Naked Breasts and Babies
I have used some guiding principles when it comes to images on this site. Such as the fact that I don't use nudity. At least not total nudity, including women's breast. OK, Ok, I think I had a couple of nude male butts lately.
Anyway, I don't think I deviate from that policy of almost no nudity using this image from BabyTalk.
But apparently a lot of women don't agree with me.
AFP writes, "I was SHOCKED to see a giant breast on the cover of your magazine," one woman from Kansas wrote in reaction to the picture in Babytalk, a free magazine that caters to young mothers. "I was offended and it made my husband very uncomfortable when I left the magazine on the coffee table."
Yeah, right it made your husband uncomfortable. I would say it probably made the woman worried the husband would like the image.
Let's get real here. The U.S. is the most prudish country in the world. We have made something natural, breastfeeding, into something unnatural. No country on earth has so few women breastfeeding.
The magazine apparently received 5,000 letters from readers, shocked by a baby attached to a nipple. Somehow, I think, breasts have been co-opted as sex toys in this country. But reality is that they're there to feed babies. Not just for big men to play with. Even if that can be fun, too. After all, men never really grow up, which most women are keenly aware of.
AFP continues: "Several readers said they were "embarrassed" or "offended" by the Babytalk photo and one woman from Nevada said she "immediately turned the magazine face down" when she saw the photo."
"Gross, I am sick of seeing a baby attached to a boob," the mother of a four-month-old said.
Another reader said she was "horrified" when she received the magazine and hoped that her husband hadn't laid eyes on it.
What is gross and sickening are these women so scared of another woman's breasts that they go into shock and start writing the magazine.
After all, could these women be more insecure?
Hat tip PharmaGossip.