Sunday, March 15, 2009

Public Perception of Breastfeeding (potentially vulgar photos)

This was posted on Lennon Clark's blog Friday. She is from Salem, Oregon, and is a homebirth midwife, with a special interest in breech birth and waterbirth. Be warned, there are lots of breast photos to follow. It was funny that this was passed along to me today because there was a discussion about similar issues at lunch today with some people from church.

Public Perceptions of Breastfeeding

I did not write this, but it was too fabulous to not pass on. (I'm not sure of the original author, but whomever you are, thank you!!!)

Society is so sexualized that they have forgotten what God created
our breasts for in the first place. They throw hissy fits over
breastfeeding in public and expect us to feed our babies in dirty,
stinky bathrooms. So I ask you to judge for yourself, which breasts are
truly offensive here? And I understand some of you won't think ANY of
them are offensive. But I am making a point by showing how ridiculous
it is that society looks upon scantily clad women in sexy ads as ok,
even GREAT, but providing important nourishment and nutrients to your
child in public by breastfeeding is offensive, distasteful, disgusting,
whatever. Give me your feedback. :)

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Wait... well, this is a bad example. Let's try again...

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Hmmm... just a minute. Surely i can find better ones than these...

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Eh... still not racy enough. I'll check one more time.

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That's better. LOOK AT THAT! I see about an inch of boob! Totally disgusting.

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Ugh! Look at that indecency!! She must be from some third-world country to be exposed like that!!

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Now that's just... There's no words to describe how inappropriate that is. Something needs to be done!!

this takes the cake!! How dare they actually put such a disgusting
image on the cover of a magazine where teenage boys might see it. This
simply must be disposed of ASAP via a shredder, before teenage boys
learn what boobs are really for!!

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This just makes me want to vomit!

...but why stop at breastfeeding women? There are boobs
everywhere. Beware! If you thought the above photos were offensive, you
WILL DEFINITELY be offended by the photos below.

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Not this one though. This was in plain view on newsstands and in mailboxes in 19 countries worldwide!

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Not this one either. This one actually won an award!

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Oh, and i guess this ones fine too, since everyone knows you can't sell jeans without someone being topless.

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or beer, for that matter!

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or sunglasses...

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or movie tickets...

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or CDs...
know what? Maybe I'm crazy, but i think that someone mixed up some
photos here. The first batch are offensive, but the second batch are
just fine and dandy???

people who live in glass bras:
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shouldn't throw stones:
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Which message is healthier?
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Breastfeeding which is medically approved to give HUMANS the best start in life. . . or

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Images that promote STD's, unattainable beauty standards, sexual promiscuity, plastic surgery, and just plain TRUE indecency?

Which would you rather your daughter live up to?

Ifyou think women have the right to breastfeed their children no matter
where they are, please re-post this. The least you can do is help some
children get the best nutrition they can get. Breastfed babies have
lower instances of obesity, asthma, allergies, certain childhood
diseases, learning disabilities, and other health problems. For each
woman who feels like she shouldn't be breastfeeding right where she is,
there is an innocent baby who is losing out. Don't be responsible for
any child's health problems. support breastfed babies and their right
to eat in public like the rest of us.


svr said...

what a great blog! i have often thought about this. when i was a new mother and so self-conscious about breastfeeding in public.
the first time i took jeremiah to church i clumsily fed him while perched on the toilet in the ladies bathroom. it had me in tears and i always felt that women in the church especially should be encouraged to breastfeed by there being a special room (or corner) set aside for them.
when we took jeremiah to the netherlands at 4months old i found it incredibly ironic that when we went to the beach (where women of all ages are generally topless) i sat in a corner and tried desperately to stay covered while i nursed him.
crazy stuff.
i generally respect that all men may not want to see a woman expose herself when she breastfeeds, but there is definitely a huge disconnect here.

Rachel said...

Thanks for you comment on my blog. I am glad there are those out there that are as passionate about this as I am. I am glad you posted it on your blog too.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Great post!

Tracy said...

Love the post!

This Daddy said...

Tracy told me about this post last night so I had to come read it. Great job. Holy S**T, I can't imagine the trouble you and Tracy would cause if you two were together out somewhere. I might have to add you to the Mafia Motherhood Club