Has anyone seen these?
What do you all think of the "Obstetric violence" term? Do you think that it would satisfy both sides of the "birth rape" debate?
I'm thinking it could lead to a lot less devisiveness. It would still be someone controversial (I mean amongst the general public), but not nearly as much as the term "birth rape" I would think.
I meant to comment on this earlier--I think "obstetric violence" is a very appropriate term for the issue, and also includes abuses that don't really fit under "rape." I also like "obstetric" instead of "birth" because it more clearly portrays that the problem is with medical professionals and not inherent in birth itself.
I love it! ( and I am not a fan of birth rape term)
It places the blame where it belongs, and describes the real issue well, rather than trying to analogize the problem.
Check out this by Henci Goer. It was on her face book page not that long ago.
I totally agree with that term usage, I think it effectively illustrates how horrific some of these incidences are without stepping into the range of sexual assault for sexual gratification. That article was an amazing read! (though its hard to read about some of the traumas women had to suffer through)
Adam and Eirinn
Ashleigh Jun 3 2000, Mackenzie Sept 21 2001, Jayde Jul 9 2006, and Liam Jun 9 2011