By now, most of you have probably heard about this. There’s an ice cream shop overseas selling ice cream made out of “human breast milk.” (Why don’t we just call it human milk?)
Anyhow, if you haven’t, here’s the news story:
My question is this: why is this so weird/taboo?
Now, it goes without saying that it would be very weird for me, any adult individual really, or any non-related person, to try and get breast milk directly from its source. However, most people these days are already very detached from the processes it takes to get the foods they eat.
How many of us have ever milked a cow? Raised a pig to eat? Butchered a chicken?
I’m not saying that not anybody has, growing up I tried to milk a goat once but freaked out because I was really worried about hurting her. (I’m an official wuss at all ages.) But the real point I’m making is, with the breast milk ice cream, we get as close to the source as any other, why is this weirder?
I mean, genuinely: why?
This is not to say that my knee-jerk reaction wasn’t a negative one, because it was. My second reaction was to try to understand why; I couldn’t put my finger on it exactly, what was it that I felt negatively about it?
(no kidding, this is the first image to show up when you google baby cannibal) Via
Finally, so we don’t end on a picture of a cannibal baby, no matter how cool a picture it is, here’s a cool infographic full of friendly boob facts care of onlineschools.org:
As always, looking forward to hearing your thoughts/comments on this issue!