Hey Jezebel — Virginity Is a Social Construct

love this one , thought ~ provoking

The Belle Jar

Jezebel published a piece today with the title “Nearly 1% Of Women Claim They Were Virgins When They Gave Birth,” and, because this is Jezebel we’re talking about here, they used this as an opportunity to shame and belittle the women who say that they became pregnant while still virgins. And just so we all understand what author Erin Gloria Ryan means by virgins, she writes that they are women who,

“… were unpenetrated by the peen of a man when they became pregnant.”

She further explains,

“This doesn’t include women who became pregnant via in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination; these are women who gave birth the old fashioned way and were like *shrug! SERIOUSLY GUYS I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED!”

Then (incorrectly) asserts,

“Getting pregnant without sex is virtually scientifically impossible, yet dozens of women in the study (who were teens when the…

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Last Hours of 2013 ~ Random Musings

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Last Hours of 2013 ~ Random Musings

After 2 incredible abusive husbands over 23 years
Being beaten up & down and lucky to still be alive
I’m still grateful for my beautiful daughter
My sweet toy doxie Bubb…for each day I now have
two kind therapists , a compassionate lady doctor
Thinking that 2014 will be a time for a loving
and kind and way pastime adventure of being
good to myself and seeking out the things that
make me happy and healthy and alive with
the opportunities that I am now so open to.
In this past year I am so grateful for amazing women
who have come into my life and made me feel better
and stronger and help me to realize I matter.
In spite of the way people I thought loved me have
treated me, shunned me, intentionally hurt me , and treated me
less than ….well I can now say fuck them I am
ok with out your love & support I am still standing
when most would not still be alive
~ha le lu jah