Tbch Even though I'm squarely libtardy nowadays, and I have come to understand and respect #blacklivesmatter to the point of defense. I'm still not exactly comfy calling myself a member. Nonetheless, were allied in calling out heavily racialized violence and the blind eyes turned towards it as BS.
trigger warning; sexual assault/harassment. definitely worth reading. this is a post on sexual health/period tracking app ‘Eve’ by a user under the name Lydia. it is in response to the question “have you ever been sexually assaulted?”. this reply shows how very real and normalised sexual assault towards women has become in our society.
This is a hard topic but an important one and thank you to @bbcwomanshour for encouraging this conversation.
As a woman who works in the birth industry, and supports families postnatally, this hurts my heart, but the terrifying truth is black women in Britain are now five times more likely to die as a result of complications in pregnancy than white women.
These are figures taken from the MBRRACE-UK study in 2018.
While birth overall has been getting safer, the risks for black women have been increasing year on year.
PLEASE listen to the podcast over on the woman's hour account, PLEASE sign the petition (link in my bio) to ask the government to sit up and listen and PLEASE talk about this with everyone you know.
We must make changes.