The American Music Awards happened and I don’t think anyone really cared that much, but here’s your outfit recap, just in case. Yeah, it’s a day late. Honestly, who really cares? We covered Katy Perry’s “is this offensive” Geisha performance, which was probably the most interesting thing of the whole night. So here’s the outfits, a touch late, but we can still have fun oooo-ing and aaaah-ing and WTF-ing. Which is what I’ll need your help with. I want you to pick the best, worst, and most WTF outfit of the night. Here we go!
November 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I’m all for various modes of parenting so long as they work for you and they’re healthy for both mother and child. Breastfeeding is great – super nutritionally beneficial for the baby, helpful for moms trying to ~shed the baby weight~, etc. Alicia Silverstone is mad about breastfeeding (and also about chewing her food and then putting it in her 2-year-old son’s mouth like a bird) and has devised a sharing scheme to help moms who are unable to breastfeed.
Here’s the plan as she described it on her website:
A couple weeks ago, another mama I know gave birth to a son. She e-mailed to let me know how things were going, and she was beside herself. She’d tried to do everything so that this baby would have the healthiest, happiest start in life–she nourished herself during pregnancy with clean, kind foods; had a beautiful home birth; and planned to breastfeed from now until her son could say, “No thanks.” But because of a breast reduction surgery, she found she wouldn’t be able to make enough milk for him, no matter how much precious boobie time they spent together. She tried reaching out in her community for donor milk, but it was almost impossible to figure out what kind of lifestyle choices the donors had made. And after all that hard work keeping herself vibrant and healthy, she felt she had a right to demand better for her baby.
A lot of women unfortunately have a similar struggle, and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to give their babies the most amazing start in life with clean, mean, glorious breast milk. And because we are a community of beautiful souls who recognize the importance of food as health, I say we help support those mamas and babies who need a hand during one of the most important times in their lives. Welcome to the Kind Mama Milk Share, a way for moms to connect with other moms in their area. If you have milk to share–post it here! If you are in need of milk–post it here! Think of all the babies we can help raise together! It goes without saying that common sense precautions should be taken.
The comments section on her site is FULL of mothers both offering to donate their LARGE supply of breast milk and others looking to have some shipped. There are talks of Fed Ex shipments, blood tests for HIV and hepatitis and more. It’s all rather… strange, which makes me think I might not be as progressive as I’d like to think. In theory, this is a wonderful idea that’s totally natural and also fosters a community among new mothers, but on the other hand… your baby is drinking someone else’s titty milk. I don’t know! I’m so torn!
What do you guys think?
July 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
It’s a vibrator. Alicia Silverstone wants to sell you a vibrator.
Here’s her pitch:
Ok, ladies– sometimes it’s nice to have a little extra…something…when you’re getting it on (solo, with your partner…whatever floats your boat). There is one personal massager company that’s actually Kinder than all the rest.
These vibrators from Leaf come in a bunch of different shapes, all inspired by nature. I like that they look natural and feminine…like leaves and flowers…not scary. Plus they’re made from phalate-free, super-soft (and safe) silicone, and they use rechargeable batteries. And they’re shipped to you in packaging that’s not only discrete, but made from recycled materials.
There’s a few different varieties so you can pick one that speaks to you. It’s nice to know that you can get your green on and your groove on at the same time!
It makes sense that a lady who feeds her child by chewing food and spitting it in his mouth would be into eco-friendly sex toys, but you know what doesn’t make sense? How a vibrator can be shaped like leaves and flowers.
Oh, but wait:
Who’s buying one, huh? Treat your genitals to a leaf! Go wild!*
*These are actually pretty cute and not at all terrifying, so I’d totally support you in this.
October 23, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
“The movie’s really about the exploration of, ‘Do we really want to live forever? What happens? Is it going to be fun to go to clubs and hang out with young people forever or is it not?’ … It was just great costumes and beautiful makeup. You get all the perks of Clueless. I think by the end of the movie, all little girls will want coffins.”
