From my understanding, the reason the public eye chooses to look down upon breast feeding in public is because society sees them more aesthetically opposed to maternally. When seen acting in a maternal way, such as breast feeding a child, people get uncomfortable. The public eye does not want to see the breast in a maternal way because it would destruct the aesthetic and sexualized breast. In 2016, there was a social experiment performed in a New York shopping complex. A woman in a tight, revealing top was gawked at and admired. IN addition, the only person who said anything to her was attempting to seduce her. When she was replaced with a mother breast feeding her infant, the mother received comments from people expressing their repulsion with her breast being exposed. When the commenters were questioned, they ignorantly explained the one woman was sexy and the mother was just nauseating. This goes back to Natalie Angier’s observation on the maternal breast vs the aesthetic breast. The public admires the aesthetic breast for its beauty and how it is sexualized. In reality, the public should admire the maternal breast and the beauty of breast
Vaccines aren’t necessarily the most pleasant thing to get from the hospital, but at least we are safe from viruses like the flu. Before vaccines many people had to suffer from painful diseases, that had no known cure. Many parents inoculated their child at a young age with harmful viruses such as smallpox, so they won’t suffer from the disease at an older age. Since then we developed vaccines as a safe way to protect kids from dangerous diseases.Vaccines should be a requirement in all states, and all parents should be encouraged to give their child vaccines.
For my argumentative essay topic I will be discussing why employers should be required to pay maternity leave. Most people after they have a child take somewhere between six to eight weeks leave of absence from their place of employment. There are at least four states that pay maternity leave California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Families that have children should not be put under financial stress due to an unpaid time off work. While they caring for their new baby is stressful enough adding to it by financial stress can be a burden. I can speak from a personal experience that when I had my children I left my place of employment a couple of weeks before my due date due to medical reasons. Our family was in a financial strain after our baby was born due to loss of income and I was forced to return soon after coming home with a new baby. If I had been offered a paid maternity leave our family would have benefited greatly.
Countless adults are surprisingly unaware of the affects of not vaccinating their children. Altogether, 2.5 million deaths are prevented each year with vaccinations, and seven thousand per day (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). “ Using vaccines to help eliminate diseases is essential in reducing the childhood mortality rate,” says the World Health Organization. Vaccines are crucial for a child to receive in order to be protected from many serious and deadly diseases; therefore, vaccinating children should be mandated by law.
Before I begin my essay, I would like to state what I know to be true, in order to dispel the multiple lies and misconceptions contained in Betty Rollin’s “Motherhood: Who needs It?” I wish I knew the names of the sick individuals who decided to put this book in the curriculum, and the names of those who have supported this, because then I could tell them what I am about to tell you. Just as the magazine that contained Rollin’s essay was immediately defunct, (it ceased publication a year after Betty Rollin’s article was published) so should be “The Norton Reader”.
In The Guide “Best Practice Guide from Implementation of Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Space by Jeff Spitz, Sharon Marshall-Taylor, Natalie Felida an entire page was dedicated to describe the problem that led to the need of The Breastfeeding and Policy Intern: “The Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone (BFEZ) is a community-based initiative that addresses the unique structural and cultural barriers which impact breastfeeding rates in Bedford Stuyvesant and Brownsville. The goal of the Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone is to develop a sustainable, replicable, community-based model in North/Central Brooklyn where breastfeeding is the norm and is seen as the default choice for families”. It does so by promoting and empowering community
Pregnancy and birth for the modern Ojibwe woman differs very little from current American practices. Both AN and her brother were born in a hospital, their mother received prenatal care, and both were formula fed. When asked about breastfeeding views patient was unsure if she would want to breastfeed when she has children as her mother didn’t and she feels that it would be very embarrassing to breastfeed in public. AN states that Ojibwe women are very modest and do not feel comfortable being exposed in public no do they feel it is appropriate.
Lora Schwacke, a Childbirth Educator in the Bradley Method, meets many women who deal with painful breast engorgement. According to Lora Schwacke, one of the best ways to combat breast engorgement is to breastfeed more often. Even if your baby cannot drink the milk then, expelling extra milk will keep the breasts soft and pain-free.
It is rather quite sad when it comes to nursing, some women will ask should I breastfeed?
A beautiful, white 22-year-old woman, strutting down the streets of New York. She’s 5”6 with gorgeous blonde locks, 100 pounds, not a single flaw on her face, with clothes revealing her hourglass figure. A 14-year-old teenager watches this ad from her computer and now has the irresistible urge to diet to feel validated. What are idealized images of women? They are deliberate diabolical images of women that are retouched and unfeasible. Women are always in a constant race to compete with the flawless guidelines exposed in media; which leads to frustration with their own bodies. Many women decide to take action which sometimes destroys their entire life. Why does media want to damage a new generation of adults? Money. Media is a monster devouring
Imagine returning back to work after giving birth to your child and realizing that you cannot reserve time to breastfeed your child in a private place. What do you do? Do you focus on your career and hope for the best in terms of your child's health? Do you make time to breastfeed your child in a secluded place and risk being terminated from your job? Mothers, of course, will certainly choose the latter. Despite a good recovery from the great recession, many people are still having trouble meeting the basic needs of providing for their families. Nursing mothers who would prefer to care for their child are now finding themselves in a difficult position. Nevada Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel understands these concerns and has taken upon herself
The breastfeeding right? Well sterilize the bottle? I put it when you need to sleep? Calm down. There are super moms applying all the rules perfectly. Rules are rules ... but life is more complicated. Although many of these tips may work for some babies, but do not work for all. With this in mind, we offer five rules that you ... even to break them!
A breast cannot be seen as nonsexual in today’s society “I think the real obscenity comes from raising our youth to believe that sex is bad and ugly and dirty, and yet it is heroic to go spill guts and blood in the ghastliest manner in the name of humanity but ask yourself this question what is more obscene sex or war?” (Forman). Today, in America it is illegal for a woman to be topless or breastfeed in public. States such as Louisiana a woman showing her breast can be sent to jail for up to three years, or fined a ridiculous amount. Free the Nipple argues a mission to stop the sexualization of a body part that is not sexual. Double standards have been an issue in society, aging back to 1851 when Amelia Bloomer was the first
Breastfeeding is an infant is one of he most controversial issues in the society today. It is an issue that is completely misunderstood, yet it is the most natural way to feed a baby. During pregnancy, among the important decisions a mother needs to make is whether she will breastfeed her baby or not. Breastfeeding has become a matter of choice in our society today as opposed to a long time ago when formula milk was non-existent and a mother had no option other than breastfeeding her child. Before the modern era, breastfeeding was the normal procedure of feeding toddlers. Today, many mothers are oblivious to the health risks their children are exposed to due to lack of being breastfed. In addition, the companies
Breastfeeding in public some would say is “inappropriate” or “ distracting”. In reality all it is a mother feeding her baby to only feed and not purposely show people her breast. Some mothers feel the need to have to cover up with a blanket or go to the bathroom just so she will not have to worry about being looked at and judged. Women who breastfeed in public but will cover up either want to, or are covering up because what they will hear from people. They will hear comments like ,“ a lot of men either say that it should be done behind closed doors or covered up.” Some will use the excuse, “ as a man, it makes me feel bad to see women half naked when I have a girlfriend” ( “Can’t they wait…”). As much as people would believe that breastfeeding in public is “disgusting”, there’s nothing illegal about it. “A new state law established a mother’s right to breastfeed her child wherever