free!babies

Because abortions aren't the only way the patriarchy wants to control your junk

OBGYN: Yeah, you are exhibiting all the signs of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I’m so sorry.

Me: Huh? Oh, yeah. Insulin resistance, impossible weight loss, pre-disposition to type II diabetes, painful AF periods. Likelihood of bleed outs. Crap. That blows.

OBGYN: Yeah, well that too.

Me: *blinks* What?

OBGYN: Well, PCOS makes it very difficult for a woman to conceive and carry.

Me: BWHAHAHAHA. Yeah. No. No babies. Ever. Never wanted them. At all. Maternal instinct is not strong with this one. Only upside today.

OBGYN: Well then. Not exactly problem solved, but we’ll run with it.

Me: So about the MIND-SEARING PAIN and occasional HEAVY AF BLEEDING. When can we deal with that.

OBGYN: Not until you are 35.

Me: Dah fuq?

OBGYN: Not my rules. Hospitalization won’t even consider any treatment unless it’s life or death until you’re 35.

Me: Why?

OBGYN: Because you might want to have a baby.

Me: I’m 31. I didn’t want kids when I was 11, I didn’t want them at 21, and I sure as shit don’t want them now. Can’t I just sign a form that says “I don’t ever want a baby take it out, take it out now”?

OBGYN: Nope.

Me: Why?

OBGYN: Government rules. No removal of baby making parts before 35 unless your life is in immediate jeopardy.

TL;DR: The government knows better about your baby making parts than you do.

she worked her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes

hard liquor mixed with a bit of intellect

and all the boys, they were saying they were into it

such a pretty face, on a pretty neck

she’s driving me crazy


but I’m into it, but I’m into it

I’m kinda into it


it’s getting crazy, I think I’m losing it, I think I’m losing it


oh I think she said I’m having your baby


it’s none of your business

I hate working at a store where baby boomers love to shop
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when they have to wait in a line
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when we don't have the item they are looking for
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when they have to use the internet
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when all the associates are too busy with other customers who was there before them and now they have to wait till someone is free
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when they waited at a register that no one was working at and no one showed up to help them
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when they have to carry things
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when an associate goes on break
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when an associate corrects them on something
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when we no longer had an item that they bought 30 years ago
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when they can't return something they bought 30 years ago
  • Baby Boomer: Gets offended when they see a non-white manager
  • Me: I don't appreciate the lack of respect you are giving me
  • Baby Boomer: Your generation is so sensitive.

batkids in high school expectation vs reality

dick expectation: preppy af, popular, probably a jock, friendly with every one

dick reality: cheerleader, mostly liked but still gets into fights regularly, talks back constantly, on a first name basis w/ all the secretaries in the office (”hello again, dick. i think you’ve got blood on your face” “shannon hi!! how are the kids?”

jason expectation: Bad Boy supreme, in trouble 24/7, hated by teachers, smokes on school property, always getting into fights

jason reality: huge nerd, does all of his homework + extra credit assignments, lives for field trips, probably cries while reading books in english class, has like 2 friends, that one kid who reminds the teacher about homework

cass expectation: literally non existent?? i’ve never seen her in a high school au why

cass reality: puts effort into only the work she’s interested in, generally viewed as a good student, secretly breaks rules constantly but never gets caught

tim expectation: nerdy af, top of the class, probably bullied lowkey

tim reality: literally never does homework, stays up all night researching things that have nothing to do with school, constantly daydreaming in class and probably falls asleep, hated by teachers, students find him mildly terrifying, has really close friends

[[ OOC: so i’m going through my drafts, minding my own business, in storms my husband wilbur in a jealou-… *ahem* and i stumble upon this lone-ass gif of like, Frat-Boy Draco? that i have absolutely no recollection of making. like… how- what. why does this exist. ]]

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Golden Beryl
my gemsona ✨

She’s a high-rank gem, big, serious-looking and intimidating but a HUGE architect nerd inside. Like, she shows more devotion to her buildings and creations than her diamond (YD). GB doesn’t care in which side of the war you are, just don’t destroy her buildings. She’s not the fighting type (even tho she’s strong). only when her life is in danger she’ll kick some ass, but rarely summons her weapon.

she surrendered to the CG without even starting a fight, because she wanted to make a deal with them. In exchange of information (she designed most of the earth’s buildings for the diamonds, and knew secret paths the CG’s could use) they would promise to keep her buildings as intact as possible.

she’s a head taller than garnet, has a scowl 90% of the time but every time she’s designing a building she smiles!  Rose noticed that and asked her if she wanted to make something for the crystal gems instead of pretending to be a prisoner. In short, everybody knew that if GB wanted, she was strong enough to just leave.  I see her designing Rose’s fountain and a couple of the temple’s room (since I have no idea if this will ever be addressed in the show and I thought it would be interesting ).

she worked alongside Bismuth, and even with the clear disdain of Bismuth for the upper-class gems, GB actually won Bismuth’s sympathy by honestly praising her and saying how much she was impressed by B’s ability and attention to detail. 

GB never truly joined the CGs, she stayed for the sake of her buildings and for the chance to make new ones.  she struggles to bond with other gems because of her status and her “serious face” programming. Rose was the first to see her silly side.

edit: FEEL FREE TO DRAW MY BABY AND IF YOU DO, KNOW THAT I’M GONNA TREASURE IT IN MY HEART FOREVER.

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For Jernica Quiñones, the reality of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, hit close to home this year when a friend woke up on New Year’s Day and discovered the lifeless body of her baby girl.

That’s why Quiñones’ 4-month-old son, Bless'n, has spent a lot of his life so far sleeping in a cardboard box.

The 33-year-old mother of five took part in a program in New Jersey that promotes safe sleep education through the distribution of “baby boxes” that double as bassinets.

“Some mothers can’t buy a Pack-n-Play or a crib,” Quiñones says. And that can lead to bed sharing, a risk factor for SIDS.

The program is a riff on Finland’s well-known baby box, or maternity package, which the government gives to expectant mothers who get a prenatal checkup: It’s the box, plus clothing, blankets and other supplies.

Now that Finnish model is making inroads in the U.S., but with a twist. Instead of being a prenatal incentive, it’s being used to deliver a postpartum safe sleep message.

States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep Habits

Photos: Maddie McGarvey for NPR