I unintentionally added to some drama in menstrual_cups by commenting to someone upset because they feel Diva International's financial support to women's health groups may be funding abortions. As I see it, they made a big fuss about their perceived moral outrage to get something for free -- in their reply to my comment, they said "I don't care. It's amazing how much getting something you really wanted for free soothes feelings." If all she wanted was a free cup, why didn't she just post or comment that she really wanted one but couldn't afford it? I don't think I'm the only person in there that would offer to buy one for an interested person. (For those of you just tuning in, I've bought five DivaCups in the past year for fellow LiveJournal users.) I don't understand how moral outrage can be turned to indifference for $30.
I accept that there are some things that I won't understand.
Out of this, I want to share with you my personal commitment to women's health.
- If you ask me for unbiased information related to reproductive health, I'll point you to links or write you up a summary with citations.
- If you want to know what I use for birth control, menstrual issues or feminine hygiene, ask me and I will reply honestly and completely along with my reasons for those choices. I may put some of those replies behind an LJ cut and/or friends-only security to give readers a choice of whether or not they want to read details or possibly graphic content.
- If you become pregnant, I will not judge you or any decision you make with regards to your pregnancy. If you ask for help, I will do what I can to provide it for you and/or give you contact information for organizations that can also provide assistance.
- If you are geographically near me (i.e., Dallas area) and ask me to accompany you to a women's health appointment, I will make myself available to spend that time with you.
Fellow Flybabies will be pleased to hear that I finally bought a pair of lace-up shoes to wear after having only sandals, clogs and a pair of lug-soled Mary Janes since I moved to Dallas. Now I have to find good cotton socks since I borrowed a pair of the nerdsprout's socks the first day I wore shoes and had a minor flareup on my feet. *thinks non-itchy thoughts*
Note to Vogon: PODS® Potty Trainer, the disposable absorbent pads I found that get cool when wet awhile back are $27.95 for 57 pads in the Leaps and Bounds catalog.
Also spotted there: Shoes Clues, stickers to put in kids' shoes to help distinguish left and right three different ways, a fireplace gas valve safety cover, door finger guards, Wall Pockets (this would be a brilliant wall decoration -- it could hold photos of family and friends as well as small pieces of her artwork), tons of neat bathroom things... rather than keep running on, I requested a print catalog so I can keep an earmarked copy by my desk. (: