and omg, I try to never get involved when there are debates on MDC, but where else do we vent about this stuff? my dh was outraged as well, but he can only take so much of the lactivism talk so, this is where we go. if anybody knows where else we might go to vent about the anti-bf culture, lmk.
I don't think I (or anyone else) should have to justify why we're venting about this, or posting in this thread - but I'm assuming all of us (and many lurkers) have already written or are planning on writing letters to ABC about this episode. I already wrote one based simply on the preview, before the show even aired. We don't watch SN, I forgot it was on last night, so I didn't see it - we were watching the Sportscenter March Madness shows. Nary an anti-bf comment to be found.
....But I digress. A main reason I (and I assume others) am following this thread, is for ideas about specific issues/comments to cite; about counter-sources to suggest that they read, and about the tone/approach which I will take in my next letter to ABC. I would never have thought to contact my local ABC station and suggest that they do a counter-story covering breastfeeding beyond a year if someone hadn't suggested it here. I don't know if I WILL do that, given that we don't watch ABC for news and I'm not sure who I'd refer them to interview (other than myself ) .... but it's a good idea for many moms who post here, I'd bet.
I think our discussions back and forth about validity of X, Y, or Z as we discuss the show, will definitely help inform how our letters are written. And while I'm all about form letters sometimes (I did ProMOM's form letter to Nanny Jo's publisher) - I think that it's even more persuasive when there is a deluge of INDIVIDUAL and obviously NOT form letters, as well. I think we're on target to accomplish that via these discussions.