That Ain’t No Way To Feed A Baby, No Way

Corbis image via Twitter.
Corbis image via Twitter.

A new poster campaign by “Mexico City health official [sic]” seeks to tout the virtues and health benefits of breast-feeding babies—but there are no babies on the posters, only topless women whose pendulous maracas are slightly obscured by a banner that reads, “No le des la espalda, dale pecho.” (I am not a Spaniard, but according to Google Translate, that means, “Do not turn your back, give chest.”)

NPR blames poverty for low rates of breast-feeding in Mexico, yet it neglects to explain how the female mammary gland costs anyone uno peso rojo.

In response to a public outcry that presumably came from everyone except heterosexual males, Mexico City has removed images of the offending posters from its website. TC mark

Jim Goad

Stop worrying about good and bad...and start thinking about true and false.

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