Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Idiocy of Americans!

I dont know if Idiocy is a word but it fits so I am going to use it! I was reading an article this morning on AOL about the new BabyTalk magazine cover. Apparently lots of people are Outraged because they have a picture of a baby nursing at her mothers breast. (click here for the article) Its obviously NOT Xrated but just a picture of a nursing baby. Its funny to hear peoples responses because people are talking about how they shredded it when they received it and how this is Filth! LMAO!!! OK thats just hysterical. Are people REALLY that ignorant???? The article itself leaned towards supporting breasfeeding but reading the reactions and comments of people just made my blood boil! I cant tell you how I would LOVE to get stuck in a room with one of these ladies and talk to her! We put Nudityy and Crap all over TV but people are offended when they see a mother nourishing her baby? HUH? OK so THEN, I decide to read some of the things people have posted and the First one I read says this.......
"FIRST OF ALL SHAME ON ALL OF YOU DISGUSTING PEOPLE SAYING THAT IT IS OKAY TO BREAT FEED.HOW DARE YOU?IT IS WRONG THAT IS WHY WE HAVE BABY FORMULA AT STORES.IT IS DISGUTING TO SEE THE ANIMALISTIC THINGS THAT WE DO HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.AS AN AMERICAN AND A WOMAN,MOTHER,TEACHER I BELIEVE THAT THE RITUAL OF BREAT FEEDING HAS BEEN REPLACED BY WHAT IS NOW TRADITIONAL BABY FEEDING (BOTTLE).I ALSO HAVE A BIG ISSUE WITH CHILDREN BEING DIAPER CHANGED IN FRONT OF ME.NEITHER I NOR MY KIDS WANT TO SEE A CHILD WITH FECES ALL OVER HIM BEING CHANGED BY A MOTHER FIDDLING WITH A CLEANING PAD AROUND HIS PENIS.THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!"
IS this woman Serious?????????? Thats HYSTERICAL!!!!! I'm serious, I couldnt stop laughing!! Of course part of me was appauled but I think its the most idiotic thing I have read....um....ever maybe!
I REALLY dont understand the argument for people who think women shouldnt nurse their babies (in public or at all). I understand people may not want to see a boob flaling (how do you spell that?) around but I have Never seen a woman nurse in public without trying to be as modest as possible. Obviously you have your exceptions as you do with everything in life but overall most woman arent going to flash their breasts for everone to see! I could go on for a VERY long tome about the reasons I agree with Nursing but I figured I would see if any of you had ever heard ANY arguments against it that made any sense or if any of you have any personal issues with it.
OK, thanks for taking part in my rant!! Fire away!

17 comments:

Sarafu said...

I'm not sure wont the link wont show uo so here is the address...

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/many-outraged-by-breast-feeding-magazine/20060727182509990006

Sarafu said...

HOLY CRAP! You guys gave got to check out some these responses to this article! Its hysterical and Absurd all at the same time!! No REally, go look at them NOW!! :)

Miss Sara said...

WOW. That's really weird.

Elizabeth F. said...

OK...You all know me, and I won't even get started! I did see that out of like almost 230,000 votes 83% of readers said the cover was fine. You can't even see a nipple. John said it could have been a knee for all we know. (He's so supportive.) People need to remember, uh...we are MAMMALS so we are not too above being "animalistic" if that's what you want to call it. Mammals eat...traditionally from their mother's nipple and yes, eventually they poop. That woman needs to get a grip and find better things to B**ch about!

birdietwoshoes said...

Funny. We were just talking about this at our small group. I think that ladies post is so crazily absurd!!! Wow. So you don't agree with or don't want to breast feed. Fine. But don't call those that do what is natural and what God intended "animalistic."

And secondly, I absolutely agree with you Sara. They put nudity and sex and all sorts of TOTALLY IMPROPER AND DISGUSTING things in front of us--on magazines, in movies, on TV--EVERYWHERE. I'm sorry, but Victoria's Secret ads can run on TV and even now advertise on websites (The Weather Channel.com for goodness sakes!) but a picture on a BABY MAGAZINE of a mother breastfeeding is outraging America????? That tells me exactly where we are headed as a nation. And it's not looking good, folks.

Desiree said...

I agree with all that has been said. I just find peoples ignorance unbelieveable. I don't understand why people would have a problem for a breastfeeding picture on a PARENTING MAGAZINE!!!!!! Now if it was on Forbes and it was a random magazine...maybe I can understand but please, that is ridiculouse.

Desiree said...

And why is it that we can show guy nipples and noone has a cow??? Some guys nipples are pretty amazing. They should be censored

Kiki said...

If they don't want to see it, they don't have to buy the magazine. Lord! People are sooo touchy. I feel bad for that lady's children- she's raising prudes.

Sarafu said...

LOL! Someone just posted that nursing your child past the age of one is Sexual Abuse!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

jenny said...

i personally think the "some guys have amazing nipples" topic could be a pretty interesting blog all in itself:) (being single is taking it's toll on me, i fear! just laugh with me...)

Miss Sara said...

Wait, guys have amazing nipples? Oh my.

Miss Sara said...

Wait, guys have amazing nipples? Oh my.

Desiree said...

Guys sure do have amazing nipples. Ohhhhh, I need to stop thinking about it.

Now here is a question....

If I suck on a guys nipple.....I am over the age of 2.....is that sexual abuse????
I would be in so much trouble.
I just had to say it. i cant say it on mine...my parents read mine and they would have a heartattack.

HeeHeeHee

Elizabeth F. said...

HAve you ever had your breastfed baby lying in bed inbetween you and your hubby? Dad's nipples exposed, your's not...baby starts to lean towards dad's nipples with suckling reflex...Dad freaks out! That's all I have to say! It's pretty funny. It's happened at least once with each of our children.:)

Sarafu said...

LOL!! Oh Yes, they get really upset when they just get hair in their mouth.

birdietwoshoes said...

This is going to totally confuse everyone 'cause it's off topic and everything, but... We don't test beer at my work. We test oil--Engine oil, hydraulic oil, etc. For Miller Beer, we were testing some oil out of one of the machines they use to brew the beer. I had to laugh, though, that you thought we tested the actual beer. Some of the samples we get in smell just as nasty as beer though! :)

Sarafu said...

LOL! THat makes sense now. I knew your work tested stuff but I thought it was weird that you tested beer. I was wondering if I should be worried about what was in my Miller Light. :) THanks for clearing that up!