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Still, it was unfortunate that the point had to be made by dividing women - in this case, into mothers, who were using their breasts properly, and non-mothers, who weren't.

And what about dividing people into men and women? Terribly divisive. I feel terribly judged and unworthy because I'm unable to breastfeed, even in private.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 11:03:20 AM EST
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Have you tried starvation?

No, seriously:

Breast development occurs commonly, and spontaneous lactation occasionally, in men under conditions of starvation. Thousands of cases were recorded among prisoners of war released from concentration camps after World War II; one observer noted 500 cases among survivors of one Japanese POW camp alone. The most likely explanation is that starvation inhibits not only the glands that produce hormones, but also the liver, which destroys those hormones. The glands recover much faster than the liver when normal nutrition is resumed, so hormone levels soar unchecked.

Father's Milk - From goats to people, males can be mammary mammals, too. Jared Diamond, but this is biology, which is his actual area of expertise.

by fjallstrom on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 11:31:33 AM EST
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Diamond originally specialized in salt absorption in the gall bladder.

And it shows in his "inter-disciplinary" compendia of world history.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 12:48:52 PM EST
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Also, contrary to Peterson Illiteracy, the premise of both Freud's and Jung's theories of abnormal behavior and normal human psychology, respectively, is bi-sexuality.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 12:34:53 PM EST
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