Saturday, August 5, 2006

We're Close to the End of Civilization

The August 2006 cover of Babytalk magazine. Readers of a US parenting magazine are crying foul over the publication's latest cover depicting a woman breastfeeding, with some calling the photo offensive and disgusting(AFP/HO)
When are we ever going to get over this nonsense that parts of the body are "offensive and disgusting?" It's a baby and mother, for chrissakes. My guess is that the people calling the magazine cover disgusting have other issues that they should explore over at Psychology Today magazine.
LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Britons are being urged to attend what is being branded as Europe's first "Masturbate-a-thon", a leading reproductive healthcare charity said on Friday. Marie Stopes International, which is hosting the event with HIV/AIDS charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, said it expected up to 200 people to attend the sponsored masturbation session in Clerkenwell, central London, on Saturday. The Marie Stopes spokeswoman said local religious groups had been initially outraged, but after people had heard what the event was about, most had approved it. Police had also given it their approval.
It's a shame they didn't ask the police and religious groups to approve the magazine cover. God knows, the only way to raise money to fight AIDS is to masturbate in public. Great idea.
Group masturbation in public - Good
Magazine cover showing a baby and mother - Bad
Is it any wonder that a lot of kids are growing up with whacky ideas about sex? MySpace gets the blame, while parents and social groups walk away scot free.


Pam said...

WTF???? Who would even think of such a thing? (the group masturbation, not the nursing). How, exactly, does this raise money? People pay to jerk off? And who is going to clean up "after"?

I just don't get it.

kimmyk said...

I'm sorry, but I don't want to watch a bunch of men sitting around tossing off in the park. Girls you can learn something by, ya know...if they have a what's good out there etc...guys? you learn nothin.

I'd rather look at a mother breastfeeding her baby in the park than to see a bunch of whackers.

Kate Michele said...

It's convent theories for you. Those who want to see a bunch of guys jerk off will say its fine its ok whatever.... And the people that for what ever reason have issue about something that is the most natural thing in the world to do will always have a reason behind them. I mean thats what the breast were made for, though guys like to think they were only created for them!!

I would lay money on saying that its the masturbation party that thinks the nursing is crude!!!