Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6148 posts, RR: 13 Posted (9 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2569 times:
There's an article on CNN today discussing the topic of bared breasts—namely the picture of one published on the cover of a parenting magazine (shown in the link provided.) Some find it 'obscene,' while others find it okay. I agree with the latter on this issue (and not becuase I'm your stereotypical male ) that, in the interest of the child, the mother should be able to nurse in a suitable place when she needs to.
DrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
I've always thought it interesting how most anything to do with violence or destruction is ok for display in America, but things having to do with love, nurturing, and reproduction of our species are horrible and dangerous and must be kept secret behind locked doors.
I mean, if someone comes and waves a gun in my face, well, that's no big deal. But heaven forbid someone waves a breast in my face! I might die! (wtf?)
If you don't want it known, don't say it on a phone.
A332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2518 times:
Quoting DrDeke (Reply 2): I've always thought it interesting how most anything to do with violence or destruction is ok for display in America, but things having to do with love, nurturing, and reproduction of our species are horrible and dangerous and must be kept secret behind locked doors.
We glorify violence, death and destruction yet everyone gets up in arms about a boob or a naked butt... (remember the Janet Jackson fiasco?)
Please refer to the nasty old wrinkled up titty displayed at a particular Super Bowl game during a so-called Wardrobe Malfunction . . .
Not that I give a hoot about a bare boob - but I do rather prefer them to be - ummmm - perky . . . that's a good word.
As for nursing a child in public - who cares. It's nature. I mean there are some places I'd rather not deal with it - restaurants in the middle of dinner comes to mind - but other wise - who cares. Cover Junior, cover the breast, be a bit modest and discreet and let Junior munch all s/he wants . . . afterall, it will keep Junior's trap shut and quiet.
That in and of itself would be worth a hundred naked titties and munching rug rats to me . . .
Aerotik From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 2385 times:
Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4): Why is it only the Americans who get their knickers in a twist over stuff like this?
This Amerikin's knickers are definitely not in a twist about breastfeeding on display. With the high cost of almost everything, breastfeeding is a bonus for the entire family in terms of it's health benefits, economic sensibility (no formula to buy!) in addition to being a pleasurable (before baby teeth emerge) bonding experience for mother and child.
"ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE." - HAL 9000
Sir, I on you. What a great, informative comment you made. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Now that I'm done spitting on you, and, indeed, also farting in your general direction, I must add that I think breast feeding is a great thing, and do not see how it could possibly upset someone. Lactation is great, even in a lagomorph. That, however, is for another thread.
Lastly, I submit that the idiot spell check is broken.