Friday, July 28, 2006

Bet You Missed Me.....

Well, Hellena had to take a Sabbatical from the news for a while due to work and a growing sense of cynicism, but it's time for a comeback. There is just too much ripe stupidity in this world for Hellena to keep her mouth shut any longer. Here is the story that prompted the resurrection of the blog:

Lactivists: Where is it OK to breastfeed?
Babytalk magazine generates controversy with nursing cover

NEW YORK (AP) -- "I was SHOCKED to see a giant breast on the cover of your magazine," one person wrote. "I immediately turned the magazine face down," wrote another. "Gross," said a third.

These readers weren't complaining about a sexually explicit cover, but rather one of a baby nursing, on a wholesome parenting magazine -- yet another sign that Americans are squeamish over the sight of a nursing breast, even as breast-feeding itself gains more support from the government and medical community.

And the quote that broke the Handbasket:
"I shredded it," said Gayle Ash, of Belton, Texas, in a telephone interview. "A breast is a breast -- it's a sexual thing. He didn't need to see that."

It's a breast, people. We ALL have them, and nursing a baby is not the same as doing a strip-tease.

When o' when will the human race evolve beyond their sophmoric fear of body parts?