Okay, I know I shouldn't analyze tv shows too much, but watching Friends lately really seems to get under my skin. Mainly the way I've never seen Rachel hold her baby. She was supposedly breastfeeding, yet her baby was always in a carrier or a bassinet, and never held - except for the one time Ross had her in a bjorn (which she was too young for). And a couple weeks ago, she just abandons her to rush back to work, when she still had maternity leave available. And Ross said, "sure, we'll be fine, just leave me your boobs." She just looks at him like he's being difficult. Yesterday, she mentions the formula in the fridge...and the baby is nowhere to be seen. So, I think the baby is all of 5 months now and weaned. What a great example this character is. This just helps to propogate the idea that breastfeeding is very temporary and babies are so convenient that you just stick 'em in a crib w/ a nanny and go about your day. I guess it would kill Rachel's sex appeal if the writers had her actually behaving like a loving mother. grrr What do you gals think?
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2/15/03 at 5:06pm