well I don't know. I had horrible ovulation-related night sweats for months and months, and nobody could help me. Doctors just were like, "huh. you must have a hormone imbalance but there's no way to tell for sure." They told me my only option was to go on ANTI DEPRESSANTS, because they sometimes have a side effect of regulating hormones. WTF? This is the "science" that is supposed to be automatically superior to the witchery of acupuncture or whatever? Give me a break.
So I did a ton of research and trial and error and settled on this really intense, expensive supplement made by a local witch woman that has wild yam and black cohosh. This supplement absolutely cured my night sweats, but the black cohosh is a heavy herb and it made my period come a week early every month, so suddenly I was on a 23 day cycle. After a year I stopped taking it and the night sweats came back, but I just felt weird about taking such high doses of what was obviously a very effective herb, as I read that high doses of blackcohosh can be bad for your liver. Again, when I asked my doctor she just said "well, whatever works, it's probably fine." Great, thanks doctor. So glad I am paying $600 a month or something for this service
So whatever was in those supplements was a real thing that did powerful work in my body. For whatever that is worth to this discussion.
@RNL Yeah, and again, it's really the CAPTION on the photo that is at issue here. If she loves her body, I am so happy for her! But why can't she love her body without putting a big "you are a lazy asshole with no excuse if you don't have this amazing bod" caption on it? The caption says "look how awesome I am--why aren't you this awesome?" Do we really admire people who express that kind of sentiment?? Ha ha ha NO. Anyway THAT is what is rude and shitty! Not the fact that she's skinny and feels great about herself, which, you know, kudos to her
"feminism" does not just mean "applauding literally every thing any woman ever says or does." That would be more like "sycophancy" and is creepy and dumb. I can say Margaret Thatcher was a fucking horrible human being without being "anti-feminist," e.g.
OH YEAH I JUST REFFED MARGARET THATCHER IN THIS DISCUSSION
also love the use of her children in that photo. "Look at the horrible obstacles I OVERCAME to have this rockin' bod!"
my excuse is that I'm not a fucking maniac
so hilarious!!! Her "apology" puts it all on the viewer--"I'm sorry that you saw an image and had a negative reaction, but that's your problem"--which would be sort of okay, I guess, if the picture she posted was JUST A PICTURE. But it's not! She's fucking captioned it "WHATS YOUR EXCUSE," which explicitly is an attack on the viewer!
I want to send her a picture of my brain with the caption "what's your excuse"
The shrill shrieking void of the universe
no longer howls
I no longer shudder and shake
clutched in the maw of solitude and loneliness
for lo, there are others who are as I am
WE ALL FLOAT DOWN HERE
good thing i am at my office hours before anyone else this fine dark morning