I am an advocate of breastfeeding. I am an advocate of positive female body image. I am an advocate of women.
Plus, I’m a writer, so I make statements – literally – every day about the significance of these causes.
And all I have to do is turn on the television, or open a magazine, and I’m reminded as to why these statements are needed.
I see breastfeeding positioned in the media as a divisive opinion topic, whereas formula feeding has been subtly embedded into our lives with such success that hardly without an exception, every baby in every film, show or drama is depicted on screen as a formula fed baby.
I see headlines sprawled across magazines celebrating a celebrity mom’s speedy return to her pre-pregnancy weight…while others point fingers at the famous mothers who have held onto their baby bellies.
I see – and as a woman, I feel – at every junction of life, that the notion of equality between men and women is still so far from our reality.