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Body Talk

Body Talk

Your body, your choice? A place to debate and discuss the complexities and controversies surrounding women's' health issues, reproductive rights, and bodily autonomy.

  • Teela Hudak
    Published 6 months ago
    What is Menstruation?

    What is Menstruation?

    Menstruation, commonly referred to as a period, is a part of the fertility process for vulvas. Once a cycle, the lining of the uterus prepares the possibility of pregnancy by filling the lining with thick and rich blood vessels. This rich lining provides support to a fertilized egg to begin growing into a fetus.
  • Jeanine Williams
    Published 7 months ago
    ...are you saying we stink

    ...are you saying we stink

    Yep. Women stink…so do some flowers if you’re feeling offended. If you don’t believe it, just turn on your TV or walk down the aisles in the hygiene department. Everybody is telling us they can make us fresher. There are pads, wipes, sprays, depositories, creams, powders, douches, salts, etc. …to help us stay “that just got out of the shower and air hasn’t touched me yet” fresh. During that “time of the month”, there are extra strength products and an array of other pu’se deodorants. Women go broke on the basic products and we haven’t even made it to the high chic perfume counters guaranteed to make you the most desirable yet. Still, it won’t matter, because as soon as we get somewhere, you know the drill, head to the restroom to go “freshen” up. Let’s face it; the funk of a woman is big money.
  • Sara Bevins
    Published 7 months ago
    Boob Job, Oh Yeah!

    Boob Job, Oh Yeah!

    Being a mother of three, that also breastfed, I didn’t really like my breast. More like I wasn’t comfortable with the size of my breast. They was to little for me. I always talked to my husband about getting a “boob job”, he would just laugh and tell me my body is perfect the way it is, but I didn’t feel that way.
  • Mabel Holes
    Published 7 months ago
    Thoughts on Hysteria

    Thoughts on Hysteria

    Do you have a uterus? Do you sometimes feel anxious, experience sexual desire, or ‘cause trouble for others’? Well, then, you may just be suffering from Wandering Womb Syndrome! Yes, that’s right, it’s totally possible that your womb has taken a mind of it’s own and started to wander freely around your body, causing all kinds of mischief…
  • Madeline Keys
    Published 7 months ago
    Society Makes Female Body Types a Fashion Statement

    Society Makes Female Body Types a Fashion Statement

    The "ideal" female body is constantly changing, motivating women to try and conform to each new era's accepted body type. Looking back over American history and the women that history glorified, it's clear to see the body type that was in style during that time period. Sadly, the majority of these body types are unattainable for most people. Society picks and chooses certain female body parts that get to become a fad that is here one day and gone the next.
  • K.B Roscoe
    Published about a year ago
    Reduction or Bust

    Reduction or Bust

    Since I can remember my body has gotten me a lot of attention. Mostly negative based on the way I feel after receiving people's opinions or advances.
  • VT
    Published about a year ago
    Fourth Trimester

    Fourth Trimester

    First things first, there is a Fourth Trimester. Whenever I first heard this, I honestly thought I heard wrong. ‘Tri- … Three, people! Duh’
  • Aurea Gonzalez
    Published about a year ago
    Petite Curve Matters, Pt. 2

    Petite Curve Matters, Pt. 2

    "I'm not a model." You don't have to be. "I have never done this before." That's perfectly okay, there's a first for everything. We are all here to help guide you.
  • Katheryn Compton
    Published about a year ago
    Summer Ready—Or Not?

    Summer Ready—Or Not?

    Hey everyone—it is officially summer time! If you are anything like me, you are sadly unprepared for the summer time when it comes to going to the beach or the pool. I live about three miles from the beach and I still do not even have my beach body ready, if I am completely honest. The winter completely wrecked me with my health as far as being able to work out. I know it is no excuse, but it was to the point where I could hardly do much without a ton of pain. Thank goodness—now that it is summer time—I am feeling much better and almost completely pain free!