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BUT WHY do 6-year-olds want to be sexy????
It can't possibly have to do with sexual innuendo in what they watch!
10 months, 1 week ago on Liquid-Plumr's Ad Agency Has Lost Their Damn Mind
Oh, and here are two blogs I found by reading Dr. Amy, that have helped me learn *so much* about medicine and OB, way more than reading her did (I credit finding them not to Amy but to some of the very nice and reasonable -- there are a few!-- people posting there who gave links.) Still, I do agree about the lack of OBs posting rationally and humanely.
(An OB working in India. Really good for so many reasons, including to see what can be taken for granted in our medical care. A very lovely man, it seems, by his posts.)
(Midwife With Questions about both the medical model of birth AND some taken-for-granted homebirth narratives and practices. Notable for her LACK of self-aggrandizement, despite the title of the blog, perhaps because her main concern is learning what is true and reasonable, and *not* making other people do what you have decided they ought to do.)
1 year ago on This Reminds Me of That Time in High School
@Sarah PH Wow, Sarah, you have articulated my very thoughts after spending time reading and posting there. I was hoping so much that there could be needed and intelligent discussion of obstetrics and the problems of magical thinking in medical care but the amount of that happening just became completely buried, for me personally, under the rest of it.
Remember, Gina, that being a victim of abuse in the past undoubtedly makes you more sensitive to abuse now-- both for good and ill. The kind of destructive and abusive things I have read there in the past have made me wonder how it ever affects your personal life. I know that I personally find bullying so intolerable as to make me enraged and anxious-- even when not in the presence of the bully. I hope you are taking extra care to touch base with the person who is loved, deeply, and that the person who looks upon us with hatred cannot show us anything about the world or us, only themselves.
Gina, do you think your thoughts here are the foundation for legal arguments, or for a shift in cultural discourse, or both?
1 year, 2 months ago on If Breastfeeding Were Simply a Lifestyle Choice, Anyone Could Choose It
Ahhh... I wonder what percentage of little boys have that under chin scar. Two of my four boys do.
1 year, 2 months ago on Baby’s First Stitches: A Rite of Passage for Every Parent & Child
I love the Blacktating blog!
1 year, 3 months ago on There May be a Few Lactivists Working at TMZ
I appreciate your willingness to post this story if only to provide yet another good example of the paternalistic, uninformed doctor at work.
1 year, 4 months ago on Bad Treatment from a Doctor and Even Worse Treatment by a School District
TheFeministBreederwomanthegreat Well, if that WAS the reason it is, of course, bullshit to do what they did. But you can see why they did it by saying "Your college history seems a little unnerving" instead of, "Your wif'e's public status as a blogger who sometimes talks about her personal life makes us worried that our school will be somehow drawn into controversy." The first might sound sufficiently vague and authoritative enough that it would be legit, The second one could be a problem because it definitely makes them look bad!
Ok, there is just no way of knowing that this is what happened. It is just the kind of CYA thing that is pervasive, especially in the school system.
womanthegreat Weirdly, my first thought was that this blog might cause them to be "uncomfortable". Just meaning that a teacher with a connection to such a public blog might make them start seeing liability claims.
----> Note: Not saying this as if I agree with that reasoning. I just know how cowardly, backside-covering bureaucracies and evil people people tend to think.
Gina, I would say that I wish you speedy healing but I know from experience that anxiety can turn out to be the tip of an iceberg, so instead I will say that I hope you find some peace, and soon!
1 year, 4 months ago on The Day That Finally Made Me Seek Help for My Anxiety...
I agree with CindyCollins : YAY for another good male role model in the schools!
Congratulations, John. Blessings to you and your family.
1 year, 5 months ago on Hyphenated Husband... Class of 2011