Yeah, I’m probably not going to have a conversation with my mom about this, because…well I figured out it was sterilisation recently you know? Because I had those weird ideas about what sterilisation means too. And it makes me really angry and sad, but the fact is, it happened to her. And I don’t think she ever really dealt with it as a violence done to her, but she has moved on, she has her children and for her it’s in the past, mostly forgotten. There is no point in reviving that.
It’s scary to think about how many women, native and non-native who experienced this. My mom sees it as a medical fad and perhaps she’s right…but there is so much evidence that poor women, native women, women of colour…were targeted for this.
The shit that has gone on in Canada and the US is mind-boggling, because you’re taught in school that atrocities like this were committed by the ‘big bads’, like the Nazis…not by the ‘good guys’.
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- 1313days said: idk if you know this, but there have been instances of romani women being forcibly sterilized by european governments (it’s been reported esp in the czech republic and slovakia) well into the 21st century. sterilization is not dead. :(
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