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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Witchy-woo has been wowed...

...by a few things this week - not least of which is the generosity of spirit of those who read this blog!

After my last, truly cranky, ill-tempered and ranty post - which I decided to leave up in the interests of 'warts and all' honesty - all I've had in response to my vent is acknowledgement, understanding and support with some affection an appreciation thrown in!. Wowed? 'Amazed' only just covers it...

Witchy-woo has wonderful readers.

But this week's Wednesday Wow is a piece in response to the news about the NHS 'postcode lottery' for women wanting IVF. reSISTERance makes some critical observations about the hetero-normative and patriarchially judgemental thinking around this issue which is in the news because of recommendations made by the British Fertility Society who say there is "a wide disparity" on the social criteria used for acceptance on to an NHS programme of treatment.

v says:
Ultimately I can't help thinking that it all ties into this one simple and warped idea, that a woman must have both a man and a baby to have achieved her role as Woman - anything else marks her as failure.
It's an excellent post - please read.

3 Comments:

  • At 11:58 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Oh and we have to comform to a size norm too.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5296200.stm
    Don't know how to make links work in the comments box but you can copy and paste!

    IVF to be refused to the technically obese is the idea.

     
  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger v said…

    thank you ww :)

     
  • At 3:31 AM, Blogger Y. Carrington said…

    I'm with you, WW...I don't believe in IVF for anybody, but if the NHS is gonna make IVF available, they should make it available for lesbian and single women as well.

    Speaking of the NHS, that's yet another critical public service that we will never see here in the "greatest country in the world" (yeah right).

    Yolanda

     

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