Topic: Blisstree

Victoria Jackson Likens Sandy Hook Shooting To Abortion; Gives Mike Huckabee A Run For His Money

Victoria Jackson Likens Sandy Hook Shooting To Abortion; Gives Mike Huckabee A Run For His Money

As details about the Sandy Hook school shooting came out on Friday, a lot of people argued that it wasn’t the time to discuss politics and gun laws. But Victoria Jackson was busy making the argument that killing 20 first-graders is just like abortion. Because (insert sarcastic tone here) that’s almost as helpful and appropriate as Mike Huckabee blaming the massacre on separation of church and state. More »

Pregnant Woman Is Fired For Needing To Pee Too Often. Yes, You Read That Right.

Pregnant Woman Is Fired For Needing To Pee Too Often. Yes, You Read That Right.

Today in misogyny in the U.S.A: National Processing of America, a call center in Kansas City, KS, is being sued for unlawful termination after firing a pregnant employee. April Roller lost her job because the company thought she took too many trips to the bathroom. Yup! Watch out, pregnant ladies of America: if you’d like to bring another life into the world, your job might be on the line. More »

BMI Calculator In Seventeen Magazine Says Underweight Is Healthy For Teenage Girls

BMI Calculator In Seventeen Magazine Says Underweight Is Healthy For Teenage Girls

We’ve already written about how Body Mass Index (BMI) is basically a sham (to put it nicely), but a new petition against Seventeen magazine’s online BMI calculator points out yet another way that the supposed health metric can get be so unhealthy. Not only does their BMI calculator encourage teen girls to measure health based purely on weight; it also enforces weight standards that are just flat-out unhealthy, at least if you go by BMI charts listed by the CDC. More »

Daily Fail: Oprah Didn’t Have A Breast Cancer Scare Because She Chose Career Over Kids

Daily Fail: Oprah Didnât Have A Breast Cancer Scare Because She Chose Career Over Kids

Oprah opened up about a breast cancer scare at a conference in Los Angeles last month, and she also told the New York Times about her struggles at the helm of OWN and O Magazine. The Daily Mail‘s summary is dramatized, as can be expected, but it also couches a pretty offensive dig at women who choose to focus on their careers, minus a family–in the form of scientific claims about breast cancer risk. More »

Kelly Preston Speaks Out About Autism And Her Son’s Death; Thankfully, This Isn’t A Jenny McCarthy Moment

Kelly Preston Speaks Out About Autism And Her Sonâs Death; Thankfully, This Isnât A Jenny McCarthy Moment

Kelly Preston is speaking out about autism and the death of her son, Jett Travolta, for the first time in a segment on the show The Doctors. She says environmental factors and chemicals are a major cause of rising autism rates, and believes that they’re one of the thing’s responsible for Jett’s autism. While we’re probably all a little scarred by Jenny McCarthy’s crusade against vaccines, but this celebrity is worth hearing out: Not only is there real research and science behind her claims; she’s also promoting a lifestyle that’s generally pretty safe and healthy. Which is a much more appealing option than taking a gamble with vaccines. More »

Baby Joey, aka ‘Ridiculously Good-Looking Surgery Baby’ Meme, Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day

Baby Joey, aka âRidiculously Good-Looking Surgery Babyâ Meme, Is The Cutest Thing Youâll See All Day

First there was Zeddie Little, now there’s Baby Joey, also known as “ridiculously good-looking surgery baby.” Not only is he adorable (and, like Little, extremely photogenic); he sports a surprisingly laid-back grin in the post-open heart surgery photo-op that’s started going viral. The scar–which runs down his chest–is from the first in what may be a series of surgeries to repair a congenital heart defect. Joey seems unfazed–but just look at his photo page and tell us your heart doesn’t feel like it’s about to burst. More »

If This Woman Can Vote While In Labor, You Can Get To The Polls

If This Woman Can Vote While In Labor, You Can Get To The Polls

Chicago’s Galicia Malone stopped at Precinct 88 in Chicago to vote this morning, just like a lot of other citizens…except she was on her way to the hospital to give birth to her first child. And (as if there needs to be an ‘and’) her contractions were just five minutes apart. If she can fill out her ballot while in labor, I think the rest of us can make it to the polls (and deal with the lines). More »

Study, CNN Say Women Vote Based On Ovulation, Not Information

Study, CNN Say Women Vote Based On Ovulation, Not Information

Remember how everything from the way you dress to the foods you eat to the men you date can all be traced back to what’s going on with your ovaries? According to a soon-to-be-published study, ovulation is also one of the driving factors behind how you vote. Because apparently ovulation is better at understanding foreign policy, economic plans, reproductive health issues, and voting record? Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and call BS on this. And on CNN’s coverage of it. More »

Dear Lance Armstrong, Come Clean So My Son Can Still Look Up To You

Dear Lance Armstrong, Come Clean So My Son Can Still Look Up To You

Dear Lance,

In light of the recent news about you stepping down as chairman of your cancer-fighting foundation, Livestrong, I felt the need to write to you. Don’t worry, this isn’t some finger-pointing, shame on you, we-all-hate-you letter that you might think. I’m sure you’ve received plenty of those. On the flip side, this also isn’t a we-all-love-you-and-believe-you-are still-innocent letter either. It’s simply a plea from me, your (former?) number one fan to do something. More »

Honey Boo Boo’s Sketti Is Gross. Exploiting It For Entertainment Is Grosser.

Honey Boo Booâs Sketti Is Gross. Exploiting It For Entertainment Is Grosser.

TLC has made a business out of exploiting poor parenting, but the latest episode of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘ (called ‘Time for Sketti!’) highlights a particularly disturbing aspect of the show. The episode is making the rounds thanks to Mama June‘s home cooking: She prepares meals for her family on a thrifty $80 a week, apparently serving road kill to her family when available, and when it’s not, serving what she calls “sketti”: spaghetti noodles covered in Country Crock margarine and ketchup. More »

Tracy Anderson: Women “Use Pregnancy As An Excuse To Let Their Bodies Go”

Tracy Anderson: Women âUse Pregnancy As An Excuse To Let Their Bodies Goâ

After super-strict celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson gave birth in May, we were nervous. Nervous that she’d apply her hard-core, sometimes body-negative, often bordering-on-unhealthy advice not only to regular women, but to new moms, too. Lo and behold, she has. In an interview with Dujour magazine, Anderson cut right to the snarky chase, noting that “A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing.” More »

No Meds Necessary: Mayim Bialik Uses Natural Childbirth Techniques For Pain From Car Accident

No Meds Necessary: Mayim Bialik Uses Natural Childbirth Techniques For Pain From Car Accident

Mayim Bialik was recently in a car accident where her hand was severely injured (there was a lot of blood, and she almost lost her thumb!). But she told Access Hollywood that she’s not taking any prescription medications to deal with the pain; rather, she’s using the natural childbirth techniques she learned during her pregnancies with her two sons. More »

Gay Couple Loses Baby After Hospital Denies Rights: Why Gay Marriage Matters In Health Care

Gay Couple Loses Baby After Hospital Denies Rights: Why Gay Marriage Matters In Health Care

Nevada state law prohibits same sex marriage, but it does allow for domestic partnerships which it specifies grants them “the same rights, protections and benefits” of spouses. So when Brittney Leon and Terri-Ann Simonelli, a lesbian couple who hold a certificate of domestic partnership from Nevada State, went to Spring Valley Hospital because of Leon’s pregnancy complications, they assumed they would have the same rights as a married couple in regards to medical care and decisions. Not so. More »