Yes, you read that right. My boob would like to take the time out to let folks know how crazy they are.
Yesterday, several nursing moms participated in a nurse-in at Target stores. And apparently that caused a LOT of non-nursing people to get their panties in a wad. Yes. People were disgusted by the grossness of lots of mothers nursing their children in public at the same time. Well, let me tell you something, if retail workers wouldn’t do stupid things like tell nursing moms to “go somewhere else” or “you can’t do that here” then you wouldn’t have to be burdened with seeing breasts by the dozens.
Just let nursing moms be. It’s already difficult enough to breastfeed in public without the added judgement. We now live in a society that feels that it’s okay to have half naked women sell us chicken wings in a restaurant, or lie across cars to sell them, or even sell website hosting, but once that woman uses her breasts to nourish her child, then all hell breaks loose.
WHAT. IS. THE. PROBLEM PEOPLE? Were you not breastfed when you were a baby? Is that what your obsession for women’s breasts is all about? And I also can’t get a MOM who says that nursing is disgusting. You participate in one of the most primal acts to GET a child here, and you think BREASTFEEDING them is gross? I just can’t anymore.
I remember earlier this year getting into a HEATED debate with some guy on Facebook – yeah, I fell for it – about nursing in public. A journalist posted a picture just for shock value of a woman sitting down nursing her twins with her top pulled fully up and the twins kind of perched any which way on her lap. Now, while I’m all for this type of nursing in the comfort of my home, I’m not trying to get naked in public. I don’t know of any nursing mom who wants to willingly get naked in public. Keep that in mind the next time you want to blow your imaginary breastfeeding in public whistle to alert the authorities.
If I can’t breastfeed in public then there are other things that should NOT be done in public. This list includes in no particular order:
- Flirting with me when I am CLEARLY not paying attention to you AND wearing a WEDDING RING on my hand.
- Eating – hey, if my child can’t do it, then you can’t either.
- Consumption of ANY type of alcohol
- Crotch grabbing
- Talking on your cell phones
- Picking your nose
- Picking your teeth
Are there any more you would add? Just list them in the comments.
and remember to:
~Make It A Fantastic Day!