Thin privilege is not having people do dangerous trials on you before you are even born!
Thin privilege is not thinking that it’s better for your baby to risk birth defects than be the same size as you.
“Unborn Babies Drugged in Mother’s Womb in Attempt to Prevent Obesity”:
OK, for a start, always check your source. Which in this case is a rabid “natural medicine” anti-pharma site. Not a credible, unbiased site known for its rational, scientific reporting.
So, I Googled “metformin trial fetus” and found this report on the official NHS site - which actually gives you the fuller picture.
No, they’re not drugging unborn fetuses to stop them being fat. They are trialling metformin - a drug used in the treatment of diabetes - in the treatment of obese mothers-to-be who are at risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is a potentially life-threatening condition. It drastically increases your chances of developing pre-eclampsia (which can and does kill women and unborn fetuses), increases the likelihood of premature birth, and leads to much larger babies that are more at risk of complications in birth such as shoulder dystocia which lead to emergency Caesarian sections. The child is at a much greater risk of developing diabetes themselves. The mother is much more likely to develop full-blown diabetes herself.
So no, they’re not drugging unborn fetuses to prevent obesity. They are trialling a drug that could save the lives of obese mothers and their unborn children.
I want to see this one day.
- The amount of followers you have is how many darkspawn you have killed.
- The person’s url you reblog this from is your Marbari’s name.
- Your icon is the next King or Queen of Ferelden.
- The first item you see to your left is your weapon of choice.
I’ve killed 28 darkspawn.
My mabari is named msbarrows.
Loki (well, Tom Hiddleston) is now King of Ferelden (aww, Loki finally gets to be king! But still not of Asgard).
My weapon of choice is a 7” chef’s knife… OK, I can work with that. :-)
The Dante’s Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Take the Dante’s Inferno Test
Somehow this result doesn’t surprise me.
The picture shows a female red squirrel adopting an orphan baby from an abandoned nest. Although squirrels rarely interact, they learn who their nearby relatives are by hearing their unique calls. If they fail to hear a relative’s calls for a few days, they may investigate and rescue orphans.
Photo: J. W. Taylor
In which squirrels are more efficient at social services than the US government.
Jada Pinkett Smith (via chubby-bunnies)
This would be why I “allowed” my middle daughter to cut her hair, dye it pink and then pierce her own lips to give herself snakebites when she was 14. “Allow” isn’t the right word though; more that I didn’t stand in her way.
(And arguably I helped facilitate it - I didn’t refuse permission for her to use my bleach & dye, and after she pierced her lip I bought proper labret studs & retainers for her.)
I don’t have the right to tell someone else what to do with their own body. I do have a responsibility to make sure the consequences of her actions aren’t detrimental to her health and well-being however; if that means buying the correct equipment & accessories for her to do something, then so be it. I don’t have to pierce my daughter’s lip herself - but I don’t have the right to tell her not to do it. And it’s my responsibility to help her care for those piercings afterwards and help her get the right jewellery to ensure those piercings stay clean and heal well.
That is what being a parent is about.
An ice cream van stopped right outside our front door. The birthday girl is, of course, delighted. :-)
do you ever think really awful thoughts and suddenly become aware that you are not a good person
I don’t “suddenly become aware”; I’ve known for a long time that I am not a nice person. At the end of the day though, how you are inside doesn’t really matter - it’s what you do and how you treat others that determines if you’re “good”.