Wednesday, August 23, 2006

a truly crapulous piece of PC bollockry

I quite like that title, don't you? ;-)

I was given a bunch of parenting and baby mags a few weeks ago, from a lady who dropped her bundle early last year. some of the mags are quite decent, actually, while some are a little gosh! wow! you're having a baby!!!! type affairs. I didn't buy any while I was expecting the Dinghy, so I'm enjoying reading some of them. and discarding others. and getting cross at one or two.

the process has really gelled in my mind (it was there already lurking, you see) that I'm really sick of the whole he/she thing when it comes to writing about children. I don't mind which sex you choose to make a fictitious child when you write about it, Mr/Sister/Ms/Miss/Mrs/Dr Child-Specialiste. just bloody give the info up so I can make an informed decision, and I'm happy.

because otherwise you end up with truly stupid pieces of writing which try and pass themselves off as making sense. or even pretending to be written in the English language. I mean really.

check this little beauty from a UK, Pregnancy, Dec/Jan 2004:

Breastfeeding Question Time
Q: How long should I let my baby breastfeed for?
A: Let your baby feed on the first breast for as long as she wants to before offering him the second. This will enable her to have access to all the milk he needs to grow and gain weight. Taking her off before he finishes could also mean you start to produce less milk. Watch your baby, rather than the clock to decide how long to feed her.


my brain hurts. please, make it stop.


Wenchilada said...

Good. Lord.

...and that's all I have to say about that!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

ain't it just cr@pulous?

Wenchilada said...

Or Craptacular even!

DV said...

Maybe the baby the woman is writing about is a hermaphrodite (sp?)
That or she's so very PC she may implode one day.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I'm hoping she'll implode, for the sake of mankind, and for the sake of the hermaphrodite baby that hopefully doesn't exist.

Tina said...

WOW! gender itentity crisis here we come. I hope she doesn't have her own baby.