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Tryingtosmile commented on the blog post New Planned Parenthood campaign “Not in Her Shoes” seeks to go beyond ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ labels [Video] 1 year, 1 month ago · View
This, this, this! I’m not gonna lie, I have a complicated relationship with abortion, as I think many people do. I’ve always identified as pro-choice with an emphasis on the choice, but the connotation can be overwhelming. It means that more than one sexual partner in the past automatically assumed that I would plan to [...]
Tryingtosmile commented on the blog post Halloween open thread: did you go as a sexy _____? 1 year, 4 months ago · View
I wore a sexy (but not revealing) blue dress, red heals, and red devil horns as “Devil with a blue dress on.” The song has some problematic lyrics (something about the girl being not to skinny and not to fat? ugh), but I always liked it and found it to be empowering. For a fairly [...]
As a former cheerleader and an alumna of a High School that took its cheerleading seriously and has sent several squads to rigorous state competitions in the last 20 years (and won once!) I think this is fantastic.
While many cheerleading programs do have a lot of fluff even more of them have a lot of hard work behind the program. Those girls and guys work HARD!
Tryingtosmile commented on the blog post Student cut from high school football team for wearing pink cleats 3 years, 4 months ago · View
While there might be something resembling a legitimate concern for those playing professional football (I’m still a little skeptical though) at the high school level I really doubt it makes much of a difference. Several boys on my brother’s football team (and other teams throughout the conference) played with pink wristbands, shoes and socks in [...]