Haute Couture alphabet: Elie Saab s/s 2014
I had a patient in the clinic who really did not want an abortion but who had no resources to cover the costs of prenatal care or childbirth. She was single and without insurance coverage but made just enough money to be ineligible for state assistance. She already had outstanding bills at the hospital and with the local ob-gyn practice. No doctor would see her without payment up front.
We were willing to do the abortion for a reduced rate or for free if necessary. But she really didn’t want an abortion. Once I understood her situation, I went to the phone and called the local ‘crisis pregnancy center.’
"Hello, this is Dr. Wicklund."
Dead silence. I might as well have said I was Satan.
"Hello?" I said again. "This is Dr. Wicklund."
"Hello," very tentatively, followed by another long silence.
"I need help with a patient," I said. She came to me for an abortion, but really doesn’t want one. What she really needs is someone to do her prenatal care and birth for free."
"What do you expect us to do?"
I let that hang for a minute.
This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund
Crisis Pregnancy Centers often disguise themselves as medical facilities, with advertisements offering “help” with an unplanned pregnancy. Their main goal is to keep the pregnant person from having an abortion at all costs. Usually, all they’ll give you is a free pregnancy test, some baby clothes, and maybe a box of diapers.
The patient referred to in the quote was given free prenatal care and did not have to pay the financial cost of childbirth by a local anti-choice doctor. She would often stop by Dr. Wicklund’s office to let her know how she was doing:
"He (the doctor) always moans and groans about being tricked into [doing this]," she says. "Then he goes off on these tirades against abortion."
"This Common Secret" is such a phenomenal book. And yeah, crisis pregnancy centers are generally evil, so there’s that.
"What do you expect us to do?"
Choose life, obviously. Sacrifice for your beliefs. “Crisis pregnancy centers” are willing to use deceit, intimidation, and violence to prevent a pregnancy, but apparently they draw the line at giving to prevent one.
Lammily loves animals so much. She really cares about animal rights. That’s why she forces her golden retriever to have a vegan diet. What’s a carnivore?
Lammily thought that hobo-themed wedding was just PRECIOUS, and all that rustic detail? LOOOOOOVE IT
Lammily takes her Chinese friend to a sushi restaurant and asks if this is how they eat in their homeland
lammily uses her chopsticks to stab food
This was actually said by a prominent member of the Men’s rights community on Reddit who then proceeded to get 24(!) upvotes:
Wearing a skirt has consequences. If we use state violence to protect women from the consequences of her choice to wear a skirt, we remove her agency. This man didn’t assault her, didn’t touch her… all he did was take a picture of what her choice in clothing exposed to the public.
How is that criminal to the point of deserving of state violence upon him?
This is saying that protecting women from the consequences of their choices in clothing is more important than men’s freedom.
Now that’s what I call a real men’s rights issue. Could you expect anything less from a hate group?
Screencap (and more info) over at the always excellent Man Boobz.
Lammily didn’t use her safety goggles. Now she doesn’t need them, because she doesn’t get to participate in science labs at all anymore, because her school doesn’t make provisions for disabled students. Because accounting for people with disabilities is unrealistic.
I love how we all just made Lammily absolutely INSUFFERABLE and somehow made her into a better character than her creator go us
Lammily’s weekly inspiration comes from reading Zen Pencils.
Lammily collects precious moments figurines unironically
Lammily buys season passes to the Precious Moments cathedral