Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Quick Hit: On teets, tots and spats

TweetOur own Jessica Valenti has a must-read about how shaming women who can’t or don’t want to breastfeed — and choose to use formula — is really fucking problematic (something she’s experienced recently): I support breastfeeding women – long before I had my daughter I was blogging about the heinous lack of resources for breastfeeding [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Dagmar Wilson, founder of Women Strike for Peace and organizer of a 50,000 women protest against nuclear weapons in 1961, has passed away. In Egypt, protesters are calling for a million person march tomorrow while many foreigners are being evacuated. Global Voices Online has a great round-up of videos of other nations marching in [...]
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What We Missed

TweetBehind on your holiday shopping? Looking for a great gift/cause to support? I’ve got two for you: The first is a t-shirt made by means of production apparel. It reads: “The Hyde Amendment: Denying women the right to abortion since 1976!” It’s a benefit for the National Network of Abortion Funds, and it’s an awesome [...]
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President Obama orders new federal breastfeeding policy

TweetAlthough breastfeeding private and public sector workers’ rights are included in the new health care reform law, President Obama has requested guidelines be implemented for federal employees: President Obama is asking federal personnel officials to draft “appropriate workplace accommodations” for federal employees who are nursing mothers. The president issued a memo Monday to the Office [...]
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Breastfeeding: It Does a Body Good (as in, makes it look better)

TweetIt looks like the New York State Department of Health is trying to encourage breastfeeding (yay!) by telling women they’ll totally lose sooo much weight if they do! (Huh?) Interesting how they succeed in mocking your run-of-the-mill diet commercial while still managing to say, as Sociological Images aptly put it: “[D]on’t ever forget, ladies: one [...]
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