Remember my post about idiots and breastfeeding, and in particular the woman who was denied extra time to pump during her medical boards? Yesterday an appeals court judge in Massachusetts granted her the extra time she requested, saying the accomodations that the board had proposed would still unfairly disadvantage the mother. Unfortunately, she was supposed to take the test earlier this week; the mother has postponed it until October. I wish her the best of luck, and am happy that she stuck to her guns.
On that note, two of my online friends (and favorite reads) have started the League of Maternal Justice, aimed at harnessing the power of the interwebs to fight for justice in matters that affect all mothers. Right now, they are specifically calling for any Facebook users to deactivate their accounts and to make sure to let Facebook know why. They have also announced the Great Virtual Breast Fest to take place on October 10 at 10am ET. Be sure to check out these initiatives and show your support. Cancel your accounts. Flash your boobs, whether you are nursing or not. Write a post. Put up a button. Go see Motherhood Uncensored for a great post about why she's doing this, and then do whatever you can to support the League. Together we are Superheroes.
There's also strength in numbers. My friend and senior editor over at Props and Pans, Izzy, is one of the voices involved in Moms Speak Up, a place where moms can speak out about all kinds of issues, from breastfeeding to the environment to consumer safety. Hop on over there and make sure to add your voice to the din.
In other news, a woman in Russia has delivered a 17-pound baby. Ouch. Even with the c-section, ouch. Can you imagine what her back felt like for the last month of her pregnancy?
Angi asked what disaster Sunny requested OxyClean for, and I'm glad to report that there was no disaster, at least, not then. She happened to be watching Nick Jr. so I could do some dishes and keep an eye on her so she didn't paper mache the bathroom with toilet paper dipped in toilet water (one of her favorite projects of late), and saw a commercial for it, so she asked me if we had any. My answer?
"Of course we do. We have 4 kids - it's a requirement." Isn't it?