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YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE A PERIOD IF YOU DON’T WANT ONE - ITS SAFE!

Now that I have your attention, follow me into a deep dive of an old @Gladwell article on Dr. John Rock, co-inventor of the birth control pill and how we came to have 3wk +1wk placebo birth control

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Rock was born in 1890 in Massachusetts and was a DEVOUT catholic.

Like crucifix over your desk and 7am mass on Sundays kind of catholic.

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Before the pill he was a pioneer in reproductive biology

🔑 He was the first person to fertilize a human egg outside of the body in 1944

⏩ Leading thee way for modern day IVF
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this is a long thread on #nauru, where i spent last week. nauru is currently most visible as a site for australia’s offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees. it is also the location of a longstanding #phosphate mine which covers over 2/3 of the island 1/22
#nauru is experiencing considerable #climatechange. im going to outline some of the social-environmental stresses i observed that nauruans, refugees and asylum seekers are facing, and why we need to talk about #colonialism and #environmental racism for #climatejustice 2/22
#nauru is a beautiful island. its main resource is #phosphate. germany colonised nauru in the late 1800s and in the early 1900s the british found phosphate and started to exploit it for fertiliser and munitions with australia and nz, who became nauru’s trustees in the 1920s 3/22
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