Saturday, November 15

Salma, breasts and sustainable living


Just finished a brilliant post by Hoyden about Town which illuminates all that is wrong in the world right now. As we talk about peak oil, sustainable practices, the 4 R's, ethical living, the press still, still print perspectives on breastfeeding refering to it as an alien practice. Hoyden tells it like it is; cant get my head around the reasons people view it as perverse and primitive, save the fact that people are just uptight and dont like women who refuse to conform to a particular mold. Now for everyone trying to promote sustainable and ethical living, get up in arms about breastfeeding rates, or lack thereof, and promote and support the healthiest sustainable infant feeding practice and the basic human right to give and recieve human milk without all the leery, mysogynist crap that goes with it. Yay Salma!

9 comments:

Lisa Barrett said...

I can't believe how much she looks like you Kel. Although I couldn't imagine you in that dress.
Your more a purple top kinda person. LOL It will be coming your way soon, along with the pool.

wombat064 said...

The last time I heard a Man complain about a Lady breastfeeding her child in public, I asked him 1 question.

Have you had food and drink today ?

He said yes, i told him that the child needs to eat too so shut up and sit down...

Had he had said no he would have copped a lecture about looking after himself and still been told to shut up and sit down.

The Lady thanked me.

Bloody Wowsers

Kel said...

Geez Lisa, talk about makin' a girl feel pretty bloody good! As for the red dress, well, i love it! just dont have any place to wear it! lol. Purple top can find its way over here on Saturday after 4pm when the crowds arrive for a pizza warming. youre invited! keep meaning to text ya.
Phil. all i can say is * high five* mate.

naturewitch said...

You go girl! Why is what considered completely natural and even cute for other mammals to do treated with such disdain by humans? Never ceases to amaze me.

Reminds me of the time a friend of mine was asked to breastfeed her child in the toilet, rather than on the seat where she was feeding. At the time, she was sitting in front of a nude in an art gallery and she was being much more discreet than the figure in the painting. Makes you wonder, doesn't it? xx

Kel said...

we are a weird mob huh? and surprisingly its not just men who are wowsers, women of a particular era can be downright evil when it comes to the stare you get for showing the breast in public. i had a laugh last weekend when out with the boybean and he pulled away for a lunch break, lolled his head back and looked leisurely around upsidedown. My oldest daughter didnt flinch at me sitting there in a busy market thoroughfare with my breast just hanging the breeze as i've never liked the 'coverup' where the baby hides under a shroud whilst lunching!

notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com said...

I am one of the worlds greatest advocates for breastfeeding, it is normal, ethical, green, frugal and loving. I was so pleased that Salma spoke up with a daughter over 1 year saying she is still breastfeeding and has no intention of stopping. The worst thing I even happened upon on a blog who left a comment was a woman whose post said "I've decided to stop breastfeeding my 2 month old so I can focus on simplicity, frugal living and domesticity" Isn't breastfeeding the most wonderful definition of all three of those?

Lisa Barrett said...

I assume that's next saturday or i've missed it. Received your text last night. Unless you were just telling me too late, coz you know how unorganised I am.
Lisa

kouji said...

indeed. over here, at a hospital i visited, they have signs encouraging breast feeding, especially because it's good for the kid...

Julie said...

I've been loudly and roundly abused for both breastfeeding AND bottle feeding in public (though on separate occaisons LOL), so it seems to me that whichever way you do it, infants are just not allowed to eat in public! Good on Salma - even amongst my supposedly pro-breastfeeding friends, 12 months appeared to be the unofficial "limit" after which it became unacceptible. Pfffft.