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post #121 of 154
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just wanted to say the blog is updated w news from the ohrc. nak
post #122 of 154
where is your blog?
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where is your blog?
www.mothernurture.wordpress.com

Thanks!
post #124 of 154
You rock! And I'm so happy to keep seeing positive updates as you follow through on this case.

The Toronto Star article that you linked to in an earlier blog entry is GREAT! Look at this paragraph, everyone:

"So why, amid news of poverty, war and elections, is breastfeeding such an explosive issue that people can't wait to weigh in on? Probably because it touches on everything from women's rights to our sexualized culture to the mixed messages constantly dished out to modern moms."

It is so rare to see such complex media treatment of lactivism. This is a paper -- or at least a reporter -- who GETS IT, kwim?
post #125 of 154
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Thank you and I agree about the Toronto Star reporter - d'ya think she has kids?
post #126 of 154
very heartening to see you moving forward this, mama. peace and strength and wisdom vibes to you...

~claudia
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You rock!
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I love the coincidence about your professor! And Dr. Jack NEWMAN?!

Love it!
post #128 of 154
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Here is another story that ran locally on CTV Toronto about the Breastfeeding Challenge. The story that accompanies the link is about the Breastfeeding Challenge but if you click on the link to the right "CTV Toronto: Metet Nabres with the feeding frenzy 2:26" there is the story that ran on the news and at the very end Alden and I are mentioned again.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...hub=TopStories
post #130 of 154
I just saw this! We're pulling for you here in Oshawa!
post #131 of 154
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My blog has been updated:

www.mothernurture.wordpress.com

Thank you for everyone's support!

carolynn
post #132 of 154
I can't access your blog from Turkiye for some reason. Would you mind posting the content here? I'm very keen to see what's happened!
post #133 of 154
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Hi Turkish Kate;

I cut and pasted the most recent updates:

10.09.07
Asked to appear on The Pregnancy Show

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:47 pm by mothernurture

Alden and I have asked to be on The Pregnancy Show this month to tell our story and midwifery. I will keep the blog updated with date and time so you can tune in if you get the show.


Breastfed at the Y!

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:32 pm by mothernurture

Well, at least there has been some immediate effect from what happened to me in September. This past weekend I was at the Y, watching my kids swim, and Alden got hungry. So I fed him (imagine that!) This time, no one said a thing. Yay! So no matter what else happens from here, there is this small victory.

This week I have to send back paperwork to the Ontario Human Rights Commission to indicate whether or not I want to go to mediation. The date they have given me is December 6th. It could be all settled before the new year, if all goes well.

Thank you for the continued support. I really appreciate it! Over 3300 people have viewed this blog and many have sent comments of support. Thank you, thank you!

Carolynn

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post #134 of 154
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There is an infuriating update to my story.

Here is the link:

http://mothernurture.wordpress.com/

Thanks!
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Oh my word. That is infuriating.
post #136 of 154
Hugs. "Less teeth than my 7mo" -- gave me a wry chuckle.

Have faith. This process is a war of attrition. The big players are happy to let things drag on and on and on, in hopes that you will get tired or bored and move on and forget about justice. It doesn't help that the public has the attention span of a gnat. If you can bear it, just keep jumping through the hoops and wait 'em out.

What happens if the YMCA doesn't appear for the mediation in December? What's the next step?
post #137 of 154
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Thanks!

The next step, if they don't meet for mediation, is that it goes to Investigation. Seeing as they publicly admitted the affair I can't believe that the investigation would find anything not in my favour. And I have a strong witness, another Y member, who interacted with them through the whole thing and has volunteered her support.

I think you are very right in your analysis of how things are going now. They got their apologetic soundbite (well, not really an apology but an admittance) and will now not play fair.

Carolynn

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Hugs. "Less teeth than my 7mo" -- gave me a wry chuckle.

Have faith. This process is a war of attrition. The big players are happy to let things drag on and on and on, in hopes that you will get tired or bored and move on and forget about justice. It doesn't help that the public has the attention span of a gnat. If you can bear it, just keep jumping through the hoops and wait 'em out.

What happens if the YMCA doesn't appear for the mediation in December? What's the next step?
post #138 of 154
Ooooh I'd be livid! Stick to your guns you know that you're doing what's just and right!!!

LP
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There is an infuriating update to my story.

Here is the link:

http://mothernurture.wordpress.com/

Thanks!
Ugh. Still can't access it from Turkiye, but it doesn't sound good. Would you mind to cut and paste again?
post #140 of 154
OOOOH!!!! What UAVs! I was about to call them something much worse, when I remembered the UA!!! AUGH!!! Dang, tongue tie!
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