A response to Wendy Williams on breastfeeding, Alyssa Milano
In case you missed it, Wendy Williams decided to bring Alyssa Milano to her show in an effort to put breastfeeding moms sharing #brelfies in their place.
Millions have seen and shared the video of you attempting to shame Alyssa Milano on your show. Needless to say, it outraged the masses. However, I understand why you did what you did. It’s because you simply don’t understand breastfeeding and spoke from a point of ignorance.
I know you would never bring a fellow woman and mother, who represents everything beautiful and
Wendy Williams took a firm stand AGAINST public breastfeeding when she said that she would rather see a mom dressed in a sexualized manner like Miley Cyrus or Coco, than see her breastfeeding her baby. And that is why Alyssa Milano took a clear stand for public breastfeeding by saying that if her daughter was there, she would whip 'em out and breastfeed her her right there in the show.
Unfortunately, we have been desensitized over the past 2 generations to believe that the sexualized female body is more WORTHY of attention than the body of mothers....hence the upswing of photography projects attempting to reverse the harmful effects of the media like Jade Beall's A Beautiful Body project, Ashlee Wells Jackson's 4th Trimester Bodies Project, Leilani Parente Rogers' Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project, and my #NormalizeBfing media campaign.
Truth be told, these women want to shame us for taking back our WORTH in society. All around the world, the imagery of nursing mother has been praised for centuries. Honestly, the utter fact that the normalization of nursing in modern society is even necessary is completely ludicrous. Once no one bats an eye, complains, feels offended, or gets uncomfortable because of a mother's choice to breastfeed without a cover, then and ONLY THEN will it be NORMAL. Until then, I will press on.