Thursday, February 07, 2008

So Tragic...And...Somehow...Yucky

This is so very sad. But I'm torn between feeling incredible sympathy and extreme revulsion.

We've GOTTA get some blenders to those folks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the article doesn't address is why these women think they and their children are birds.


10:07 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

It makes sense that since folks in poor countries wouldn't have a way of crushing the food for babies to eat, and that they wouldn't have access to (or be able to afford) proper baby food, they'd do what they have to to make it edible for the babies. But it's so hard to even think about!

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A mortar and pestle, the back of a spoon, people have been smashing up food for eons. It's not necessary to pre-chew food and pass it on. Obviously, no one spent a dime educating these people about childcare.


12:34 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

You're right about that--all the money that's been spent in humanitarian aid has been for infrastructure, medicine, housing, etc., which are all good things, but some things we've taken for granted and never occurred to us. (I have to admit it never occurred to me. I always thought mothers breast-fed infants as a matter of course when there was no formula, etc. But ABC food--yikes!)

3:31 PM  

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