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#1 of 15 Old 08-16-2010, 01:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I saw this on my local Craig's List. Don't know how long the ad will be available, so here's the pertinent part:

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Do you have a strange compulsive behavior that consumes your everyday life?

A major cable network is looking for people who can’t stop:

pulling their hair (trichotillomania)
eating non-food items (clay, chalk, dirt, hair)
modifying their body
getting plastic surgery
breastfeeding
obsessing over their pet
obsessing over reborn dolls…

… you name it.

Each half-hour episode will profile two individuals who are engaged in uncontrollable behaviors affecting their lives and those they love. This non-exploitative program will share compelling personal stories and may provide medical and psychological perspectives on why patients struggle with these issues.
Can't stop breastfeeding? Really? This is just perpetuating the myth that extended breastfeeders are doing it because they have some psychological need to be needed or to keep their kids babies or whatever. YOU CAN'T FORCE A KID TO NURSE.

This ad irks me on so many levels.

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That is just so strange. It's offensive, as well, because breastfeeding is the one thing in the list that is a normal human function.
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That actually made me laugh. How can you compulsively bf? Maybe if you're a wet nurse? Hiring yourself out to too many moms? Weird.

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very strange. guess we should write to casting@20west.tv what we think of this categorization.

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Maybe they meant between two adults as a fetish type thing? Maybe? I hope? Weird.
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What? What? WHAT? Words fail me...
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hey, my dd is a compulsive breastfeeder! she doing it right now! it's all she's been willing to eat the last 10 weeks, she does it all day, and even in her sleep.

it's called "being a baby". someone sign her up for freaky-tv-stardom!

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I find other things on the list offensive as well. Let's display people with trich to make them into a freak show for others *grrr*

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hey, my dd is a compulsive breastfeeder! she doing it right now! it's all she's been willing to eat the last 10 weeks, she does it all day, and even in her sleep.

it's called "being a baby". someone sign her up for freaky-tv-stardom!

nak
ROFL! And the "nak" at the end made it even more funny!

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WTF?
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Given the rest of the list, I suspect they're looking for people with a fetish who are in fact adults continuing to suckle and not for women who have nursing children.
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Given the rest of the list, I suspect they're looking for people with a fetish who are in fact adults continuing to suckle and not for women who have nursing children.
Given my overall life I totally should have thought of this but I've been so wrapped up in mommy-land it didn't occur to me. I think you are right.

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Ok, so I am big on CLW & extended BFing (nursed my DS until he put his hand on my boob and said cup & 17 mo old DD still getting BM). However, I could definitely say that it would be a problem if you continued to nurse your child through puberty (nto that I can imagine any child going that long). Maybe they are looking for moms who start insisting their SO's nurse?

P.S. I would make a great wet nurse, so if I ever decide to change careers....

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ROFL! And the "nak" at the end made it even more funny!
I agree, too funny!

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