When I was eight years old, I remember getting a Millenium Falcon toy (which I still have) that was large enough to have quite a few details included inside and not just outside. The day I got it, I also received another gift: one of the volumes from the Yoko Tsuno comic series. It turned out to be the 20th volume, that included not only a time travel story but also bonus drawings with concepts for the previous books. I had no idea when I got sucked up into The Astrologer of Bruges that I would fall in love with this series and that its female protagonist would become one of my greatest inspirations, right up with characters such as Leia Organa and Mara Jade from Star Wars, Jo March from Little Women or Dana Scully from The X-Files.
We’re having an open discussion in four hours at Part Time Monster. We’re talking about how contraceptives are not just for preventing pregnancy and how they benefit women in tons of other ways. And how they are a medical treatment that your employer should not be allowed to deny you.
If you’re just going to bed, or just waking up and have a busy work day ahead of you, no worries. Chime in when you have time, and we’ll answer.
Talk to us about this. We need all the wisdom we can muster.
Lawyers, Guns and Money, is what I am saying. Equal parts honest desperation and pointing out the ridiculousness of it all. We are just people. We have privileges but no real power. Our legal code is the only thing that prevents us from being ground to a pulp, and the highest court in the land has turned against us.