It’s everywhere – on Twitter, on my Facebook news feed, on blog posts. The cover of a certain magazine showing a woman standing while breastfeeding an older child who’s standing on a chair and latched firmly on to her breast. You know what? I’m sick of it.
Yes, the photo creeps me out. It’s sensational – meant to provoke a reaction. But I have no desire to read the article. None whatsoever.
I don’t care what, how, or when you feed your child. (Well, I do, but I have my own issues to worry about, thankyouverymuch.) You parent your children, I’ll parent mine. I also don’t care who has it harder – working moms or stay-at-home moms. Frankly, I think both are really freaking hard. I admire moms (and dads) who stay home with their children. I couldn’t do it.
But here’s what I think needs to happen in response to this magazine: NOTHING.
Ignore it, I beg you. They’re looking for a reaction. They’re provoking us. And so far we’re falling for it. We’re doing exactly what they want, and in doing so we’re perpetuating the very war we all speak out against.
So, with that said, let’s talk about something else.
Tell me something you’ve done lately that you’re proud of. That is something I actually want to discuss.