Monday, July 30, 2007

Politically correct sledgehammer

So the next time my mother enters hospital, she'll be asked:
- Has anybody hurt or threatened you?
- Have you ever felt controlled or always criticised?
- Have you been asked to do anything sexual that you didn't want to do?
Perhaps if it is asked of someone who enters hospital with injuries that could be attributed to violence then yes, but to ask every woman? What utter nonsense.
For starters, many people have had those things happen from those outside family. I've certainly felt the first a few times (threatened more than hurt, and what does "hurt" mean), and as for the third - well how many adults haven't had that?
Imagine this. A couple are being intimate, snogging, touching, playing, and one of them asks "could I insert a dildo into your bum?" the other says "no". Does this mean that the one saying no, being a woman, must report this to the hospital if she happens to be going in after having broken a leg in a skiing accident?
I understand the idea, but it must be targeted, targeted at those seen to be "at risk", not every woman.
I have another idea, let's ban all those convicted of serious violent offences from claiming welfare. Who can morally justify that, why should they live funded by others?

1 comment:

Anita said...

It's appalling that ANYONE would be asked questions pertaining to abuse upon admittance to hospital, unless the medics suspected anything - and I assume they already have the life skills to recognise the signs without resorting to delicate questions.

But this is disgusting beyond the "women" factor. It denies that men can be abused and that women can be the abusers of children and other women. It also paints women as eternal victims; too pathetic and weak to protect themselves and their children.

And apparently the cut off age for these question is 65. So old people don't get abused? Or old people are allowed to enter an already stressful situation (i.e. going to hospital) without being subjected to further indignities?

Yet another pointless piece of interfering policy from Klarkistan.