Carlson had a good laugh about that.
“This is feminist groups saying, ‘How dare you suggest that it’s better for women to feed babies,’ because that somehow ties them biologically to the act of procreation,” Carlson argued a short while later. “And my only point is, feminist, as usual, are helping to obscure biological realities because they don’t like them. And that’s an attack on science.”
“It’s a study that’s just saying it’s inappropriate to say that breast milk is the only natural way to feed a child. A man can naturally feed a child in other ways,” Aeru claimed.
“Well, actually, a man can’t naturally feed a child,” Carlson corrected her. “He can’t produce formula.”
Aeru countered, “He can naturally love that baby and naturally give it formula. It’s natural. Loving is natural.”
Then Carlson asked her if it was possible for feminists like her to stop “inserting gender politics into something as beautiful and intimate as the first days of a child’s life.”
To which Aeru replied, “You know what? 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.”
“This is giving me a little bit of a headache,” Carlson admitted, but added, “If it’s not natural to breastfeed, how did the species get to where it is now? Why didn’t we die out several millennia ago?”
“I think we found other ways like formula to feed the baby!” Aeru replied triumphantly.
“So like during the Medieval Period, where did you get [the formula]?” Carlson asked.
“I’m not quite sure,” Aeru admitted, “but the breastfeeding phenomenon has been going on for the last ten years. But before that, our mothers weren’t all exactly into breastfeeding. You had the feminism, the revolution of the ‘70s. Women did not breastfeed like they do nowadays. So, breastfeeding has not always been the answer.”
Ah, so feminism is actually at the core of this.
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