Ryan, Stop Trying to Define Our “Hood” (It’s Black WomanHOOD)

July 26, 2013

I am thoroughly unimpressed by you, Ryan Bomberger and your insidious campaign of shaming Black women and girls. Unfortunately, it didn’t stop with the disgusting racist and sexist billboards claiming, among other equally disturbing messages, “The Most Dangerous Place for an African American is in The Womb.” In fact, you went even further this time to attempt to compare the murder of Trayvon Martin to the death of Tonya Reaves, an African American woman who died from health complications after receiving an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago, IL. This billboard is equally as disrespectful as the first with the message, “She Wasn’t Wearing a Hoodie but was killed in the hood…Planned Parenthood.” Mr. Bomberger what you’ve actually done is sign off on the distribution of tilted messages to advance the conservative Right-wing’s agenda in limiting access to quality health care and Black women’s ability to make our own decisions.


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