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breastfeeding symbol contest..want to discuss??

post #1 of 120
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Im really surprised that #1 is in the lead. It seems so clinical and boring and honestly can't even tell its supposed to be a breastfeeding mama. I love #2 and like # 3....
post #2 of 120
I agree! I don't like #1 at all, it doesn't even look like Breastfeeding, just someone holding a baby.

I really like #3. Vote for 3!!!
post #3 of 120
I, too, was very surprised that #1 was so far in the lead. I had a hard time deciding between the other two, and it was so easy to reject #1.

I was quite surprised by this because when I voted in the first poll, the poll results very nearly reflected my opinions exactly.

I suspect the polling is being run by DiBold, or Gov. Blackwell.
post #4 of 120
huh, that's odd. That one had the least amount of votes when I voted.
post #5 of 120
Formula companies are voting for #1
post #6 of 120
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Originally Posted by PinkPixie View Post
Formula companies are voting for #1
Well someone is skewing the results, that's for darn sure.
post #7 of 120
#1 reminds me of a library symbol I've seen.

I voted #2.
post #8 of 120
I agree completely. I can't tell #1 is breastfeeding. #2 I like the best because it shows the breast. #3 is great too, I just like #2 more.

I'll be really disappointed if #1 wins.
post #9 of 120
#2 is really artistic and I like it, but I think it's too hippie dippy looking for most audiences and either will alienate people or just would never be used. I voted for #3.
post #10 of 120
I totally agree. It was easy to eliminate #1, but harder to choose between #2 and #3. I would also be disappointed if #1 were to win. I voted for #2 because it really looks like a mom nursing her babe, and as if the mom is lovingly looking down on her babe. I'll understand if #3 wins because it is simple and more icon like.
post #11 of 120
You know, looking at it again, I wish I could change my vote to #3. It really stands out. Dumb me
post #12 of 120
I thought it was weird that #1 is winning. It looks like 2 "i"'s, not like breastfeeding, although there is a boob outline.

I wonder how the contest is being publicized, and if some other place is sending their members here to vote...
post #13 of 120
i totally agree, and i was surprised to see that #1 was in the lead. as brisen said, my first thought when i look at #1 is "library"!

#2 is sweet but the style is a bit different from most other 'international signs of ...'

go #3!!!
post #14 of 120
I really don't understand why #1 is winning either. It doesn't even look like a child breastfeeding -there is no contact between child and mother.

I like #2 better than #3 because #2 looks like a person of color breastfeeding. And frankly, there are more POC breastfeeding in the world than white women. Just my .02.
post #15 of 120
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Originally Posted by Mamma Mia View Post
#2 is really artistic and I like it, but I think it's too hippie dippy looking for most audiences and either will alienate people or just would never be used. I voted for #3.
Exactly that for me. And I voted #3. (I voted for that one the first time around too).

Well.

Should someone alert a moderator?

Or is this just going to be how the vote goes?

Since it seems like #1 isn't the popular choice around here....
post #16 of 120
i liked 2... i think its the only one that doesnt just look like a woman holding a baby. i was really dissappointed that so many of the suggested breastfeeding icons just looked like woman holding baby, not women breastfeeding a baby... it is for a breastfeeding icon after all, isnt it? :
post #17 of 120
I voted for 3 and was really surprised it wasn't number 1 in the poll! Maybe the designer of number one has lots of family and friends voting....
post #18 of 120
I'm torn between 2 and 3

Here's why: I like #3 because it's simple yet gets the point across and is in line with most other icons (like the washroom people and public transit people for example). However, I like #2 because of the details- I like that you can see the breast and I like how the mother's gaze is implied, but those very details make it more stylistic and less of an 'icon' kind of...

My thoughts are jumbled on this one!
post #19 of 120
that's funny. I just voted and was really surprised that #1 was winning. I voted for #2.
post #20 of 120
hmmm....is #2 wearing a sling do you think? or just a nursing top? the more I look at it the more the lines don't make sense (which is okay, 'cause maybe it means there are multiple interpretations)
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