Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Word(less words) Wednesday: Yes, an albino woman can indeed bond with her Black baby!

"The bond between mother and child is absolute in this tender moment when breastfeeding. Nothing else is relevant, neither skin color, nor the fact that the mother is albino and her baby is black."

Given the context of this 'Photo of the Day' I found online with the caption above, from a project that looks at the lived experiences and violence perpetuated against those with albinism, I can almost understand why the photographer has highlighted this scene as an area of interest. But I would rather speak up about the dehumanization that arises from objectifying a woman who is simply feeding a baby that came from her own body.