How often have you observed people glaring at women breastfeeding in public as if this woman is participating in a lewd act? The majority of us have witnessed a breastfeeding mother in public and have either adorned the mother and child bond or have felt shocked and left in disbelief that a mother wouldn’t go into a private fully covered area out of sight of others. To those feeling uncomfortable in a situation as such should realize it is a natural occurrence to use the breast in a non-sexual way to nurture their child when beckoned no matter the time and place. Breastfeeding one’s child is a beautiful and wondrous gift that a mother and society should embrace and celebrate. Women have a right to breastfeed in public because this is all the nutrients her baby needs for the first six months, there are even laws to protect her breastfeeding rights, rarely if at all is there designated private breastfeeding areas, the positive health benefits alone should be reason enough for women to breastfeed and when turning to alternatives such as using breast pumps or bottle feeding can be difficulties for both mother and baby.
In the last ten years, more and more women are going the home-birthing route because it is safer and more natural. This can be seen as a mini revolt against the stigmatized and dehumanized view of mothers and birth. Using a midwife and having a home birth allows for the body to naturally go into labor, a labor that could last hours or even days. The female body is designed to naturally produce oxytocin, a hormone that causes labor. In this process, a mother goes through contractions where the baby is turning around so they are facing head first.
Everyday, anti-abortion protesters heckle at and demean women who are simply seeking to exercise their reproductive rights. Additionally, abortion clinics are closing down due to politicians and their voters enacting laws and stopping funding; for example, the amount of abortion clinics in the state of Kentucky is 1, down from 17 in 1978. Across the countries more arbitrary rules are being enforced on women to intimidate them and prevent them going through with the procedure, such as restricting insurance payout for such operations, having waiting periods, imposing a strict time frame in which a woman can get an abortion, and even forcing the patient to undergo an ultrasound to see the foetus’ shape and hear the embryo’s heartbeat. Like the women of the Gilead, American women seeking abortions have their freedoms revoked by people who do not share there same beliefs, often using religion and personal morals to defend their stance. In America especially, women have to cross a vast amount of barriers in order to receive an abortion, regardless of whether it is elective or medically necessary.
Dove encourages women to strive for a body type that, in many cases, is unhealthy to achieve. Women are starving themselves because general advertising is saturated with pictures and videos of extremely skinny individuals who have unrealistic body types; yet women still try to achieve this body type as they have seen it in advertising. How can Dove think of this advertising as ethically correct? This practice is disrupting the self-esteem of women and, worse, it’s affecting their health. Studies have shown that 10% of women in the USA are suffering from an eating disorder of which 80% of these cases are down to body dissatisfaction.
Japanese tricked young girls by promising jobs and food. Young girls, as young as twelve years old were held at gun point and forced to leave their homes. None of the girls realized what they would really be doing. Upon arrival at comfort stations, girls would be expected to service up to 100 men a day for little or no pay. Sometimes they were gang raped and often sodomized.
Meredith Boucher was a ten-year employee and an assistant manager at Walmart store in Canada (CBC News). Meredith was facing mistreatment from the store manager and she knew that other female employees are being mistreated as well. The store manager used to call her names such as “stupid”. Meredith became physically and mentally ill because of what she was dealing with at work. She even lost lots of weight.
Consequently, its health is dependent on the health of the mother. It cannot survive outside the womb at that time, so it cannot be regarded as a separate human being. Most neuroscientists believe that “the cortex is necessary for pain perception and it does not become functional until at least the 26th pregnancy week” (Wisniewski). From this we can conclude that the fetuses that are aborted in the first two trimesters do not suffer in the process because they cannot feel anything like pain.
The risk of fetal alcoholism syndrome is the reason that the safest thing to do while pregnant is to drink no alcohol. Like smoking, when the mother drinks alcohol it’s as if the baby is drinking too. The alcohol gets into the baby 's bloodstream through the placenta. Mental retardation, physical abnormalities and other birth defects can be the result of this syndrome. It continues to effects their development even after the baby is born.
As kids, they are forced to do what their parents tell them, not knowing the consequences. “I didn 't know I hated the pageants. I thought I loved them, just as my mother said. I didn 't find out until my body told me at the age of 16. Then, of course, it took many more years to figure it out.”
Today plastic surgery is being embraced by the millions and highly looked upon. Advertisements and media incorporated young, beautiful women to sell the product with fake and flawless women in advertisements, an ideal body is created by the minds of viewers. This causes viewers to do as much as possible involving plastic surgery, to look like the models. For Instance, in 2015 more than 13.5 million women went under the knife by surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics. The five most popular invasive surgical procedures for women in 2015 were liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery and breast lift (ASPS statistics).
Many women in the United States have multiple abortions due to preventative method failure, but is this a logical reason to eliminate a pregnancy. Weren 't this women fully aware that any type of birth control is not 100% guaranteed? They rely on the method they are using and then justify themselves on it 's failure. In the article “Repeat Abortions: Blaming the Victims” by Howe, Barbara, H. Roy Kaplan, and Constance English they implicate that “the number of legal abortions in the United States has increased annually”(1242). This is due to the lack of knowledge in women for not being sexual educated enough or not using the method responsibly.
The rehabilitation center, written about in Ruffin’s article, brings in girls from brothels and hears their stories. Ruffins mentioned, “Girls from the brothels arrive empty-handed, sick, in many cases pregnant or with small children, and “psychologically broken” (Ruffins). In Sold, when entering Happiness House for the first time, a little girl finds herself scared and overwhelmed. Later, one of the girls went up to Lakshmi and said, “That new girl, the one in your old room. Yesterday morning Mumtaz found her hanging from the rafters” (McCormick 152).
Who would imagine kids raising kids, it’s ridiculous right? I see so many teenage girls walking around my high school with round bellies and no baby daddies, probably because don’t know who it is but that’s besides the point. On the movie Mean Girls the P.E teacher was teaching sex education telling the students that “ if you have sex you will get pregnant and die” wish girls took that seriously. I just have a problem with teen pregnancy because it has become something that the media is covering and makes movies and TV shows out of it.
Introduction Welcoming a new child can be a joyous occasion for a mother and the family. With this joy a flood of emotions can occur within the first few hours to days after delivery. This can include feelings of whether or not the woman may be a good mother, anxiety about how things are going to change, and exhaustion from the new change of a new member of the family (). These symptoms can last for a few days but can also impact a mother for several months, this is known as Postpartum Depression.
In the story, “Fat Lady”, by Irving Yalom, the psychiatrist reveals his story of how he dealt with Betty, his obese patient as well as, how in the processed it helped her lose nearly 100 pounds. The story includes a very strong prejudice and countertransference. Throughout all the distaste he had in the story, surprisingly, he managed to successfully treat Betty. Transference and Countertransference In Yalom’s Fat Lady story, he mentions two words transference and countertransference, which I considered a significance throughout the story.