WTF? I just don't get people
BabyTalk magazine, a free mag sent to new moms, featured a nursing baby on August's cover. Reader reaction was not good.
WTF? What is wrong with people in the US? Women freak at the sight of a nursing baby, but go and buy Cosmo in droves? The Vanity Fair cover with Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley didn't receive such negative attention.
The article covering the BabyTalk flap mentions a poll conducted by the American Dietetic Association. 57% believe women shouldn't breastfeed in public? 72% opine that that breastfeeding women on tv is a no-no? To you narrow-minded a-holes, I ask, "Would you eat your lunch in the john? Would it be okay for you to sit on a toilet, to scarf down your PB &J?" I ask this because that's the popular place suggested to breastfeeding women to excuse themselves to feed their babies. You might be okay with dining in the crapper, but I'm not. And no baby should be fed in such an environment. How many bottle fed babies are taken to a public restroom to be fed?
I thought BabyTalk's cover was adorable. It brought back terrific memories of when my kids were newborns. Shame on the redneck, sexist, dogmatist readers of BabyTalk who were horribly offended by a bit of flesh. Think about your puritanical views the next time you reach for People magazine in the checkout line.