I am so sad for the people who have to work in hospitals that are so mean and cruel to women and their babies. They must be the saddest people in the world. Their lives must be so miserable, their world so bitter, their air so toxic they surely suffer from so much stress and cancer and diseases of the heart and spirit and body... I cannot imagine the pain that oozes from their place's of health care (and I use that term very loosely) workers. What a sad existence.
And even sadder for the women who birth there every single day who believe birth like that is normal. And here I thought I was going to be a therapist to help women with birthrape alone! Now I have come across an entire population of women - poor women - who don't even know there are other ways to birth... they can have a beautiful, peaceful, kind and respectful birth with plenty of care and attention and no judgement about her socioeconomic or racial status.
How can we expect the world to be more peaceful when babies are born into the world in hospitals with nurses that are cruelly neglectful and doctors that are hatefully bigotted? How can we affect change when women are herded through a hospital system designed to give substandard care with substandard nurses filled with poisonous anger towards poor women on public assistance?
How do I reach these women to create a revolution so they demand better? They don't have lawyers or the economics to affect change... what can they fight with? They can't say, "I'm going somewhere else if you don't treat me better." What can they leverage with?
We need to speak for these women. We who have pens and voices. Someone has to say something.
Someone has to say something.