Monday, September 14, 2015

Why can't the World Growup

I was reading this article on a website (Do Civilians Need to Just Grow Up About Military-breastfeeding?) And then I read some of the comments people left under the article.

Some are all for Breastfeeding but not while in Uniform. Some don't care about the Uniform if they are someplace private. Some said they should just change into Civilian clothes first. All of this has gotten me to thinking about what my stance is on all this.

So here's my take: I am all for Breastfeeding if it's comfortable for you and the baby and there aren't any complications. It's okay if you don't want to breastfeed or for some reason you can't. We should never make the Mothers feel like they aren't good Mothers because they don't or can't. It's a personal choice.

I don't think of it with any kind of sexual tones. It's a Mother feeding a child. The world has sexualized way too many things in life that are human nature. We do need to get over ourselves and grow up. We aren't teaching our children to be understanding or thoughtful or respectful anymore thru our actions.

And since the article is dealing with the breastfeeding in uniform.. here's what I think on that:  To respect the Uniform you have to respect the individual who is wearing that Uniform. They could end up putting their lives on the line to wear that Uniform. They have pride in their job and the military, but they also have pride in being a Mother. Why should they have to change their clothes to feed the baby. Do they have to change their clothes to feed themselves? It's kind of like saying..."Sorry baby I can't feed you right now because I'm in Uniform" Those who have kids should know how things work with kids. When a baby is hungry they want their food right then. We don't really wait to eat when we are really hungry. If you do.. more power to you.

Breastfeeding is a natural thing that has been going on for hundreds and hundreds of years. What do you think Mothers were doing way before bottles and formula came out? And do you really think they bothered to cover themselves up everytime they fed their children?

If you have a hard time with watching or seeing someone breastfeeding, I have one question for you... WHY are you watching or looking? If it bothers you then don't look. It's as easy as that. It's kinda of like that age old saying... If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all..  In this case... if you don't like what you are seeing then don't look. Mayhaps I don't really want to watch you eat your food...

The only time you really see anything is when the Mother is changing sides or fixing her bra/shirt back. And that is something a Mother could work to try and minimize showing. But when a baby is actually feeding.. there really isn't much to see that you wouldn't see in some fashionable clothes. There is some high fashion that shows off more breast than breastfeeding ever does. But that is okay in society.. where as breastfeeding isn't?

Friday, September 11, 2015


Well I'm back from DragonCon. It was fun. I saw lots of interesting costumes. I got in to see the Ghost Hunters Panel. I went to a Seminar talking about making the Best Dungeons for D&D games. Went to a Dance party at a local club. Bought some purty dice. Drooled a bit over the kewl stuff at all the vendors...

I so need to save up more money.. Now I know how it all works kinda. I've learned to try not to do things back to back unless they are in same hotel. And even then it doesn't guarantee you will get into the stuff. You have to get there early and stand in line. They can only let in so many people.

The whole DragonCon Unit encompasses about 5 or 6 hotels on 3 or 4 different streets. So there is alot of walking involved sometimes. Even when the seminars and panels aren't going late at night there are parties going on into the wee hours in the lobbies and halls. I caught a group doing the Macarena...

I got some Autographs from some Authors...  My favorite Sherrilyn Kenyon, Mercedes Lackey, Margaret Weis, and an Author I haven't read yet... Cinda Williams Chima. Her books sounded interesting though.

I did a Cosplay Life Drawing session with a guy who used to work with Conan O'Brien.

I took hundreds of pictures of the Parade they had. I'll try to see if can share the pictures thru a link.

Also got to go to an After Hours party at the Georgia Aquarium. They did their first Costume contest. They picked people from the Audience of costumes to compete supposedly. There were some awesome detailed costumes.

It was soo hot. I don't know how the people with all the leather or the big hoop skirts and corsets could stand to walk from hotel to hotel...  though I can kinda of guess... when you love to dress up you do anything you can to wear that costume. Even brave the heat to show it off. I think most wore their costumes and then changed into regular clothes later usually with some kinda costume prop (ie. cat ears, beanies with animal faces, steampunk top hats, etc etc)