After all, it is MY blog.
My first topic is one I stumbled upon today and that I can't believe is still an issue in an educated society: breastfeeding in public. I joined in the debate on this hot topic (no pun intended) and found it appalling that people are still "offended" by this natural display of human growth and survival.
Offended? By what, exactly?
See, the offense part is what gets me. I'm not going to get into the whole dehumanization of the female figure in our society, or the role that religion has played in making us disgusted by natural acts of sex, reproduction, or whatever--
--oh who am I kidding, of course I am!
If you're a religious sort, breastfeeding in public should be a joyful revelation in the wonderment of your god. God created woman TO SUSTAIN LIFE ON HER OWN! Holy crap, that's amazing! And by amazing, I mean truly FULL OF AMAZE. Have you ever thought about it? The fuel necessary to grow a baby into a child is contained in the very person that grew that baby from a fetus? It's incredible!
Ah, but there's the scary side of religion. The part that has forever worked its butt off to make women a lesser species. All Abrahamic religions do this: Eve bit the apple, and every woman since can bite God's ass. They need to be subservient, cover themselves up, and STOP TEMPTING MEN GODDAMIT.
That means YOU Ms. White!
Pardon my French, dear fans, but I say Bullshit. Lies told by men to stop people worshiping the goddess called Mother Earth. It made sense at the time, right? Mother earth gives birth to crops and all other animals give birth and women give birth, so women and the earth must be the same and thus women must be totally kick ass and awesome.
But noooooooo, guys have to come along and screw things up and make up some shit about a MALE God gettin' all pissed off about women because they ate from the tree of knowledge (catch that? The Tree of Knowledge? Meaning the original sin was to try and know more. Think about that).
Religion's Preferred Audience
Fast forward 4000 years, and women can't even feed their children in public. And that's all this is: feeding her child. Breasts are offensive? Please. The thoughts YOU put behind the breasts are offensive. Yes, they play a part in the act of sexual intercourse, but really, she's not having a twenty-three year old man at her breast, it's a baby. And if you're offended that means you're looking more at the breast, and not at the baby and the beauty of the process. And if you're doing that, you're having some wicked thoughts that you probably should go to church to purge yourself of. So get over it, change your thoughts, and raise a glass to that kid drinking away. Who knows, he may raise a breast to you in return!
DAMN it feels good to get that out!