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By Lauredhel on March 25, 2010
I’ve blogged before about the fight to get breastfeeding included in Western Australia’s anti-discrimination legislation. That fight is logged below – now, for purely historical reasons! Because today, finally, the Equal Opportunity Amendment Bill 2009 passed the Upper House of WA Parliament. One chap from the Nationals did insist on getting a little harrumph in: [...]
Posted in gender & feminism | Tagged australia, bottle feeding, breast feeding, breast milk, breastfeeding, breastmilk, discrimination, equal opportunity, expressing, legislation, parliament, prejudice, reproductive justice, upper house, WA, western australia
By Lauredhel on February 1, 2010
GMTV sparks breastfeeding row “GMTV has reportedly sparked complaints to media regulator Ofcom after a programme expert claimed that breast milk can be “as bad as cola”. Midwife Clare Byam-Cook made the remark yesterday while being interviewed on air by Lorraine Kelly, The Mirror reports. She is quoted as saying: “Breast milk beyond the age [...]
By Lauredhel on March 21, 2009
I love a story that brings a smile to the face! The West reports that my local breastmilk bank, the Perron Rotary Express Milk Bank, has seen 830 litres of milk go through its doors since it started in August 2006. Prem Bank director Ben Hartmann said the service had exceeded all expectations with 50 [...]
By Lauredhel on February 7, 2009
Remember the fuss over Salma Hayek being “abusive” because she was “still” feeding her toddler?
Salma Hayek took a humanitarian trip to Sierra Leone. This video shows her being there for the death of a baby from tetanus, speaking to a UNICEF representative, and travelling to a remote part of Sierra Leone.
Posted in Culture, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, health | Tagged activism/charity, babies, baby, breastfeeding, breastmilk, consumerism, disability, earthquake, Food/Drink, formula, lactation, marketing, privilege, reproductive justice, salma hayek, social change, unicef | 28 Responses
By Lauredhel on January 31, 2009
WA Today: “Marketers cash in on Obama girls”
But what will the first mum make of the next wave of lookalikes: child models who are being recruited throughout America because they look like Sasha and Malia?