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Activists Mailing Photos Of Used Tampons To Georgia Politician

Of all the anti-abortion legislative f***ery to happen recently, one of the saddest stories is out of Georgia. As I blogged in Today’s Lady News on Wednesday, GA State Representative Bobby Franklin has introduced a bill that would would classify abortion as “prenatal murder” in order to criminalize it, which would thus require miscarriages to be investigated by the state. They’re pre-born citizens, don’t you know? Obviously this is incredibly sensitive to grieving mothers and father who just lost a much-wanted pregnancy.

But for such a wonderful idea, it will be a difficult undertaking: what about all the potential babies — the unfertilized eggs — women lose each month with their citizenry depletion menstruation? Who will investigate those prenatal murders? Luckily some feminist activists have a great idea on how to help. Keep reading »

Men Also Feel The Emotional Pain Of A Miscarriage

New research has dispelled the assumption that men don’t bond with an unborn child as much as women do and, therefore, don’t feel as depressed after a miscarriage. According to a study conducted in Hong Kong, men feel the same emotional pain as women, but are able to heal faster. Researchers followed 83 couples for one year after a miscarriage and found that 40 percent of the men suffered significant psychological distress immediately after the loss of their unborn child, but after a year, only five percent felt the same distress. Fifty-two percent of women, on the other hand, suffered significant psychological distress immediately after the miscarriage, and eight percent reported distress after a year. Men who had helped plan the pregnancy were more likely to experience high levels of depression after the miscarriage. So researchers conclude that the psychological impact of miscarriages is “less intense and enduring” for men, but since both sexes are distressed after the loss of pregnancy, help for the couple should be offered soon after the pregnancy loss. Are these findings surprising to you? Do you think a study of 83 couples is enough research to accurately come to these conclusions? [Reuters] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Celine Dion Might Have Had A Miscarriage

  • Celine Dion is reportedly no longer pregnant with an embryo that was frozen for eight years, according to In Touch magazine. [Starpulse]
  • Jon Gosselin says he will spend Christmas with Kate and their eight children. [Us Weekly] — Well, that’s a step in the right direction to becoming a more accessible father.

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Quickies!: Pink Isn’t Bisexual, Damn It!

  • Pink denies she told a tabloid she was “not embarrassed about being bisexual.” She twittered: “I just read that I’m bisexual. So 1991. Good thing people write articles about me so I can get my facts [straight].” [Pop Eater]
  • White Stripes drummer Meg White will marry Jackson Smith, son of Patti Smith, on May 22. Trent Reznor is marrying Mariqueen Maandig of the band West Indian Girl. [Pitchfork]
  • Denise Richards completely mangled “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at a recent Chicago Cubs game. [Asylum]
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    Mind Of Man: Five Things About Pregnancy That Will Eff You Up

    You’ve heard about the mood swings, cravings, mania, and general awfulness your wife will be “blessed” with throughout her nine-month journey to motherhood. Here are five things your parent-friends will never tell you about pregnancy, probably because they’d just assume forget about them altogether:

    Miscarriage. It seems to be almost inevitable. We’re not sure of the statistics, but an unscientific survey we did of three friends showed that every woman in the world will have at least one miscarriage. As a guy, you’d think that your rub-some-dirt-on-it-and-get-back-in-the-game attitude that you learned from your high school football coach (who was banging one of your classmates by the way) would be helpful. It’s not. Let her sister/mom/friends console her because you suck at it. Meanwhile, you’ll have some extra time to create a new, winning game plan. Keep reading »

    Ivy League Student Induces Miscarriages In The Name Of Art!

    Check this story out. Aliza Shvarts is a senior at Yale, majoring in Art. For her senior art project she has been documenting “a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself ‘as often as possible’ while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.” Yeah. Let me just say that while I love art, I don’t really get this kind of modern, political, conceptual stuff, but Shvarts says, “I believe strongly that art should be a medium for politics and ideologies, not just a commodity. I think that I’m creating a project that lives up to the standard of what art is supposed to be.” Now, I think it goes without saying that if you’re Anti-Choice, you’re gonna find her art project pretty darn offensive, but what if you’re Pro-Choice? Keep reading »

    Delicious $3 Abortion Makes You Fat

    Earlier this week, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported that two cups of coffee a day prevents pregnancy and doubles the risk of miscarriages for pregnant women thereby making it one of the cheapest and tastiest alternative to Roe vs. Wade. But like a pharmaceutical commercial where you’re promised a cure that also happens to make your butt leak, just a few days later another medical report was published claiming that coffee will make you fat. That’s right, those cappa-frappa-mocha-mmm’s can contain 1/3 of your daily caloric allowance. So what is a girl to do: let a baby or coffee wake you up? [Reuters, Guardian U.K., and MSNBC]

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    Star Couplings: Heidi Still Blind To Spencer’s Antics

  • At the Cloverfield movie premiere earlier this week, Spencer Pratt left girlfriend Heidi Montag’s side as she was posing for photos, so that he could ask another girl for her number. She turned him down, but Heidi was still completely clueless. Maybe when she got her lips done, they snuck a lil’ collagen in her brain cavity… [Page Six]
  • Some sad news: British singing star Lily Allen, who announced her pregnancy late last year, has suffered a miscarriage. [Perez Hilton]
  • The Associated Press has already written Britney Spears’ obituary in advance of her death. If something happens to her, AP, we blame you and your filthy curse! [DListed]
  • In other Britney news, we can report with loads of relief that Britney is not pregnant. How do we know? Because the paparazzi actually photographed her wearing a freshly period-stained pair of underwear. We’re not sure what disturbs us more — that Britney is apparently too out of it to change her dang tampon, that the paparazzi actually photographed a close-up shot, or that we are actually reporting this like it is real news. We just can’t help it. FYI, this link is majorly NSFW! [X17]
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