Controversies

Nobody’s Property

“What becomes quickly clear is that the cult of “natural” motherhood is just the latest manifestation in a long history of reducing women’s bodies and lives to status objects to mark class privilege.” — Amanda Marcotte Dear Amanda, Your article…

My Message to Nicola Kraus

Dear Ms. Kraus, It would seem from your “detachment parenting” rant that you know little about what attachment parenting involves, and that you are surrounded by people who are similarly confused by the topic. I feel inclined to address some…

True Choices and Banned Bags

There is a hullabaloo happening as hospitals all over the United States are “banning the bags”, basically saying that infant formula samples should not be handed out to each new mother in hospitals. Words like “choice” are being thrown around.…

Not For Me, Not For You

I’ve seen a trend lately of people getting agitated over articles discussing how you will absolutely positively harm your child by ________. Fill in the blank with pretty much everything imaginable and once you’ve filled in all the blanks go…

Against Nursing in Public

Dear Stranger, You are doing something that makes many people very sad, very angry, very uncomfortable, very defensive. Please consider the impact that your actions have on others. We share this public space of ours. Some of us choose to…