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My First Diva Cup Just Brought Me Closer to My Period
As a genderfluid individual, who often ignores their female body, I never thought I’d form a relationship with my period. But there I was, at 26 years old, reaching my fingers deep inside to pull out the bloody diva cup- and surprisingly, I felt relief.
4 More Feminist Horror Movies that Will Make you Reflect
I’ve always been fascinated by the macabre and the unseen forces of the paranormal, starting out with Goosebumps books and the Canadian classic T.V. show, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’.
Slim Girls Can Be Curvy Too
Larger, rounder women who wish to celebrate their beauty and attractiveness, often describe themselves as ‘curvy.’ Their admirers describe them as curvy. And even people who actively dislike larger figures may describe them as curvy, so as not to appear impolite.
Blame The Government, Sweetie.
I had a conversation with my best friend today while we were in the gym. She brought up the fact of how different she was treated by her family at a family function because she had lost a significant amount of weight since the last time they had seen her. She said that for the first time ever, they had invited her to take shots with them and actually conversed with her on a deeper level. She also joked about how if they saw her now, even smaller than she was before, they would be serving her drinks and food. The common theme of her visits with her family during holidays were always uncomfortable for her because she was often ignored. She realized this past Christmas that the reason she wasn't spoken to was because of her heavier weight. I got to thinking, now why is that? Why would the people who are supposed to love you no matter what, treat you less as a larger person than they would if you were smaller? She inspired more questions that I had. Why is it that even strangers treat us differently? Sometimes without even noticing.
The Crochet Chair
An old chair sits quietly alone separated from anything that seems familiar in a darkened attic room put away for safekeeping, or perhaps just forgotten. The golden fabric left dull with a light coating of dust and a faint scent of musty wood, nestled in a corner pushed against the slanted walls of the roof line even though the bare plywood was in harsh contrast to the polished wooden accents this chair became lost. The raised floral patterns worn to smoothness as this chair found purpose and great use once in its lifetime. A bit scuffed, tattered and worn but obviously having some importance to be stored away for such a long amount of time.
My Dad: The Feminist
This is the story of how my dad became a feminist. Let's start with that all important caveat shall we? Just to be clear – I’m not talking about a born-again, protest-chanting, preaching-from-the-roof-tops feminist. Not even the type of feminist that is really comfortable calling himself that word.
On My Complicated Relationship with the Word “Okay”
Let me start with what I saw. The expanses above me were an aged off-white with the wildest, strangest assortment of clouds you can think of. Texture. Icy tile held accountable by gravity unyieldingly pressed itself to the back of my head, my shoulder blades, me, as I look up into the restless sea of plaster directly above me. A finite sky of drywall. The floor vent to my left puffs its wispy breaths, the plumbing pipes swishing fluid below me and above me and all around the tiny bathroom in which I laid. I didn’t feel; I saw.
The Great American Tampon Shortage
So far this year, Americans have experienced shortages in baby formula, camp counselors, child care workers, lifeguards, and swim lesson teachers. It’s not a stretch to say, it’s been a rough year for parents. Add in record-high gas prices, and this summer does not look to be a fun one.
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To Bra or Not To Bra
Women as a collective have come a long way since the early 1900s. However, there are still many challenges that we may face in the day to day of our lives. While it is claimed that we have equal rights with men, there are still those who will treat us differently and who have different expectations from our gender.
This Is What Zero Tolerance For Abuse Looks Like
Honestly, it really wasn't a big deal. I knew it at the time, but I still didn't like it. My parents had gone off on a weekend trip. They'd had an argument in the motel room about something minor. Dad rapped Mom lightly on the thigh.
3 big changes demanded by feminism
During the last few years the whole world has been hearing about feminism and women empowerment. Social media and mass media express the accelerated changes that women are experiencing for the benefit of their personal evolution and the evolution of the whole society, especially in the West. In the face of so much information, it is good to remember what feminism and women's empowerment are.
These are the things you do when you're 50
You know what? For women, the first part of aging is the breast, especially after lactation, because the breast tissue will have some atrophy, and the skin is more, so that the breast will have different degrees of ptosis, health channel Xiaobian today to teach you how to maintain the health of the breast and stand. It's easy. Remember these 8 tips.
LABIAPLASTY: WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
You are battling with a confidential issue. You could do without to discuss it with your primary care physician, however you feel like you are confounded. You want to take care of the folds of skin that are draping down from your vagina. They are alluded to as the Labiaplasty in Dubai. There is no "correct" way for a vagina to look, particularly subsequent to going through something like labor. Age influences the manner in which the labia looks too. In the event that you are discontent with an excessively huge or lopsided labia, you might be a decent contender for labiaplasty
Come on girl, it's just fun
-- 1989 graffiti on the University of Western Ontario campus after Mark Leppina killed 14 women in Montreal The Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood once asked a male friend why men felt threatened by women. He replied, "They are afraid of being laughed at by women." Atwood then asked a group of women why they felt threatened by men. They replied, "We are afraid of being killed."
Girl, why don't you keep your chin up and fight
In college, we can often see female college students dressed in fashion and gorgeous, they are very beautiful and attractive; I also often see a lot of girls go karaoke, shopping, crazy play; More often than not, I see couples gathering together to talk and laugh. These beautiful scenes are enviable, but I don't want them to happen to me, especially since I'm a girl. Why emphasize this point? Because I see more struggling guys in study hall or the library.
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3 Things That Made Me Feel Grateful This Week A seamless journey to Florida After our last holiday back in November, I was honestly so grateful that this journey went smoothly. I didn’t want the boys first long haul journey to be any more painful than it had to be.
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