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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Tits? How dreadful!

When there was all that hoo-ha about Janet Jackson’s breast being exposed during some sports event – Super-bowl half-time concert, I think - I thought it was some ploy the media had cooked up to sell themselves. I really thought there must be very few people in America who would object to seeing a bare female breast for an instant on TV. Just a few religious cranks, perhaps.

But it seems that isn’t the case. I read a blog last evening that really startled me. The writer was inveighing against breast-feeding in public. She said she never EVER wanted to see someone else’s breast.

Now that really does puzzle me. What an unfortunate hang-up to have. But there’s more: her blog is popular, and there were many comments, a number of which expressed agreement with her view. It began to dawn on me that there must actually be a large number of Americans who don’t want to see another woman’s breast.

It’s OK in America for TV to broadcast violence, killing, cursing, general evil behaviour; but a woman’s breast? Not allowed. My question is – Why not? Please, someone answer this for me!

7 comments:

  1. I went to read this entry and god... just the way thisperson is talking about breastfeeding scared me... 'tit-in-mouth feeding', what an expression!!!
    I hear it speeds weight loss, so what the hell, PLUS, if you have a beer or ten the night before, your kid will TOTALLY sleep the whole next day away - SUPER bonus right there

    I left a comment about those words...
    Maybe I shouldn't.. I'm not perfect after all...
    but this is just awful... as a resource for new breastfeeding mothers when my daughter's born in 1999, as I already have a long experience with my son, I feel insulted by such langage in front of one of the most beautiful act our anti-nature society still allow us...
    I read your comment too... It was like always... full of wisdom and at peace with yourself and the rest of the world... mine is a bit more sharp...;-(

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  2. Why you comment thingy is saying 'No comment'?? I was so proud of this one...LOLOLOL...

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  3. Hihi... It's back now...;-)))
    Sorry for being a pain...;-)

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  4. I too was amazed and a little sorrowful, Malcolm, at the narrowness and hurtfulness with which this lady viewed her fellow humans... How very sad.

    swan

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  5. Malcom:

    First of all I have to say I love your blog! The picture of you and Rose is just wonderful.

    Getting back to the subject at hand, I don't understand it either. Some people are just repressed I guess. One of my best friends has a thing about breast feeding and pregnant women's stomachs. She can't stand to see a bare belly of a pregnant woman. It makes her gack. I just don't get it.

    Of course, I am probably a bad judge at this. I simply loved being pregnant. Never sick a day, enjoyed the entire 9 months, both times. I would have had more kids if my body had cooperated, but I am fortunate to have 2 healthy (grown now, 21 and 23) kids.

    Anyway, ramble ramble... just wanted to comment and tell you how much I enjoy your writing.

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  6. searabbit, swan,, I am going to go on reading this person's blog because she has just got a job as a social worker after a very frustrating time applying for jobs and not getting them. I'm sure as a social worker she will soon be seeing breast-feeding mums; perhaps she will get used to the sight and not find it so repellent.

    Thank you, Storm, for your generous comment, it's so much easier to write when people say they like what they read! A lot of my blog is other people's writing, but I don't apologise for that, I like to share stuff and promote other people's ideas.

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  7. I love your blog too Malcolm and I agree, your pictures are always sweet and truly show your loving and happy family. It's great that you share them.

    As for the breast-feeding. Who knows. Seems lots of people have lots of hang-ups about lots of things. LOL. I breast-fed my children including my twins. I did it in public when necessary, but I did cover with a blanket. Can't have everyone one drooling over my luscious boobies..LOL. That was the ONLY time I ever had boobs! LOL It always makes me smile to see a breast-feeding mom. Most natural act in the world in my opinion.

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