Ignore the Baby  

warmandsexy52 66M
7186 posts
9/28/2005 6:01 pm

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Ignore the Baby

This story broke news in England today.

Hospital visitors have been banned from cooing at newborn babies - to protect the infants' human rights.

Anyone arriving at a maternity unit in a hospital in the north of England is warned not to stop to admire children in their cots or speak to the mothers. They are also greeted by posters featuring a doll in a cot with the slogan, "What makes you think I want to be looked at?"

A neonatal manager said, "We know that most people cannot resist cooing over new babies, but we need to respect the child. Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me."

Isn't this political correctness gone mad? In my place of work every female employee (without exception!) who gives birth to a new child brings her baby in to be cooed and fussed over by colleagues within weeks of the little one's birthday. There's lots of warmth, cuddling and attention and everyone's a little happier as a result, as far as I can tell baby included. Dammit, we've even had ex-employees bring their babies in!

Perhaps one day we won't be allowed to show any human emotions at all, in case they misguide, give false hope, upset or somehow infringe on someone else's liberty.

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
10/2/2005 12:04 pm

Right on, brother sleepless. I'm with you.

sleeplessknight1 69M

10/2/2005 8:30 am

omg... some people should get real.
interference gone mad......

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
9/30/2005 10:07 am

Yes, sensually, it's the humanity we treasure, not the rules. There is a magic between mother and child that truly melts hearts.

As for government - I have seen so many good ideas at the time go belly-up simply because they were not clearly thought through. warm xx

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
9/30/2005 9:21 am

Angel, I couldn't agree more. Wouldn't a simple request for respect and courtesy have achieved the same without getting up everyone's nose? I'm dusting off my protest gear, long packed away in the old, old trunk, as we blog. (Will I still fit into those trousers?) warm xx


9/30/2005 9:11 am

Government has a tendency to get a little too involved in things that they shouldn't. Most parents don't mind that their newborn child is being admired behind a monitored window. It never bothered me. I just wanted my baby with me.

Sad to think that to some degree we are products of our society.

SweetDarlinAngel 41F
2996 posts
9/29/2005 12:33 pm

I'd probably have to asy that this is just the beginning of long walk down a path to when everyone of us, man, woman, child, dog and cat will be spoken for on behalf of a government looking for the best of intentions. It is going to be a place where we can't speak or feel, or be without being granted permission from a higher power that has no concept of the individual. But because society has decided that indiviuality is so "frightening" it has chosen this path a long time ago. It will only get worse. There will be a revolution, a revolt against this form of thinking, but it will come after all of our emotions and personalities are put to a test. When we are only allowed to be "human" when we are alone.


Become a member to create a blog