Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Helen Mirren, on what motivates her to be childfree

"Miracle" and "Pleasant to watch" are two different things

"They sat us all down, girls and boys, in this horrible school hall. This tweed skirted, dykey sort of woman with short, cropped hair comes on, and tells us about the miracle of childbirth. Then this film comes on, which is a midwives educational film.

"There is a close-up of a woman having a baby, a close up straight up her vagina, and that's all you see, and these are thirteen year old boys and girls, and its bloody and disgusting.

...

"I swear it traumatised me, I haven't had children and I can't look at anything to do with childbirth, it absolutely disgusts me."

There's no commentary I can add to this, so we'll just let it speak for itself.

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