The Sir Robert Bond Papers: It’s what your boobs are for #nlpoli

The first week of October is World Breastfeeding Week. Check out babyfriendlynl.ca and you can find information on some of the activities going on across the province. Breastfeeding is the SRBP cause,  for those who don’t know.  Check out this post from 2009 that proposes a provincial goal for breastfeeding that we can achieve:  66 ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: 14 years to deliver on 2008 midwives promise #nlpoli

In the fall sitting of the House of Assembly in 2008, the provincial government repealed an old law regulating the practice of midwifery. Then-health minister Ross Wiseman introduced the repeal bill at second reading and promised to replace it with a new law: We envisage under the new legislation midwifery being an autonomous profession, separate ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Gentleman! Step Up and Reclaim Your Wife! Pesky Newborns Be Damned!

Chattel. That’s all you are, women. The personal property of men. If you dare to turn your attention to something as trivial as…a newborn baby? YOU ARE LETTING YOUR KEEPER DOWN. Your breasts are ALL his. All. Stick some plastic in that kid’s cry-hole, STAT! Then get back to doing what you do best: being ...

Those Emergency Blues: Breastfeeding Makes Sane People Crazy

Why does any discussion of breastfeeding makes people a little insane? I don’t exclude myself: even I get a little agitated. Here are some examples of what I mean: Exhibit A: a recent post on breastfeeding at KevinMD.com sparked a small flame war in the comments. Barbara Bronson, an RN wrote there: A mother breastfeeds as she tends ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Breastfeeding Controversy for HITS FM #nlpoli

HITS FM morning crew  has stirred a bit of controversy for his remarks on April 11 about breastfeeding. There’s an excellent account of it at Meeker on Media.  The HITS crew gained the ire of Tara Bradbury for his remarks about celebrity Mayim Bialik who is breastfed her son when he was aged three and ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Breastfeeding: it’s what your tits are for #nlpoli

The first week of October is World Breastfeeding Week. Check out babyfriendlynl.ca and you can find information on some of the activities going on across the province. Regular readers of these e-scribbles will know that breastfeeding is the local cause of choice.  Some people questioned a sub-head on the blog that lasted for a long ...

Those Emergency Blues: Flash Mob Bares Breasts, Somewhere Prudes are Moaning

For a good cause, of course: A bold group of mothers gave a new meaning to the term ‘flashmob’ when they bared their breasts at a major shopping centre today to raise awareness of breastfeeding. More than a hundred mothers of all ages – some accompanied by their partners – descended on the Trafford Centre ...

Those Emergency Blues: Saving the World from Terrorist Breastfeeding Toddlers [UPDATED]

An Atlanta, Georgia suburb is fighting one of the most pressing causes of our era — children who breastfeed past twenty-four months. Because breastfeeding after the age of two will damage human society beyond repair: On Monday night, Forest Park passed a public indecency ordinance to prevent public nudity. Previously, the city only had a ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Children’s tylenol recall and chocolate flavoured formula

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a recall for more than 40 over the counter medications for children. The recall includes children’s versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. The medications in question have been sold in 12 countries, including Canada and the U.S. The recall is a precautionary measure and no children have ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Children’s tylenol recall and chocolate flavoured formula

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a recall for more than 40 over the counter medications for children. The recall includes children’s versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. The medications in question have been sold in 12 countries, including Canada and the U.S. The recall is a precautionary measure and no children have ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Children’s tylenol recall and chocolate flavoured formula

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a recall for more than 40 over the counter medications for children. The recall includes children’s versions of Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl. The medications in question have been sold in 12 countries, including Canada and the U.S. The recall is a precautionary measure and no children have ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Boobquake brings out different feminist opinions

One thing I’ve learned about feminism is that we don’t all agree about everything. We all have different views and ideas. You can see this when you look at all the different responses to Boobquake. Boobquake is feminist Jen McCreight’s response to Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi’s statement that “Many women who do not dress ...