You're not going to be young forever // Yes, but I'll always be stupid....

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Congrats to Fox News for their "fair and balanced" news coverage [/sarcasm] of a new doll that promotes breastfeeding. Watch the video - totally "fair and balanced", as their news tagline says.

News flash - breastfeeding dolls won't encourage early pregnancy. Not any more than a bottle-feeding doll would. What, specifically, about breastfeeding would cause a 4-year-old to think "hells bells, as soon as my parts work, I'm getting knocked up?" Or, when they hit puberty, what about breast versus bottle is going to make them reflect back and go "wow, that breastfeeding doll really made me want to have babies."

It's idiocy that parents and even *doctors* are thinking that by switching how a doll is fed, you're changing anything about how the kiddos playing with dolls will mature or when they will become sexually active. Here's the braniac Fox News staff doctor's quote:

Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor of FOXNews.com, said although he supports the idea of breast-feeding, he sees how his own daughter plays with dolls and wonders if Bebe Gloton might speed up maternal urges in the little girls who play it.

“Pregnancy has to entail maturity and understanding,” Alvarez said. “It’s like introducing sex education in first grade instead of seventh or eighth grade. Or, it could inadvertently lead little girls to become traumatized. You never know the effects this could have until she’s older.”

Well, now we know why you're the editor at FOX and not the surgeon general, Manny.

Seriously? Seriously. Pull your heads outta your a$$es folks, and realize that a breastfeeding doll isn't controversial, it isn't to be treated with contempt and it isn't, early-pregnancy-wise, any different than a bottle-feeding doll.

My oldest "nurses" dolls all the time. So does my youngest. Here's how Bean handled taking care of a stuffed cat when she was watching me nurse her new baby sister:



And here's how the youngest does things:


So, according to FOX news and some of the more erudite folks who've been polled about this doll, I should go ahead and get both girls their HPV vaccine and some birth control pills this weekend because this will make them sexually active sooner.

Obviously these folks could have used some breast milk as their tiny little brains were developing. Or at least a better formula.
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4 comments:

Dawn said...

Amen Sista!

pam said...

YOU GO!!!!! SOMEone has to use their brains to respond to this out and out CRAP!

One does have to wonder about the very narrow minds that dominate FOX'S commentators and guest commentators.

Julia said...

Amazing. Simply amazing how gibberish likes this even ends up as "news."

Eclectic Mama said...

I think we all agree that we should keep breasts in their proper place ... you know, highly sexualized and completely unassociated with their physiological purpose. That's much healthier for our growing girls, especially as they develop their body image in their early years.

:)

 
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