[LMB] another relevant Rita Rudner line

Louann Miller domelouann at gmail.com
Sun May 13 16:38:58 BST 2018


I think it's mostly Cordelia who has a negative attitude to body births,
and considering her experiences who can blame  her? Less explicable to me
is later Cordelia's apparent conviction that absolutely everyone -- even
Alys and Simon -- would find their lives improved by some babies in them.


On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 3:21 PM, Karen A. Wyle <kawyle at att.net> wrote:

> A propos of Rita Rudner, I remember this (quotation approximate), which
> echoes Bujold's apparent attitude toward "body births":
> "A friend of mine was in labor for 36 hours. I wouldn't want to do
> something that felt GOOD for 36 hours."
> FWIW, IMHO, Bujold could stand to acknowledge that pregnancy has some
> positive aspects -- which doesn't mean it should be the only option.
> Karen A. Wyle
>
>     On Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:39 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
> wrote:
>
>
>  On Fri, 4 May 2018 12:39:55 +0000, Gwynne Powell
> <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Then she morphs
> >into Vor-dragon-lady, every man's most terrifying great-grandmother
> >who slit baby's throats without hesitation, the one who buried four
> >husbands
>
> Rita Rudner flashback: "My mother buried three husbands, and two of them
> were just napping."
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