This prat thinks there are too many women in medicine, recklessly dragging quality standards up. For some reason, the British Medical Journal decided to host a trite debate on the subject, “Are there too many female medical graduates?” The “Yes”… Read More ›
Prostitution: regulation, exploitation and death
prostitution is literally killing women, by murder more than any other cause, and a whole heap of people simply don’t care.
No other industry with a comparable mortality rate is unregulated by the state, and in none of those industries would the workers be allowed to sign away their basic health and safety guarantees in order for more pay. Employers who try to coerce miners or firefighters to go into work without adequate safety measures are quite rightly prosecuted and socially condemned, yet the workplace death rate of those professions combined does not match just the homicide rate amongst prostitutes, let alone the death rate once drug overdoses are taken into account.
“Death twice as likely by caesarean”?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: No discussion of reproductive justice is complete without attention to birthing and birthing care. A blithe, shallow, naive focus on “reproductive choice” is not enough. We don’t have free choice in… Read More ›