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(Slate)   "My husband and I are trying to get pregnant; I am deeply worried about what my parents could do to my potential future child. They verbally and emotionally abused me about my weight; I was in Weight Watchers at 6. Ban them or establish boundaries?"   (slate.com) divider line
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287 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 26 Jun 2020 at 8:05 AM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-26 8:13:13 AM  
8 votes:
"My husband and I are trying to get pregnant;"

Trying? Maybe you should lose some weight.
 
2020-06-26 8:41:01 AM  
4 votes:
When the kids get a little older invite the family over and recreate the dinner scene from the Untouchables. Show them how o
You have for people who disappoint you.
 
2020-06-26 10:05:53 AM  
3 votes:
And as mentioned in another thread about trying to get pregnant: while butt stuff might work it is not the best answer in this case.

Maybe his father can help?
 
2020-06-26 9:55:43 AM  
2 votes:

Mr_Vimes: "My husband and I are trying to get pregnant;"

Trying? Maybe you should lose some weight.


You have a chance.. your husband, not so much.
 
2020-06-26 7:12:26 PM  
1 vote:

OlderGuy: No man has a uterus. Maybe some wannabes do, and maybe the swiss army knife version... not OEM.


Aaaand this is transphobic hate speech. Trans men might still have uteri if they haven't proceeded with a hysterectomy.

They are no less men for having one than I am less a woman for having one removed.

This is also COMPLETELY ignorant of a multitude of intersex conditions that means yes, a person could have entirely nonstandard toolkits, or at least nonstandard in your apparently ignorant farking mind.

How about you do some goddamn reading before spouting off stupid stuff like this.
 
2020-06-26 3:41:15 PM  
1 vote:

OlderGuy: Mr_Vimes: "My husband and I are trying to get pregnant;"

Trying? Maybe you should lose some weight.

You have a chance.. your husband, not so much.


Stop oppressing him. He should at least have the right to get pregnant, even if he doesn't have a uterus.
 
2020-06-26 3:24:51 PM  
1 vote:
eat them?
 
2020-06-26 8:14:58 AM  
1 vote:

HugeMistake: Whenever I read that column I wonder how some people manage to dress themselves in the morning. Seriously, you need somebody's permission to not let a relative treat you badly?


Advice column madlibs. "I love my [job/parents/romantic partner/friend] very much. They're/it's perfect except for one thing: [describes completely appalling behavior that can't possibly be a one-off, and is a sign that the job/family/relationship is toxic af if not actively abusive]. I've [hinted that they should change/asked them to change] and they ignored my requests, and that's all I've ever done. What can I say that will magically persuade them to become completely different human beings who [respect boundaries/aren't bigots/stop being abusive]?"

The answer is: boundaries aren't enforced by your writing to an advice column.
 
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