If you feel the photograph is vaguely sexual — and I think many do, whether they’re willing to admit it or not — you’re dead wrong. If you extract the misguided sense that the kid is old enough to enjoy a breast as if it were a boob, suddenly all those unexplainable feelings about it being wrong or gross float out into the ether where they belong.
"Women are already fighting enough battles over what they’re allowed to do with their bodies. Let’s not add another one."
This is fantastic. I was developing a critique of the knee-jerk reaction of all those who were all publicly reinforcing each others’ normalcy by expressing a shared revulsion at the “extremes” of attachment parenting, and I had figured out it had to do with sexualizing the scene, and that the picture worked because the child was a boy, but I hadn’t come up with anything as strong as this.
And yes, I’ve been trolled.