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Actress Gabrielle Union, 47, celebrated Halloween by posting images of herself in a cheerleading uniform from her Bring It On movie days.

Many of you pointed out a noticeable lump above Union's bellybutton. Your auntie is not a doctor, but the lump appears to be a supraumbilical hernia, which simply means a hernia above the bellybutton. A supraumbilical hernia should not be confused with an umbilical hernia.

What is a supraumbilical hernia?

According to Doctors NDTV, a supraumbilical hernia is a type of ventral or abdominal wall hernia. A supraumbilical hernia is less common than umbilical hernias that spontaneously close in some babies by age 3.

What causes a supraumbilical hernia?

A supraumbilical hernia is the result of a defect just above the umbilical ring muscle. The umbilical ring muscle weakens and allows fat or part of internal organs to protrude through the small hole.

The muscle defect combined with increased intra-abdominal pressure causes the hole to increase and allows more of the organ to protrude through. Increased intra-abdominal pressure can be caused by excessive or high-intensity exercises.

Unlike spontaneous umbilical hernias that may or may not require surgery to close, a supra-umbilical hernia usually always requires surgery to close.

There is usually no pain or discomfort at the hernia site. Surgery can wait a few months, unless the hernia begins to grow or causes discomfort.

How is a supraumbilical hernia treated?

A doctor will perform routine surgery under a general anesthetic to push the protrusion back inside the abdomen and close the hole. Stitches are used to strengthen the weakness in the muscle wall.

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This is 47! Some nuggets I've learned to embrace... As long as I got a plate (full or not) I'm gonna try to make sure everybody eats. If the seat you are offering me at your wack ass table means I cant sleep at night, that's a hard pass for me. I'll go to my grave creating the world's biggest most inclusive table centering the voices, lives and best interests of our most marginalized peoples. My time with my family is priceless. Admit when you are wrong. And dont offer terrible apologies that include "I'm sorry IF..." Center your joy, peace and grace. Always remember that not everyone is going to love you, like you or support you. That's not ANY of your business. You can STILL love them, support them and champion them & their work. You lose nothing celebrating folks, even the ones who would prefer you take a long walk off a short plank. Dont apologize for doing what's right for YOU. There is no pot of gold at the end of your life for doing what everyone else thinks you should. LIVE! Evolution is a beautiful thing. Just cuz you were a dumbass doesn't mean you have to STAY a dumbass. Learn, grow & evolve. Have fun with cool folks and dont leave until the lights come on!! Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeee ????????????????????

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Gabrielle Union responded to the debate over her husband Dwyane Wade's social media post in which he expressed love for his "girls" - including his son, Zion Wade.

In the post, Zion poses with his stepmom, Gabby, and his half sister, Kaavia James, 1. Zion wears a pink scrunchie on his wrist.

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Zion, who is only 12, came out of the closet during a Pride parade in Miami earlier this year. Since then, both Wade, 37, and Union, 46, have used Zion to promote themselves as LGBT allies.

So it was no surprise that Union responded to the controversy on social media.

"Looks like love to me," she wrote in a post featuring the original image. "I truly hope that everyone gets the love, support and hugs they deserve."

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But social media users fear that Union's role in pushing the agenda is more than simply supporting and loving their sons. Many say little Zion didn't exhibit feminine tendencies until Union entered the picture.

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Women fear that something more insidious is underfoot.

On Instagram.com, one user reposted the GQ magazine cover featuring an effeminate Pharrell Williams. The cover was for "The New Masculinity Issue".

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Black women fear that the already depleted pool of masculine Black men will dwindle in 30 years.

They have good reason to be concerned.

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This was a question for Democratic presidential candidates at the recent CNN presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues, held last Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Novo theater in Los Angeles.

With all the problems facing LGBT Americans, this question was at the top of their list. Why? Who takes puberty blocker medications?

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Democrats are eager to lower the price of puberty blockers to get them into the hands of as many Black boys as possible. Boys like Zion Wade, who will soon be old enough to take puberty blockers without his dad's permission (age 16).
 

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Most women are attracted to men who are macho or masculine in appearance and behavior. But certain women prefer men who are more feminine.

According to Psychology Today, macho men have exaggerated masculine traits that women find valuable. They also think macho men are more virile and make good biological fathers.

Women who prefer feminine men usually have a past history that includes physical abuse or rape. Such women consider feminine men to be more sensitive, gentler and kinder than masculine men.

"In some circumstances, masculine qualities are more valuable. In others, a more feminine partner might be the better choice. The results of 15 years of research consistently show that women prefer masculine men more for a short-term fling than for marriage, perhaps because macho men are generally less committed."

A research study by Glasgow University's Iris Holzleitner tested 500 women who rated the attractiveness of a set of male faces that had been manipulated to appear more feminine or more masculine.

Holzleitner found that, generally, women most preferred male faces that were moderately masculine.

Women also differed in their preferences according to their own attractiveness: Women who thought they were highly attractive didn't find feminine male faces very attractive at all.

Women who thought of themselves as less attractive were more attracted to men with feminine features, according to Holzleitner.

Gabrielle Union cut up for the paparazzi on the red carpet at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show in Los Angeles, CA. on Wednesday, August 21. The mom-of-5 wore an electric blue, wide legged jumpsuit with plunging neckline from her New York & Company Red Carpet Collection to the event.

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Actress Gabrielle Union, right, wasn't in the mood to take pictures at the photocall for the L.A.'s Finest TV Series with co-star Jessica Alba in Madrid on Monday.

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At Wade's final home game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Miami's American Airlines Arena on Tuesday, he posed for a family portrait with his wife, Gabrielle Union, his nephew, Dahveon Morris, and children, Kaavia James Union Wade, Zion Wade, 11, Zaire Wade, 17, and Xavier Wade, 5, whom Wade fathered with a fan in California.

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's holiday card sparked a backlash on Instagram.com on New Year's Day. The Miami Vice-themed holiday card shows the power couple posing with their infant daughter Kaavia James, wade's sons Zaire, 15, and Zion, 11, his nephew Dahveon Morris, 16, and the family's 5 dogs.

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Dwyane Wade had a few words for his haters in his New Year message on the last day of 2018. The 36-year-old NBA star, who will retire in 2019, wrote a lengthy message summarizing his highs and lows in 2018, including the birth of his first daughter, Kaavia James, via a surrogate.

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