MICHAEL’S AND JOANN’S ARE STARTING TO PUT OUT HALLOWEEN THINGS
I REPEAT, MICHAEL’S AND JOANN’S ARE STARTING TO PUT OUT HALLOWEEN THINGS
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I REPEAT: THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
CAN CONFIRM HAVE RECENTLY SNAPCHATTED AN ENTIRE AISLE OF PUMPKINS
Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)
An inspiration to aspiring dames, broads and good-time girls everywhere. RIP, Ms Stritch.
She was phenomenal.
A few high points:
- When making the appointment, and on all their paperwork, they asked if it was safe to contact me via phone and mail. They asked how they should identify themselves on the phone when they called.
- Everyone there was very pleasant, warm, and welcoming. I was given tons of information, multiple chances to ask questions, and the chance for STI/STD testing and other applicable exams.
- I was treated with respect. I was treated like an adult. I was allowed to be in control of my person at all times. I was not down-talked, or snarked at, or made to feel any type of way other than safe.
- They listened to me. I told them what I’d used, what I’d been thinking about using, and rather than bulldozing over my considerations, they were more than happy to set me up with a new method
- I’m unemployed and uninsured. This was not an issue. I paid nothing at the end of my visit. I had a new contraceptive, three rounds of emergency contraceptive, and literally a month’s supply of condoms.
Basically I’m super happy that Planned Parenthood is a thing.
Planned Parenthood was my lifeline when I was broke. I’ve been to three different PPs and they were all fantastic.
Planned Parenthood was where I began with sexual health many moons ago, and while I was never in a position where I needed anonymity (my boyfriend and father were both on the list of who could pick up my birth control pills if I couldn’t get there), I ALWAYS knew that it was a safe recommendation for friends.
PP is awesome.