A pregnant woman has had her baby forcibly removed by caesarean section by social workers.
Essex social services obtained a High Court order against the woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and her child to be taken from her womb.
The council said it was acting in the best interests of the woman, an Italian who was in Britain on a work trip, because she had suffered a mental breakdown.
If you are not absolutely terrified and outraged by this you are wrong. The precedent this sets put every person on earth in danger.
oh my god read the article this is FUCKING HORRIFIC. she got back on her bipolar disorder medication and is in recovery but they won’t give her her child back “because of the risk she might relapse”. What you’re fucking saying with that is that mentally ill people shouldn’t even be allowed children even if they’re safe and well *just in case*, that we’re a permanent threat to ourselves and others even when we’re in treatment and recovery and living a stable life. I am FUCKING LIVID
Over a fucking panic attack. I’m fucking serious, all of this over a single panic attack. They took her baby in the most horrific way possible because she had a fucking panic attack.
From the Article:
She suffered a panic attack, which her relations believe was due to her failure to take regular medication for an existing bipolar condition.
It’s worth noting, that it’s very common for people on psychiatric medication to go off of their meds if they become pregnant, because of risk of side effects.
I bolded the above. I wanted there to be no one to think that she was being irresponsible for not haven taken her meds regularly. She did it for good reason, for the health of her own baby. And she got punished for it.
i fucking cant
So she did what was best for her kid, has ONE SINGLE PANIC ATTACK WHICH IS A THING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE WHETHER THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS OR NOT and decide that they can literally violate her body in a horrific manner and take her kid away. But she’s the dangerous one.
Terribly sad. I hope this gets worked out in her benefit.
I can’t even imagine how terrifyingly awful that situation had to have been. Forcing a woman, against her will, to undergo sedation and then waking up in pain, without the fetus you’ve been carrying for 9 months? That’s beyond the pale. How much do the rights of an unborn fetus circumvent the rights of a full-grown adult? How much do we have to other the mentally ill, treating them (us) as less than human? She was literally treated like a breeding animal, with no cause of concern for her safety, mental health or well-being. Fuck. Fuck.
This is literally the stuff that horror movies are made of.
When K was relating this story to me, I couldn’t believe it until I read the article for myself. Have we really gotten to the point that a woman who, even just from the stress of being pregnant, has a panic attack can legally have her baby ripped out of her body and be thrown into a mental institution? Did we slip back into the 19th century, because I don’t recall any horse-drawn buggies going by outside.
This is why we need mental health reform. This is why we need women’s rights. This is why we need to treat fellow humans like fucking humans, not livestock to be cast aside when they seem a little “off.”
Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.
Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.
Matthew Barnett admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl.
He admitted to it. On fucking camera. He and another boy recorded the rape and that of a 13-year-old girl.
Why aren’t they in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor and production/possession of child pornography?
Oh, right, because they’re popular football players and Matthew Barnett is related to a politician! Therefore, nothing they can do is wrong or bad and they should never face punishment and should instead be rewarded for raping young teenage girls and filming their assaults.
I just looked this up; it gets worse.
raise awareness to this shit and change something about it.
What the fuck is wrong with the world jfc.
OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW
some of the more reputable sources: x, x
Other sources: The Sydney Morning Herald The Los Angeles Times
Interesting child abuse poster
A poster made by The Spanish organization ANAR Foundation (Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk). They started a new street poster campaign that uses the process of lenticular printing to secretly send a message to abused children without alerting their abusers, even if they’re walking together.
Anyone over 4’5” sees this view, with a caption: “Sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.”
Anyone shorter sees the beaten child version of the poster with another caption saying: “If somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you.”
I love this. This is brilliant.
Her assertion that “can’t tell good from bad”= psychotic is, well, bad… but she makes good points otherwise.
Yeah I swear. If I hear one more person telling me to participate in life, and to stop pretending that shit is happening to me, and to just stop acting like there’s a problem….
Cause even if I didn’t have the ability to leave my house, at least I still wake up in the morning and try.
I am surprised by how much sex I have had in my life that I didn’t want to have. Not exactly what’s considered “real” rape, or “date” rape, although it is a kind of rape of the spirit - a dishonest portrayal or distortion of my own desire in order to appease another person.
I said yes because I felt it was too much trouble to say no. I said yes because I didn’t want to have to defend my “no,” qualify it, justify it - deserve it. I said yes because I thought I was so ugly and fat that I should just take sex every time it was offered, because who knew when it would be offered again. I said yes to partners I never wanted in the first place, because to say no at any point after saying yes for so long would make our entire relationship a lie, so I had to keep saying yes in order to keep the “no” I felt a secret. That is such a messed-up way to live, such an awful way to love.
So these days, I say yes only when I mean yes. It does require some vigilance on my part to make sure I don’t just go on sexual automatic pilot and let people do whatever. It forces me to be really honest with myself and others. It makes me remember that loving myself is also about protecting myself and defending my own borders. I say yes to me.
Margaret Cho, “Yes Means Yes” (via lalondes)
I honestly think people don’t talk about this sort of thing enough. We’ll talk about how important it is to give consent, that rape happens when there is no consent at all, but we won’t discuss the gray area of what it means when a woman feels obligated to consent when, in all honesty, she doesn’t actually want to.
She said yes, but not out of a desire for sex itself. She said yes because of outside, societal factors that dictated to her how she should feel about sex and that what she actually felt about it was “wrong.”
Looking back on it, so many of my sexual experiences are like this. To the point that I literally just stopped responding to a person I was dating when I realized he was, more or less, harassing me to have sex with him when I didn’t really want to and I couldn’t adequately express that, no, dating a person doesn’t mean having free, unmoderated access to their genitals.
And as women, we’ll actually joke about this phenomenon. We’ll say that, oh, we’ve all had sex when we didn’t want to, just to shut him up! And instead of the punchline being about the societal expectation of woman trading the commodity of sex for the feeling of self-worth and acceptance, the punchline is about how men are whiny babies who just can’t control their hormones.
For me, this is how society normalizes rape. You don’t want to have sex, but societal pressures tell you that you have to have sex, so afterwards when you’ve had the sex you didn’t want to have in the first place, you can make it better because the joke is really on him!Hahaha! And, guess what, if you’re busy joking about him, you’re not going to be busy thinking about why you agreed to participate in something you had absolutely no desire to do.
every woman has a story like this, like seriously, every single woman that has been sexually active for any significant amount of time. and that should say something real scary right there.
I haven’t had much sex with dudes (I think I can still count on one hand?), but the sex I have had with them has all been of the above proto-rape variety.
Interestingly my experience is the actual opposite of this. And that was a very odd realisation I can tell you.
"I don’t get creeped out very often," says Michele Ybarra, lead researcher of the study, which was published online in JAMA Pediatrics. “But this was wow.”
In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.
In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.
My 2 year old daughter has made accusations of significant abuse and I cannot afford a lawyer to protect her.
This follower has been supportive and loyal through many issues in her own life. She has always shown herself to be an exceptional human being and a great mother.
Her 2 and-a-half year old daughter recently told on her rapist. Now her mom needs to protect her from her molester.
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i heard about this girl a while back and i had no idea the situation was this bad jfc
they only have 175$ at the moment so if you could spread this and donate even a little bit i’m sure that would help a lot