Alicia Silverstone knows how to offend women all over the world, I’ll give her that. When I hear women make comments like these below, it makes me want to punch her in the face.
I’ll say this. I had my babies young. Had my firstborn when I was 23, and my second when I was 25. I felt like I knew it all – and at the time – I had no problem telling people what I thought about child-rearing. Fast-forward to now… I know nothing. I knew nothing. Things that worked for me then wouldn’t work for everyone. I think everyone needs to do what’s right for them – and what’s right for their children. Ever parent/child relationship is unique. So preaching what should be done – and shouldn’t be done is a dangerous thing.
Alicia Silverstone has released a book called “The Kind Mama,” and she has plenty of advice for every woman. You won’t believe the garbage she’s spitting out.
“While there has not been a conclusive study of the negative effects of such a rigorous one-size-fits-all, shoot-’em-up schedule, there is increasing anecdotal evidence from doctors who have gotten distressed phone calls from parents claiming their child was ‘never the same’ after receiving a vaccine. And I personally have friends whose babies were drastically affected in this way.”
Tampons destroy your body:
“Your chichi is the most absorbent part of your body. Unfortunately, feminine-care manufacturers aren’t required to tell you what’s in their products, which means that no one’s talking about the potential pesticide residues from non-organic cotton and the ‘fragrances’ containing hormone-upsetting, fertility-knocking phthalates that are snuggling up to your hoo-ha.”
Postpartum depression is only for mean moms:
“Though it’s less common among kind mamas, some women experience the blues after giving birth.”
Use her advice, cause she knows it all:
“[This book can] help prevent or even cure your PMS, insomnia, allergies, breakouts, weight struggles, thyroid condition, lupus, multiple sclerosis—while significantly lowering your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”
Avoid meat and dairy while you’re pregnant:
“You wouldn’t want to bring your baby into a junk-filled house with a leaky roof and backed-up plumbing, right?”. Otherwise, pregnant women are “tracking toxic sludge through your baby house.”
I consider myself a “kind mama” and I DEFINITELY had postpartum depression with my first child. I find most of her comments offensive – but I know there are a whole lot of women who will agree with her.
I guess to each his own.
UPDATE: Here’s what a “kind mama” looks like:
Posted Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 2:14pm
Filed under Alicia Silverstone