Amanda Morse

Classical historian, but not practicing. MPH student. Catholic advocate for contraceptive access and education. Wife. Mother. Birthworker. Lover of science, respect, informed consent, my son, and incomplete sentences—though not in that order. Nerdy about diaphragms and Bangladesh, especially when combined.



Did anybody notice how Syria slowly vanished from the news headlines of the newspapers and tv news programmes?

It’s not like it got better over there. The war still goes on and people are still dying. And the world seems no to be caring.

But well, go ahead. Some celebrity stuff is sure more important than that.

What’s wrong with humanity?

For those you who want to act aghast that I’d use a term like “rape insurance” to describe the proposal here in front of us, you should be even more offended that it’s an absolutely accurate description of what this proposal requires. This tells women that were raped and became pregnant that they should have bought special insurance for it. By moving forward on this initiative, Senate Republicans want to essentially require Michigan women to plan ahead and financially invest in healthcare coverage for potentially having their bodies violated and assaulted. Even worse, it would force parents to have similar and unthinkably terrible discussions about planning the same for their daughters. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: This is by far one of the most misogynistic proposals I’ve ever seen in the Michigan legislature.
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Michigan Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D). The Michigan GOP, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, just forced through a bill requiring separate abortion coverage in a rarely-used, veto-proof vote. It is opposed by doctors, patients, and even by current Republican Governor Rick Snyder. (via bebinn)

Still can’t get over this one.

(via feministlikeme)




Consent Campaign at UT Austin








Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7.

and while this is hella important, herpes is getting complex to the point there is no cure or no way to work with it.

I really need both of these to go viral.


Tragically, that child is now showing a viral load and is not cured.

But, there’s so much hope still. Here in Seattle, IDRI and Seattle BioMed are hard at work everyday on a cure and BioMed was recently awarded an enormous grant by the NIH for a promising vaccine they’ve developed.

(Source: imnotjailbait)



George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.




I would like to give Planned Parenthood and their Teen Council forum 10/10 stars

idk about you all, but this made me cry
and i know not all forms do this, this might be the only one, but knowing that at least one organization recognizes me as a person, doesn’t ask me to lie to fit their box, is one of the most calming and beautiful things to experience.

and i’m just waiting for the day when government forms use this, when schools ask for preferred pronouns, when everywhere has an other category for gender and pronouns.

we’re getting there, y’all.  we’re demanding to be seen and it’s working

PLANNED PARENTHOOD YES. Thank you, so awesome.