I owe you a real post, but it is the end of the semester, and I owe my students more, I’m afraid. This situation is made more difficult by the war of attrition insomnia is waging against my sanity. Insomnia is patently ridiculous in a new parent, may I just say.
Meanwhile, a few things I think you might like to read, if you’ve a moment.
- This really lovely story, of a pair of adolescent identical twins — one male, one trans — and their wonderful parents. It’s nice to read a story about trans children that is full of good news, for once. (Speaking of wonderful parents, I’ve recently discovered and am loving Transparenthood, written by the mother of a FtM teenager, Sam.)
- This extremely excellent post from .breaking into blossom., about the difficult intersection of feminism and the natural birth world. I’m pretty jealous of this post, frankly, because it’s so smart and because I have been wanting to write about why the term “natural” applied to birth pisses me off but I won’t be as smart as this, I’m afraid. You should still read it.
- When I do write that post, I will surely mention how forgiven I felt by something Little Wise One, a young, radical doula, wrote on the topic. Meanwhile, her blog is a great one. I love her recent posts working through her thoughts about attending women who choose scheduled C-sections.
- Finally, please, please stop by 2012 A Conception Odyssey to welcome and commiserate with Chicagoshells, who was planning to commences efforts to knock her wife up next month, but has been sidelined for the moment by a ghastly set of injuries care of a drunk driver. CS is an old friend of mine, she’s going to make a damn fine mother, and this is seriously shitty on the universe’s part. She could use some company while she re-learns hobbling.
Much yule and all that to you; may all your exams — literal and figurative — be easy ones, and may your students neither cheat nor plagiarize. Wassail, y’all.