Originally Posted by annakiss
ARGH! No, I meant "scolopamine" which was a psychoactive drug they used to give birthing women to make them forget their pain (but it also made them completely crazy while they birthed like they were on acid or something). I was talking about the history of childbirth and how obstetrics has tortured women and how we think that in this modern age we're somehow immune to that sort of barbary, when in fact we are not, it has merely been disguised better.
I could not possibly recreate the post. It's hard for me to remember what I was saying. I have not had much time to even be online, so I have missed many opportunities to sit with my thoughts on these matters further. I have to clean my house now...
I've been thinking about this tread today, and I've decided that it is very empowering for a woman to be strapped down, hooked up to monitors and IVs, deprived of food, squeesed by a BP cuff periodiclly, and have various people sticking their finger up her yoni and making absurd proclamations about the "progress" she is making! Not to mention the very enlightening aspects of being cut and torn to make room for hands that shouldn't be there to begin with, and then being stitched up nice and tightly! I don't know about you, but I'm thinking this treatment is certian to give her that boost of self confidence and creativity that she will need to mother her child, and fuction as whole woman in this mixed up society. I don't know, maybe I'm just jaded.