[ExI] Subject: Re: Human extinction

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 12:08:37 UTC 2008

2008/8/23 Amara Graps <amara at amara.com>:

> If you insist on quoting literature, then I suggest to go back much
> further in time, a couple of thousand of years, and see if the Greeks or
> other (say, nature-oriented) cultures write about women suffering in
> giving birth. Neither Hippocrates, nor Aristotle, nor Soranus nor other
> supposedly learned men of the Grecian School of Medicine wrote of pain
> in their notes on normal, uncomplicated birth, for example.

Greek uses the same word, "ponos", for pain and the contractions of
labour. Anyone who has witnessed normal childbirth and says labour
isn't painful is contemptuous of women.

Stathis Papaioannou

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