• Stripping away individuality
    Stripping away individuality
    Theme:
    Birth as initiation in a technocratic culture
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    You walk in and you’re independent and you’re strong and you’re in labor and you sit down in a wheelchair, and you’re immediately perceived as disabled and you begin to feel disabled. Then you’re placed in a hospital bed. You are placed passively in a hospital bed. You are asked to put on a hospital gown. You are shaved and prepped—well, not so much shaving, anymore, but you’re prepped. So, now you look like any other hospital patient.