When changing birth culture meets fighting rape culture – Spilt Milk gets this so right and says it so clearly. This is a must read. In particular, this is the part that really got my attention:
When a woman has a hand or an instrument inserted into her vagina whilst she screams and thrashes out her non-consent, and when this action is sanctioned by society because it occurs in a medical setting (and because it is believed it must be for the ‘safety of her baby’ if carried out in this setting, regardless of whether or not it was medically indicated or evidence-based care), we have a problem.
But read the whole thing.