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What the hell is this supposed to mean?

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Come on, Tropicana! Shame on you.

I’d rather take the difficult-to-handle girl any day over the sunshine blah blond.

VIA Jezebel

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– Percentage of cesarean births in the US in 1965: 4.5% vs present day: 31%

– Cesareans account for 45% of all delivery costs. The cost of an uncomplicated cesarean for insured patients averages $13,000. More than twice as much as a vaginal births.

– The US leads other developed nations in numbers of cesareans. But rates lower on infant mortality and birth weight statistics.

– The maternal death rate began to rise in 2002.

– The typical newborn is delivered at 39 weeks vs the full 40 weeks.

– In California, cesareans account for a range of 16% to 62% of all births.

– The World Health Organization recommends cesareans not go over 15% of all births.

So… guess what’s the no brainer here?

VIA LA Times

Julianna Gene and Kopaku Konia were dragged from their homes in Koge, Papua New Guinea. Hung from trees. And tortured. In front of their entire village.

The women were accused of being witches, and killing a man.

According to the Independent,

A shocking increase in witch-hunt deaths in Papua New Guinea has prompted the government to launch a parliamentary commission of inquiry with a view to toughening the law.

VIA The Independent

Judy Blume.

Because she’s written some of the best children’s/young adult books ever. Because she dared to teach young girls the truth about sex and their bodies. And because of the following appeal she made on behalf of mother’s day and Planned Parenthood…

Dear Friend,

If you are the daughter whose mom had the guts to give you the answers to questions you couldn’t quite figure out how to ask…

If you are the son whose mother raised you to love and respect your sisters and wives and daughters…

If you know a mother who is struggling to raise strong, independent, and confident children in the face of unbelievable odds…

…Say thanks. Say thanks this Mother’s Day with a gift that honors her courage by making a donation to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in her name. I guarantee you that she’ll be pleased. I know I would be.

I’m a mom, and I’m also a writer and an activist. Nothing has made me prouder than seeing my own children — and really, all young people — grow up to be healthy, educated, and in charge of their bodies and their lives. That’s where Planned Parenthood comes in. There is no organization that I know of that supports motherhood and all that it means more than Planned Parenthood. That’s why I’m honoring moms everywhere with my gift to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund today.

It’s not easy to be a mother these days. And right now — with more and more women seeking care from Planned Parenthood health centers — we need to do all we can to support them. By honoring a mother in your life with a gift to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, you’ll be making a gift that protects and advocates for the health of millions of mothers and families. That’s a gift any mother will appreciate.

Sincerely,

Judy Blume
on behalf of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund

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