The argument isn't that it shouldn't be reported or that she wasn't wrong or that she doesn't need help. I'm not sure where you're getting that. The issue isn't that "there's something wrong with her" it's the "and I hate it." » 10/22/14 12:56am Yesterday 12:56am

I hate my period. I hate it so much. Well, for the first few days, when it's really heavy and crampy and (TMI ALERT) clumpy. I just never feel comfortable during that time. My skin is more oily, I'm sweatier, I'm bloated so all my clothes are uncomfortable. I have to thnk about what underwear I'm wearing. Such an… » 10/17/14 1:19am 10/17/14 1:19am

As a cis-woman currently at a women's college, I don't find that the continued enrollment of trans men negatively affects the community in practice. In general, transmen who begin or complete their transition while at a women's college have not been men for long enough to acquire the same level of privilege as cismen,… » 10/16/14 6:31pm 10/16/14 6:31pm

When I took Ritalin, I took a short-acting one so it was always a "take it when you need it" type of thing. So there were lots of breaks. BUT I also kind of hated it, so now I'm on Vyvanse which is INCREDIBLE and I barely feel it except I can focus much better so I don't generally take breaks from it, although I'm… » 10/16/14 12:39am 10/16/14 12:39am

My go-to's are always books, art supplies, and/or puzzles, but I guess that does leave stuff lying around possibly. But who could mind books lying around?! With art supplies or puzzles, I always also get a carrier or holder for them as well to minimize mess. These are "things" but in order for them to be used you have… » 10/15/14 11:02am 10/15/14 11:02am

I really wish your friend hadn't told you that. I'm sure she meant well, but still. I also wish he hadn't said it. But you don't know what the context of that comment was. Not that it's acceptable at all, but still. It's an unguarded moment with a friend during a conversation that could have been about anything. So… » 10/09/14 2:39am 10/09/14 2:39am

OKAY. Severe cramp haver here, including back cramps (which are the worst and so scary because I always think it's my kidneys shutting down. Every month). I even get them down into my thighs. Anyway, the most important thing is to take ibuprofen right away!! I cannot stress this enough. Also, do not let the cycle of… » 10/09/14 1:19am 10/09/14 1:19am

Well, since he claimed to like giving oral, I would say there's something going on and you should address it with him. Just ask him straight up what gives, let him know how it's making you feel, and tell him you want both of you to have the best sex lives possible so communication about this is really important. » 10/06/14 10:57pm 10/06/14 10:57pm

I don't get the child labor thing at all. I mean, technically they work at the restaurant but they're much more frequently being shown just hanging out there as opposed to actually working. What I gather from the setup is that they do some chores in the restaurant just as most of us do some household chores as kids.… » 10/03/14 2:45pm 10/03/14 2:45pm

I'm so, so wary of saying "that's a bad tattoo" because at this point, it's permanent you know? It's like saying "that's a bad nose" after someone has plastic surgery. I feel like we shouldn't be judging what people choose to put on their bodies, particularly women, and the vast majority of people are not qualified to… » 10/03/14 2:01pm 10/03/14 2:01pm

This comment is so perfect and nuanced. I think, for me, the bottom line is this sperm bank fucked up HARD, no matter what the "problem" was the provided sperm was. As you say, the choice of whose sperm to use is a HUGE decision. You make it for so many reasons, you know, just like you choose a partner to have… » 10/03/14 1:57pm 10/03/14 1:57pm

Uhhh. What? The ebola virus is only contagious once someone starts showing symptoms and cannot be spread through the air, just bodily contact. So, as long as people are responsible and go to the hospital as soon as they have symptoms and don't touch anyone once they show symptoms then they are actually being very… » 9/30/14 11:20pm 9/30/14 11:20pm