"The narrative around any act of anti-abortion violence quickly turns to talk of lone wolves, sick individuals acting outside the parameters and without any support or encouragement from “mainstream” or “nonviolent” organizations. Again and again, however, perpetrators of violence and extreme acts of harassment are shown to be directly connected to the same network of people and organizations."
"Defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."
"The real insidious thing about the “well we’re just socially awkward, girls should be more forward” excuse is that it doesn’t allow room for the *girl* to be socially awkward. It literally expects that girls/women will always know exactly where their boundaries are, that they will always be able to articulate those boundaries, that they will be able to enforce them in a way that is both clear but also socially allowed (aka, not “chewing the guy out”) AND that the girl will take the guy’s accidental boundary violation with social aplomb…
Social awkwardness only seems to be an excuse for the aggressor, never the target."
hmmm if anyone can find a reliable article on abortion clinic harassment i would appreciate it l o l
you can try looking through expose-cpcs, they have tons of resources on the matter. you can try my CPC tag too, there should be some good studies and news features in there.
Also check out Bebinn’s
! There’s lots of articles and information in there! We also have a
if you’d like to check it out as well! - Paige
My #sidewalk counseling and #harassment tags have some articles and personal experiences from other Tumblr users. There’s a #terrorism tag as well, if you’re looking for more extreme cases.
"They will chase them to the door, they will chase them once they are leaving the clinic back to their cars…shoving pamphlets and rosaries and fetus models into the patients’ faces. We have protestors who are filming patients, and then there are the very verbally aggressive protestors who stand on stepladders and, quite frankly, scream their ideology for hours on end. They will scream horrendous things at patients, at companions, at some who work at the clinic, as well as at the escorts themselves.
…Those who stand on the stepladders and who are literally screaming, are, for the most part, middle-aged men."