Surprise, surprise, (as they say) surprise, eh?
Yes, the UK’s Daily Mail has noted that a lot of people around the world have responded to complaints made against a poster promoting breastfeeding in a Manchester area hospital, and noted that this blog was one of the first international sites to write about these complaints – see Lauredhel’s article [link].
Australian feminist blog Hoyden About Town was one of the first to pick up on the issue.
One concerned contributor wrote: ‘It is the sort of picture that a paedophile would show a kid to say look it is OK to do that because it is what grown-ups/mothers do. What next.’
Wait, what was that last bit? Who said that now? Does it not look as if one of the contributors at this very blog made that idiotic claim? Indeed, does it not look as if people here at H.A.T. are the ones upset about this poster, when in fact we are a pro-breastfeeding and anti-moral-panics-based-on-the-hypersexualisation-of-breasts blog? WRONG, WRONG, WRONGITTY-WRONG.
Well, Mr/Ms Daily Mail Reporter, someone needs to report for remedial reading comprehension. That statement was made by a contributor on a UK site complaining about the poster, and Lauredhel quoted it for the purposes of critiquing such wrong-headed attitudes.
I have left a comment pointing out that they have misattributed that quote and thus misrepresented this blog’s opinion on the poster. It hasn’t been published as of writing this post.