Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Do you know what it feels like for a girl?

So, boobs are bad. That's what America thinks anyway. Breastfeeding is a real problem, people. Not guns or drugs. Boobs. This article makes me laugh. I like how some of those 'moms' went so far as to rip the cover off the magazine for fear that their husbands would see a giant boob feeding a kid. Hm. Just how did these women get pregnant in the first place?

At the shower, I sat with a bunch of friends. One single. One married. One married with one kid. Guess who was the the old hat - me of course. Married with two kids. I win. No...wait. I'm pretty sure I lose. Crap. Anyway,while I love MY kids, and don't love other people's kids, I don't necessarily HATE CHILDREN, either. And this article makes me feel like - damn. People hate me. Or kids. Or something. There's just a lot of hate going on.

Where is this post going anyway? I've lost my train of thought. Must be the damn kids. Oh, so it was just nice to see my friends again. What does this have to do with boobs? We all have them! How's that for a wrapup? Yay for boobs!

I just needed a way to share the articles really.


Blogger Victoria Winters said...

Wow. The rage about a picture of a breastfeeding woman is ridiculous. Just shows how backwards our society has become - where it's acceptable in a sexual way, but not in a maternal way. And the other article had some interesting points - about consummerism and how procreating has just become the "cool" thing to do and the "what can I buy now" mentality. Interesting. Something to keep in mind as I venture down the path. I don't want to have a child to give me identity or to consume even more, as I think the article points out, but I want one because of the joy they will bring Huz and I. Thanks for the links.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Boobs are awesome, just saying.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:44:00 AM  
Blogger laura said...

I recently got the "boob mag" in the mail... I had no idea about the controversy. I really think that the cause of all that's wrong in our society is seeing mothers feed their children. Thank goodness there are those out there to rip off the covers and help save us all.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:44:00 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

I showed my husband the article about the boobs. He thought it was hilarious, downright pornography I tell you! By the time I had my son I had no trouble whipping it out in public - i always used a blanket, but its hot here! My son would rip it right off of him- and I nursed him until he was two! But I can't imagine these people finding it that offensive, maybe I offended someone out there by nursing in public- but you know what? Good!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

Everyone loves boobs. Except for a few designers who think they ruin the line of the fabric.

I get tired of the whole "look how offended people are" stuff. I think most people just would appreciate a little modesty. I had it when I was breastfeeding and really didn't want to sit there in the food court with my (ample) boob hanging out for any reason anyway. A light summer-weight throw is a good thing.

I just think most "controversy" is hype and it's pretty tired how people keep jumping in on it like it matters. But I'm jaded. The mainstream is boring and repetitive. The mainstream is still "rebelling" against the man and can't see they are the man and have been for what now? 50 freaking years!?! Read Orwell.

sorry Jenn, my good humor's been out the window for an extended time. And I know you wouldn't mind a nice little rant to shake up your comments. Just it takes space.

boobs boobs boobs boobs.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

Boobs are badass - your new band name.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:21:00 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Damn our puritanical heritage and hence the demonization of boobs. Puh-leez!

I don't want kids, but I don't hate kids (I work with them) and I don't hate moms. I do feel like there is preferential treatment in the workplace though. At least where I work, where it's 95% women and yeah...if your excuse for something has to do with your kid(s)...all is well.

Oops...gotta go...I want to leave early and go cuddle with my hamster!!!

(just kidding jenn!)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:54:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

I was thinking you should tell your coworkers. "I LOST MY KID!" (referring to the hamster) and say, "Oh. Forget it. I found him under the refridgerator."

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 3:28:00 PM  
Blogger joyce said...

oh my! i breatfed the first time in public today (well i was completely covered and no boob was showing at all).

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 6:40:00 PM  
Anonymous kat said...

So I'm sitting in church tonite and one of my friends is talking to me and then I realize she's starting to breastfeed her new baby. Thanks guys. I'm goin to bed.

Thursday, August 10, 2006 8:21:00 PM  

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