Quickies: Childbirth isn’t pretty, vaccination, and a trip to the gym
- Childbirth can’t be prettied or manicured and women shouldn’t have to try – “Google the phrase “wax before”, and an unwitting internet user will find herself amid the disturbing, troubling world of pregnancy message boards in which women across the world discuss what they believe to be the irrefutable merits – nay, necessity – of waxing bare their nether-regions before giving birth to their beloved children.”
- Jim Carrey’s Twitter rant exposes marketing campaign for for anti-vax film – “During his Twitter screed, Carrey also used photos of children he implied were “vaccine-injured.” Except they aren’t.” From Mary.
- California enacts mandatory vaccination law for students – “Only children with serious health issues would qualify for exemption from the new measures. Unvaccinated children would have to be home-schooled.”
- Body politics: A trip to the gym – “It’s fascinating the sort of rituals she goes through to remind herself that she can confidently take up this space and be okay with herself. It takes work to get out of your mind when you are often preoccupied with how you are perceived while moving through the world and spaces where you’re the “only one.”
- Cute Animal Friday! From Criticaldragon1177, what better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by throwing a barbecue for your hamsters?
Going to the sauna I often have the feeling that pubic hair in women has been outlawed and one day the police will arrest me while I’m all covered in honey.
Also, when you give birth vaginally you’Re likely to poop and pee all over the place, not to mention all the blood. Seriously, hair is the least yuckie thing in the whole process (cause it isn’t yuckie at all)
Pretty shallow from the Guardian.
I’m old enough to remember that women used to be ROUTINELY shaved before delivery. There was some superstition about reducing the chance of infection. But of course, razor-burn more than countered any supposed advantage.
Thank you, California. I hate vague ‘philosophical’ exemptions.
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