Abortion & menstruation
This week, I received a bit of career advice from a woman who is quite literally a rock star in the mom-blog world: The Feminist Breeder. She hipped me to the fact that there are two subjects that can cause her blog traffic to shoot through the roof, and since it’s been a slow week around here at Radical HQ, I thought I’d throw them in a post together, complete with mystery photos from Google Images.
I’ve never had one, a fact that seems to confuse more than a few of the trolls who have crawled my way over the years. I’ve been careful, yes, but I’ve also been extremely lucky. My opinion on the matter has not changed since I became a mother to my two beloved children–quite the opposite, actually. As Dolly Parton once told Ricky Gervais, if you want to see the pretty rainbows, you need to prepared for a hell of a lot of rain. Just as one wouldn’t move to Seattle without an umbrella or twelve, neither should one enter parenthood without emotional, physical, and financial preparation. There are things in life that can turn out okay if you wing it, like punk rock, making a stir-fry, and writing a book, but raising a kid ain’t one of ‘em.
The only thing worse than menstruating is NOT menstruating (see #1), unless you’ve planned your parenthood, in which case not menstruating is a joyous thing indeed. Isn’t that picture bizarre? I think so. I’m a little bit bothered by it. I feel a cramp in my lower back and a deep need for chocolate…..
Web traffic, I eagerly await you. First, I’m running to Walgreens for Kit Kats and some Pamprin.