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A Plea to Lactivists

Having issues with my body was not a new feeling. Growing up, I had been called fat, masculine, and even “two by four head”  …whatever that means. 644 more words

Rose Water

Holly McNish's Brilliant Breastfeeding Poem

I’m completely committed to insisting that breastfeeding is a food issue, one of food politics and all the ways power comes into play, of food security, and of food sovereignty, in OUR right to decide how we eat and feed.   169 more words

Food Politics

America’s sexualization of breasts is so pervasive even other women think public breastfeeding is gross

This piece was originally published on Qz.com on August 16, 2016.

Mila Kunis’ recent admission that she’s been shamed for breastfeeding in public is only the latest addition to a compendium of similar stories. 716 more words

Maureen Shaw

Lactivism and its discontents

Breast feeding is a loaded word. Those who do are labeled ‘lactivists’ and those who don’t are labeled ‘lazy’ or even worse, ‘bad mothers’. Unfortunately arrogance and a feeling of superiority come naturally and easily to many of us.  1,413 more words

New Mom Woes