20.3.06

eeek! its a boobie!

Reminisce with me will you? Of the first time you browsed myspace.com. What comes to mind? Scads of half dressed (if you're lucky) 15 year olds? Yeah, me too. Well it seems that myspace has deemed a little boobie tissue offensive, never mind the kiddie porn. They have been deleting photos of women nursing their children from breastfeeding support groups. And THEN deleting the groups themselves. (But never fear. The photos of adult fetishists who want to be lactated on are safe.) Let us examine this epidemic of tit fear.

Explain to me please, why boobies are only to be enjoyed and displayed when men deem it appropriate. But feeding our children? Heaven forbid. Why exactly is it my job to CARE how feeding my child makes someone feel? Barbara Walters just told the world how uncomfortable it made her that a women dared nurse her child on an airplane that the great Barbara was flying on. Hasn't this woman been in WARS for christsake? And a little boobie skin makes her flustered? Would she have preferred the baby's ears be popping, he be hungry and screaming? Should this woman have pumped so as to not offend Barbara's sensibilities? Nursing in public can certainly be nerve wracking the first few times. But I am making it my personal goal to do it whenever and wherever my baby deems it necessary. I will make no attempt to hide it. I will not force the child to swelter under a blanket. I will not "be discreet" so as to make YOU comfortable. My job is to feed my babies, and feed them I will.

10 rubber neckers:

rollerskater said...

how disgraceful that myspace is doing such a thing. they promote what is basically pornography, but disband groups that promote something completely natural. i would say "it's a step back", but since breastfeeding has been around since the beginning of time, it really isn't. why did it ever become "uncomfortable" or "wrong" to feed your child? must have been around the same time they started circumcising non-jewish males because of the thought that it would cut down on pleasure, thus masturbation. our society is so fucked up.

while i am not comfortable breastfeeding in public, i am perfectly ok with others doing it. you shouldn't have to hide NURTURING and LOVING your baby to appease people like mother effing babs walters. crack whore!

sweetviolet said...

i saw a picture once of a woman nursing a little boy, breast bared whilst talking to Hugo Chavez. it was awesome. and sadly the circumcision thing DID cut down on pleasure, although I'm not sure it worked so well as to cut down on masturbation. seems little can keep a boy from his appointed rounds, you know? i'm not comfortable nursing in public either, believe me. but i'm gonna be dammit. (i keep telling myself) geez. I get more militant everyday. where are my combat boots?

Ayn Marie said...

Hayden refused to be covered up with a blanket!! It was hilarious...I didn't get the option while in public to cover-up...she refused to be hidden!! The more we feed our babies in public the better!!!

sweetviolet said...

good for hayden. doing her part to normalize breastfeeding. today idaho, tomorrow the world.

LoryKC said...

I had one who would stay under the blanket and one who wouldn't. I did cover the babies but if I didn't, I'd never have gone anywhere with the hubbie. With #1, he wanted me to go sit in the car! Yeah--I gave in once but since she was a June baby, I wasn't sitting out there in the summer often! By baby #2, I had him worn down and he just made sure he threw the blanket back over when baby kept pulling it off!

WunEyedDog said...

I just hink it's funny that Sarah's so militant about it, but never does it. Violet wasn't the most calm about it though, we'lls ee about #2.

sweetviolet said...

lory- i've done the car thing.

birdy- der. that is what MADE me militant. always feeling pressured about it. the world will see my boobies with #2.

PAgirly said...

that's just silly...maybe we should all write "tom" a little note to clue him in on what is natural and what is disgraceful. he seems to have the two mixed up.

sweetviolet said...

and i thought tom was my friend.

fat little pug said...

hey, you might want to check out the fat little pug...i may have finally posted something...maybe even more to come! :o

 

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