1. Manuela Valle said three store employees told her last week that H&M policy did not allow her to nurse her eight-week-old baby in the store because it might offend other customers.
2. Talk in Toronto of banning large children's strollers from public transit.
3. Conversation on the radio, topic "should children be allowed in art galleries?"
As a member of society and a mother I'm feeling a bit indignant. It's not that society has ever been particularly kidcentric or nurtured the needs of women and mothers/caregivers but if not now, then when? I mean, we've already got i-pods and a particle accelerator,* how much longer do we have to wait? What do we need to do as a society to help ourselves think more wholistically??
The Hadron Collider
Here's a quaint little picture I made. She looks like she's working pretty hard and has a lot on the go but I hope you'll also notice what a groovy getup she's got on and the fact that she likes to go against conventions and has painted her house pink.
* I have to confess, I think the particle accelerator is totally awesome and I have a picture of it on my wall.