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Feminist Friday 2.27

February 27, 2015

~TIAW on Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook.
~SOAM on Twitter and Facebook.
~Participate here on SOAM.

Around the Web:

~An important post about health and size from the fat acceptance movement’s point of view.
~Great post on what not to wear after age 50. Frankly, I’d like to apply this to all women who have an age – every age.
~Eight things some asshole will bring up in every fight about sexism. But you know what else? This is also a really, really good list of ways any manipulator will try to trick you into believing them or at the very least, shutting the fuck up. Check out this old post on gaslighting over at TIAW for more on that. It’s important to women, it’s important […] Continue Reading…

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Young Mum of 2 (Anonymous)

February 25, 2015

Age 24
Children aged 2 & 4
Both c-section

I met my husband at 19, yes I was young but the way I see it is that way I get to spend even more of my life with him, I’m lucky. I fell pregnant within 5 months of being together and we were extremely happy.

My first pregnancy: I had plenty of problems during first pregnancy, lots of heavy bleeding and then found out when I was a week overdue that our daughter was breech. Luckily when I went into labour the drs rushed me in for an emergency c-section and she was born, a healthy 9lb baby!

The complications continued and when my scar didn’t heal properly I ended up with a […] Continue Reading…

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Terrible self image, despite healing well. 1st baby. (Anonymous)

February 23, 2015

1 child, 5 months PP

I am 23 and gave birth to my gorgeous baby girl 5 months ago. I love her more than life itself but have struggled with the effect on my body- softer stomach and saggier boobs :( I was lucky to only get very small stretchmarks underneath my belly button and they are now barely noticeable. My baby girls delivery was natural and the pregnancy was fine although I developed antenatal depression in my 3rd trimester and spent most of the pregnancy worrying excessively about my babies health. I didnt really gain much weight during the pregnancy, I went up a dress size and seemed to retain alot of water, the excess weight seemed to drop […] Continue Reading…

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