“Obviously I wasn’t oblivious to the fact that the pressure on women to look a certain way is a symptom of the patriarchy, but I suppose I was happy not thinking about it in the context of this urge. Now that someone had asked me, I had to actually consider my position.”
I don’t mind getting tested for STIs. I’m okay with my blood being taken, as long as I take a deep breath, look away and think happy thoughts, and I’m okay with being vaginally prodded and poked in the name of good health and a good time.
D.I.Why Are We All Here? is a monthly column that provokes anxiety and offers a craft to relieve it. It is written by Cassie Delaney a podcaster, producer and Pinterest enthusiast.
This week’s Food Mood includes a vegan spin on a Thai fave, the perfect make-ahead breakfast for the weekday rush and a comforting classic.