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Melanie @mindofmem ?

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  • Melanie commented on the blog post I Never Wanted to Be Pro-Choice   1 year ago · View

    It really wasn’t a sudden decision…it was more of a slow metamorphosis, a sort of evolution in my way of thinking. What stands out most is the recent barrage of lawmakers using controlling women’s bodies as planks in their political platforms. When was the last time a law was proposed that limited men’s ability to [...]

  • Melanie wrote a new blog post: I Never Wanted to Be Pro-Choice   1 year ago · View

    It’s true. I NEVER wanted to be pro-choice. NEVER. I was raised Catholic, by very conservative parents, and even as I grew older and increasingly left the teachings of the Church and my parents behind, I still held fast to my pro-life beliefs. Even as my latent feminism finally stopped being latent, I continued to be vehemently and [...]

  • Melanie commented on the blog post You didn’t ask, but here are my thoughts on attachment parenting anyway   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Somali, I do think you’re right. I also think that many previously career-minded/oriented women are turning on to the AP movement as a way to channel their (perhaps latent or unspoken) frustration with suddenly being stay-at-home mothers. But all this whole movement does is pit women against each other…implying that a woman who co-sleeps, babywears, [...]

  • Melanie and Jacqueline Hentzen are now friends   1 year, 6 months ago · View

  • Melanie wrote a new blog post: Reading a Magazine on my Lunch Break   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Sacrifice your dignity on the altar of eternal beauty, one more treatment and you’ll be just perfect, darling. Lose a couple pounds and then you’ll be just right. All the beauty clichés your mother whispered in your baby ears about skin deep beauty in the eye of the beholder; the beholder is a man and [...]

  • Attachment parenting. The term is everywhere, right? Time magazine’s awful cover story “Are You Mom Enough” seemed to bring the whole debate to a (tasteless, judgemental) head. Can I just tell you how that cover infuriated me? I breastfed my two sons for a year each (due to her illness at birth I was unable [...]

  • Melanie and Sharkfu are now friends   2 years, 4 months ago · View

  • Melanie and Eesha Pandit are now friends   2 years, 6 months ago · View

  • Melanie and Jos are now friends   2 years, 6 months ago · View

  • Melanie and Anna are now friends   2 years, 6 months ago · View

  • Melanie became a registered member   2 years, 6 months ago · View

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