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Tucker Interviews Feminist That Says Breastfeeding Is Not Natural

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Conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson had a spirited debate with a feminist journalist, Cathy Areu of Catalina Magazine, about whether it is unethical for those in the medical community to refer to breastfeeding as “natural”

On Mr. Carlson’s Fox News Channel Show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, he and Ms. Areu were debating a study that was released in a 2016 issue of the medical journal Pediatrics. The study, titled Unintended Consequences of Invoking the “Natural” in Breastfeeding Promotion, argued that promoting breastfeeding as a “natural” alternative to formulas is wrong because it reinforces biologically determined gender roles.

The study documents that in recent years, quite a few state departments of health, the U.S. Department of Health, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the World Health Organization,  have all used the term “natural” to promote breastfeeding over bottle feeding.

Ms. Areu supported the assertion of the two authors of the study, Jessica Martucci and Anne Barnhill, that “Referencing the ‘natural’ in breastfeeding promotion… may inadvertently endorse a set of values about family life and gender roles, which would be ethically inappropriate.”

Carlson tried to make the argument that most people are intelligent enough not to think that giving an infant a bottle or expecting that a father to take on a substantial share of taking care of a child is incorrect.  However, the crazy suggestion that saying breastfeeding is natural coincides with an effort to keep females in the kitchen, barefoot, and pregnant is absurd.

However, Areu doubled down on the declarations of Martucci and Barnhill, even saying, near the end of the interview, that “Breastfeeding is not beautiful and intimate. Breastfeeding causes so many headaches and it can be so horrible. As a pediatrician told me, it doesn’t come naturally for so many women.”

The authors of the study seem to have alternative beliefs and values that they are eager to promote – like upholding the modern ideas of radical feminism.

For anybody that is still confused on this issue, we should probably take a step back and look at the issue from a logical standpoint.

Ms. Areu’s position is that breastfeeding is not natural.

The definition of “natural” is:

“Existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.”

Next, we would look at the biology of men and women to realize that women’s bodies go through changes during pregnancy that include a hormonal change that allows the breasts to produce a nourishing milk that can sustain a newborn baby.

Knowing the definition of natural, and realizing that women’s bodies produce milk to feed their babies, we would logically conclude that, yes, breastfeeding is natural.

The sad part about the modern day Feminist, Liberal, and Progressive movements are that we actually have to stop to tell people that changes in the body are natural, that they cannot use whatever bathrooms they feel like on any particular day, or even that they don’t have the right to break into people’s houses and steal their property just because they don’t have a job.

You can watch the Tucker Carlson interview below, but be forewarned, a good amount of duck tape may be necessary to keep your head from exploding over Areu’s comments.

Source: Chicks On The Right

 

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