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If you’ve had a baby you’ve probably come across what I, and other “evidence based moms” like to call “woo-woo” mom culture.

You probably didn’t even realize it was woo (a nice word for anti-science bullshit) because it sounded so reasonable. For example, breast is best! Breastfeeding is so important, mama. If you don’t, your baby will not be healthy, smart or bond with you. Obviously use formula if you absolutely HAVE to, but you’d be better off buying donated breastmilk than not breastfeeding at all. And even if you pump, that’s not bonding, so you really shouldn’t bottle feed…


https://www.dailycal.org/2019/09/06/campus-mental-health-portal-proposal-could-bolster-current-resources/

The summer of 2003, I was thirteen and I was moving into my summer camp bunk. I remember wanting to dig a hole and bury myself alive when I randomly spotted my therapist whizzing by on a golf cart and waving to me, wearing a khaki fishing hat, dorky round sunglasses, and cargo shorts. As it turned out, his daughter also attended the camp and he recognized me.

As a child, I would leave school early every Wednesday to see the aforementioned dorky hat therapist, and I would tell my friends I had an “eye doctor” I needed to see…


https://rightasrain.uwmedicine.org/well/stories/infertility-support

Anyone trying for a baby will tell you that one of the worst feelings is going to pee in the morning, wiping nonchalantly, and seeing red. For me, in my late twenties, after just three months of trying to get pregnant, this signaled something I didn’t want to believe: we were likely infertile. Of course, people in real life told me this was insane. They all had stories about people who took two years to get pregnant naturally, and of course the go-to “three months isn’t that long! Average is a year!”

Except they were wrong. And I knew they…


If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know me for my one-off benevolent troll posts, often featured on relationships-centered subreddits. These tend to follow a somewhat predictable pattern: crazy OP (original poster) relaying a story about an even crazier significant other or family member, slowly escalating into insanity over the course of the post and culminating in absolutely batshit comments. As an example, my post about a guy who wrote a science fiction book dedicated to OJ Simpson was covered in multiple news outlets. …

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The Queen of Benevolent Internet Trolls Since 2003

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