14 March 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Vagina Meltdown is the name of my new rockband  
This is irrelevant for most of you, but if you'd like to read the most ridiculous conversation about radiation and iodine ever, and how it's directly related to how natural birth advocates are bullies, here are the links to the screen caps:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4





These will be our band t-shirts.
 
 
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[identity profile] ladyartemisa.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
the core meltdown in my vagina led to my csection. it was what started the cascade of interventions after the release of boron into the air.
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
I left the natural birth community because they were boron me to death.
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[identity profile] princessenoire.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
A+
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[identity profile] devaretha.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
*keels over*

From laughter or radiation? You be the judge.
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[identity profile] onlyariana.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
Thank you. I was reading your fb and couldn't figure out what was going on until I realized there were comments deleted. Sometimes I'm slow.

The thing is -- I know that rational disagreement is FINE with you. So if she has good info and wants to share it in a reasonable way you're cool with it. But if she wants to make unsubstantiated claims and run away when questioned...
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
I was genuinely interested in where she was getting her information, because none of the sites I would consider reputable had anything like that on them.
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[identity profile] jaclyn.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Ok so this is just downright entertaining!
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
It was amusing, all right!
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[identity profile] heatermcca.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT! YOUR VAGINA'S MELTING DOWN!

Also, the toaster god comment made me laugh out loud. I had to tamp it down pretty hard so that I wouldn't wake up Rose.
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[identity profile] heatermcca.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Also: see icon
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
You aren't mocking my toaster god, are you?
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[identity profile] heatermcca.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Pat Robertson says your toaster god is the reason that Siberia is so cold.
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[identity profile] inkbabies.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
I'm glad you screen capped this! *grin*

(and I had been wondering why you thought Peggy was nuts...now it all makes sense!)
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
This is just a teensy example. The AIDS denial stuff (She has actually said HIV and AIDS aren't related!), the instructing women to stop taking HIV meds during pregnancy/breastfeeding (when HIV meds actually do exactly what we want them to do, allow women to breastfeed while HIV+), the extreme level of extremes in all subject areas. She's a nutjob.
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[identity profile] juniper-rose.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
...how did you know her and how did she end up a fb friend???
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's not that Sublime Kitty (random chick who added me after some discussion on another FB page) who said that. That's Peggy O'Mara, editor of (now defuct) Mothering Magazine.
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[identity profile] juniper-rose.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
ooohhhhhh. bummer about mothering. both the fear based media and the lack of print magazine.

Also, my much smarter than me husband commented to me this morning about how no body knows how nuclear power works, and the media is being dumb for spreading such crap info. Also.... all the stores here are sold out of potassium iodine :( Surrounded by dumb.
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[identity profile] heatermcca.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
Not related? "Because magical fairies make it so!," I guess?

The sad thing is that this shit is getting around to HIV+ patients and so they stop taking their meds and shorten their lifespans by amounts that make you D: and all of this is before I even get to the anger of telling an HIV+ BFing mom to stop taking the meds. Because what the world needs and what those kids need, really *need*, is more HIV+ diagnoses!

Excuse me, I seem to have my rage on this A.M. "Science, bitches: it works."
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
What's really sad is the woman they interviewed for all those Mothering articles, who stopped taking her meds while pregnant and breastfeeding, passed HIV to her children and they have since all passed away. The most recent research says breastfeeding while HIV+ can be safe *if* you continue your meds.
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[identity profile] heatermcca.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Psh, research. Also, if that woman had just _fill in the blank_ she and her kids would be fine! Because it's always the patient's fault when they die, it's never because they have to deal with x thing, which the speaker is convinced doesn't exist or doesn't work that way.

...I want to hit the people who say this shit. So hard.
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[identity profile] inkbabies.livejournal.com on March 19th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking a lot of subscribers agreed.
It's sad to see it all go downhill though because seventeen years ago, Mothering was my one oasis when I was 18 and pregnant with my oldest.
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 19th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
It did always have good info in it, but that info was unfortunately mixed with the more fringe stuff that just serves to make the more naturally minded among us look crazy by association.
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[identity profile] evel-lin.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
Hahaha! I so needed that laugh :-)
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
I'll be here all week, twice on Thursdays. Try the veal.
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[identity profile] zeldazonk.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
I like how suddenly, her husband "has a background in this" too. Because that makes her qualified to talk about it.
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
I equate it with "my mom is a nurse," which always crops up to justify some non-evidence based claim or another someone is making in pregnancy/breastfeeding communities.
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[identity profile] babbleon1.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Radiation cookies: a nutjob in every batch!
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[identity profile] lynda.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
At least now I know my 2 c-sections were caused by Chernobyl.

What a pussy. No one was name calling or being irrational, just asked her for her sources. I guess if you're not willing to take the word of a no-name Kitty as gospel, you're not a worthy FB friend.
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[identity profile] raving-liberal.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
And saying "don't buy into hysteria" or "that sounds like paranoia" isn't name-calling, anyway. We were restating her claims and questioning them.
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[identity profile] speakfromwithin.livejournal.com on March 15th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Guess she can use all of that radiation leaking out into the air to help fry her "bigger fish".
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