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mamamia-user-405278599 February 7, 2024

Stop trying to control women’s bodies and choices. He sounds like a man who needs to change his views on women and get a bit of respect. Where are his calls for men to wear T-shirts at the beach and stop flaunting their bare chests? What about male cyclists wearing only Lycra? I’m not a skimpy bikini wearing person, but this is ridiculous.

mamamia-user-405278599 February 3, 2024

And I thought my $130 bathers were a bit too expensive…

mamamia-user-405278599 January 21, 2024

I would have liked you to explain where all the money is coming from. I can’t afford all these products for myself! My kid is 11, doesn’t have social media and the most money she gets is $5 when she can be bothered with extra house jobs. She hasn’t expressed any interest in this stuff but there’s no way I’d be buying it for her. She’s just a kid but would see the price and think it’s ridiculous and way out of her range! 

mamamia-user-405278599 June 11, 2023

Just to clarify - Seroquel is actually used to treat not just schizophrenia but also anxiety, bipolar and depression. It's very common.

mamamia-user-405278599 June 4, 2023

This all gives me a massive ick but I'll still watch it.

mamamia-user-405278599 November 16, 2022

@mum2abc It didn't actually lose "so many workers", that's blatantly untrue and easily disproved.

mamamia-user-405278599 June 22, 2022

Speaking from experience , surgery is not the easy way out. It includes sessions with a dietician, psychologist, nurse and surgeon. It's weeks of really hard resrtive eating, or just shakes, pre-surgery. The surgery itself is not minor and there is a low ot pain and nausea for weeks afterwards. Once that settles, you have the stress of eating the right foods and the right (tiny 1/2 cup) portions. You see a treat that you might like and haven't had in months and months and have to be mentally strong enough to say no. Your family is having your favourite meals or a celebration and you can have a couple of mouthfuls. You make dinner for your family and again can have a couple of mouthfuls. There's no point in going out for brunch because why waste the money when you can't eat your meal? It's hard.

mamamia-user-405278599 May 16, 2022

I love the Sky High mascara so defintely want to try this one. I was a big fan of Benefit They're Real for ages but can't afford it anymore. Sky High is a great dupe though. I'd like to try that Milk Makeup one though, if I had the $$.

mamamia-user-405278599 May 16, 2022

I think this is a great step in the right direction, but they still don't use models under 175cm tall. Most of us are around 10cm shorter than that. Years ago (maybe 10 years?) I was approached by a curve modelling agency because they loved my face and hair. I was very hourglass shaped and they loved my small waist, but when they measured my height, they had a little chat between them and decided that I was definitely too short to model, even in photos. What went from a 'wow, they think I'm beautiful!' moment when very quickly to a 'professional beauty-finders think I'm not good enough'. I was at uni at the time, and I already had low self-esteem. This did not help. With this curve-positive movement, we are getting rid of the idea that clothes 'hang' better on think people, but can we get rid of the idea that they also only hang well on tall people?

mamamia-user-405278599 May 15, 2022

@snorks I didn't mean it in that way, and I'm aware of the correlation/causation issue. I'm not judging anyone (I've gone from one end of the spectrum to the other and back again), and I know it's gone in and out of fashion. I'm just wondering, anecdotally. I've seen A LOT of vulvas (at work) and from what I see and hear it is more likely for women with no public hair to be more self-conscious. 

mamamia-user-405278599 May 12, 2022

I'm going to call this out - we actually do do it for the money. It's a career we chose, because we need money to live just like everyone else does. Loving your job is a separate thing. I've been an RN for 15+ years, and I've both loved and hated the job. I'm still here, but if I could start over, I wouldn't have become a nurse. There are many times where you see or are a part of things with your patients/clients that make your day, there are bonds with you coworkers, there are intellectual challenges (in a positive way) and there are all sorts of nursing jobs. But as was mentioned there are a lot of challenges. Shift-work takes a huge toll on your physical and mental wellbeing (even driving home from a night-shift is equal to driving over .05), your kids cry when you work hours mean you won't see them and they ask 'do you like work more than me?'. Missing holidays, pretending you don't mind spending them working when you'd rather be with your family. Poor pay, having the highest occupational risk of being assaulted and then having nothing done about it. Seeing highly traumatic situations and being expected to just get over it because there are things to do. Yes, many nurses love it despite all of this. But let's be real - we are not 'angels' and we would not work for free. We are professionals who have a degree and likey post-grad education who work for a salary to live off. 

mamamia-user-405278599 May 12, 2022

I'd like to know if the amount of women feeling insecure, and disgusted at times, by how their vulvas look (yes, vulvas, not vaginas) has increased since the rise of internet porn. The rise of internet porn goes hand in hand with the increased amount of women going hairless and therefore having a much better idea of what they actually look like. I feel like maybe when pubes were in, women didn't see everything in detail and therefore weren't as painfully self-conscious?

mamamia-user-405278599 April 27, 2022

You look beautiful in the pink : )

mamamia-user-405278599 April 18, 2022

Ok easy. I'll get out my photos from year 10 and use them for beauty inspo. Please let us know when Maybelline Mousse foundation, L'Oreal light pink gloss, an entire head of twisted and pinned knots and Impulse spray are also back. 

mamamia-user-405278599 April 18, 2022

Totally do-able. All you need is $$$$$$$ and time.

mamamia-user-405278599 April 17, 2022

Collarbones are back in.

mamamia-user-405278599 April 13, 2022

@guest500 Exactly. And the thing is, if you're unwell enough that you're needing weekly sessions, you're probably not working enough to be able to comfortable afford it. I've had this issue this year, where I've needed weekly, if not twice weekly, sessions while not being able to work at all and not having any paid leave. It shouldn't be like this.

mamamia-user-405278599 April 12, 2022

As someone who has had severe PND and anxiety after both babies, I can tell you there just isn't enough support. The first time it happened, I ended up with the CAT team at my house and a couple of months stay at a public mother-baby unit. I was lucky to get a place, because waiting lists were months long. Even a month waiting would have been too long for me. I had a subsequent admission to the same MBU, then was referred to a private psychiatrist. I am so lucky to have had the means to afford to see her and be treated. Many people aren't as lucky. When I was pregnant with my second child, my obstetrician made a pre-emptive referral to another private perinatal psychiatrist 'just in case'. That was the best decision that could have been made. Again, $300 per session is not something many people can afford. I had private health insurance this time around and have had a couple of stays in a private mental health hospital. Perinatal mental health should be affordable and accessible to all parents. It shouldn't be available to those who an (barely) afford it. It shouldn't be a luxury. We need to stop shutting down public MBUs and expand existing programs. Make mental health and perinatal health an election issue.

mamamia-user-405278599 April 10, 2022

I watched this and it is terrible. Something (among a lot of things) that I don't understand is how they think Jewish people are somehow 'taking over'. They represent 0.4% of Australia's population. I guess these people don't have to make sense, they just have to make propaganda that serves their needs.

mamamia-user-405278599 March 30, 2022

@cat Completely agree with you.