Yeah, from what I understand from Mom/Grandma, the only thing those belts and pins did was somehow whisk the pad away from your vagina so you'd just bleed all over your underwear and skirt anyway. Mom: "using Tampax in college was the best that ever happened to me." I got all kinds of handouts way back in the mid… » 3/03/15 9:25pm Tuesday 9:25pm

I must be really lucky. I only have a couple FB friends who regularly post anti-immigration and anti-welfare crap. I get to skip over that shit as fast as possible. Although, I do have one FB friend who regularly posts about being a great parent, which is laudable, but that's recently descended into "never ever feed… » 3/03/15 9:08pm Tuesday 9:08pm

Speaking for myself, I've run into problems with casual partners respecting sexual boundaries. My saying one type of sexual activity is off the table with a casual partner has led to some prospective partners pushing against that as much as possible. Yes, that should be understood with your "understands consent" and… » 2/28/15 9:31pm Saturday 9:31pm

They will not treat your daughter any better when you have a paternity test in hand. In fact, they will probably say you faked it somehow or that you tricked your SO into thinking you were white.

Nothing you do, short of bleaching your baby, will make them happy.

Because their issue isn't that the baby could not be…

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Huh, that sounds like a partial retread of Sharp Objects, although I don't think that involved false rape allegations. But violence against children, sociopathic women, and men mostly being their useless props? I guess she'll be telling many versions of this story in her future novels. » 2/25/15 4:04pm 2/25/15 4:04pm

Me too. I want a relationship very badly, and have been attracted to several people in the past, but it's not happening right now. It's never happened with any of the men I've tried to date, even though I've been doing that for years. I think I'm not attracted to enough men that the odds will take care of themselves. » 2/24/15 3:48pm 2/24/15 3:48pm

When my niece and nephew were young my sister and brother-in-law designated my parents as guardians, mainly because they lived in the same place, were in their mid-60s at that point, and, well, there were 2 of them. I was the next backup, only because I'm single and lived farther away. It's mostly a non-factor now… » 2/23/15 9:08pm 2/23/15 9:08pm

Another one who doesn't like regular Coke because it hurts my teeth. And sometimes I like ordering salads - and fast food salads are not a way to cut calories if I were looking to do that. It's because I occasionally like a salad with a chunk of bread on the side. » 2/23/15 2:13pm 2/23/15 2:13pm