Last night, Tucker Carlson did a segment on a 2016 study published in Pediatrics, and it was a doozy.  The study reportedly claims, in part, that calling breastfeeding “natural” reinforces traditional gender roles.

Heat Street reports:

It’s “ethically inappropriate” for government and medical organizations to describe breastfeeding as “natural” because the term enforces rigid notions about gender roles, claims a new study in Pediatrics.

“Coupling nature with motherhood… can inadvertently support biologically deterministic arguments about the roles of men and women in the family (for example, that women should be the primary caretaker,” the study says.

. . . . “Referencing the ‘natural’ in breastfeeding promotion… may inadvertently endorse a set of values about family life and gender roles, which would be ethically inappropriate,” the study says.

Tucker, of course, had a field day with this one, using the above quotes to set up the segment.  His guest, Cathy Areu, is an early nominee for Tucker’s most clueless guest of the year.



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