Monday, April 01, 2013



Must not compare ANYTHING to slavery

Some hysteria below from a female Harvard graduate who works as an obstetrician.  What she is reacting to is also hysterical but to call it racist is a huge stretch. I have no dog in the fight concerned but think that homebirth advocates have a case.  Homebirth was after all normal for most of human history.  To this day, Britain accommodates homebirth -- and mortality there is no different from in the hospital system  -- perhaps in part because homebirths evade the real dangers of treatment-resistant hospital-borne infections and the frequently negligent standard of obstetric care in British government hospitals

Nothing says “racial insensitivity” quite like invoking slavery to describe something that you don’t like. I’ve written before about the unbearable whiteness of homebirth advocates, and the white homebirther’s burden, but Jan Tritten’s histrionic blather in this month’s issue of Midwifery Today reaches a new low.  Even as I copy these words, I cannot believe that Tritten had the unmitigated gall to write them:
    … [The] anti-slavery movement parallels our movement to free women in pregnancy and birth from the jaws of the medical establishment. This plays out all around the world with some countries being worse than others. The treatment of motherbaby is often abusive—horrendously so. Perhaps nothing is as horrible as slavery and I don’t mean to downplay it in any way by this comparison, but the effects of pregnancy, birth and the first year of life affect both mother and child for their entire lives

Tritten’s claims skate perilously close to racism.

Source

Ms Tritten specifically said:  "nothing is as horrible as slavery and I don’t mean to downplay it in any way" but that was not enough, apparently.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/hate-crime-charges-dropped-against-oak-creek-town-board-member

Of course liberals would never consider a false hate crime allegation to be a hate crime itself.

Anonymous said...

In 2011, 396,000 people died in the US from medical malpractice.

Bird of Paradise said...

One of the earlists slave owners in america was a BLACK MAN something you wont see about in these revionists history books written by leftists

Anonymous said...

Check out all the liberal hate speech. If you haven't seen yet, today is easter, and google is honoring a mexican american socialist and not easter. Some are upset, check out the commments from libs bashing christianity and easter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/31/cesar-chavez-honored-with-google-doodle-easter_n_2989219.html?utm_hp_ref=san-francisco

Anonymous said...

"One of the earlists slave owners in america was a BLACK MAN"

What was his name, pray tell?

Use the Name, Luke said...

What was his name, pray tell?

Anthony Johnson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Johnson_%28colonist%29

Anonymous said...

Actually, Anthony Johnson was the first "official" slave owner in America. And, he was a black man.

Anonymous said...

If black people weren't so dumb, greedy, and lazy, they would realize that by allowing Demoncrats, and the other bleeding-hearts of the left to addict them to an endless stream of govt. handouts simply for their political support, they are more slaves now than at any time in their history.