“No less than 16 midwives have presided over at least one death. Interestingly, only 2 were unlicensed midwives. The rest were licensed at the time of the death(s) and almost all had complaints filed against them with the Board of Direct Entry Midwifery. In other words, this information is available to Melissa Cheyney in her role as a member of the Board.”—The Skeptical OB: How many babies died at the hands of Oregon homebirth midwives? (via lilacturtl)
“Sex-negative messages don’t keep people from having sex. They keep people from having good sex. They keep people from having pride in their sexuality, from sexual self-awareness. They keep people from asking questions about sex, and communicating with their partners. They discourage experimentation. They blur the lines between consensual sex and rape by framing all sex as an undifferentiated mass of “bad.”—
Sexual self-awareness is crucial to actually enjoying sex, to knowing what you are doing, why you are doing it, and…well, all that jazz. I’d ramble more about it…because I’m a big fan of sex-positivism, but…I’m also a big fan of eating breakfast and drinking tea. So…because it’s my birthday and all, I’m going to go do those things.