Chelsea T I am actually one of these women, my birthing experience was beautiful. Painful, of course, but far less that I’d expected and feared. And it was, medically speaking, considered a “hard” birth. What I mean is that how birth is portrayed in popular culture (think every movie scene featuring a sweating, screaming woman ready to give up — I screamed, but I also had two hysterical laughing fits during the birth!). You might like this article I wrote just after:

“Is giving birth like a feminist even possible?” by Abbey Heffer

China specialist, feminist, political scientist in progress. Reviews, socialism & everyday academia. Low-brow, no jargon/acronyms. Editor of The Open Bookshelf.

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