Courtney Skott
Dec 22, 2018 · 1 min read

Marcel, that basically *is* the point of the article — that miscarriage is frequent and should be talked about more and normalized. But I think you are mistaken in thinking that the source of shame is “women being women’s worst enemy.” The history of women’s bodies and processes being treated as shameful is as long as civilization, from women being shunted into huts to hide during their menstrual cycles, to the fact that there’s no single word for giving name to our genitalia so that we can teach our daughters to comfortably talk about their bodies (i.e. no equivalent of “penis,” because women’s bodies shouldn’t be talked about at all). Every wave of feminism basically boils down to, “Why are we still putting up with this shit?” This is just one small contribution to that conversation.

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