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On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions
@rosa maybe it's possible that in a short interview for THE HAIRPIN this doctor did not offer all of the salient details about an individual's medical decisions? like maybe the "big problem with early C-section" for this patient was a mitigating circumstance that we aren't entitled to know?
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll FUCK I can't go I will be away but also you should know that this is the same weekend as the huge Hyde Park book sale.
@bananab0at well, now i want to know what the workaround isssssssss
Pretty sure that Solo Jazz motif was also on my mom's '94 Geo Tracker.
@neverstoptrying: Wow, thank you for this generous reading--from someone whose own struggles at the same age were very much a part of my response here, too. I appreciate it very much.
@amandacita noooo i love you that's amazing and i am sorry that you are disappointed every time ༼;´༎ຶ ༎ຶ༽
Times I Have Actually Felt Like A Criminal:
Age 5, tried to steal Chiclets and Tic-Tacs at the grocery store
Age 13, cheated on a religion test in 8th grade (Catholic school, y'all) and got away with it, still sorry, Good Pope John
Age 25, tried to wheel a Trader Joe's cart to the bus stop but felt so guilty about it I ran it back to the store and almost missed the bus
Ages 11-30, any time I have not been charged for something in a store and have to point it out or go back later and pay. Also the 1 time I didn't go back.
@dorkmuffin oh, I love it! Not to worry!
@astronauta You know, I try very hard to just not read the comments and not respond, but look. This is not a meaningful critique; it is a drive-by zinger. AHP and I are both very thoughtful, very conscientious people who MAKE MISTAKES SOMETIMES and are more than able to admit to them when people want to engage with us. We are both very accessible. My email is in my commenting profile. AHP actively reads the comments.
Even more, we are actually interested in what people have to say. But if all you're going to throw around is "disturbing," which is extremely loaded, how are we supposed to have a conversation about why you're disappointed and how we might, or whether we should, shift our thinking and our language? It's fine if you don't want to have that conversation, but trying to, like, Social Justice or Privilege Shame us for it (ironic!) is an ineffective strategy, more or less anonymous interlocutor.
If anyone wants to engage with me or us about this, please email us or start a new comment thread. Thanks.
@simone eastbro also, i just want to be clear that i am as fucked up as other white folks. i think about this stuff a lot, but i make plenty of mistakes and have plenty of unexamined privilege. (haha, email me if you want to read my blog about privilege?)