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Gwyneth Paltrow and GOOP are empowering women with psychic vampire repellent

Gwyneth Paltrow and the team at GOOP launched their artisanal, coffee table paywall today.  In the magazine we are treated to GP’s view on health, meaning nasty old doctors with board certifications should stop asking questions and women should just empower themselves with cleanses and detoxes. It doesn’t matter, you see, that science says these … Continue reading

Dr. Sims built a lab and experimented on enslaved women. Take down his statues.

There are three statues of Dr. James Marion Sims on public display in the United States. Dr. Sims is known to some as the father of modern American gynecology for reportedly developing the first successful and reproducible surgical technique for vesicovaginal fistulas and for opening the first public hospital for women dedicated to repairing inuries … Continue reading

The only thing feminist about GOOP and Gwyneth Paltrow is the desire to be the female version of Infowars and Alex Jones

Gwyneth Paltrow recently claimed her detractors don’t do their homework and are afraid of empowered woman. She stated: “The difficulty is that you’re suggesting that people have autonomy over their health and some people love that and some people are like, ‘fuck you, just write me a prescription.’” she says of “challenging medicine as it … Continue reading

A lotus birth is leaving a newborn attached to a decomposing placenta

Perhaps you have heard of the latest “natural” birthing trend called a “lotus birth”? This practice involves leaving the newborn attached to the placenta until the umbilical cord separates “naturally” or, to be blunt about it, rots off. Let’s get two sets of basic facts established before we continue: The placenta receives its oxygenated blood from … Continue reading

GOOP’s physician branded supplements warrant a closer look

A few months ago GOOP rolled out their line of physician approved supplements. The very best supplements curated by experts direct to you for only $90 for one month’s supply or if you sign up for a monthly delivery only $75 a month. The health claims that GOOP makes about these supplements were recently labelled deceptive … Continue reading

No the eclipse didn’t mess with your menstrual cycle

Marie Claire published a total bullsh*t article today on how the solar eclipse probably messed with your menstrual cycle. The doctors they reached out to did not feel they could offer an opinion. Undaunted Marie Claire asked some women who felt they had more PMS (personal experience is not science), an “integrative nutrition specialist,” and … Continue reading

Bikini crotch jewelry unlikely to cause major harm, may not be comfortable

Have you ever sat on a metal chain and thought to yourself, Gosh that feels great? Yeah, me neither. However, that didn’t stop someone from inventing jewelry called Beachtail to hang from a bikini in such a way that the labia minor and vestibule (the vaginal opening) will be rubbing up against a chain side … Continue reading

GOOP camouflages hormone hints among the hydrangeas

Despite all the GOOP-related press in the past few weeks I still keep to my general frequency of bi-weekly GOOP medical rounding so I can be up to date on their biologically implausible yet expensive health conversations. It seems that after they got all uncensored with me on July 13th there have been no new … Continue reading

Guys don’t tape your penis shut instead of using a condom

I admit the penis is not my professional wheelhouse but after someone sent me the horror that is Jiftip the Diktip I could not resist. After all Alex Jones has proven that men are equally vulnerable to snake oil and I do not want any guys trying this or any female partners getting pregnant because … Continue reading

Makeup sponges as menstrual products: a potentially deadly hack

  The site Lifehacker suggests that women could hack their periods by using make-up sponges vaginally as menstrual hygiene products. This could even give one “bloodless” period sex. This information comes from our learned expert, nameless “sources.”  (Takes three deep cleansing breaths). Make up sponges are most commonly made of polyester foam (polyurethane) although apparently … Continue reading

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