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There are so many of us who look at blood-drenched underwear and see nothing but hurt. Image: Thinkstock.
[CN: pregnancy, miscarriage] Plenty of period-positive activists point out that the beauty of menstrual blood is that it’s the only blood that doesn’t arise out of trauma. What we discuss less often is the ability of menstrual blood to induce trauma.
I always loved you. Even when you weren’t speaking to me. Even when you scratched my face out of a family picture. Even when you slammed the door and said, “You’re not my parent.” Even when we fought about school and grades. Even when you were a teenager and didn’t come home at night and Dad and I stayed up all night scared to death, wondering where you were.
The gynecologist said, “Congratulations!” He sent me home with some vitamin B pills, assuming that of COURSE I was going to carry this baby to term. My heart ached and I was devastated all over again — but I knew I could not support the life of a child.
Oh, Fox News. We can always count on you to say the most vile things possible.
The latest condom innovation is totally unfair to men.
Miscarriage is unfortunately common, but the topic is still largely taboo. Can Lindsay Lohan's public confession of her miscarriage open up the discussion for women everywhere? Is it OK to look to celebrity and reality T.V. as a source for social change?