Friday, July 28, 2006


Say what?

I clicked on my personal propaganda page this morning,, and saw that they had an article on "lactivists" or activists who are concerned about lactating and breast-feeding.

Apparently this image

on the cover of "Babytalk Magazine" sparked some controversy. Just a few choice quotes and my comments before we dive into the issue:
One mother who didn't like the cover explains she was concerned about her 13-year-old son seeing it. "I shredded it," said Gayle Ash, of Belton, Texas, in a telephone interview. "A breast is a breast -- it's a sexual thing. He didn't need to see that."

That's good. Don't distinguish between porn and breast-feeding, that's a great lesson for kids. And the same Texan said
"I'm totally supportive of it -- I just don't like the flashing," she said. "I don't want my son or husband to accidentally see a breast they didn't want to see."

For the record, all men all the time want to see breasts, I'm even going to put gay men in this category because they get to see them less than most men and I think they're intrigued by them. And you don't want your husband to see your breast? WTF mate? I assume he saw them at least twice before or did you copulate through a hole in a sheet?
Babytalk editor Susan Kane says the mixed response to the cover clearly echoes the larger debate over breast-feeding in public. "There's a huge Puritanical streak in Americans," she said, "and there's a squeamishness about seeing a body part -- even part of a body part."

"It's not like women are whipping them out with tassels on them," she added. "Mostly, they are trying to be discreet."

Hehehe, tassels. I'm sure someone is already marketing absorbent tassels as we speak.
"Gross, I am sick of seeing a baby attached to a boob," wrote Lauren, a mother of a 4-month-old.

Harsh. Good luck kid.

Gotta jet, but we'll finish this later.


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