Michael Bloomberg becomes the nanny from hell, as he now will force women to use their bodies to feed their babies, be they willing or not:
Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed.
Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn receives...
With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she’ll also get a talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead.
Phineas over at Sister Toldjah:
Lovely. So not only will Mike Bloomberg and his merry band of statists play hide-the-bottle to force one to breastfeed, but those who don’t get with the program will be nagged until they do — “We know what’s best for your baby. You don’t. Why do you insist on a bottle? WHY DO YOU HATE YOUR BABY??”
That’s the essence of liberal fascism, of the nanny-state, of arrogant would-be Czars like Mike Bloomberg: there is no limit, no point at which they say they control enough. Every minute aspect of your life –how much salt you use, how much soda you drink, how you feed your baby– is subject to the state’s direction.
Every. Single. Bit.
So, getting back to my original question, posed in the post header....I would have expected an uproar over Nanny B's latest dictate, as it inserts government control over a woman's rights to choose what she believes is best for her child from the moment of birth. Now woman, no matter what physical/psychological issues they may have, will be forced to breastfeed, or risk government intervention. And once the government has their foot in the door, well, their may be a lot about your family they may decide is imperfect, and need changing...
C'mon...did you ever think feminism was about anything else?
Silence is assent, after all...