commented on Sarah Schulman's Conflict Is Not Abuse Is a Guide to Keeping the Peace
@4's problem is that they, as their avatar suggests, are an ass.
I'm very glad that this book exists. I'm about as liberal as they come, but I've long been wary of the trend towards claiming victimhood in lieu of critical engagement with the rigors of human interaction. (Yes, everyday life is fucking rigorous. Although as @2 eloquently stated, people who've experienced deep trauma should be entitled to reasonable accommodations, I feel like people are increasingly trying to opt out of taking responsibility for handling their shit.)
Nov 16, 2016
commented on Here's What's Going to Happen to Your Healthcare
Good news for people who've already had a baby: the iud will likely be no more uncomfortable than a pap smear. I got mine about 7 months after giving birth and it was a piece of cake, no Valium or designated driver required!
Nov 7, 2016
commented on Savage Love Letters of the Day: What's In a Name?
I gave my kid the wrong name (had only given deep thought to girl names, felt pressured at the birth center to pick something before we left), but thankfully realized it sooner rather than later and had it legally changed when he was 8 months old.
Oct 6, 2016
commented on Savage Love
VULVA: I used to get recurrent bv infections. My doctor suggested that I stop using soap because it might be messing up the ph of my vulva. Instead, I wash throughly with water and my hands. I stopped using soap about seven years ago and haven't had an issue since. (no its not gross. You can get things nice and clean with just water.)