Spotted recently at a place of work;
An accreditation that the workplace is “breastfeeding friendly”?
What’s going on here, do we think?
Surely very few people in 2018 would be so vehemently against helping mothers to continue breastfeeding for as long as they wish after childbirth (well, perhaps not too long that the child could write a letter in cursive script requesting a portion)?
So why the need for an accreditation agency to provide fancy certificates which, in effect, do little but state that, “this employer isn’t a dickhead about breastfeeding“?
Well, perhaps it’s something to do with the fact that one has to pay to be accredited?
The website is suspiciously cagey about how much this accreditation will cost. “Call us for a quote” for a service that can’t be much more than a quick visit to the dedicated room and a browse of the written policy?
Hmm, smells like a scam.
As we’ve seen with monopolies on virtue signalling, such as White Ribbon, what begins as a laudable idea soon takes on a momentum and becomes self-justifying. The moment fees are charged for the charity’s official seal of approval, it can be fairly certain that the charity has corrupted its purpose.
In fact, the ABA isn’t actually a charity at all, it’s a private “training” business that receives revenue from two almost equal sources; the fees from its protection racket and generous donations from the Australian taxpayer;
“That’s a nice business you’ve got there, it’d be a shame if anything happened to it like a negative press campaign about being a bad place for young mothers to work“….