By Tom Quiner
A day removed from our nation’s celebration of Independence Day, it is time for a bucket of cold water to douse our euphoria and sober up to the realities of our waning freedoms.
The thought police now have nursing moms in their cross hairs. Politically-correct scientists no longer want breast-feeding to be labeled “natural.”
Anne Barnhill, Ph.D, co-authored a paper called “Unintended Consequences of Invoking the ‘Natural’ in Breastfeeding Promotion.” Dr. Barnhill is an assistant professor in the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
She co-authored the paper with “feminist” historian, Jessica Martucci. Hmmm.
They suggest that calling breast feeding “natural” may very well run contrary to public health goals:
“Coupling nature with motherhood, however, can inadvertently support biologically deterministic arguments about the roles of men and women in the family (for example, that women should be the primary caretakers of children). Referencing the ‘natural’ in breastfeeding promotion, then, may inadvertently endorse a controversial set of values about family life and gender roles, which would be ethically inappropriate. … Whatever the ethics of appealing to the natural in breastfeeding promotion, it raises practical concerns. The ‘natural’ option does not align consistently with public health goals.”
There you have it, you lactating ladies.
Don’t get too high and mighty when you suckle your little one. Your collective insensitivity clearly supports biologically deterministic arguments of men and women in the family.
And you are surely hurting the feelings of guys who like to think of themselves as gals (except that their breasts don’t function like yours no matter how many times they tweak their nipples and chant, “lactate, lactate, lactate…”).
Shame on you, ladies!
Put your titties away in the name of political-correctness and start buying Similac or Enfamil.
The Thought Police have spoken.