Aug
02

2011
I Won’t Before ” I Do”

So unfortunately due to the time constraints of the Morning show, I didn’t get to go through all the questions that were put to me I especially wanted to add my voice and have my say on the ‘no sex before marriage debate’, so why not say it here? On a purely professional level, I don’t believe in the notion of abstaining from sex before marriage. There are some cases which I do support and see some benefits. However for the majority I don’t feel it to be a good idea and can prove to be toxic for the relationship. Historically, the lack of contraception options available necessitated waiting for the safety and sanctity of marriage before engaging in sexual intercourse. Furthermore, there was a huge stigma attached to single parenthood and economically there were no single mother pensions or any such financial aid on offer. Having children were often…

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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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