Jul
27

2011
From Barbies to Breast Feeding?

Something just caught my eye on Twitter and I thought it needed an urgent response. I’m referring to the ‘‘The Breast Milk Baby’, a doll brought out in the US by international company Berjuan Toys, which has captured widespread media attention with its moral implications. ‘The Breast Milk Baby’ allow young girls to imitate mothers in a natural, caring way. Acting just like ‘mommy,‘ girls can learn natural nurturing skills required to take care of a baby. That entails changing, bathing, swaddling, singing, rocking to sleep, and cuddling. Not only that, controversially, The Breast Milk Baby simulates the breast-feeding process by including a fashionable halter-top that a young girl can put on like a vest and when she brings the Breast Milk Baby doll’s mouth up to the pretty flower decoration on the vest, the doll makes a soft, suckling sound. (http://thebreastmilkbaby.com/304/berjuan-toys-brings-the-breast-milk-baby-doll-to-the-u-s-retailers/) Now let’s look at this objectively. Should young…

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Jul
15

2011
Wee Week

This week I am the proud spokesperson for Wee Week. For those scratching their heads in confusion this is an annual initiative run by Kidney Health Australia to raise awareness of urinary health. Kidney Health Australia have decided to get their message across in a different form regarding one of the key ways to prevent contracting urinary tract infections. This is where I come in as there is an undeniable link between UTI’S and sexual encounters. From the survey they conducted it was found that almost half of the participants were unaware that urinating immediately after sex could reduce the risk of developing a UTI. Also 1 in 4, 25-29 year old women stated that they were too busy snuggling to urinate after sex. Other reasons included not wanting to get up naked in front of a new partner, preferring sleep and not feeling the urge to urinate. Some people…

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