Thursday, January 8, 2009

War on Nipples

Angelina Jolie breastfeeding

A mother and her child

Facebook's War on Nipples
By Ada Calhoun Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008

The breast-feeding wars have long followed a familiar pattern. A woman gets thrown off a plane for nursing her toddler; she sues Delta. Barbara Walters says sitting next to a breast-feeding woman made her "uncomfortable"; ABC's headquarters get surrounded by 200 women staging a "nurse-in." Maggie Gyllenhaal is photographed nursing her daughter in public; tabloids rush to either praise her as a role model or tell her to throw a blanket over her shoulder.

The sides have been distinct: breast-feeding advocates insist that women should be able to nurse anytime, anyplace, while opponents use words like discretion and discomfort. But the latest battle apparently has nothing to do with the best way to nourish a baby or the boundaries between private and public. It's about the nipples, stupid.,8599,1869128,00.html

Angelina Jolie has been photographed by Brad Pitt as she breastfeeds in a set of intimate portraits for an American fashion magazine.
The actress sits with the top of her blouse pulled down, exposing her breast, which is covered by the tiny fingers of one of her suckling twins.

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