Faves: Bodies, Breasts ‘n’ Birth edition

Hoyden About Town is looking forward to the finalist voting in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Because it’s school holidays and tigtog and I are family-focussed right now, I’ve put together a few of my posts from the past, in the categories Feminism, Breasts, bodies and birth, Bad science, Big pharma, and Disability. They’re not chosen for any strict criteria – just the posts I found memorable, the ones linked a lot, the ones that attracted lots of comments. I’m not sure whether tigtog will find time to do the same (but I hope so!) This should be fun for relative newcomers to Hoyden About Town as well as for people cruising the Weblog Awards nominees.

If you have a favourite Hoyden post, do please feel free to add it in comments for the appropriate category. Enjoy.


“It’s just like a normal external bra!” Snoopy-nosed Redundant Skin Envelopes

Vaginas are not “disgusting”. The Be Cervix Savvy campaign

Peeve Time: “The Obese” as Walking Dead


Motherless birthing, and the one-way street of obstetric “choice”

“Death twice as likely by caesarean”?


Scrotes Oot F’t’ Lads! and
More “Teehee! Boobies!” from the breast cancer awareness industry and
Mount Franklin Breast Cancer ads. Let’s start a Brown Colon Cancer Awareness campaign. and
“Bring breast awareness back to the workplace”

Etiquette maven misfire: breastmilk is “seriously inappropriate” and
Office kitchen biohazards: in pictures

Ask Auntie Hoyden

The eternal feminist problem: Lecture deficiency syndrome

McBrickWall on Mother’s Milk

Parenting While Female: “It’s Not About You” and
Salma Hayek “still” breastfeeding – world can’t decide whether to jerk off or prosecute and
The intense hatred of nurturing female bodies: Kelly Rutherford “still breastfeeding”

Flimsy. Wimpy. Weak. The Parliamentary Breastfeeding Inquiry Report.

Things not to do.

Categories: ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, health, medicine

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6 replies

  1. This section of posts contains some of my all-time faves on HAT!

  2. there’s also fred nile in his campaign against topless bathing comparing topless bathers to strippers

  3. Some fabulous posts here – love them all – thanks for posting these! Bit of Saturday reading!
    Ruth Moss’s last blog post..Wimminz disgusting milky nipples! Teh areola! Teh b00bize! Oh noes! (or, Facebook, grow up!)

  4. What a year you’ve had. Amazing writing from you two, seriously amazing.

  5. What blue milk said.

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