The Lactivist Breastfeeding Blog is written by a work-at-home mom who supports breastfeeding, selling products from her cafepress store. A lot of her profits are donated to her local human milk banking group (yeah, I didn’t know such a thing existed either, and my wife is a leader of La Leche League – I should know this stuff).
It stated, for the most part, that my use of the phrase “the other white milk” violates their trademark on the phrase “the other white meat.” As such, they’ve demanded that I remove the shirt, demanded that the image of the shirt be removed from any site I know of, demanded that I destroy any shirts that exist with the logo and demand that I not at any point in the future use the phrase in a commercially profitable way.
But that’s not the best part. As Jennifer writes:
As best I can tell, the issue that REALLY has their panties in a wad is expressed in this quote from the cease and desist letter:
“In addition, your use of this slogan also tarnishes the good reputation of the National Pork Board’s mark in light of your apparent attempt to promote the use of breastmilk beyond merely for infant consumption, such as with the following slogans on your website in close proximity to the slogan “The Other White Milk.” “Dairy Diva,” “Nursing, Nature’s Own Breast Enhancement,” “Eat at Mom’s, fast-fresh-from the breast,” and “My Milk is the Breast.”
Go back and read that again. “apparent attempt to promote the use of breastmilk beyond merely for infant consumption.”
Do they think I’m trying to an promote an adult breastfeeding fetish??!
I hope this publicity raises lots of money for her cause. Good luck, Jennifer!
(via Stupid Evil Bastard)