Sunday, December 2, 2007

Here we are again...

Or at least here I am again. Defending breastfeeding. Why might you ask? Because now You Tube has deleted a video montage of breastfeeding and labeled it as obscene and against their user agreement. Never mind that you can see stripping, the Victoria's Secret commercials, and other things on their site by entering your birth date prior to viewing the video. No, they completely deleted the montage.

It's rather depressing that as a society we have been socialized in to only seeing the sexual value of breasts when they serve a purpose other than to please a partner. Sadly, until breasts are seen as normal (rather than sexual), I think we will continue to have to fight to have breastfeeding seen as normal, and ultimately, who is paying the price in the mean time? Not men. Not women. But our babies.

And I am again. Not an activist, but a lactavist. Fighting for future babies...and their mothers.

The Great Breast Fest Montage from mothergoosemouse on Vimeo.

Here are a few bloggers who also have something to say...and say it so much more creatively and articulately than I possibly ever could.

Amazing Trips: Breastfeeding Olympiad

Pundit Mom: This all would be different if men could breastfeed

Queen of Spain: Outrage again

The League of Maternal Justice

Press Release (LMJ)


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