Message to "Formula Fascists":

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Message to "Formula Fascists":
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Fri, 01-13-2012 - 8:02am

Stop making up names for non-bottle feeders.

:smileymad:

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 6:31pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:44am

On another thread someone clued me in to the Analytical Armadillo blog. Here the blogger talks about name-calling:

Imagine if

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:52am
Great article, Nisu! Thanks for posting!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:11am

I have to concede that name calling whether it is about breastfeeders, nonbreastfeeders or anyone for that matter is still namecalling.

But as I have said before, the names for breastfeeders are so prevalent and the nonbreastfeeder names so few and far between, that I believe that it creates a sense of legitimacy to calling breastfeeders names. When the various derogatory terms are used for breastfeeders people hardly notice. Sometimes people even make feeble attempts to rationalize the name-calling

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 9:32am

I hope you didn't think I was saying anything against your use of the word Fascist - I certainly understand your frustration and my link was to support your post. Perhaps that wasn't clear - and if so, I am sorry...

Now using the word "non-bottle-feeder" - that I did have a problem with! LOL

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 8:00pm

No, I didn't take your post to say anything against my use of the word Fascist. I know that it is controversial - I thought that your post was intended to promote discussion and I was a little disappointed that there weren't some takers.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 10:21pm

Good, I am relieved! Yes, it was to help prmote discussion - sometimes it's like pulling teeth around here! LOL

Sometimes I feel like making up a new identity and coming on to debate the other side - but I know I could not maintain it! ;)

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-28-2009
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 10:25am

but wouldn't that just get too confusing?:smileywink:

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:00am

LOL! Haven't seen you here in a while Anna!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-22-2007
Sun, 01-22-2012 - 2:05am

I have to admit to using the term "BF Nazi"