Thursday, February 19, 2009

and yes, more on the breasts...

Please go read this awesome-ly put post shared by Radical Midwife about breastfeeding being seen as "indecent" in public while we are simultaneously exposed to more and more sexualized nudity and near nudity in the form of magazine covers, etc that noone would DARE "ban" or protest because hey its a free country, right? Free to ogle, objectify and display ornamental breasts, as long as they are for titillation, decoration, thrills and selling product. But N-O-T for public eating--oh the horror! How offensive! (Nevermind my objections to watching people snorff down cheeseburgers, tacos, boogers and more in their cars, at the malls, in the park. 'Least its not a lady and a baby! Sick!)

Sigh....

5 comments:

Kelley said...

Wow, that's quite a post. I think I'm going to have to write a post of my own about an experience I had recently involving this issue.

Kelley said...

I wrote it.

Thomasin said...

Good link! This is the topic of the week around here... Other links I've come across:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/msruthmoss/2510834585/ for Breastfeeding Bingo

and

www.ninmadison.org for my city's latest artsy project to encourage breastfeeding mamas.

CNH said...

The hypocrisy seriously never ceases to amaze me!

Lauramamadoula said...

I agree =) but totally off subject I REALLY love your background. love love love it! (I know it's off topic but I couldn't leave the site without mentioning it!)

p.s. when I got married my bangs were "manic panic midnight blue" :)