Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Keeping with my previous post theme, another slant-eye picture surfaces.

As all of you have probably already heard, Miley Cyrus has been photographed making racially offensive gestures. I recently found out that Margaret Cho wrote a song about it and wanted to share:

"I am so upset by Miley Cyrus, I think it warrants a song!"

Miley Cyrus made some chinky eyes
Standing behind an Asian guy
I don’t know if this should fly
As if there wasn’t enough to despise

I wasn’t necessarily a fan of
Her, her dad, or Hannah Montana
I tend to prefer the songs of Rihanna
Racism against Asians is simply bananas!

Oh Miley!
Chinky eyes make you look wily
prejudice isn’t thought of so highly
it doesn’t make us all smiley

Why is there nothing that Asians can do?
To make fun of other races as easily as you
Why isn’t racism against Asians taboo?
Why are we always so racially screwed!

All you have to do is pull at your face
To make your eyelids resemble our race
This kind of joke has no proper place
Miley Cyrus is a disgrace!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Communal Breastfeeding/Wet-Nursing

Salma Hayek Breastfeeds African Baby
I've never been a big Salma Hayek fan, but I'm not gonna pretend like this ain't hot.

But regardless of the celebrity hotness factor, communal breastfeeding also provides babies with the antibodies necessary to provide immunity to a broader range of diseases. It is still practiced in parts of the Philippines and other parts of the developing world. Interestingly, wet-nursing and communal breastfeeding are making a slight comeback in the Western world, as mentioned in this Time article.

Now if only Angelina, Katie, et aliae would follow Salma's example and demonstrate the benefits of communal breastfeeding in the developing world...