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GOOP’s misogynistic, mansplaining hit job

GOOP and Gwyneth Paltrow have a case of GOOPitis, which according to Dr. Steve Gundry is due to my potty mouthed facts. Or tomato skins. Or something. I find it all very disjointed, inadequately researched, bloated, and mansplainy. I first saw this GOOP letter thing on the train back from a wonderful day in Manchester … Continue reading

Mother of 3, parent of 2. Reflections on the saddest sorority.

Today is my eldest son’s birthday. It is also the anniversary of his death. It is a complicated story. I had triplets and then my membranes broke at 22 1/2 weeks. My first son’s death was foretold before his first breath. A real life fairy tale curse. I knew I had no magic to break … Continue reading

Don’t Glitter Bomb Your Vagina

Lots of people love glitter and while cosmetic grade glitter seems safe enough for a variety of makeup applications some enterprising person who goes by Madam.Butterflie on Instagram is packaging it up as vaginal “Passion Dust”. Because it is 2017 and this is where we are. Why would a woman want to do this you ask? … Continue reading

New study shows safety of Internet telemedicine for medical abortion in Ireland

Many women live in areas where abortion is not available. Women on Web (WoW) is a non-profit organization that provides online telemedicine for medical abortion up to 10 weeks of gestation. It works like this. Women fill out a form, it is reviewed by a doctor, and if they meet the guidelines the misoprostol and … Continue reading

GOOP and Tracy Anderson promote anorexia lite for fast weight loss

Summer is here so GOOP is jumping onto the “fast weight loss” fallacy quicker than a jade egg can fall out of a vagina. Their “expert” is Tracy Anderson who shockingly has a new line of granola bars to plug! She is apparently a fitness guru to the stars, but I have never really given … Continue reading

The Senate’s health care bill brings back skinny plans. This should worry you. Here’s why.

The Senate’s version of the health care bill is best summed up as a return of skinny plans. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) required certain essential services be covered, but before the ACA plans could basically pick and choose what they covered. Often this was very obvious as in we-don’t-cover-prescription-drugs, but sometimes what wasn’t covered … Continue reading

Vaginal ozone therapy is dangerous. Just don’t do it.

My day often starts with one of my awesome Twitter followers sending me a link to an “unusual” vaginal therapy. This morning it was a doozy.  Yes, vaginal ozone therapy. I can’t respond to every one, but this is so unethical and has such potential for harm I felt compelled to respond. First I had … Continue reading

An update on the GOOP infection post

Dear Readers, A representative of Dr. Myers’ claims she never said that magnesium is a therapy for infection and since my sources at the event missed her talk I feel I must take the word of her representative for it. I understand the talk was videoed and if it ever appears then obviously we can … Continue reading

How the Texas law banning dilation and evacuation will kill and maim women

Sometimes a pregnancy half fails. The membranes rupture before viability and an infection sets up shop in the uterus. Medically the pregnancy has to end, whether the fetus is still alive or not does not matter. If an infected uterus is left unevacuated the bacteria will eventually spread to the blood stream and it will … Continue reading

Gwyneth Paltrow admits she doesn’t know what the f**k she’s talking about on Jimmy Kimmel

Gwyneth If-you-want-to eff-with-me-bring-your-A-game Paltrow was on Jimmy Kimmel last night and Kimmel was prepared to ask her about some of her Goop sh*t. He asked about earthing, squatting to empty your bladder, and of course the jade egg. Earthing Regarding earthing, i.e. walking barefoot, Paltrow says she really doesn’t know much, but “they say” (I … Continue reading

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