Ganges water is considered by many to be blessed, and has for centuries served as an essential component of Hindu ceremonies, from childbirth to death -- when ashes are often scattered in the river after cremations.
Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!Margaret Mitchell
Christianity is really a man's religion: there's not much in it for women except docility, obedience, who-sweeps- the-room-as-for-thy-cause, downcast eyes and death in childbirth. For the men it's better: all power and money and fine robes, the burning of the hereticsfun, fun, fun!and the Inquisition fulminating from the pulpit.Fay originally Franklin Birkinshaw Weldon
When women and men have approximately equal life expectancies, it seems to be because women die not only in childbirth (fewer than thought) but about equal from… diseases; poor sanitation and water; inadequate healthcare; and diseases of malnutrition. In industrialized societies, early deaths are caused more by diseases triggered by stress, which breaks down the immune system. It is since stress has become the key factor that men have died so much sooner than women.warren farrell
"How can the oppressed, as divided unauthentic beings, participate in the pedagogy of their liberation?" "As long as they live in the duality in which to be is to to be like , and to be like is to be like the oppressor , this contribution is impossible." "Liberation is thus a childbirth, and a painful one."paulo freire
Given this mixture of affective and schizophrenic features a modern psychiatric diagnosis for Margery Kempe would most likely be ‘schizoaffective psychosis’, precipitated in the first instance by childbirthmargery kempe
Death and taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them!Margaret Mitchell
The suburban housewife she was the dream image of the young American women and the envy, it was said, of women all over the world. The American housewife freed by science and labor-saving appliances from the drudgery, the dangers of childbirth, and the illnesses of her grandmother ... had found true feminine fulfilment.betty friedan