@districter I am now, after baby, an 11 extra-wide (previously 10.5 regular, also very scarce). I wasn't much for heels before, but now I'm just happy to find something that doesn't scream "elderly retired nurse on a cruise ship" (not my Summer Look) (I love the idea of cultivating a Summer Look).
By commanderbanana on “It’s magnificent what you’re doing, to help women realize their dreams for themselves.”
The hero is us. VOTE. Protest. Donate money to Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and NAF. Volunteer as a clinic escort.
Become part of the chain of women that provides housing, food, and transportation to women coming to cities where abortions are obtainable. Challenge people who are anti-choice and anti-women's healthcare. If you've had an abortion, talk about it. If you haven't, still talk about it.
Intern or work at organizations devoted to ensuring women have access to reproductive healthcare. Run for office. Become an OBGYN and learn how to perform abortions. Provide abortion services to women.
By Lisa Frank on “It’s magnificent what you’re doing, to help women realize their dreams for themselves.”
The Abortion Avengers? Guardians of the Gynecologist? I'd watch that movie.
@StLAmy but like if you want me to start making assumptions i've got QUITE A FEW
By Jaya on Hockey Happened
I feel like you should get more points for hitting a goalpost. The odds seem harder!
EMMAAAAAAA! Okay is this a safe space for me to share some OUTTAKES? I feel like it is. Here goes:
1. The Times writer was so lovely and so funny, and she told me that there were some things she absolutely wouldn't be able to get by her copy editor, which CRACKED ME UP. Among them were (obviously) The Jizzcliner but also skid marks. Which I get, because of the squick factor, but as I quite literally said to her, "Penelope, everybody poops. There's even a book about it!" So that was amusing.
2. The photographer who took my picture similarly reacted to some sort of naughty prints I have handing above my bed. "Oh, well those can't be in the photo. This is the Times!"
3. Apparently I'm so old that I still know what a bong is. The kids these days apparently don't. "They all use vaporizers." And then I wept for my aged self.
Hmmm what else? I'm sure there's more.
They're not even keeping the mother's body alive. They have a dead body in which they are circulating blood in a heretofore never before attempted experiment comparable to the kind of experiments on human life that took place in Germany during WWII (no, this is not an exaggeration). This is so disgustingly creepy, it makes my skin crawl. I feel for the family and the fetus, which does not have much of a chance of growing into a normal baby. The physicians involved in the "care" of this dead body should lose their liscences to practice medicine. They are professionals and know better. "First, do no harm."
Yeah -- I guess you just have to train yourself to think, "I chose not to hurt the person who hurt me," not "I chose to let the person hurt me," which can feel like a pretty fine distinction. I move to open all self-defense courses with a brief crash course in ethical philosophy, I guess!
I would also like to say that there is a difference between "shouldn't have to" and "shouldn't".