Of Note This Week
Each week, in addition to the links you can see by spying on my Google Reader, I compile a list of posts that interested me and post them here on Saturday. You can check out the ABDPBT Personal Finance, ABDPBT Tech, and ABDPBT Commodity Fetishism versions at your leisure as well. If you have any posts that were great that I missed, please send me an email and I’ll check it out before next week.
- This article features images representing political contributions by corporations according to party. Kind of interesting to look at. Also makes me dislike certain companies even more than I already did.
- BHJ has some ideas about phenomenal expression that require your attention. You’re welcome.
- Apparently, the analyses I have posted regarding the Eleven Moms and the downward spiral of Dooce have earned me a reputation as the “muckraker” of the mommyblogging community, and as such, people have asked if I am going to address the Nestle Family brouhaha that has been going on via Twitter this past week. The answer is no, mainly because I find both sides of the argument to be equally repugnant at times, in different ways. I am not vehemently in favor or against PR trips for mommy bloggers, and although I think breastfeeding is the best health option for babies, I also know that the question of whether or not a mother breastfeeds is almost always far more complicated than just figuring out what is best from a health-of-the-baby standpoint.
I cannot get on board with politicizing babies or how you feed them, and that’s all I’m going to say on that matter. However, I found OHMommy’s perspective as one of the bloggers invited to visit Nestle to be interesting and worth a second look. Like most things, this issue is complicated, and OHMommy does a good job of extending the issue beyond the usual “Nestle kills babies in 3rd World Countries,” versus “Third World people are dirty and uneducated.”