Does anyone else see a really glaring contradiction between the effort by lactivists/lactofanatics to portray breastfeeding as the biological norm, and the phrase I keep seeing on messageboard blinkies and shirts (such as the tank top below)?
I appreciate there are quite a few women who encounter severe difficulties initiating and persevering at breastfeeding and are quite proud they managed it anyway, but it can’t be much of a superpower if it’s a normal, natural part of human physiology, can it?
Y’know, I just went to the dentist today after not having been for 18 months (administering slap on my own wrist). Not only did he give me a clean bill of health cavity-wise, he also said not to bother with the hygienist this time as I have no plaque worth mentioning. I was going to put this good news down to good genes/tooth brushing technique/dumb luck, but do you think I can claim my lack of dental findings as a superpower, too? “I have naturally squeaky-clean teeth. What’s your superpower”? Bit much to fit on a blinkie, I know…
Heck, along with the breastfeeding bit, that would make me a veritable Wonder Woman .
Incidentally, if you want to know what your superpower should be, you can always try this quiz.
In case you were wondering, mine’s mind reading.
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