2007-11-03 06:27 pm (UTC)
i'm doing that to my husband.
I don't care how much I love a woman or how much I want a baby, that's just too much pain. for as long as labor lasts? I'd rather break every bone in my left arm. at least that pain is temporary. and is this really a good practice if you want more children?
it's kind of like the argument of what hurts more: child birth or getting your testicles kicked.
that's...a bit much. there's a joke about an amish woman who uses the reins of her buggy looped around her horses testicles as a brake. not quite the same though.
Definitely ~not the same.
Gee, now where was that tradition when I was in labor... ;)))
LOL! I lucked out. I had a c-section.
How hard do you think she's going to tug? ...and perhaps affect his ability to empregnate in the future? Sounds like a bad idea to me. There are SO MANY other less dangerous ways to inflict pain.
I have an ex who says his theme song is "Easy Like Sunday Morning" and I was like.... great. LOL
LOL. Refuse to change any dirty diapers for the first month. That'll get him back pretty good.
Oh that can't be true! No self respecting patriarchical society would allow that! ROFL But it sure sounds worth doing!
I don't know I got it from a fact back from Ripleys Believe it Or Not.. I think. It's been awhile since I found that one, dont' remember exactly where I got it.
While I have never experienced the
joy pain of childbirth, I must say that the Hui Choi Indians sound like very fair people.
I couldn't find really any info on the tribe though,.. I'd like to know more.
Even in Patriarchal societies where men own the women as property,.. it is understood that giving birth is one of the most dangerous and the most important jobs in any small society. That might have been their way to pay respect to it. Also, just as giving birth for the first time is a rite for girls into womanhood AND as an induction into the society,.. but maybe the pain inflicted on a young husband while his wife brings another member into their culture is another rite for them. A LOT of cultures hold the choice to inflict pain on oneself to ease the pain in others or to prove their masculinity or ability to control themselves is a HUGE deal.
I dont know a lot about Asian cultures, though... so I dont know which way they "swing" when it comes to rites and pain... but they DO hold ancestry very highly, so the start of a new generation was extremely important.. *shrug*
haha! that puts a new spin on the statement "we're having a baby."
I think I would want a kid if males had to give birth. But because its women, I doubt I'll ever be a mother.
*hugs* You could have a c-section?
THat's what I did, but I had a looot of health things going into it too. nAnd I don't think people should use it just because it doesn't hurt if they're able to give birth, but if it's something where it would be really traumatic for you I think you could arrange it with your OB/GYN.
Sounds like a fantastic idea to me! Although I would think you'd have to do something to make sure the woman doesn't inflic permanent damage...seems like most women would tug awful hard at certain points of the labor.
Exactly. It could be really really bad. Maybe the love she has for her spouse keeps her from hurting him too much? Maybe it's just that she's trying to share the pain, vs... make him suffer. LOL
Sounds like a great idea...I bit my husband's hand, that worked well too!
Once again, I'm thankful to be a gay white guy and not a Hui Choi Indian.
LOL! I'm sure you've had that thought a few times in the past. haha. ;)
You know, i never understood the whole 'labour really hurts so let's make the man suffer too!'
Last time i checked, generally the woman wants the baby, in full knowledge that it's gonna hurt. And really? A man who is there in the delivery room with you giving support and cheering you on seems like the kind of guy who will help raise the baby and do whatever he can to make you comfortable, before and after childbirth.
Not everything is about vengence.
True. I think it'd be cool if men were able to expierience childbirth too, but it's not theirs to have. I kind of think it's a cool secret then that women have..
At the same time I didn't have active labor, they cut my kid out of me, so I don't know what I would have done to his Father if it had fucking hurt. lol