This Week in Misogyny: More of the Same

Nice Guys™ and MRAs! “Fake” geek girls and cosplayers! Lesbian cookies! There’s something for everyone this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: More of the Same

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: I Love the Internet

I am in love with the Internet right now. Yeah, there are some terrible spaces for women, but there are also amazing people calling it like they see it and making us think. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland: I Love the Internet

Birth. Trauma. Rape. Compassion. Healing.

Last time I put my first birth experience into words, I had been sitting at the top of our stairs. It was some time after 5am. I hadn’t slept at all and instead, I was watching the sky change colour through the skylight. I had a pen beside me and an old envelope, I think. The back of it covered with scribbled notes. Read More Birth. Trauma. Rape. Compassion. Healing.

I Don’t Wanna Be Sedated: The Fear of Going Under

Last week, I had six teeth yanked (or cut!) out of my mouth. I’ll wait for you to stop screaming. Finshed? Alright, so as I was saying, I had major oral surgery last week. The whole thing was quite a surprise, really. I knew that my wisdom teeth, of which I had the misfortune to house SIX of rather than the typical four or fewer, were going to have to come out eventaully, lest they stage mouth mutiny and push all my other teeth out. I was planning on having them removed in a few months’ time, when I was on the second half of my summer break, but a pesky infection made it necessary for me to have what was essentially emergency surgery. Read More I Don’t Wanna Be Sedated: The Fear of Going Under

Birth. Trauma. Rape. Compassion.

[Editor’s note: Trigger warning for frank discussion of sexual violence.]

In less than three months’ time, my son will be five. It will be five years since I gave birth to him. Five years since my husband and I cried with joy as he was laid on my chest. Five years since one of the most traumatic experiences of my life.

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