Category Archives: Health

Great, now I can jab rusty nails in my feet!

When choosing between sex and death, conservative religious nuts will choose death every time — so long as it’s women and girls they’re killing. Bill Maher gets on my nerves for a lot of reasons — his blatant sexism, for … Continue reading

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From the Department of Pussy Mutilation

From Chicklet, who always sends me the most disturbing links: many doctors are questioning Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation™, one of the latest plastic-surgery gimmicks that have been created to fill a manufactured “need” for some bizarro standard of perfection. The “need” … Continue reading

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Protect the Children: Hide Your Dictionary

If there are children around, please shield their eyes. If you’re under the age of 18, or value your child-like innocence, or are an adult who thinks that there is a vast empty space below your belly-button and above your … Continue reading

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Because a Mother Who Has One Drink Must Be an Alcoholic

Good Lord. Ann at Feministing has a post about a Today show segment on mothers who get together for cocktails while their kids have playdates: Many of my girlfriends have joked that when they have kids, they’re going to instruct … Continue reading

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Well, how ’bout that. Texas’ governor, Rick “Goodhair” Perry, has bypassed the legislature and issued an executive order requiring all schoolgirls to receive the HPV vaccine. By employing an executive order, Perry sidestepped opposition in the Legislature from conservatives and … Continue reading

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Something tells me Pharmacists for Life won’t have a problem with this

Viagra may soon be available over the counter: Pfizer Inc. said yesterday that it was considering an over-the-counter form of its Viagra anti-impotence drug, which is competing with the longer-acting Cialis by Eli Lilly. It was the first time Pfizer … Continue reading

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The Om Conspiracy

From Liberal Debutante, a reminder that wingnuts exist the world over: some (surprise! Christian) parents in British Columbia are freaking at the efforts of some schools to fight childhood obestity there with yoga. Because? Well. Um. A school program to … Continue reading

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Since Jill’s Been Stepping On My Toes

She’s been going nuts today, stealing all my ideas for posts. Hmph. And I’m the fat girl around here. But she didn’t get to this one: FDA approves a new weight-loss drug. For dogs. WASHINGTON – Is your hound round? … Continue reading

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What Ilyka Said

Seriously. Lord knows I don’t care for Firedoglake, but making fun of Jane Hamsher’s breast cancer is just beyond the pale.

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The fear of fat is fucking up my commute

Well, this is interesting. Seems like at least once a week during my morning commute, the MTA stops or delays a train due to a sick passenger. And they never do tell you what the deal is, or how long, … Continue reading

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The pitfalls of one-size-fits-all measures

According to the National Institutes of Health, the man on the left in this photo is obese. I wouldn’t doubt the one on the right is, too. I don’t really have time to write an in-depth post on this today, … Continue reading

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Kansas AG’s harassment of an abortion provider fails again

Charges against George Tiller, brought by notorious anti-choice Attorney General Phil Kline (yes, the same guy who, as part of his anti-choice crusade, subpoenaed the private medical records of dozens of women and girls who had terminated their pregnancies), have … Continue reading

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