They make fun of each other with quick wit. There are things you’d only hear abortion workers wittingly joke about: aspirators; forceps; stuck condoms; flavored lubricant; sex; vaginas; cervixes and uteri. We laugh about tampons and periods. About blood. The humor lets us speak the unspeakable. Express fears of violence and discuss the visceral aspects of abortion (like the smell of blood + the autoclave = “clinic”).
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Overheard: The Jokes of Abortion Workers
From the Abortioneer About a Girl in a post entitled "Laughter is the Best Medicine.