Breast-feeding babies in public has become a surprisingly contentious issue in some parts of the US.
In Iceland, they take a more pragmatic and happier view, as seen in this poster in the super popular "Cafe Laundromat" in downtown Reykjavik. It is helpfully printed also in English, to make sure their viewpoint gets across :)
Full disclosure: I am half Skandinavian ;)
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daddo (25519) 2013-07-23 17:25
Well, what more is there to say, except that your roving eye has captured a sign which projects an attitude which is healthy and natural. After all we are mammals and all started life with mother's milk.I wonder how your Scandinavian side will behave in America when the time comes. Regards. Klaudio.
mjw364 (7516) 2013-07-24 1:03
It's not so much the babies and boobs that caught my eye here. It is the Obama image. First of all he it looks like one of those old Russian posters and he is wearing a red tie - is he a communist? Secondly, given the caption "Mr and Mrs Obama" - is his masculinity being questioned in either a positive or negative way? Third the light in the room is reflected right off his forehead - as if he is somehow enlightened! But then to juxtapose that complex of semiotics with a social campaign message about breastfeeding kind of undermines his "serious politician" expression aspect too! I also just noticed in the lower right opposite the "we like babies and boobs" poster is a silver phallus - now my sick mind is getting worried about my self as well as the Icelandic people!
delpeoples (54603) 2013-07-24 22:05
Gidday dear Kristin
heheheh what a great photo, it really get the little grey cells moving, and you're so right, to boob or not to boob is such a big issue here too. What is it with the Anglo's? You can probably guess my views on breastfeeding, but to give you a hint, I stood up and cheered when one of our female members of parliament breastfed her baby in the Legislative Assembly. You go girl! But seriously, I just don't get what the fuss or the issue is. A baby's right not to go hungry trumps everybody else's. So if you're offended: look the other way!
PS: and Wendy Davis for the Nobel Prize!
Now knowing that you're half a Viking, I suppose it doesn't take an Einstein to work out which half we'd be likely to see of there were any hungry bubbas lurking around. Long live The Boobie!
Cheers and thanks for this thought-provoking - and emotional photo.
Nicou (128776) 2013-07-26 1:47
quel captage et compo sueprbe iamge le fameux Barak et ces tableaux la perspective géniale compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié