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by sophyturtle
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496911

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Also, different people react differently. I know with my doctors we have been almost desperate looking for drug treatments that will work, so we have tried many things including things off label.
by sophyturtle
Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I have not had a partner be able to identify the string, but then I have also had vaginal sex with a sea sponge tampon in and no one was the wiser.

My Vagina: Sure, there is room for that?
by sophyturtle
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

*cough cough coper IUD cough*

Of course, I might be forgetting something about your situation. I just love mine to pieces.
by sophyturtle
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice
Replies: 56
Views: 6560

Re: Wisconsin: Kloppenburg unseats Conservative Justice

I know that some liberal groups raised money and organized phone banks for Kloppenburg. Why, I received 4 emails asking me to join in the fun (I live in MA). I think it had an effect, since they claim to have made over 90,000 calls. I will be interested to see how this all works out. Swinging the co...
by sophyturtle
Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496911

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

*hug*
by sophyturtle
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

heart rate can be a tricky thing. I was always very active but my heart rate can easily get over 200 bpm with only moderate activity. I had a stress ecocardiogram once. The tech checked with the doctor when I hit 200, and the doctor wanted to see how high I would go. I got up to about 215 before I s...
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lady News!
Replies: 300
Views: 35686

Re: Lady News!

I am trying to make it easier to understand, since they seem unable to understand verbal abuse a violence.
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lady News!
Replies: 300
Views: 35686

Re: Lady News!

Cat calling is on a spectrum that includes being groped by strangers. It falls under the heading of "in society it is okay to do things to women that they don't want cause you want to". It seems like you are standing up for the right of cat callers, because it is on the softer end of the s...
by sophyturtle
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I also wanted to say things along these lines but had 'work brain' which means it was mostly mush.

Unrelated: I like your new avatar Sungura
by sophyturtle
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

*hug* I hope this medical stuff stops being a jerk soon.

re: ballet
I only did point for a few years (5 maybe) and most of my classes were not point at all (maybe one a week).

Also, I am glad people like that idea. The actually being anything idea. We should work on that.
by sophyturtle
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I was the first female on my high school wrestling team and I danced ballet for 18 years. I loved Barbie dolls and dresses and bows and arrows and chasing the boys I liked and fighting. I did things I liked, and still do, which is why I am looking at a grad program in Psych (but in a hard science wa...
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Unwanted Children and Birth Control
Replies: 26
Views: 4156

Re: Unwanted Children and Birth Control

yeah, there is a big difference between being an "accident" and a "mistake". Luckily, I don't think I have heard anyone use the later around their offspring, but the former pretty often.
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

re:Moom tidiness

I set out a towel and do everything over it. The honey like consistency can be messy, so I also make sure I have warm water right there to help myself tidy as I go.
Also, small amounts of moom to do small patches at a time.
by sophyturtle
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496911

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Oh, Well I think most of us are kinda shiny so that should help. Like me, I am queer/bisexual. I have really only dated guys, but that has more to do with me wanting women who don't want me and vice verse. In terms of a physical sexual relationship I have had a bit more luck, but not the boat loads ...
by sophyturtle
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9381143

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Mandom like the morgue

I know it is snowing, but I would still rather be ripping the invasive vines out of the back of my lover's property than sitting in my office.
by sophyturtle
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496911

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

That link is intense.
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

LaserGuy wrote:Given that the fetus is exiting the mother's body by the same method, at the same time, alive or dead, the bodily autonomy of the mother is an irrelevant consideration.
I disagree. The woman should absolutely still get to decide which procedure she undergoes.
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

I managed to walk home. *shrug*
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

FireZs wrote:Sure, it's not exactly the same. But the end result is the same.
This is where we disagree.
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

As a thing, women still die from childbirth. Even here in the US of A women die from childbirth. it is certainly a problem
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Can I just say how great you look?
You look great.
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

Well, under my plan she delivers right away without carrying the baby to term. Baby dies right after birth, same result as an abortion. It is not actually the same. If she had an abortion, the fetus would not have known pain. As it was, the fetus was born and spent 15 minutes struggling to breath a...
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

WHAT! no! I am never okay with denying abortion. Ever. Ok. Well then my scenario isn't exactly "that never happens," then, is it? And the scenario I've presented becomes very relevant, because of that one "Ever." Oh, I'm sorry. You asked for my moral stance, and I gave it. I did...
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

WHAT! no! I am never okay with denying abortion. Ever. if a woman is 9 months pregnant with a healthy pregnancy and she decides she would rather go through all the BS to have an abortion instead of carry the fetus the rest of the way and deliver I think she should absolutely be able to safely abort....
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

I did not say it never happens. I said when it would, it is because of health risks to the mother or the fetus or both. That is why I care that it is illegal, because it is medically necessary to relieve pain and protect health but people are so concerned with controlling abortion they outlaw things...
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

Why is it not ok for the woman to kill a premature baby right after it's born, but ok for her to kill it right before it comes out? This is ridiculous. Can we please agree to stop pushing this line of questioning? First, if someone is thinking about abortion around the time they might try to delive...
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

greengiant wrote:I'm not sure what you're implying here. If the list is just supposed to explain why someone might choose to have an abortion, fair enough.
Basically this. These are all reasons someone might choose abortion.
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

Taking your scenario, only with a mother who had the kid and put him up for adoption, would it be permissible for the mother to at a later time have the child killed, for the exact reasons you listed? If you don't feel that this is permissible, then you admit that abortion is more than just a matte...
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

You seem to not understand the gigantic difference between an embryo and a child.

Now, if you really think those two things deserve the same protections, then you highly undervalue actual people.
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

It seems silly, all this talk of fetuses when for the most part we abort embryos. I suppose that does not matter much in this. It is a personal decision to become a parent and start a family. People have all sorts of personal reasons for this. In the same vein, people have all sorts of personal reas...
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496911

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

*hugs*
by sophyturtle
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1496911

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

For getting rid of leg hair I really stand behind moom . It actually does keep the hair gone longer and it is thinner when it grows back. Plus better for the environment in that I don't throw anything out, but recycle a glass jar from time to time. (Also, totally edible. Had to stop one of my roomma...
by sophyturtle
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Abortion and Women's Rights
Replies: 479
Views: 42383

Re: Abortion and Women's Rights

Any cut off you come up with will not be satisfactory, because it is imposing things on someone else. Some people do not have regular periods, and would not know in the first 2 months. Other actually have something like a period for months into their pregnancy (I will provide anecdotal evidence if w...
by sophyturtle
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Indeed! It looks stunning!
by sophyturtle
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: End of the World: Adam and Eve Scenario
Replies: 343
Views: 24835

Re: End of the World: Adam and Eve Scenario

Especially when you consider that people who have been raped have an increased likelihood of committing suicide.
by sophyturtle
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 616800

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Anyone interested in politics? The next few months will provide some great organizing opportunities as we work together to help create jobs, reach out to small businesses, and protect our progress on health reform. In order to be successful, we need to make sure we're all on the same page. That's wh...
by sophyturtle
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: International Women's Day (Centenary Woo!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: International Women's Day (Centenary Woo!)

I started out my day by doing these things. The web site makes it wicked easy to lend your voice to some good causes.
by sophyturtle
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536249

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I also have the copper IUD, but have not found my cycles to be more regular. It is hard to say though, because I spent about 10 years on the pill. I guess I am regular enough. I do sometimes have kinda epic periods (where I empty my full menstrual cup once an hour for about 8 hours, and that is just...

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