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4 Responses

  1. Alison
    Alison August 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm |

    Thank you so much for this post. It is so despicable that anyone could think the practice of shackling these women is even the slightest bit okay or appropriate. Really speaks to how some people view not just women, but inmates as well…

  2. Muse142
    Muse142 August 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm |

    It’s hard to think of appropriate words. This is a great piece – and an important topic. Thank you.

  3. xenu01
    xenu01 August 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm |

    Thank you for this post. The practice of shackling women during birth is despicable, inhumane, and unbelievable, but it happens.

  4. Avida Quesada
    Avida Quesada August 25, 2011 at 6:46 am |

    This sounds great. As long as it has proper limits, including the trimester where the privilege starts to apply.

    You ca now you are in a feminists forum when you read something like:

    “The expanded DOC regulations are sound public health policy. Restraining a pregnant woman can pose undue health risks to the woman and her pregnancy

    Women centered at 200%


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