Two female vampires in modern-day New York City are faced with daunting romantic possibilities.
Oh. So, OK. It’s going to be more like a Dark Shadows thing rather than a Twilight thing. Dark Shadows meets Twilight meets Sex and the City, perhaps? And if so, wow! Could this possibly sound any worse? Maybe the cast will be the redeeming factor—it includes Kristen Johnston, Malcolm McDowell, and Sigourney Weaver, too.
As for you, Amy Heckerling, damn. You did Clueless, which was epic, Look Who’s Talking and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which are classic, and then this? Way to bring it on home to the modern, girl. I hope, for your sake, that Alicia Silverstone can deliver after all of this save-the-world-one-pre-chew-at-a-time thing.
May 4, 2012 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Oh, and just so we’re clear, when I talk about the way Alicia Silverstone feeds her son, I’m specifically talking about the way she baby-birds him. I didn’t want you to think that I was going to tell you all about how she breastfeeds him or feeds him baby food from a spoon or anything like that. Nope, this is all about how she chews food up and spits it into her son’s mouth. You remember:
I almost didn’t tell you about this because this morning I woke up at 3:00 AM and I’ve spent the majority of that time in the bathroom, dry-heaving and vomiting and doing crossword puzzles, and I didn’t want to get sick again. But then I saw that Alicia Silverstone actually called her feeding method “adorable,” and I couldn’t let this one go:
Asked if chewing her food and then passing it open-mouth to her son was in the spirit of Cher Horowitz, the ditzy character she played in Clueless, Ms Silverstone launched into a lengthy defence of the practice.
She said: “People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years. It’s a weaning process. Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like Cher! I think it’s adorable and it makes me laugh every time he does it.
“He attacks my mouth and I think it’s adorable. He also knows how to use his hands and he also eats regular food so when babies are weaning, he still breastfeeds. Some people think that’s disgusting too which is insane.
“It’s just a thing that has been going on for thousands of years and I didn’t think I was inventing anything but in our culture…
“Every time my husband goes to the YMCA some guy comes over and says, “That’s how we do it in the south!” Between him getting those great comments and me knowing in my gut it’s natural and lovely, I really wasn’t trying to tell anybody what to do.
“I wasn’t saying this was anything somebody should do. I wasn’t trying to be independent or cause such a ruckus. I’m very glad that I did it.”
Well, I think she handled it nicely. She could have easily gone into “leave me and my baby alone!” mode, but she discussed it, which was good. Of course, this is her choice, and this is the way she wants to do things, and it’s not some awful abusive thing to do.
But man, is it gross.
Listen, if some baby kept “attacking my mouth,” I would not handle it well, and I think most people would be in my boat. I can’t tell you how many times a child has climbed on my lap when I had some food that she wanted, and I’m not stingy, I’ll share some ice cream with a baby, but not if the baby is lunging at my mouth with her trap gaping open. That baby needs to learn some manners and stop being so demanding.
Also, what’s that whole “that’s how we do it in the south!” comment? Because that is not how we do it in the south. As a person who has lived her entire life in the south and who has interacted with many a baby, that is most definitely not how we do it in the south.
April 12, 2012 at 10:30 am by Emily
OK, so you remember how grossed out I was that Alicia Silverstone chews her cud and spits it into her kid’s mouth, right? I apparently wasn’t the only one who thought the video deserved a little bit more attention than it had gotten, because Jimmy Kimmel did one of his fabulous f-ck-with-your-kids challenges and the end result was … well, it was horrendously, deliciously hilarious, and yes, I do intend a pun to rear its head in there somewhere.
Jimmy asked parents to “Silverstone” their kids, and generally, the poor things were as completely as repulsed by the whole practice as I was, but I can’t tell a lie: there were a few freaks thrown into the mix who totally didn’t seem to mind that their meals had been partially chewed and spit out like yesterday’s … well, food.
See what little Bear Blu’s got to look forward to when he’s older? You know, aside from the whole joy of being called ‘Bear Blu‘?