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Saturday, May 8th, 2010 | 03:24 pm [humor, video]
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The best Onion stories are those that seem to be reading your mind.  This video, a segment from the fictional ONN morning show Today Now!, is one of those. It seems to have been produced specifically for me:





Advocacy Group: Mothers Have Right To Expose Milk-Engorged Breasts In Public

I am a liberal, feminist type of guy, all for equality right down the line, but I will never see public breastfeeding as anything other than unforgivably obnoxious. I mean, for the love of God, moms, you are in public. Put your fucking tits away.
Comments 
Monday, May 10th, 2010 | 04:56 pm (UTC)
Gee...............thanx for that, Steve!I think I am going to be sick! Seriously, though.......not too long ago, not only in my lifetime ,but in my life, "breastfeeding day" was every day. And rather than deal with engorgement while trying to, say, drive my car or do something else that requires range of motion in oneor both arms, I would feed my kid. Especially if my kid was crying, making the engorgement worse. And if I had to give up my place in line at MVA over feeding my kid, I think I would have given the officials there an actual reason to kick me out. Yes; I actually HAVE nursed two of my babies at Maryland MVA's. In line. And I don't think anyone noticed or cared. Would you rather listen to a screaming baby, or just look the other way when someone feeds a kid? Or.....would you rather BE a very hungry baby whose mom has been detained somewhere that she'd rather not be in the first place, and have her get further detained when she has to answer to police for caring for you?

One more thing: most nursing moms do NOT resemble that pic you have posted above in ANY way!!
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | 02:54 pm (UTC)
To answer your question as to whether I'd rather listen to a screaming baby, or look the other way when someone feeds a kid: I'd hope the mother of the screaming kid would be considerate enough of other people to take the screaming kid the hell outside. If you believe no one noticed or cared that you were breastfeeding a baby in line at the MVA, my guess is that the others in line were more considerate of you than you were of them.

When I was a very hungry baby, my mother or father would feed me from a bottle. To my knowledge, neither of them were ever detained as a result of this.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | 03:10 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Bottles are fine, but places like MVA often take longer than anticipated, and sometimes parents run out of bottles.(Moms can pump, so sometimes we CAN feed with bottles) I just draped my coat over the front half of my body......it wasn't abigdeal. No;I don't think I owed engorgement of blocked and subsequently infected glands to anyone. And yes.....I HAD to register my car, and there WAS no one else to watch my kid........boy did I wish there was!

As for being detained, I really feel sorry for any judge or magistrate who has to somehow mediate an issue like this. And no, I am not inconsiderate, Steve, and most breastfeeding mothers are also very nice.

Should I get out of line and wait two more hours or should I just nurse? Hmm........I think most MEN, if faced with that kind of choice, would nurse, if the show were on the other foot! Maybe we shouldn't always associate everything with sex.....(could that be a small part of why breastfeeding makes so many puritannical types uncomfortable?)

I still like your blog; I still think you are witty and intelligent. I guess you and I will just have to agree to disagree on this one!
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | 03:24 pm (UTC)
Oops.......I didn't mean to post anonymously! That last post was mine.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | 03:46 pm (UTC)
No problem.

Agreed on agreeing to disagree. And I still like you, too!
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | 06:25 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Siriunsun, tell it like it is, girl!

Social hangups sure don't make the realities of life any easier on parents. We're damned if we do, damned if we don't, and that goes for a lot more parental issues than just breastfeeding.

Unless someone has ever experienced the very negative and sometimes painful physical effects of putting off breastfeeding until its convenient for everybody else, they just don't get it.

I've had a clogged duct before, and that shit hurts. And it can make you seriously ill. And Steve, I promise its a hell of a lot worse than the mental scar you might get from seeing a slight flash of booby. (The horror!)

On the flip side though, I breastfed both my kids and I can only remember once, maybe twice, really being out of options for privacy in a public place. But, then again, I didn't go out much (hmm, I wonder why?) I think there are some women out there that do, in fact, make a spectacle of it when there may be a perfectly reasonable alternative.

And just for the record...I want to second SiriunSun's point that most women who breastfeed, don't look like that woman.

It was a pretty funny video, though...sick...but funny.

-kim
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 | 05:42 am (UTC)
Anonymous
No shirt, No shoes, No crying babies ALLOWED!

You think there should be a designated "pets and babies area" in public places?
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 | 05:46 am (UTC)
Anonymous
That was a reference to your "take it outside" comment btw...my reply didn't post where i wanted it to.

-k
Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 | 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yes.
Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | 06:26 pm (UTC)
A pets and babies area?! Ok,Steve, are you a pet, a baby, or both?
Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | 07:14 pm (UTC)

Me? I'm neither. I'm an adult who knows how to behave myself in public. If I were a baby, who did not know how to behave myself in public, and could not reasonably be expected to, I would hope my mother or father would not be so selfish and obnoxious as to impose upon the patience of other people, and would simply go elsewhere, were I to start causing a scene in public.
Thursday, May 13th, 2010 | 07:50 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
I was only kidding! Children who misbehave in public are usually employing a technique that works very well on their well trained parents!
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