What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
Quickhit: World Breastfeeding Week and the Astroturfed “Mommy Wars”
[…] I’ve really had it with sensationalist attempts to fuel the mommy wars. All mothers are criticized for how they feed their babies no matter what choices they make.
Madison Young on that whole breastfeeding controversy
Image credit. Remember this? A breastfeeding portrait of pornographer and feminist performance artist, Madison Young that led another pornographer to accuse her of exploiting and sexualising her baby? Well, Tracy Clark-Flory has just interviewed Madison Young over at Salon on… Read More ›
Too sexy for breastfeeding?
Image credit. (Some Not Suitable For Work links included in this post). Not long after her baby was born, Madison Young, an adult actor – also an artist, film director, gallery director, and activist – put on an art show… Read More ›
Breastfeeding anti-discrimination changes passed at the Federal level
The Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 establishes breastfeeding as a separate discrimination grounds; includes provisions about discrimination based on family responsibilities; and strengthens and extends sexual harassment provisions.
Life at 1: breastfeeding
The longitudinal television program Life at 5, following from Life at 1 and Life at 3, is now showing. The whole thing has my Hoyden antenna up a bit, so I am going to post a few discussions of some of the aspects of the show I was less impressed by. Today: breastfeeding.
BFTP: Parenting While Female: “It’s Not About You”
This is part of our December slowdown Blast From The Past reposting program. This post was originally published May 2nd, 2007.
I’ve been contemplating this post: The Male Gaze… falls upon a Nursing Mother…. by Morgan Gallagher. I think there’s an important truth in there, something feminists find themselves saying over and over and over again: “It’s not about you.”
Ask Auntie Hoyden: get your dog outlines here, and other search engine queries
People ask search engines the damnedest things: what can we do except help out as best we can?
Reading the policies: the Coalition’s parental leave consultation document
My attitude to the vast bulk of elections, including the 2010 Federal election, is “I don’t like any of this, please get me out of here”. I usually intend to make an informed decision based on policies and then have… Read More ›
Breastfeeding people protected in WA at last
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… Read More ›