Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Ugly Truth About America And Breastfeeding

Excuse me Ma'am, it offends me that my daughter can see your bottle.

Ma'am can you put a blanket over that? It's exposing me to things that I just CAN'T look away from.

Do these things sound ignorant, rude, and uncalled for? Why, yes. Do these things infringe on your rights? Why, yes. So is it too much of a stretch to say that it is rude, ignorant, uncalled for, and goes against my rights for you to ask me to do the same?

Since the TIME magazine cover and several other issues that people have brought up in the media lately I decided to add my two cents. There seems to be a lot of ignorant opinions when it comes to breastfeeding in this Country.

In our Country it's perfectly acceptable to see half naked women in the aisles of family stores, advertisments, and television. It is inappropriate and offensive to see a mother nurse without covers or a toilet stall, any child older than one or with teeth, and anyone who does so has thrown modesty out the window. Hmm...and some think ignorant is a harsh word to describe this.

In our country it is frowned upon to nurse in uniform, but several people commend this behavior in uniform.

In our country this is breaking news and called a "hot button issue"

So if that doesn't show how backwards some thinking is in this Country, I don't know what does. Luckily times have changed in this Country and there are laws to protect those who breastfeed. Unfortunately some still can't handle what breasts were made for versus what this Country has turned them into.