Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cows and their Human Breast Milk

Walking through the living room today while the TV was on, I caught a snippet of a music video by Pink called Raise Your Glass. I saw two different babies standing there, and didn't get quite a good look, but I thought maybe they had been wearing cloth diapers. A few minutes later I decided to check it out on YouTube. As I was fast forwarding through the video, I saw the babies, and unfortunately they were NOT wearing cloth. But on to more interesting things. There was Pink wearing a balaclava (or ski mask) feeding a calf with a bottle, the words "Dairy Farm" graffitied on the wall. A little strange to be in a music video, I'm sure there are stranger things. BUT upon further inspection, you see the bottle hooked up to some hoses leading to a machine, and then the machine has hoses leading to something else... women's breasts. Four women with blindfolds on and hoses hooked up to their breasts and a man in a mask inspecting them.
At first, it was a little disturbing, but it makes sense. I don't exactly know how to put it into words. I mean people think breast milk is only for babies (if that at all, which is really sad), and they don't find it weird or strange that we drink milk from cow's breasts, yet milk from their own species is some foreign substance, that is gross or what have you.
Hey guess what, we drink cow's milk, why not feed the cows human milk? Makes sense to me.
The song is about "underdogs". I wonder what is meant by putting that song and the milking human scene together. Is it somehow tied into human breastfeeding? And that maybe it isn't as weird as media makes it seem. I don't know. I have a hard time putting things like this into words.

What are your thoughts?
Here is as link for the music video by Pink. Cows are at 1:14

I just thought this was something worth sharing. I'd love to know what you think.

3 lovely comments:

Nifty Nappy Cloth Diapers said...

Here is my comment...
WOW... that was the "clean" version?!?!?!

My New Life As Mom said...

I know pink is the type of person to have a lot behind her words. I think this isn't necessarily talking about giving cows breast milk or giving kids cows milk. I think it's talking about looking at things in a different perspective and looking at double standards. To not always assume that the way we've been taught, as a nation, is always the right and acceptable way. To force us to take a step back and look at things for what they are, not for what we think we know.

Avery said...

I loved seeing that in the video. I showed the hubby who had a little giggle at it as well, as we were just having a conversation a little while ago. Our daughter was allergic to cow's milk, peanuts, and tree nuts. When going for her follow up testing about 6 months after her 2nd birthday she is no longer allergic, to any food she was tested for. Quite a relief. Anyways, this all falls into play because as a treat (I still BF) she gets soy chocolate milk, and when she was no longer allergic, the hubby was so excited in saying that now she can have regular chocolate milk. I assured him that "regular" chocolate milk to us would be breast milk, just like regular milk to cows is cow's milk.

It was just one of the funny moments where about 2 days later that video came on.