FeminismMedia & TechnologyParenting StylesPregnancy & ChildbirthSex & GenderSex and Sexuality

NY Post Is Wrong About Beyoncé

Naomi Schaefer Riley is no Beyoncé fan. According to Riley’s New York Post opinion piece, not only does Beyoncé have no business being a goddess, but there is only one way Beyoncé should view her pregnant body, and that’s with embarrassment. Riley has lots of opinions about celebrities. In the past, she’s called …

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Pregnancy & ChildbirthSex & Gender

A Very Grounded Parents Gender Reveal Video

Steph and Clay share their baby’s gender with the world Grounded Parents’ style. Video transcript: Katelyn and Ian: Our family’s gender reveal video! Steph and Clay’s gender reveal video, take 1 Steph: Hey honey, I made you a gender reveal cake. Clay: I love cake! I have heard about gender …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Grounded Pregnancy: Are You Planning to Breastfeed? And Other Personal Questions People Ask Pregnant People

Random Stranger: Are you planning to breastfeed your baby? Me: Wow, that’s a really personal question. I didn’t realize it was any of your business, but since we are clearly close friends, how often do you masturbate? Sadly, I haven’t responded this way. It’s on the running list of l’esprit de l’escalier …

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Grounded Pregnancy: It’s Okay to Not Be Beautiful

Content note: TMI, bodily functions, societal standards of beauty, fat shaming, bodily autonomy I was taking a break from throwing up and arguing with people on the internet when I saw it – an image of a woman standing by her hospital bed eating a meal, wearing only a pair of post partum …

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HealthPregnancy & Childbirth

Grounded Pregnancy: Evidence-based Advice for Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Welcome to my new series, Grounded Pregnancy, where I will explore topics related to pregnancy and childbirth, without the woo or natural childbirth bullshit found all over the Internet. As an added bonus, you get to join me for the next eight months, as I grow a tiny human in my uterus. TMI note: As amazing …

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Being Pro-choice is Not Just About Supporting Abortion Rights

I was at Target with our four children (ages three to nine) when I heard the whispered comment: The condom aisle is that way. You do know how those things are made, right? My face filled with heat, and I turned to respond, but realized that he was gone, and I …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Health Starts In The Womb

Hey there Derby Fans! I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. My holidays started early with a November road trip to Skepticon 8 where I had an incredible time meeting awesome folks from across the atheist/skeptic/humanist movement and drinking their whiskey. I’ll have a write up on that soon …

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Weekend Reads: Parental Leave, Sesame Street, Banned Books, and People Who Don’t Want Kids

Hi there, it’s been a long time but I’m on the mend so I’m lending a hand. So what are you looking for this weekend (or Monday morning back at work)?   Are you looking for…….. the new trends in parental leave? It seems that the USA Navy may extending …

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ActivismBabiesPregnancy & Childbirth

I Don’t Need Your Birth Feminism

Mariah Sixkiller’s Why I Am a Birth Feminist is one of the most privileged and myopic pieces of drivel I have ever read. Why exactly is she a birth feminist? Is it because she wants to see improved birth outcomes for women in third world countries? No. Is it because she wants to fight …

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Weekend Reads: Physics and Fingers, Mean Kids, Sexist Science, etc

Well hello hello!  Welcome back to weekend reads.  After a brief Thanksgiving hiatus, we’re back with a vengeance.  What are you in the mood for today?   If you’re looking for….some physics: A physicist explains to his daughter why fingers get cold. If you’re looking for….some mean girls: Unsurprisingly, it …

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