Our update about breastfeeding advocate Jeanna Hoch, whose Facebook account was blocked when she posted a new version of a photo supposedly removed by mistake, inspired readers on both sides of this controversial issue. Here's the take of someone critical of the posted pics.
Last month, we told you about Jeanna Hoch, who went public after Facebook suspended her account due to the presence of breastfeeding photos -- images the site explicitly allows. Hoch's page was reinstated after the media circulated her story. But she was temporarily blocked from posting new content ... More >>
When Jeanna Hoch posted photos showing her breastfeeding her baby, it created a controversy on Facebook -- and what started as a discussion of web protocol soon spilled over into such issues as sexism and voyeurism -- and even food. See also: Jeanna Hoch makes statement about sexism and more via br ... More >>
Denver's Jeanna Hoch wasn't naive when she decided to share a photo of her breastfeeding her baby as her Facebook profile pic. She did so explicitly to make a statement about a society that tends to look at this body part only from an erotic viewpoint as opposed to seeing it as a multifaceted symbol ... More >>
In yet another demographic-alienating screw-up, an employee at a Tennessee Chick-Fil-A approached a woman who was breastfeeding in the store's play area and asked her to cover up. The woman said didn't want to throw a towel over her child because the hungry tot would just push it away -- and by law ... More >>
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado announced today that it has reached a settlement with a Jefferson County charter school that allegedly refused to renew a teacher's contract after she complained about a lack of breastfeeding accommodations. The ACLU and the woman at the center of this ... More >>
At this writing, breastfeeding advocates are gathering at Pirates Cove Family Aquatic Center in Englewood for what they're calling a "Nurse-In" -- an event intended to remind the public that nursing a baby in a public place is perfectly legal and entirely acceptable. Why Pirates Cove? Co-organizer ... More >>
Thanks to a certain Time magazine cover photo, breastfeeding is a hot topic -- one 7News localized with the story of a Metro State student who said her grade was docked for taking time out of class to pump breast milk. But a Metro spokesman says the school was tackling the issue before being prodded ... More >>
Did a Jefferson County charter school decide not to renew the contract of veteran teacher Heather Burgbacher because she pumped breast milk at work? That's the contention of the ACLU of Colorado, which has taken legal action on Burgbacher's behalf that could lead to a lawsuit against Jeffco ... More >>
Were you a pleasingly plump baby? If so, you might have a case against your mother -- if she was ingesting trans fat by the gallon while breastfeeding. Alex Anderson, assistant professor at the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and his team studied 96 women and their babies and ca ... More >>
Kristine Lauria, "lactivist."Not all stores and businesses in Colorado understand the state's breastfeeding laws. But an increasing number of women here do, and they're standing up for their rights. Example: Following negative publicity generated by Sandy Snow being asked to leave a Colorado ... More >>
Sandy and Ashlie.The Rockies may have lost to the Red Sox last night, but they won with Sandy Snow. Earlier this season, Snow had been breastfeeding her daughter, Ashlie, at a game when Coors Field personnel asked her to move out of view, even though only Ashlie's toes were exposed. Snow was ... More >>
When does breast-feeding constitute a crime? When local police officers don't know the law. Bethany Morton was at the Old Country Buffet in Maplewood, Minnesota, for Easter dinner when her six-month-old son, Dawson, got hungry -- so she started feeding him milk au natural, without bothering ... More >>
Lately, I've been sending articles having to do with babies to my friend and fellow Westword writer, whose wife is due to give birth in the spring. I last forwarded him this Neal Pollack story about circumcision, knowing that it would add yet another layer of anxiety to his early fatherhood experien ... More >>
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