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Hi :-) I haven't been active on Mothering very much recently as my daughters got older and started school. I write a monthly column, however, for a magazine of literature and cultural review, and my column this month is on my experiences with nursing in public, bf-ing toddlers, and America's cultural sexualization of breasts; I thought some of the lactivists here might find it interesting :-) I hope that it's ok to share it here? 

 

Warning--article contains an image and language not appropriate for children: 

 

http://www.praguerevue.com/ViewArticle?articleId=4293

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Loved it!

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Loved it!

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it :-) 

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I am madly in love with this! Cheers to anyone who writes a piece using some variation of my favorite breastfeeding one-liner....

"If breastfeeding is sexual, then a bottle is a sex toy."

Shuts up the "could you go do that in the bathroom?" crowd like nothing else.


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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing



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Just checking in to say that I'm floored at the positive response/feedback this article is getting. Based on the comments sections of sites like Huff Post Parents I was a bit apprehensive about putting an article like that on a non-AP site, but so far it's generated no controversy. I'm wondering if it's because the Prague Revue is predominantly a lit/culture magazine and doesn't have a focus on parenting? Or maybe public opinion really is changing? (One can hope...) 

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While it was an interesting article..... I was derailed by the misuse of the word discrete. The author should have used discreet.

http://www.educationbug.org/a/discreet-vs-discrete.html
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While it was an interesting article..... I was derailed by the misuse of the word discrete. The author should have used discreet.

http://www.educationbug.org/a/discreet-vs-discrete.html

 

You are 100% correct. I checked and I spelled it correctly once and incorrectly seven times. I sent my editor a corrected version and hopefully he'll update the article on the site relatively quickly. Thank you so much for catching that! 

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I loved it. The bottle and bathroom analogies are so funny.
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Can you write an article on my tits? That would make them feel better.
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