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The Best Reason to Breastfeed, and Why No One’s Talking About It

Human milk is a presumptively safe food for human babies, but the infant formulas of today have enough evidence on their side to be considered acceptable substitutes.¬†Formula feeding thus falls well within the scope of morally acceptable parenting practices, especially when it frees parents (read: mothers) to invest in other aspects of parenting instead and […]

parentism: an example

What is parentism? Parentism is a less discussed cousin of racism, sexism and classism. On my interpretation, parentism consists in discriminating against people on account of their parental status, or in individual actions and attitudes or institutional arrangements that favor persons of a particular parental status unjustly. While surely there are cases wherein people are […]