Academics called breastfeeding ‘ethically problematic’ because it endorses ‘gender roles.’

Campus Reform brings us this little piece of Kafka:

Hospitals in the United Kingdom have begun using the term “chestfeeding” instead of “breastfeeding,” just years after U.S. academics published a study in which they argued that the promotion of breastfeeding as the “natural” way to feed a child has many negative societal effects.

In early 2021, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals in the United Kingdom drew international criticism for swapping the word “breastfeeding” for “chestfeeding” in an attempt to be more inclusive of transgender individuals.

Likewise, Harvard Medical School referred to women as “birthing people” in an effort to “include those who identify as non-binary or transgender,” as Campus Reform previously reported.

“We are concerned about breastfeeding promotion that praises breastfeeding as the ‘natural’ way to feed infants,” wrote Jessica Martucci of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Anne Barnhill of Johns Hopkins University in the journal Pediatrics. “Promoting breastfeeding as ‘natural’ may be ethically problematic, and, even more troublingly, it may bolster this belief that ‘natural’ approaches are presumptively healthier.”

Martucci and Barnhill explained that in the 1950s and 1960s, a movement of women sought to promote breastfeeding in the wake of advances in medical formula technology — an approach that the researchers find “ethically problematic” because it may “support biologically deterministic arguments about the roles of men and women in the family” — for example, “that women should be the primary caretakers of children.”

“Referencing the ‘natural’ in breastfeeding promotion, then, may inadvertently endorse a controversial set of values about family life and gender roles, which would be ethically inappropriate,” they state.

The researchers were also concerned that such rhetoric “may ultimately challenge public health’s aims in other contexts, particularly childhood vaccination.”

As recently as 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed its stance that “breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition.”

“Given the documented short- and long-term medical and neurodevelopmental advantages of breastfeeding, infant nutrition should be considered a public health issue and not only a lifestyle choice,” said the organization.

There is method to this madness.  You and I (ie. normal people, aka “normies”) look at this wokery and see a pack of lunatics bent on the destruction of reality.  This is not an incorrect view.  The unhinged cultists who promote this madness have a very specific rationale for their policies, a concrete goal they aim to achieve.  Namely, the overthrow of Capitalism and its replacement by Socialism.

“What!” you say, “Not even the Soviets were this crazy.”  You are correct.  But the Old Sovs didn’t do Socialism correctly, you see.  Now its ‘benefits’ must be brought to the the world all over again so they – the cultists – can do it right this time.

It works like this: Capitalism is the source of all evil, therefore it must be destroyed by any means necessary.  Since the gender binary (male/female) supports the nuclear family which is the breeding ground for more Capitalists and more Proletarian victims the family must be destroyed.  Break the family and you will have broken the foundations of Capitalism.  Then the Cult of Woke can sweep away the Capitalist government and erect a Socialist Utopia in its place.  This is part of what the Donk campaign slogan BUILD BACK BETTER means.  Reduce everything to chaos and rubble then build it back the right way.  That is, the Socialist way, only done right this time.

What’s that you say?  You don’t like this plan?  Well, that’s because you are an unreconstructed Capitalist and an impediment to the greater good, therefore evil.  Which is why we must sweep you away, either by reeducating you or removing you from participation in further metabolic processes.

Nothing and no one can be permitted to impede the advance of the Glorious World of Next Tuesday.

You have been warned.

As for me and my household, we repudiate the Cult of Woke, its glamors, its lies and all its empty promises.  We will follow the LORD.

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