Monday, March 17, 2008

Mind Reader

Hathor the Cow Goddess has apparently been reading my mind; her most recent comic takes on both lying down and coached pushing! I got to sit near her during a panel discussion about unassisted birth, but I never had time to introduce myself or to chat. Maybe next time?...


  1. i love her comics. so inspiring and funny

  2. Dear Rixa,

    This comment has nothing to do with your post, but I don't know how else to contact you. I know your blog is widely read by the Mama/natural birth/AP community online, so I thought you might be able to help get the message out about the NBC show, "The Baby Borrowers".

    Rather than type out what I'm talking about I'll just refer you here:


    and here:

    My personal letter to them is pasted at the bottom of this comment. I sent it to them via the feedback form on their website.

    I would so appreciate if you would do a post about this, and maybe do some of that patented Rixa brand of critical analysis. I'm a student too (only 4th year undergrad though), but this makes me so mad I can't even see straight let alone form any kind of meaningful response. :S

    What are your thoughts?


    "Dear NBC,

    I must add my voice to the many that are demanding the cancellation of "The Baby Borrowers". Taking a helpless infant out of it's own family, and placing it under the care of others (let alone other children!) is not only socially irresponsible, but downright immoral. I am sure you have measures in place to assure the physical safety of these babies, but what about their emotional and psychological health? I will not get into those issues specifically here since people much more qualified than I have already brought them to your attention. ( But I urge you to cease this senseless science project! It is harmful to babies, it is harmful to families, and it is harmful to your viewers.

    NBC, you have crossed the line. If you really want to help teenages determine whether or not they will be good parents there is no need to make it a public spectacle. There is no need to subject real babies to this kind of use and abuse, and yes, that's exactly what this is. Get this show off the air!

    A Concerned Canadian"

  3. Oh, the links aren't wrapping properly, here they are again:

    sorry if you have to retype those into your browser, it's the only way i could get them to fit.

  4. Amber, this made me laugh--"maybe do some of that patented Rixa brand of critical analysis." Fantasy images of packaging "insta-Rixa" and becoming independently wealthy flitted across my mind for a second there. LOL

    I started using tinyurls for links in blog comments; it avoids the messy wrapping and line-breaking.


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