This guy. pic.twitter.com/WIAV25opXD
— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) January 9, 2018
Twitter users are absolutely dragging a "dude" who claimed in a post to Reddit that women definitely don't need epidurals and never have. Apparently, because he's watched his wife give birth twice without an epidural, he's a total expert on labor, labor pain, and women's bodies and their rights to do with them what they please.
His original post, which was screengrabbed and posted to Twitter by Nicole Cliffe — who simply added the comment "This guy" to the tweet — reads: "Personal Opinion: My wife gave birth to two babies, 9lbs 10oz (10 hrs labor) and 8lbs 6oz (only 2 hrs for the second baby). No epidural. Women don't NEED them at all. Never have. Since we only started using them in modern medicine. But hey, what do I know. I'm just the dude who held her hand through it twice."
Unsurprisingly, other Twitter users — both women and men — were quick to jump down the guy's all-knowing throat.
My wife would have died in childbirth twice without necessary surgical intervention, but what do I know? —guy who held her hand in surgery
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) January 9, 2018
To be fair, having your hand squeezed feels exactly like childbirth.
— Oak (@tiredboredblog) January 9, 2018
Oh. He can fuck *right* off.
— Audrey T. Carroll (@AudreyTCarroll) January 10, 2018
I'd like to break both of his legs and then tell him that he doesn't need pain medication because they didn't have it in olden times.
— Chelsea M. Cameron (@chel_c_cam) January 9, 2018
I held my wife's hand through two labours and what I learned was:
1. This was all my fault
2. I'm a bastard
3. She's never doing that again
— Tim Whitehead (@SeriouslyTim) January 9, 2018
That guy can bite me. I hated my 1st epidural and refused them for the two other kids, and guess what? ANYONE should have an epidural if they want one.
— Staring at you from Personal Growth (@jet_set) January 9, 2018
I had a 38 hour labor and the epidural for the last 6 absolutely saved my sanity and ability to bond with my baby. But what do I know, I'm only a woman who had a 38 hour labor.
— jaclyn (@j_n_foster) January 9, 2018
That's why I don't shake hands anymore. Reminds me too much exactly of what giving birth feels like
— Riane Konc (@theillustrious) January 9, 2018
— JennyKno (@JennyKno) January 9, 2018
Wow I had my earrings off before I even realized that this guy is not actually physically present in front of me to have his hair ripped out
— Ursula Elspeth T-Owen-Ty-Eighteen (@ueowen) January 9, 2018
How about a vasectomy with no pain meds for him as a hero cookie?
— Liz Dwyer (@losangelista) January 9, 2018
Game, set, and match.