in control” as you so stupidly put it, so just like your pathetic attempt at trying to shame women for daring to demand respect and the bare minimum of the civil rights that should be owed to them disguised as female empowerment this is a giant fucking sham and you should be ashamed for this ignorance you have just spewed all over everybody’s dash.
And why is the woman skeletal? Like we can see her ribs? Just, everything is wrong with this.
Furthermore: My boss doesn’t provide my birth control at all, free or otherwise. My employer provides an option for me, ME, to pay for health insurance every month. They pay part of it too, for every full-time employee, because for some fucked reason that is how health insurance works. You get it through your job. America has no single-payer option. Even if you get it outside your job you are part of a group plan, not a single-payer plan.
So my employer provides the option for me to pay for health insurance, so I can go to the ob/gyn, who can then prescribe me birth control, and then I call it in to the pharmacy and go and pick it up AND, AND, the kind I use isn’t “free,” it doesn’t have a generic yet and it’s $45 a month. And for the record? I don’t wear “big girl pants.” Usually I wear yoga pants, thankyouverymuch.
My boss does not keep a candy dish full of birth control on their desk for me because I’m a gentle, delicate lady who needs someone else to provide things for her. My boss offers health insurance because that’s a halfway fucking decent thing for a company to do. I go and get the birth control MYSELF.
Just, fuck each and every person whose argument against no-co-pay birth control is that it infantilizes women. Fuck em all.
"If one has no sense of humor, one is in trouble." - Betty White
Dame Judi Dench in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.
"I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men. But sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights."
A Smart Girls must-watch.