“Great gallbladder, really nice,” he said, with a ruminative expression. That was definitely the first, and probably the last, time I've been complimented on my gallbladder.
body image
You really have no idea how much you use your abdominal muscles until they’re angry at you, and mine were really, really angry.

Jun 18, 2012 at 6:00pm | 48 comments

reproductive rights
As requested, I wrote this while under the influence of the good drugs from the hospital.
i'm so excited i could pee
Dude, you’re about to cram a tenaculum up my cooter while I’m unconscious and strapped to an operating table, I think I can handle you looking at my tits.
body politics
As I go under, I will be thinking about the thousands of people who did not undergo this procedure voluntarily, about the thousands in the future who will be forced, deceived, or compelled into sterilisation.
birth control
“F*ck ovaries,” I was prepared to say, “and their stupid little eggs too. Let’s do this thing! Sterilisation now, ovulation never!”
birth control
I had my tubes tied because I never want to have kids, and because I don't want to worry that the political tides will shift against my child-free favor.