On your mark, get set, breast-feed!

By now I think most of the online mothering community has heard about the ridiculous, ignorant comments by Bill Maher and actions by Facebook regarding breastfeeding – making both of them look like real boobs.

If you have been living under a rock and are in the dark on these issues, Suburban Oblivion did a good job of covering the Bill Maher storyequating breastfeeding to masturbation?? What is wrong with you, Bill?! - a couple weeks ago.

Then there’s Facebook and MySpace’s idiocy of banning breastfeeding pictures because they are “obscene.” (However, a new social networking site still in beta called Cre8buzz, allows nursing photos AND is supportive of breastfeeding mothers. Yay, Cre8buzz! Here’s a link to become a beta tester.)

All of this leads me to the point of my post, which is that the League of Maternal Justice is hosting a virtual nurse-in AKA “The Great Virtual Breast Fest” on 10/10/07 at 10 a.m. “We’re asking women around the world to speak out – and squirt out! – against the banning of breastfeeding pictures on Facebook, as well as against the constant onslaught of negative attention toward breastfeeding mothers in public spaces and in the media.”

The League is asking for your breastfeeding videos or photos while you participate in the Breast Fest which they will compile to “let the world know that there is no shame, only power, in caring for our children.”

Not breastfeeding, but support it? The League of Maternal Justice loves your boobs too! ;) “You can participate by writing a post – even a blurb will do – about why you support women’s right to nourish their children whenever and whatever and in whatever manner they wish.”

Please grab a button from their site and help spread the word. The more boobs, the better. :) And if you plan on participating, let them know by emailing The Boob Squad.

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  • Don’t forget tomorrow (Monday, Oct. 1) is World Vegetarian Day. Sign up to go meat-free for the day with me here. C’mon, you know you want to! ;)
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11 thoughts on “On your mark, get set, breast-feed!

  1. Bill is entitled to his opinion, as we all are…either in support or againts, but when people start getting kicked out of stores, pictures are banned from websites, and Mother’s are kicked off planes then THAT is when the line was crossed.

    I realize that Bill saying what he did isn’t helping the cause, but we do live in the United States and we have freedom of speech…as much as I dislike it sometimes.

  2. My daughter and I particpated in the Breastfeeding Challenge on Saturday and I wondered when we wouldn’t need to be making public statements about the need for babies to eat or be comforted when and where they needed it. I guess the answer is that it will be a while yet.

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