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On It's All In Your Head: A Conversation About Being Sick Without a Diagnosis

So there was also an IHTM article on xoJane today about a woman who had chronic appendicitis that went undiagnosed for an extended period of time. And it fills me with the burning rage of 1000 suns that even now, in this day and age women's illnesses are still dismissed as psychosomatic in spite of numerous physical symptoms. Also this line: "Also, why do so many doctors still inadvertently learn and quote Freud? In what other realm do we still consider 19th century medicine as authority?" AAAAAAUGH. *rageragerage*

And what's worse is when articles like this are posted commenters come out of the woodwork to share their own stories both big and small. I myself had a pretty minor situation where my feelings were initially dismissed by my PCP, but my OBGYN was thankfully more on point. But then how do you even begin to change a culture like this?

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:48 pm 2

On For Our Periods, An App For That (That Being Our Periods)

I use clue and I really like it! It sends me reminders and I find the design is nice and not overly flowery and it's also not super ovulation centric. My only wish would be to have the symptom tracking be a little more flexible.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm 0

On Weapons

My apartment building isn't in a bad area. It's a decent, if densely populated neighborhood right next to a well kept golf course.

That being said my apartment is a basement apartment with full size windows at ground level and I have opened blinds to find screens open from the outside. Our windows stayed locked and our blinds stay down almost 24/7. We only open the windows if we are awake. Mr. Core keeps a knife on his nightstand and when he is out of town, I keep it on my nightstand. Even if it's a placebo I feel better knowing it's there.

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm 0

On Lucy's Conquests

I would fawn all over your dog she looks like the biggest sweetheart and just SO CUTE! I'm a sucker for a friendly dog, especially a friendly pitbull.

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:58 pm 0

On Internet Work and Invisible Labor: An Interview With Danielle Henderson

This was a lovely surprise, Danielle is awesome, and this was a great interview.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 2:51 am 0

On "What Could We Have Been If We Hadn't Put All That Energy Into Being Hidden?"

I have really strong feelings about Edith being the face of the same sex marriage fight (they are not necessarily positive). This seems nice though.

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

@adorable-eggplant Thank you x2! My username was my radio show name 5 years ago and I've kept it ever since in every way I could online.

But more seriously as some who struggles with an eating disorder I understand the problem with how people talk about dieting and weight loss/gain. But I'm so sick of people telling me (or others) I don't need to lose weight or I shouldn't want to lose weight and that I should reject conventional beauty standards.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm 0

On Estate Jewelry: Millennial Octopi and The Perfect Handle for Your Parasol

Forbes should be legit embarrassed by that JAR gallery. All of the photos are dimly lit and most of them are blurry.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm 0

On Ask a Dietitian: Salt Cravings, Workout Food, and Things to Eat When I'm Stressed

I'm going to go ahead and defend the person who asked the weight loss question and the author for selecting/answering it.

But first some caveats/recognition:

1. Yes, we absolutely live in a fat-phobic, fat shaming society.
2. This same society values thinness above all things regardless of physical health.
3. For people with body image/weight issues this is a particularly sensitive subject and the discussion of weight and weight loss can be triggering.

I respect and recognize all these things. HOWEVER.

If someone wants to lose weight in a healthy way that is meaningful to them, let them lose weight. Yes, they could be motivated by truly unreasonable beauty standards or could be doing it for purely superficial reasons but no one should be unhappy with their body for any reason. And no one should have to accept one body type over another for themselves simply because it's a more radical act. As long as you are healthy, you do you. Don't preach, don't judge, don't be a jerk and you'll be fine.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm 13

On Ask Baba Yaga: The Compilation

@iceberg Yes! So weird, so apt, so perfect.

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm 0