Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Prolapse: Prolapse (in medicine) means to move out of place. Prolapse shares it etymology obviously with relapse, elapse, and collapse, but more subtly with labile (changeable, unstable) and lava. All link back to the Latin for slip and slide.

Although few men have still to watch the horror while their wives breed themselves through miscarriage and [uterine] prolapse to death, we still have not come to terms with the sinister womb.

A Book for Today: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

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