Friday, January 18, 2008
Breasts and breast feeding
I have followed another link from the German blog mentioned below and found this website "Hathor the cow goddess". this site addresses issues of breastfeeding. I have been thinking about initiating a discussion here about breast feeding for a while now.
This blog raises some interesting questions about societies attitudes to breasts and breast feeding. Why is it OK to have sexually explicit images of women's breasts in newspapers, magazines and on television and yet people complain when a woman wants feed and nurture her baby in a public place? Could we have a discussion here about this issue?
I think it is not just an issue for the women who want to feed their baby wherever, it is also an issue for those women who feel so uncomfortable with this that they will not feed a baby in public. Some women do not breastfeed at all because of body image.
Should have added the breast feeding poster comes from the womens health action web site. It is the image used for breast feeding week 2002. (is it really that long ago), and features Lucy Lawless who played Zena Warrior Princess.