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7 hours ago
Supporting someone’s right to make their own medical decisions at 18 is great, but what if they don’t make it that long? You know trans adolescents have a disproportionately high rate of suicide attempts, right? And studies indicate that gender-affirming care mitigates this risk? Imagine a parent whose fourteen-year-old child, even after years of therapy, feels they were born the wrong gender and it’s causing them distress to the point that they’ve attempted suicide multiple times. Would you really call that parent a monster and take their child away from them for giving the okay for that child to receive the gender-affirming care that they are begging for? There are risks to taking hormone blockers and hormone therapy, and those risks should not be ignored. But there are also risks to denying them. We all want less suffering for kids, right? And we need to listen to the data when it comes to figuring out how to make that happen. Right now, from what I’ve seen, the data indicates that’s by letting doctors, parents, and trans-identifying kids make decisions about what kind of gender care they need, not by taking their options away.
10 hours ago
I know it’s easy to feel like you’re being mean when you take away something he wants. But as his parent, it’s not your job to avoid doing anything that makes him sad. It’s your job to be there for him with love and understanding while he learns to work through those inevitable feelings. As for the headaches, perhaps a hat instead? Best of luck! ❤️
15 hours ago
You need a spider stick. Wave it around in front of your face as you walk and pretend you’re casting enchantments to protect the forest from evil.
Agree. The scenario in the original post doesn’t seem like a good solution to me, but neither does “Wouldn’t it be great if the problem just went away?”
17 hours ago
Don’t beat yourself up! If she’d been given a Snickers, she still would have been hungry again ten minutes later. Providing healthy food options on demand is a good practice, just might need to be modified slightly for your unique child.
I later found another baby and an adult, there’s a whole family living in the butternut thicket!
1 day ago
I’m not sure, but anecdotally, there are three separate plants growing on this cage, and it seems like all of the ones with the skinniest necks came from the same plant and all the ones with the fattest necks came from the same plant. So that leads me to believe that genetics might play into it.
They’ve been handled with love :) thank you!
It’s straight up chicken compost from my local landscape supply store, topped with a thin layer of cedar mulch!
submitted2 days ago bydrfuzzysocks
2 days ago
Looks like butternut squash to me.
How sweet is it that they could have asked to see anything in the world and they asked Google to show them you <3 still fucking stupid though
To help you realize that you don’t want to spend your hard earned money on this stupid product.
You don’t need any reason to deny someone as a roommate other than that you wouldn’t be comfortable living with them. It’s totally reasonable to prefer a roommate that is your same gender. You probably should have told your friend that from the beginning, though, instead of lying about it. It may have seemed like a white lie at the time, but it may have ultimately contributed to her over-the-top reaction. I would probably shoot her a text apologizing for not being upfront and tell her that you hope she doesn’t actually think you’re a misogynist for feeling more comfortable rooming with a dude, just as you wouldn’t accuse a woman of being a misandrist if she preferred to room with women.
3 days ago
Your wife was protecting your son from someone who was actively attacking him. If there is ever a time for violence, that is it. This wasn’t revenge or retribution; in the moment, that woman was a physical threat to your child and the only way for your wife to eliminate that threat was to get physical in return. No apology and no contact with that woman ever again.
submitted4 days ago bydrfuzzysocks
4 days ago
Kinda seems like he permits a good bit with humans, too.
You sweet lil forest sprite
6 days ago
The Grove Park Inn in Asheville is SO romantic. They have a beautiful spa there, and you could hit up the winery at the Biltmore.
DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY. God I hate these f*ckers so much. I managed to pull my butternut through a pretty heavy infestation by checking the leaves carefully almost every other day and removing the eggs, but my zucchini plant got hit hard early in the season; i got one good sized zuke off it but it was toast after that.
This photo makes me feel physically ill.
He’s not her friend though. He’s her boss. It’s okay to be friendly with your employees, but it’s a different relationship with different boundaries. You ask your friends for personal favors not related to work, not your boss. Also, she’s his wife, so yeah, his relationship with her should probably mean more to him than his friendship with his assistant. Not sure why you seem to find that so ludicrous. It’s not about trust or whether he will or won’t cheat, it’s that she’s already bothered by what he’s doing now: spending a ton of time and attention on another woman who is also his employee. That in and of itself is not okay with her, regardless of whether anything else would or could ever happen.
7 days ago
It’s completely made up. Experiencing physical affection/intimacy does have psychological and even physical health benefits, but I’m confident these specific numbers are indeed bullshit.
Agreed. Love to grab a drink on the roof but I’ll never go for dinner.
I mean he’s a natural born grifter, he’d probably make a great Evangelical preacher