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Friday, February 18, 2011

Fair and Balanced like FoxNews

This is just beyond disgusting:

The Assault on Freedom of Conscience

In fact, we are pro-informed consent; we publish both sides of the story so that parents can be aware of all angles before they make a decision.

Oh, really?

In the Summer 1997 issue of Mothering, I reported that universal HIV testing, like universal prenatal testing, is controversial because AIDS is rare among women of childbearing age and among newborns.

Not only is universal HIV testing for pregnant women and newborns controversial, but also are the medications prescribed for HIV and the recommendations regarding breastfeeding. Up until 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) left the infant-feeding choice up to the HIV mother herself. By 1998, the recommendation had changed and WHO recommended safe alternatives to breastfeeding. As a retired La Leche League Leader, I was dismayed that breastfeeding was contraindicated in HIV because up until then, only one disease—untreated, active tuberculosis—contraindicated breastfeeding.

Right. The almighty breast.

Now, how noble, to talk about your wonderful devotion to telling "both sides" of the story in 2009, while conveniently leaving out the fact that your good buddy... you know? The one you put on your magazine cover?

This one?

Is dead.

Along with her daughter.


It's a whole lot more fun to ignore dead children. And, dead mothers. To pat yourself on the back for your devotion to The Whole Story. Except the parts you don't like.

Perhaps Peggy has simply forgotten Christine Maggiore? Maybe it's Alzheimer's disease. I highly suggest Peggy take a look at her own website, wherein we can learn that these lapses of memory can be cured with proper nutrition.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mothering Print throws in the towel...

The print mag is over...

They were, apparently, still accepting non-refundable charges for subscriptions to magazines that will never arrive while Peggy posted that.

Also, someone slipped up and mentioned a new program on the boards...

I think this 'industry insider' advertising program is fairly new, and just started sometime around January. When I was asking mothering.com about how I could best let women know about my services, this is what they suggested. I wondered if it might be strange for me to be posting in the DDC, but I figured that since this is the program I signed up for that that's what I'm supposed to do! I only provide information and do not overtly say anything about my services in any of my posts. I figure if people find what I have to say interesting or helpful, then they can check out my website and my services from the links provided in my 'industry insider' signature. If you are finding this concept weird, maybe you can let mothering.com know.

So, yeah. They are now allowing paid advertisers to pose as regular board members.

Classy stuff.

So, to play google catch:

mothering sells out
mdc sells out
mothering sucks
mdc sucks

If you'd like to vent about your treatment there or share your MDC stories there's a whole section for it at TWWS. Along with a community that will treat you like a grown woman, instead of a child to be advertised to.