- May 8, 2014
- Reaction score
- Eugene, OR
Probably only in a modern context. I think in the ancient world ("Blessed are the paps that gave suck!"), breastfeeding was probably a symbol of -- ability. The tenderness would be present in any case.Peacemaker said:Can you identify breast feeding as vulnerability?
Nowadays fecundity is not valued in the way it was in the ancient world, which held it higher than virility for admirability, usefulness, and connections to the spiritual and the moral. Nowadays we inhabit a world of such artificiality that we would seem like beings from another planet if we dropped into any other time or culture and made our reactions manifest.