Things Are Good: Teenage Pregnancy Rates Plummet Thanks to Birth Control

Just over a decade ago the documentary The Education of Shelby Knox looked at how pathetically backwards sex education is in the USA. Thanks to documentaries and compounding evidence that asbstinance-only education has no impact on teen pregnancy rates (it does increase STI/STD rates though!) sex education is no different. The USA is catching up ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Side Effects of Pregnancy – Repost from Liz Library

This is a signal boost/handy reference that enumerates the risks women face when pregnant.  It is a useful tool in dispelling the motherhood myths that surround what pregnancy is like for women and awesome it is for them.  The Liz Library is a great website, but slow loading, thus its duplication here for easier access. ...

Dead Wild Roses: Abuse Doesn’t Always Mean a Bruise

From the Bewilderness. **TW for violence and domestic abuse. ** “A few weeks ago my mom stapled pages of a story in one of her women’s magazines together and handed it to me. She gave it to me pretty much with the tag lines “for your feminist blog” and “something new to consider.” Indeed it ...

cultural sn:afu: My daughter died while being delivered on Friday afternoon

Evangeline, my daughter, died while being delivered on Friday. My girlfriend’s water broke last Tuesday, while Evangeline was in her 22nd-week. The doctors and nurses at the Ottawa General did everything they could to keep Diane healthy, and Evangeline inside. … Continue reading →

cultural sn:afu: Pregnancy Update: What happens when her water breaks far too soon

Diane’s water broke, so she has been in the hospital since Tuesday, and won’t be released until the baby is born. The problem is she’s only 22-weeks into the pregnancy, which is far too early for a safe delivery. At … Continue reading →

The Scott Ross: Why The Abortion Debate Is Polarized

The abortion debate will be polarized no matter what, and if the politicians like Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth don’t ensure that, the media will. On March 14 Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth talked with reporters about his private members’ motion asking for a public discussion on when life begins. Though his comparison between unborn persons and ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: This post has been brought to you by cigarette cravings

According to popular opinion, parents who smoke cigarettes are the root of all evil. It doesn’t matter if a parent steps outside and walks twenty paces away from their house before lighting up. They still suck and everyone feels sorry for their children. A little story not related to parenting but related to tobacco: a ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: This post has been brought to you by cigarette cravings

According to popular opinion, parents who smoke cigarettes are the root of all evil. It doesn’t matter if a parent steps outside and walks twenty paces away from their house before lighting up. They still suck and everyone feels sorry for their children. A little story not related to parenting but related to tobacco: a ...