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February 02, 2006

Err, No.

Bad biology here.

It reminds me of an experience I once had while breastfeeding one of my daughters on a bus, feeling someone's disapproval and then noticing that my critic was a fiftysomething bloke with a copy of the Sun under his arm. Tits, you see, are fine on page three, where they're prettied up to feed the fertile male imagination, but a bit tasteless put to the use for which they have evolved, feeding a child.

No. The milk glands are indeed to feed a child. Tits are not. Tits are exactly a secondary sexual characteristic there for the edification and attraction of males. You might have noticed that (most) other mammals have the milk glands but not the tits (and do have the teats).

February 2, 2006 in Health Care | Permalink


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noticing that my critic was a fiftysomething bloke with a copy of the Sun under his arm

This is far too convenient. Obviously made up.

Posted by: Rub-adub | Feb 2, 2006 1:01:47 PM

What about cows?

And sheep.

And goats.

And pigs.

Ah (most) other mammals, not all.

Posted by: David Banks | Feb 2, 2006 1:28:55 PM

what we need is a definition of the technical term "tit"...us non-englishmen refer to the fatty tissue ,large in some women as breasts...

Posted by: embutler | Feb 2, 2006 2:02:02 PM

Tim's done this for us already. Search this blog for Peter Mandelson.

Posted by: Tim Newman | Feb 2, 2006 3:31:50 PM

Whenever this subject is written about, that 50yr old bloke with the sun under his arm is always present.

Posted by: simon | Feb 2, 2006 4:16:45 PM

OK, so what she's saying is this guy disapproves of her using her real breasts for their primary use in a public place, whilst publically carrying a paper he bought to see fake breasts in their secondary (or possibly tertiary, i.e. service industry) use.

I'm with her on this one. It's inconsistent.

Posted by: auntymarianne | Feb 2, 2006 6:42:24 PM

From an adult male perspective breastfeeding is not their primary use.

Posted by: Rob Read | Feb 2, 2006 8:59:42 PM

You mean they can be used to feed children too?

Amazing! Perhaps there's something to this "inteligent design" idea after all.


Posted by: The Remittance Man | Feb 3, 2006 7:20:07 AM