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It’s time for your monthly breast cancer self check! Self exam 101

One of my new years resolutions is to make sure I actually examine my breasts every month. And to help make sure I do that I’m going to make a point of posting breast health and breast cancer related articles, videos and other web sundries on the first of the month. It’s the start of… Continue reading It’s time for your monthly breast cancer self check! Self exam 101

News and Politics

A Female Lawmaker Defends Public Breastfeeding. Her Male Colleague Threatens To Grab Nipples.

Thus reads the title of a Huffington Post article written by Laura Bassett yesterday.

The story goes, State Rep. Amanda Bouldin (D) wrote a post on Facebook opposing a currently proposed bill that would make it a misdemeanor for women to expose their nipples in public and told sponsor of the bill, State Rep. Josh Moore (R) he should either either protect breastfeeding mothers or scrap the bill entirely, not realizing it already held such a clause.

But rather than informing his colleague of her mistake, Moore chose to defend sexual assault and imply it would be the fault of the victim!





It’s not what you think…

I can hear the rustle of the sheets
He knows I’m not there
He’s looking for me

Soon he’ll be screaming
Flailing blindly in the dark
he won’t stop until I’m right where he wants me

I try to talk him down
explain that I just had to pee
shhh baby, please, you’ll wake the neighbors

He’s got a fistful of my hair now
He won’t listen to reason
He thinks I was trying to leave

He demands that I satisfy him
His hands grasping at my night shirt
I can feel his hot breath on my skin

I press my lips tightly together
trying to keep from screaming
Damn it, don’t touch me!

His nails claw at my skin
He misses the mark in his enthusiasm
as if we didn’t do this several times a day

My body is not my own
I have to dress for his convenience
I have to include him in all my planning

He falls asleep on my arm
a contented smile plays on his lips
He looks so angelic right now

I’m uncomfortable
I’m exhausted
I don’t dare move

I feel so guilty feeling like this
I know it’s probably the depression
Breastfeeding your son should be a beautiful thing

Original poetry by Jess Heart
copyright 2015