Friday, January 18, 2008

Technology and birth (Monty Python)



One of the things i am able to do with my stats, is to find out where people have come to my blog from. I found today that quite a few recent entries have come from a German blog. I wish I could read this blog as it looks really interesting in my very limited understanding of that language. However one thing I have no difficulty understanding is this video which i found on her blog. As always Monty Python have taken a real situation and blown it up into ridiculous and hysterical proportions. somehow this one, while funny, also makes me feel quite uncomfortable. The machines and the institution are the most important aspects of birth, the woman barely matters at all. I wonder if it is quite as ridiculous now as it was when it was first made, probably about 30 years ago.

7 comments:

Sarah Stewart said...

On no, you've stolen my thunder! This is the video clip I always show my students when I talk to them about baby heart monitoring.

Sad to say, I think it is as relevant today as it was then.

Carolyn McIntosh said...

What are you doing still here? Thought you were away on holiday.

saeugetier said...

*blush*
thx for mentioning me ;-)
i always loved that sketch and my favourite line is: "you're not qualified". yeah, sure.
i thought of posting a short abstract in english, but forgot it. now i have a reason!

Carolyn McIntosh said...

I tried to post a comment on your blog but I couldn't and could not understand why.

Anonymous said...

this clip is a fantastic contribution to your blog carolyn - well placed!
Rae

saeugetier said...

comments should work now!

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