Chelsey Andrews, of the Paper Mama Andrews, had a horrible medical emergency giving birth in 2009. Because of that, she doesn’t want to risk another pregnancy; but she needs another baby. What to do? Why, do what everyone else does when they want another child – ask the internet to pay for it, of course!
My husband and I have been wanting to start our journey to surrogacy for a while, but we recently learned our insurance will not cover this. We will have to cover 100% of the costs…
I know for a fact we will have another child. Whether it’s by surrogacy, or adoption, we will have a brother or sister for our kiddo. Both are a ton of money. Goodness. Sooooooo, that brings me to my Go Fund Me. It’s a site dedicated to raising money for people/situations/whatever. I set up a page to begin raising money for surrogacy.
Yes, Chelsey has created a GoFundMe page asking for $55,000 in order to pay for a surrogate to carry her second child. I mean, this is just what you do these days when you can’t afford to get another kid – ask the planet to pony up and fund the expansion of your family, right? Hooray internets!
The Karamazov Idea, not pretentious sounding at all, wants you gals to know what men really think of your tats and piercings. And according to the “23 year old man” who claims to “read a lot”, having tattoos and piercings means men think you are “loose” and “*likely* diseased”:
Women, let me tell you something that your friends and many guys will not. Your tattoos are ugly. We do not like them. We respect you less for them. We think you’re a pawn without a sense of solidarity in a world that pressures you to conform. Even if we’re not conscious of this belief, we hold it. Men who gush about the sexiness of girls with tattoos do this because they are culturally trained to do so.
That’s right, ladies – not only do men dislike cardigan wearing feminists, they also hate body modification. According to this gentleman, men hate tattoos especially, because “it’s where another man left his mark on you” and they are “primarily a symbol of prostitutes”:
The fact that women with tattoos and piercings are exceptionally easy to conquer sexually with minimal effort always gets contested despite the universal anecdotal evidence to the contrary.
Of course it’s ok when men get tattoos, an opinion this fellow qualifies by saying “It’s not fair, but neither is child leukemia or Cystic Fibrosis.”
He ends this delightful piece of slut assignment by warning you women that you will “lower your social value by having one and limit your choice of potential suitors”. Thanks for the knowledge, good sir! It’s always nice to know that even in the 21st century a woman’s primary concern should still be whether a man will approve of them.
Andrea Francis, has a blog, has a caring and thoughtful blog post up in response to the Oklahoma City tornado tragedy. In a nutshell, she wants to know wtf is wrong with people who live in “disaster zones”:
With all the modern technology we have, instead of using it to avoid places we know are susceptible to disaster we try to come up with ways of living in disaster zones. But nature is still winning.
Is it really that hard to move?
After seeing all the images from Oklahoma today I feel a bit frustrated that people continue to live in tornado belts, active volcanic areas and hurricane zones.
Saying “Humans create enough of a mess…without having to plant ourselves deliberately in situations very likely to have disastrous consequences on the things we care about”, Andy also provides a list of reasons why idiot humans purposely live in parts of the world where nature ruins lives. This list includes adrenaline addiction, inability to remember the last disaster, and “invented identity”. She closes this sensitive response to a regional disaster with these comforting words:
I live in a part of the world where there are no volcanos, no landslides, no earthquakes, no sandstorms, no blizzards, no hurricanes. I’ve never had to worry that these things will happen. Why would I want to live in a place that could kill me easily?
Oh. Well ok then. I guess that solves everything! Let’s all move to Andy’s town!