The Observer, Why Mothers Should be Offered Caesareans.
Job to know where to start on that one, though “f*ck off you stupid, ill-informed Daily Mail style ‘journalist’ bint” might be quite a good start. 🙄
Judging by the comments on the Observer Blog quite a few people feel the same.
Why shouldn’t we offer caesareans to non-medically indicated but frightened of labour (and frightened of a ‘too saggy for sex vagina’ (hand me that patriarchy file!) ) women? Oh now let’s think… because it costs twice as much, because it’s major abdominal surgery, because it leaves you with significant danger of a baby with birth difficulties, of having bladder damage, it heightens your chances of PND, because it is a MAJOR operation, you stupid woman. Honestly, when in danger of having nothing to write for your column this week, let’s go for adding hype and hysteria to the mystery of natural childbirth shall we?
Why don’t we offer caesareans to mothers who just want them? Do we offer colostomy bags to people with slight constipation? Get a life Jo Revill and talk to your sister about her caesarean in a few months; 13 days after does not a full emotional picture make. And if you ever make it here, read a few of my post caesarean posts in the “rant” section here. I might even provide you with a decent story. Jeez, my Dad has always been proud of his professional status as a journalist for a National Daily; you make a mockery of it, woman.
*end of rant*