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Yes, I'm a woman who is a mom and think it is 6 11.32%
Yes, I'm a woman with no kids and think it is 17 32.08%
No, I'm a woman with kids and say no. 2 3.77%
No, I'm a woman with no kids 7 13.21%
I'm male and say no. 9 16.98%
I'm male and say yes, and let them have cake too. 12 22.64%
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:57 PM   #106
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This gentleman sums up my views quite well:

The idea that eating a placenta is just practical and not an act of cannibalism is something I have some difficulty with. I suppose the notion is that it is of no further use to the mother or child after the birth so it may as well be put to good use. Well, supposing that a group of people lost in a remote part of the world suffer an attack from a crocodile who bites off someone's leg but is repelled before being able to devour it. The leg is of no further use to the unfortunate wretch who has lost it so why not eat it? What then if the victim takes a turn for the worst and dies from his injuries. His body is of no further use. Why not eat it? At least the man died of his injuries and was not killed for food. Which is worse killing an animal for food or eating meat from an animal (or human) who has died from some other cause.

http://perilouspierre.blogspot.com/2...fterbirth.html
a-ha. He steps up to the plate. . .

Granted with somebody else's argument, but. . .but. . .that's okay. It's legit. . .So now perhaps we can actually discuss this.

Clearly people in desperate straights might eat the flesh of someone's severed leg or even that of an unlucky companion that died, but that's a different situation. Definite harm or death to the person whose flesh is in question, and certainly the person is not eating his own flesh. This is not the case with placenta consumption.

Wouldn't booger-eating be more analogous?
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Granted with somebody else's argument, but. . .but. . .that's okay. It's legit. . .So now perhaps we can actually discuss this.
What argument?

The guy supposes something ridiculous (that women are eating placentas because they may as well "put it to good use") which has absolutely nothing to do with the initial article at all. It's not as if the woman gave birth and thought she'd like to have a snack.

It's nothing more than a straw man argument.
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What argument?

The guy supposes something ridiculous (that women are eating placentas because they may as well "put it to good use") which has absolutely nothing to do with the initial article at all. It's not as if the woman gave birth and thought she'd like to have a snack.

It's nothing more than a straw man argument.
But it's better than "No."

The thing about straw man arguments is they are easy to bat down. . .Obviously he'll have to come up with something better.
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angry because we can't ever have your rugged heterosexuality all to ourselves?
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oh, as for the topic, i think eating a placenta is right up there with eating shit, at least as gross-out goes. but shit will make you sick, and it seems as if this might have some health benefits (whether psychosomatic or not), and it's a part of a woman's body, and so i don't give a fuck what she does with it.

and i'm free to think it's nasty and get neauseated at even the photo of a placenta. and she's free to eat the damn thing if she chooses.

and that's all i have to say about that.
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oh, as for the topic, i think eating a placenta is right up there with eating shit, at least as gross-out goes. but shit will make you sick, and it seems as if this might have some health benefits (whether psychosomatic or not), and it's a part of a woman's body, and so i don't give a fuck what she does with it.

and i'm free to think it's nasty and get neauseated at even the photo of a placenta. and she's free to eat the damn thing if she chooses.

and that's all i have to say about that.
Keep in mind she's not having it on rye with mustard, but in capsule form which isn't all that gross, although I supposed the process of handling it and making the capsules is pretty gross. But without going back and reading the article and risking glimpsing that lovely photo again, I thought that there is someplace that actually makes the placenta into capsules so she doesn't even handle it herself. Not even that gross, really. I guess after you've carried the child for 9 months and gone through childbirth, placenta capsules is no big deal. Probably not as bad as changing diapers.

But yeah, you're right--she can do what she wants and we can think it's gross if we want.
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This gentleman sums up my views quite well:

The idea that eating a placenta is just practical and not an act of cannibalism is something I have some difficulty with. I suppose the notion is that it is of no further use to the mother or child after the birth so it may as well be put to good use. Well, supposing that a group of people lost in a remote part of the world suffer an attack from a crocodile who bites off someone's leg but is repelled before being able to devour it. The leg is of no further use to the unfortunate wretch who has lost it so why not eat it? What then if the victim takes a turn for the worst and dies from his injuries. His body is of no further use. Why not eat it? At least the man died of his injuries and was not killed for food. Which is worse killing an animal for food or eating meat from an animal (or human) who has died from some other cause.

http://perilouspierre.blogspot.com/2...fterbirth.html
Which has what to do with the placenta? The motivations here are completely different.

Then again, I suppose with the black and white outlook, that's what you get.
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I came here to present something and get viewpoints and acknowledged that we can agree to disagree.

This isn't a debate fourm, although some claim it to be, they are mistaken and this is what drives a lot of members away.

Here's how the template of FYM reads:

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good day,

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This is a debate forum. It does make sense though that you disagree, because you rarely debate anyway.

However, you're probably the only one who posts wanting to "acknowledge that we can agree to disagree." This is supposed to be for discussion, as that said. Debate naturally is a part of discussion. It's not seperate from discussion, it's a type of discussion.
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What I do find interesting is the women who have had children, only 3 think this is acceptable in the poll.

Yes, I'm a woman who is a mom and think it is (3) 8.82%

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What I do find interesting is the women who have had children, only 3 think this is acceptable in the poll.

Yes, I'm a woman who is a mom and think it is (3) 8.82%

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but of women who have kids NONE think it's unacceptable. That doesn't tell you something?

just....oh, nevermind.
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That's 100%...

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