Movie of the Year: 1973
The Harder They Come
This week we discuss The Harder They Come! Can this movie play its way to our 1973 Movie of the Year?
Set in Jamaica, The Harder They Come is a drama about an aspiring singer, Ivan, desperate for fame who, disillusioned by corruption in every part of daily life, becomes involved in some reefer madness.
Unfortunately, that trade is controlled by the same group of jerks that run everything else in this movie and really the world. It’s just always these jerks that mess everything up.
Anyway. Ivan’s life spirals as a result, but his fame grows and grows. The worse he is, the more people want to listen to his songs or throw cans at his enemies. But he breaks pretty bad in the end and goes on something of a killing spree until he is gunned down by the army who dishonorably refuse his offer of single combat.
We get into it!
Abortion is healthcare
While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.
Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.
Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.
You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.
If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:
1. Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.
2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.
3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.
4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.
5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.
You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help