Your nurse sounds awesome, actually. More women need to suffer no fools gladly.
Though I kinda wish she had calmly replied:
“It matters to anyone who actually gives a damn about other people, whether they are women or not, you fucking sociopath.”
Requisite TMI, because shit’s about to get real honest and real visceral, across the board.
I’m in my mid-40s, and given my family history, I can probably expect to go through menopause any time in the next 5-10 years.
Despite how very close I am, and the fact I live in a currently sane state where the right to abortion is codified into state law, I am now considering getting my tubes tied, due to the SC overturning Roe v Wade.
I have an appointment next month with my gyno to discuss it.
Because, as a woman who is still sexually active and who has always been extremely vigilant about using contraception, I still can’t afford to take any chances. Not when evil, kleptocratic fascist fuckers are actively trying to turn the US into fucking ‘Gilead.’
Being pregnant for 10 months and one week was one of the hardest physical experiences I’ve ever had to endure in my life… and I was healthy and in my late twenties when I had my kid.
My personal journey was damn near ‘ideal’, physically speaking; and IT WAS STILL DIFFICULT AS FUCK.
So the idea of being forced to give birth now, when my body has aged, and is not nearly as resilient as it once was is fucking terrifying to me.
And because I am a decent person with actual empathy for others, that terror extends to all people who can become pregnant.
Unfuck anyone who doesn’t get it (or just doesn’t care) that this is tantamount to women being reduced to chattel and being forced to do unpaid labor. Pun intended.