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Old 07-28-2006, 11:48 AM   #16
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How on earth can breast-feeding a baby be called offensive? I don't get it. I didn't get it when we had that other thread. Dread was the life of that thread, he really should come back for this. Life doesn't come in any more a natural form than this.
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:52 AM   #17
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People have issues. The human body is a marvel and to find something like that sexual and disgusting is wrong. Maybe the woman are ashamed of their body?
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It is quite sad and ridiculous that a part of women's body is seen as offensive, dirty or something given for the exclusive pleasure of (grown up) men, by double minded people...

I still see moms giving breast to their babies in the buses, sitting quietly in the parks, waiting rooms (if the baby is hungry... well is hungry!) .... I don't really see why some people wants to hide what is natural and necesary.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #19
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Is any part of the body offensive? Are all bodily functions open for public viewing?
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This is typical of post Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake America.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:08 PM   #21
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Maybe the woman are ashamed of their body?
Not ashamed per se but women can be as insecure about their breasts as men can be about penis size.

And many people of both genders bizarrely equate breast milk with other fluids expelled by the body and don't feel nursing should be any more out in the open than urinating.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:11 PM   #22
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Are all bodily functions open for public viewing?
Do you eat in public?

To reduce breast feeding down to a bodily function is ridiculous...
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #23
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And many people of both genders bizarrely equate breast milk with other fluids expelled by the body and don't feel nursing should be any more out in the open than urinating.
And babies are the ones who suffer the consequences of such weird ideas.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:18 PM   #24
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Is any part of the body offensive? Are all bodily functions open for public viewing?


no.

no.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:29 PM   #25
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Perhaps we could define what is available for discussion in this thread?

Or is this just another exercise to express outrage?

Serious questions.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:36 PM   #26
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Is any part of the body offensive?

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Why, then, 'tis none to you; for there is nothing
either good or bad, but thinking makes it so..
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I remember women had to buy menstrual pads in plain white boxes, lest anyone see for sure that she had 'the curse.' I don't understand it, but the US is still primarily a Puritanical society, for all its breast enhancement surgery and botox injection popularity. Consider this: it took years after 9/11 for a congressional commission to be formed, but mere days after Janet's wardrobe malfunction.

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"Gross, I am sick of seeing a baby attached to a boob," wrote Lauren, a mother of a 4-month-old.
That makes me feel so sorry for that 4-month-old.

I suppose I'm not in favor of women plopping them out for all to see, but I think that's because as a whole we still view breasts as sexual, not because I find anything terribly wrong with it. I think smart women can be discreet about it and do it in a way that everyone can feel comfortable with and not have to disappear into some breastfeeding vortex to do it.

I also find it funny that the magazine cover in question shows no more breast on it that what you'd find on the cover of Cosmo or Glamour on a routine basis.
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Perhaps we could define what is available for discussion in this thread?

Perhaps you should state what you want to discuss in this thread.
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Is any part of the body offensive? Are all bodily functions open for public viewing?
well.... we relate to our reality through symbols... even we see our body as a symbolic entity, we all know that every single part of it has a natural and necesary function, and we can't help to give them a meaning beyond that (our heart is a muscle but we use it as a symbol of our feelings, for example).

If a culture consider sex as an ofensive, sinful (and private) thing, it will ban the images that represent sex, including the images of our genitals and, in the case of women, our breasts (because men are atracted by them).

The vision of sex as a private thing is more recent than we usually think: in the middle age, for example many families had to sleep in the same room (with their domestic animals in many cases), if the parents wanted to have sex they didn't care if the kids were watching. the privacy of bodily functions as urinate are related with higyene questions and the nature of the wastes (they smell bad, they look bad, they can spread diseases if they are exposed) and the invention of the acueducts, bathrooms, etc. helped to reinforce the idea that going to pee is private.

I think that many people gets offended by seeing the pic of the baby being feeded, because, unfortunately, women 's bodies are still seen as objects, pleasure objects, not for the women themselves, but for the men.
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Perhaps you should state what you want to discuss in this thread.
Why bother responding like that? I asked a serious question. If you didn't want to answer, don't bother posting.
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