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  • brianna-g commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Ina May Gaskin   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Reasonable people can disagree. Educated people cannot. Please, read information on homebirth written by actual doctors and those who have firsthand experience. Look at statistics. If you can do that and accept that it’s okay if your baby dies, which it is three times more likely to do at home than in a hospital if [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post The Feministing Five: Ina May Gaskin   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Dr. Tuteur is hardly an extremist. She is an advocate for informed choice in childbirth and for regulations on who can practice medicine in this country– specifically, she argues that the average home midwife is grossly undereducated and untrained for the task they perform, thus paid birth professionals should be limited only to those who [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post Mike Huckabee thinks Natalie Portman’s baby bump is hurting America   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Huckabee strongly supports government assistance programs, in the traditional Christian sense (it’s why he is unlikely to get the nomination). He wants to privatize things like social security to some degree, but to guarantee they are there. He supports TANF, energy assistance to poor families, and funding for social services, and has looked to increase [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post In His Shorts: What Happened to Male Birth Control?   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Honestly, everything I’ve read has pointed to science as the primary problem here, not investment/social issues. It’s simply WAY harder to stop millions of sperm every time than one egg once a month. We’ve been investing millions– billions– of dollars into this for several generations now and we’re still struggling to figure it out. Luckily [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post Women’s Tattoos and Piercings   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    To provide you with both, here is for me and my partner. 1/2. I have one hole in each earlobe. No gauging. Easy to hide when they’re removed– they don’t close, and the holes are pinpricks. He has one hole in his left earlobe– 14 gauge. He doesn’t bother to hide it but could theoretically [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post What We Missed   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    From the article on the dance: “But this case is especially galling because the moral policing was focused exclusively on the girls.” Uhm, boys at dances tend to wear suits or a button-up shirt and slacks. Since they would be dressed according to the code, there should be no problem. I’m sure if a boy [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post Why isn’t Antoine Dodson talking about rape?   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    OH MY GOD, how DARE a young person from a poor minority community whose sister was raped by a stranger talk about stranger rape in poor minority communities? He should instead be talking about acquaintance rape among rich white people like me! The fact that his sister’s experience is not the most common form of [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post Early Puberty is a Justice Issue   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    I strongly suspect both improved nutrition, specifically easy access to fat, and hormones in meat, dairy, and water (from agricultural runoff) are the major factors in this. However, I do doubt that infant formula in general is to blame. While it’s possible Synutra did include hormones that caused breast growth, in the United States the [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post The Trouble With “Females”   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Generally I agree– I find it awkward to use female or male as a noun referring to humans, and use it instead as an adjective– female sex drive, etc. However, one of your examples is a perfectly valid excuse. Chinese parents aren’t aborting girls (young women), they’re aborting female fetuses, which have the biological XX [...]

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post Dear FDA: Get with the Program, and Stop Turning Away Willing Blood Donors   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    They can test for it. They test all blood anyway. This system saves neither lives nor money.And THAT’S what bugs me about ALL risk factors (except IV drug use, which spreads other bloodborne disease, not all of which can be tested for, and also which is the most likely to actually result in transmission).

  • brianna-g commented on the blog post The Values of Comprehensive Sexual Education   4 years ago · View

    Here’s the flaw I see in the morally-neutral education argument. Almost everything we do involves morality and values, except maybe math. Every skill we teach, except maybe math, is bundled up in our values. Take sex ed. By telling them to wait to have kids, that’s a moral statement– we’re saying it’s morally wrong to [...]

  • brianna-g wrote a new blog post: Will the Stupak issue break the healthcare bill?   4 years, 4 months ago · View

    This is SO FRUSTRATING. Never mind that the original and current bill do not allow coverage for "elective" abortions in federal, tax-funded plans (well, except for Congress). Never mind that the Stupak Ammendment would actually only change the ability of women with PRIVATE plans to have coverage that they paid for. No, apparently it is so [...]

  • brianna-g wrote a new blog post: A New Doctor Promises to Step In in Tiller’s Place   5 years, 1 month ago · View

    Today the AP reported that an Omaha, Nebraska doctor, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, has decided he will move to Kansas and perform late-term abortions there as soon as he can properly train his staff. This brave man didn’t want to say too much until everything was in place but he is definitely putting things in motion to [...]

  • brianna-g wrote a new blog post: Freedom To and Freedom From: Do We Always Make the Right Call?   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    In Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale , she argued there were two kinds of freedoms. Freedom to and freedom from. Freedom to is what we have now, well, mostly. It’s the freedom to make our own decisions and the freedom to do what we will until we begin interfering with other’s freedoms. Freedom of speech is a [...]

  • brianna-g wrote a new blog post: New Hampshire Makes History This Election, Too   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    Just thought everyone would be happy to know that New Hampshire, my state, became the first state in the country to have a majority of women in the legislature. I don’t know if it’s sad that we’re the first, and only now, or just a great thing that women are so well represented in this state– women [...]

  • brianna-g wrote a new blog post: At least if I own a gun I can shoot myself   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    My family and I did not talk much before the election, because we’ve had some strife lately. But the day of, I went home and was talking to my parents about who we voted for. My mom voted McCain, but that was primarily because she works in health insurance and is petrified of losing her job [...]

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