no way man
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no way man

Before we begin, let me just tell you I am in no way a raving man hater. I quite like men, actually. I even live with one.

But really…

Exhibit A: The Sample Pot.

This is unused, people. Do. Not. Panic.

Now, really, would a woman have designed a pot to collect a urine sample that was so bloomin’ difficult to get the said urine in? Especially when you have to take a sample to EVERY antenatal appointment you ever have to go to, and your ever growing tummy makes it even more tricky.

Clue: I am almost entirely sure she wouldn’t. I tried googling who designed the sample pot, but I mostly got tips on how to pass a drugs test so I can’t be 100% certain.

Exhibit B: Braxton Hicks Contractions

According to the online medical dictionary I found, Braxton Hicks contractions are:

Rhythmic uterine muscle activity which occurs during the course of a pregnancy which causes no pain for the patient.

Apparently they were first identified in 1872 by John Braxton Hicks (hence the name).

Also? He was a man.

As far as I am aware, in 1872, much like now, men did not have uteruses (is that a word? it is now…) and therefore could not possibly tell whether it hurts or not.

Well, Mr Doctor Braxton Hicks , I have news for you. Braxton Hicks contractions may not always be painful but they can be really really uncomfortable. And they do actually hurt sometimes.

Just so you know.

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Have you voted in the MAD awards yet? No? Well hurry hurry hurry. Voting closes on Monday, so you best get a wriggle on. If you’re stuck for who to nominate, you could always nominate me…

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