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Monday, December 29, 2008

Presentation is the key

Facebook is learning the hard way never to argue with new mothers. The raging hormone levels continue long after birth and there's no way to combat women in heat.

Yes, nursing a baby is not porn and is a natural part of life. After all, the mammary glands were designed primarily for that purpose and not simply for entertaining the opposite sex.

Defecation, urination, flatulence, belching, and having sexual intercourse are also natural parts of life, but civilized societies have learned to instill some modesty when it comes to those innate actions.

Exposing or posting a picture in public of one's nipple, regardless if a baby or adult mouth is near it, is a repugnant act to anyone with any sense of gentility. When breasts are presented with an in-your-face attitude at a social gathering (cyber or live), it is pornographic and is best left to the privacy of the bedroom.

There is something beautiful about a mother nursing a newborn, but it is most seraphic when it is done discretely, quietly, and intimately, and not made a public spectacle on a social networking site.


Going Like Sixty said...

Holy Moly, look at 'em babies!

Oh, erm, thanks for putting into words what I couldn't. It may be natural, but... what you said.

Catch Her in the Wry said...

Actually I cropped the baby out of the picture, so I don't understand what babies you are seeing. It must be your browser.

The Fearless Freak said...

Nice attitude! I don't want to see the fat guy down the street inhale his cheeseburger so that is better left out of the public eye as well. Breastfeeding is simply a baby eating. Would you object to a baby being fed a bottle in a picture? If not, then there isn't much that can be said about breastfeeding.

You always work from the perspective of "if you don't like it, you don't have to look", which can be applied to pretty much anything in life, not just breastfeeding.

Catch Her in the Wry said...

It is one thing to discretely breastfeed by covering one's nipple/breast with a cloth, but posting pictures on the internet of full breast with nipple and areola is quite another. Most civilized women retain some sense of modesty and don't expose their breasts publicly with an infant or without.

I am certainly not bashing those mothers who choose to breastfeed. Mammals nurse their young. The difference between humans and animals, however, is civility and deference to others around them.

And I agree with you about the fat guy wolfing down a cheeseburger. He needs to learn some social skills also.