Some strawberries that taste perfectly ripe!
Gnus ewe can yous (Facebook made me give this a title…)
by Liam Dynes
So for those hearing rumblings: Beth was indeed pregnant, but unfortunately the fetus did not live past nine weeks. As we are now in week 13, doctors are now involved.
Three things you all can do:
1) know that your well wishes are already appreciated;
2) do what you can to help ensure women (and men) can become more comfortable discussing miscarriage in an open and understanding climate;
3) support the continued abilities of doctors to undergo the training they need to address issues like these - especially in the US where D&C procedures have just become subject of a law (H.R. 1216) making it illegal for doctors to receive any public money (scholarship, program funding) to learn these procedures as they ‘may be used for abortions’.
In plainer English, anti-choice nutcases have made it so a woman whose fetus dies could be forced to carry it for weeks until a natural miscarriage (risking infection and necrosis), as well as forcing the woman to report a miscarriage to police for possible investigation (ie: lied to cover an abortion).
This is my husband on Facebook today, saying it better than I ever could (this is kinda a given in our relationship though, as he is a really, really talented writer).
In 1995, National Pax had planned to replace the “Sir Isaac Lime” flavor with “Scarlett O’Cherry,” until a group of Orange County, California fourth-graders created a petition in opposition and picketed the company’s headquarters in early 1996. The crusade also included an e-mail campaign, in which a Stanford professor reportedly accused the company of “Otter-cide.” After meeting with the children, company executives relented and retained the Sir Isaac Lime flavor.
If the thought of Fox News making close to a billion dollars in profits every year makes your stomach turn into a swirling whirlpool of despair, read this brilliantly unfair and unbalanced profile of its chief, Roger Ailes, “teenage boozehound,” “bald and obese, with dainty hands,” and Islamo- and homo- and liberal- and journalism- phobic.