#thisismotherhood #breastfeeding #onehundred #whatev #nurtureandcuddles ✌️❤️
I want to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my love Verdell! You’re the best❤️. We love you & appreciate you so much. Thank you for being such an awesome person, partner & Father. I pray that we are blessed to celebrate many more birthdays together. I love you🎈🎉🎂 (@morpheus_skywalker)
Everyone’s Losing Their Shit About a Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs
A lot people on the internet are dumb. This we can take for granted. But dig a little deeper, and behind your standard pickup artist or generic troll you’ll find another, more considered, breed of moron. These people are not hastily brainstorming which tabloid journalist’s tired career to revive via an onslaught of illegible sexist drivel; instead they see themselves as campaigners for social justice. These internet vigilantes are intent on scrubbing the world clean of anything remotely offensive to absolutely anyone anywhere. They make cartoons like this. They are the human equivalent of a red correcting pen.
I’m pointing this out because of nail varnish, weirdly. More specifically, a nail varnish that some North Carolina college students are developing that will enable people to dip their fingers into drinks and find out if they’ve been suddenly transformed into a Rohypnol on the rocks. This is a pretty “whatever” idea as long as you’re cool with using your finger to mix your drink—which to be honest most of us are because it’s often halfway down our throats trying to bring up the eight shots of tequila we knew weren’t a good idea for a weeknight. Unfortunately, the invention has been hit with a barrage of fury from across the internet, and I’m not completely sure why.
This is not an unbelievably earth-shattering concept. Nobody has suggested installing microchips into immigrants that explode when their visas expire, or mandatory mood rings for people with bipolar disorder. Sure, there are a bunch of issues at play, particularly whether this product could potentially encourage the dangerous idea that a woman who isn’t wearing it is putting herself at risk. But a hyper-awareness of that kind of horribly sexist, victim-blaming mentality should not stop research into products that simply make you feel safer in a situation where you may otherwise have felt vulnerable or concerned.
Basically I think this idea is a) fine and b) nowhere near as problematic as the UK government’s rape awareness posters that featured a (unforgivable phrase alert) “scantily-clad” woman with mascara dripping down her face.
Picture Perfect Moment! ♥
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As a white woman I’m not going to say that I understand first hand the struggles black women go through in their breastfeeding journey. Because I can’t. It’s not my struggle or culture. But it’s a struggle that I think matters because I want to do anything I can to support other mothers and babies. One Facebook comment that particularly hit me was when a black woman said that she wasn’t receiving support in her family for breastfeeding because it was a “slave thing” to do. As a white woman, this is not a hurdle I ever had to jump with my family. I never had to overcome a stigma of breastfeeding being a “slave thing” or an income symbol. But black women do, and that shouldn’t be dismissed.