Friday, July 28, 2006

For God's Sake

Sometimes, I really hate people... Babytalk magazine had a cover which was a picture of a baby breast feeding. Insanely NOT sexual, and the breast was in profile and no nipple visable making it comprable exposure to what one sees at a beach or swimming pool. It got a reaction...

"One mother who didn't like the cover explains she was concerned about her 13-year-old son seeing it. 'I shredded it,' said Gayle Ash, of Belton, Texas, in a telephone interview. 'A breast is a breast -- it's a sexual thing. He didn't need to see that.' "

If she really believes that breast feeding is a sexual thing then she should probably have her children removed either for neglect or sexual abuse.

" 'Gross, I am sick of seeing a baby attached to a boob,' wrote Lauren, a mother of a 4-month-old. "

So you don't look in the mirror when you are holding your child? Oh, you mean "boob" as in "breast"...does that mean that you don't nurse or that you use your sense of touch to determine whether or not Jr. has latched on properly? Because vomiting on your nursing child seems like a bad thing.

" 'I just think it's one of those moments that should stay between a mother and her child.' "

Much like beatings and teaching racial epithets... What the hell is wrong with people and why can't the news people/groups indicate that those who complained are bat-shit crazy wingnut idealogues? It is breast feeding. Anyone who is excited by or offended by it has got some real problems, likely the result of a troubled childhood where there parents scared the piss out of them instilling in them the notions that looking at or exposing a breast would send them straight to hell or some such. If you don't like it, don't stare. I find women who wear too much make-up pretty gross, but, hey, if someone wants to walk around like that, she should never have to put up with my opinion or others like it, (irony warning) except from her father, who should tell her that she "looks like a whore."

On a related note CBS is appealing the FCC ruling from the Janet Jackson exposed issue. I hope they win, though not so we can have more breasts on television (there are plenty on the internet, for those who are so inclined), but so that I don't have to have my entertainment filtered by the draconian notions of morality as posited by the FCC and the wack jobs that agree with them.


Michael L. Heien said...

Jacob, you are insane! That is the hotest picture ever! How can you say it was "Insanely NOT sexual." Maybe not by your standards, but I know what sexy is.

Jacob said... about: less sexual than the wal-mart lingerie dept (which should really, probably just be called the "bra and panties section"). Guys can be excited by: any exposed skin, clothing that covers up the naughty bits, hearing a woman use the word "sex" even when refering to gender, a cool breeze, waking up, and on and on and... If that picture is more naughty than walking by Victoria's Secret in the mall, then something is wrong.