WHY NOT #FREETHENIPPLE INSTEAD?
|| By FITSNEWS || Mothers looking to breastfeed their children away from prying eyes may not have to slip into an uncomfortable bathroom stall on their next airport visit …
Such is the goal of the so-called Friendly Airports for Mothers Act, which according to Reason.com would compel all airports to “create lactation rooms—separate from bathrooms—that are fitted with electrical outlets, sinks, and changing counters, and furnished with comfortable chairs for mothers to breastfeed or pump.”
The legislation is sponsored by Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, a new mother.
Do we support this law?
As much as we sympathize with breastfeeding moms who wish to attend to their child’s most basic need away from perverted glances, we’re not sure that justifies a new government mandate.
What do we support? #FreeTheNipple.
Wait … what?
For those of you uninitiated, #FreeTheNipple brands itself as “a film, an equality movement, and a mission to empower women across the world.”
“We stand against female oppression and censorship, both in the United States and around the globe,” the organization states on its website. “Today, in the USA it is effectively ILLEGAL for a woman to be topless, breastfeeding included, in 35 states. In less tolerant places like Louisiana, an exposed nipple can take a woman to jail for up to three years and cost $2,500 in fines. Even in New York City, which legalized public toplessness in 1992, the NYPD continues to arrest women. We’re working to change these inequalities through film, social media, and a grassroots campaign.”
One of the group’s most compelling points in pursuit of its objectives? That it used to be illegal for American men to go topless … in all fifty states.
“Over 75 years ago it was illegal in all 50 states of America for men to be ‘Shirtless’ on a beach,” the group states. “A small dedicated group fought the puritanical status quo, the police and the courts. After several arrests and protests men finally won their basic human right to be ‘TOPLESS’ in public in 1936. Today there are 37 states in the USA that still arrest women for this same freedom, in some states that even includes breastfeeding.”
Pretty solid logic …
In fact, can anybody say “equal protection?” Because last time we checked the fourteenth amendment was pretty unambiguous in rebuking the selective enforcement of laws …
… With airport security camera feeds?
Hey little buddy, mind if I hit that other one?
“… men finally won their basic human right to be ‘TOPLESS’ in public in 1936. Today there are 37 states in the USA that still arrest women for this same freedom…”
Care to share the list of the other 13?
Oh my! The breastfeeding. I breastfed both my children and before any jokes start, yes I had enough milk to feed a heard of cattle. I took airplane flights, visited the mall and restaurants frequently and still breastfed. I was often in bathrooms, often had a blanket covering my child and breast, but I never can recall a time the nipple showed for the perverts to view.
I’m not sure what all the fuss is about. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was a nice surprise when I ran across a ladies room with comfortable chairs for nursing mothers, but it wasn’t a huge issue for me.
I don’t remember any comfortable chairs, but I remember one time I had a kid under a blanket nursing in the back of the plane (intentional) and the attendant, I think female? inquired about my little bundle sleeping. I was very embarrassed but explained I was nursing. I breastfed in malls on benches, but always a blanket cover up. My second child, I went to the stinky bathroom stalls so as not to draw attention and for the most part, did not eat out a lot. If I can do it, so can other moms.
There is no need to flash the breasts around and I was not ashamed of mine, just felt it inappropriate, an infringement on other rights. So I covered myself and my child.
Solution is simple IMO.
The Pastor: “Does your new baby brother cry much, Ethel?”
Little Ethel: “He cries when you stick pins in him or make faces at him or bounce him up and down. But what can you expect? He’s too little to swear.”
That sounds like something Carlin might say. LOL. My favorite was the Mickey Mouse joke.
from my 1939 collection, which by the way does not a single KKK joke in it…. which is what I was looking for to begin with…
Perverts need nipples too!
Yeah, but they don’t have the courage to peek under the mother of sleeping dragon’s blanket ;)
When she was a baby, she bawled all night. Now only the spelling has changed.
A young lady, new to the game, was in the middle of labor. After much work and pain, she was delivered of the baby. The mother said to the nurse, “Will you do me favor and go down to the waiting room and ask for Al?”
“Certainly, what is the message?”
“Tell him that if this is what married life is like, our engagement is off!”
Max – were you that guy following me around at the mall? Not saying you were, but … :)
Best-time working I looked at the draft which said $9958@mk7
Breastfeeding in public is illegal in many place, but wearing your pants down below your waste and showing your ass to the world is “culture”.
Which is easier to explain to your kids if they see either activity?
Sen. Lee Bright has just offered a compromise solution to this vexing problem.
I cannot read past the headline — I guess their is a reason for strong and oft misleading headlines! Given the context – it is funny.
I put in a link for image only. See first link.
One would be a complete boob to mind breastfeeding in the rough…………. what?
The bachelor went to see his married sister’s new baby. He watched the infant carefully through the regular routine of the day. When asked later to describe the new arrival, he thought a moment, and then said—
Hmmm. Very small features. Clean shaven. Very red in the face, and a very hard drinker!”
They should have the right to do it, but I’d advise there’s a lot of perverts out there that are going to look at you if you do it out in public. That’s really sad but it is a fact of life.
Hey. The nips are covered right
How is this any different than what Miley Cyrus or lady Gaga expose on a daily basis
It’s only a Breast
Of course the Breasts have sold more product in America than any other body part
Go fuck your selfs puritanical pilgrim pukeS
You know what we say about girls like this ?
Let’s date them!
Anybody have that girls phone númber?!!