Friday, September 14, 2012

The idea young women have control over their bodies is a myth, their parents have a lot of say.

This isn't about abstinence, this is about birth control. Not sure how many women would want their parents to pressure them to use long term birth control, that they can not stop or remove without seeking medical intervention.

Parents Prefer Some, Often Less-Effective Birth Control Methods for Teens via Science Daily

If it's a young woman's body, it's then HER BODY, who care what her parents preferences are? I've NEVER had this conversation with my mom. And I wouldn't want to, if I was old enough for sex I could handle my own birth control. (And I did)

Cori Baill, M.D., a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and former member of the national medical committee for Planned Parenthood, noted that parents' disapproval of long-acting contraceptive methods may also reflect U.S. historical events around the Dalkon shield, which the paper didn't mention. The Dalkon shield was an aggressively marketed IUD with considerable safety problems. "IUDs aren't accepted in the U.S. for many reasons, across all ages, concerning societal attitudes towards medicine and the memory of the Dalkon shield," said Baill. However, she commented, parents need to understand that the risk of pregnancy outweighs the risk of any contraceptive method, including the IUD.

A woman's reproductive right to health care, or a woman's mother controlling her daughter's body determining when she will or will not have a baby???The parents do not have to understand the risks, it is the young woman that does.

Pregnancy is not a normal, natural, and healthy product of sexual intercourse.... instead it is a great risk.

I will teach my children how both genders work biologically, and yes I will teach them about Natural Family Planning. The greatest benefit of NFP is I'm NOT FORCING MY DAUGHTER OR SON to do anything. I just teach.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

We're still women, even if we can't ovulate. | Dear Khloe Kardashian

"In my head I knew that my femininity is not defined by my ability to procreate, but emotionally I still felt like I was a failure – a dud - because my body wasn’t doing something I felt was inherent to being a woman."

A great compassionate letter, unlike the twisted logic from the post below.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To the Religious Right, I am No Longer a Woman

No one would know about your sterilization, unless you wrote a blog post complaining how the 'religious right' thinks you're no longer a woman. No one thinks you're not a woman. No one thinks Sandra Fluke is not a woman. I do hear the argument that pro-lifers are not really women though. We disagree, and there is a good argument in not rendering your reproductive organs non-functional as a woman. To the Religious Right, I am No Longer a Woman

Health insurance premiums climb 4% in 2012

Health insurance premiums climb 4% in 2012  but free birth control from the insurance pool is a right?

Why is this OK?

I had a family friend post this on Facebook. It hurts. Do I bother explaining?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I fold laundry, most of the time.

Dem. chair's comment on Brown spawns backlash -

I folded laundry, when I worked also. People should fold laundry. Especially socks, it makes the morning easier.

It is nice to have a man to help with folding the laundry, instead of needing abortion.

Thanks, to my husband who is girl enough to fold laundry and help me raise all of our children.