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Cops called on women breastfeeding their kids, then dozens of breastfeeding moms show up to protest

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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: scraedtosleep

Actually it's not.

The power preserved Peaceable assembly was never created to be a weapon used against fellow citizens.

It was a weapon to use against the state.




posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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Is motor-boating legal in public?
(Asking for a friend)

I agree with the ladies though, but somebody has to ask this...



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 07:48 AM
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Having breast-fed my daughters in public, I assumed I would be supportive of this mother. Unfortunately, it appears she was not being discreet about it. I always had a small wrap to toss over my shoulder and the child. I and my child were much more comfortable and relaxed since most onlookers would assume the baby was simply in my arms napping.

Yes, breast feeding is natural...but when out in a diverse public setting, I have found it is more respectful to you and others to be discreet. Changing a diaper is certainly necessary but I am not going to do it while sitting at the table of a restaurant during dinner. Extreme example true, but even at a public poolside would be quite inappropriate.

She was politely asked to cover up or move to the locker room. I think that was a fair request and would have not supported her in this instance.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 07:49 AM
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I was stuck on a plane with my 4 month old once. We had been sitting on the runway for almost 2 hours. My baby started getting fussy. I was doing everything I could to quiet him but it wasn't working. The flight attendant kept coming over and asking me if he needed a "cookie." I held my tongue and said no thank you instead of pointing out to her that infants don't eat cookies- at least not infants with no teeth. The man sitting next to me was getting more and more outwardly exasperated (oh also- since we were on the runway, we weren't allowed to get up out of our seats, so walking around jiggling him wasn't an option) so I finally whipped my boob out and fed my baby- and the man got even MORE exasperated! I was discreet, meaning I used a nursing blanket, so my breast wasn't wven exposed, but I guess just the thought of it was too much for this ass.

Except for that, I never had any trouble breastfeeding in public, but I always used a nursing blanket. I was active duty military at the time, and the hardest part was finding places to pump during the days I was working. I spent countless hours standing up next to the one electrical outlet in the women's head at the chow hall during those days. I was the first woman in my unit for MANY years to breastfeed, so I didn't have an advocate. After me, the women had it much easier and were provided a lounge to sit and relax in while they pumped.

My niece is breastfeeding her son, and she literally whips out her giant milk-filled boobs any and everywhere. No nursing blanket! I've seen her get some pretty evil looks but haven't seen anyone say anything to her.

I DO think women should be as discreet as they can when they breastfeed in public, not because there is anything shameful, but just simply to avoid assholes like in the OP from saying anything.

Breastfeeding my son was one of the most beautiful and cherished parts of his babyhood, for me.
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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 07:55 AM
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a reply to: CynConcepts

I see your point and agree but to call the cops? They have better things to do than settle minor disputes like this.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 07:57 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: CynConcepts

I see your point and agree but to call the cops? They have better things to do than settle minor disputes like this.





I'm not so sure about that....



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: CynConcepts

I see your point and agree but to call the cops? They have better things to do than settle minor disputes like this.





I'm not so sure about that....


What? "1 Adam 13. We have a 2 BB." "Oh great, another breastfeeding call."

I've never seen that in a cop show. Maybe I missed it on Brooklyn 99.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: CynConcepts
Having breast-fed my daughters in public, I assumed I would be supportive of this mother. Unfortunately, it appears she was not being discreet about it. I always had a small wrap to toss over my shoulder and the child. I and my child were much more comfortable and relaxed since most onlookers would assume the baby was simply in my arms napping.

Yes, breast feeding is natural...but when out in a diverse public setting, I have found it is more respectful to you and others to be discreet. Changing a diaper is certainly necessary but I am not going to do it while sitting at the table of a restaurant during dinner. Extreme example true, but even at a public poolside would be quite inappropriate.

She was politely asked to cover up or move to the locker room. I think that was a fair request and would have not supported her in this instance.


I would have to agree with you on the fact that she should have respected the establishment's request and there are also specific breastfeeding bras available that provide good coverage.

I never breastfed my children in public because to me it was a very private and intimate time between my baby and me and I didn't want anyone staring or oogling me. Our Western society has, throughout the centuries, morphed into something that is very unnatural. No amount of protesting can change the way women's bodies are objectified and sexualized.
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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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I personally don't care one way or another.

To each their own I suppose.


But in this day and age when too many find it perfectly acceptable to kick people out of restaurants for believing something, then having people express their right to free expression and "protesting" that lady breast-feeding, well, you have to look (as I often do) to see if rights were infringed.


Was the womans' right to breast feed her baby infringed? On the surface? Yes. But it was a locational issue. She could still breast-feed, just not "there".


Were the people (person) in the right to protest her right to breast feed there? Doesn't matter.

They have that right.



C'est la via!



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: CynConcepts

I see your point and agree but to call the cops? They have better things to do than settle minor disputes like this.


Obviously, they were forced to call the cops after this woman refused to leave the premises. She was asked to leave when she refused to cover up or feed her infant in the locker room. They could not physically escort her out so yes, the cops were a necessary call due to her belligerent behavior.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:42 AM
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I like boobs..



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:42 AM
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I seriously have no clue why people are so afraid of breasts, especially when used for their primary purpose. Some people are lost in their own hang-ups.

The tragedy is when women object.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Who cares either way...



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:45 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi
I seriously have no clue why people are so afraid of breasts, especially when used for their primary purpose. Some people are lost in their own hang-ups.

The tragedy is when women object.


We are objecting to her refusing to respect the establishment's request to breastfeed in the locker room, that is the extent of the objection.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight
We are objecting to her refusing to respect the establishment's request to breastfeed in the locker room, that is the extent of the objection.


Why do establishments prohibit things like this? That's the question. It's a sign of an immature society, but it'll change given time.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 09:01 AM
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Are we the only country in the world who gives a shi about this?

They are just boobs and she is just feeding a baby.

Im amazed at how prude and stuck in the 50s some Americans are..



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi

originally posted by: InTheLight
We are objecting to her refusing to respect the establishment's request to breastfeed in the locker room, that is the extent of the objection.


Why do establishments prohibit things like this? That's the question. It's a sign of an immature society, but it'll change given time.


Perhaps the establishment has rules against any form of nudity, after all it is a public pool. But, yes, attitudes towards nudity vary throughout the world and I wonder if it has anything to do with cultural background as well as women's bodies being sexualized.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

IDK if it's the same in the States but here women have the right to go topless. If it's not an issue of coverage what's the dillio? No one wants to be reminded what boobs are REALLY for?



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: InTheLight

IDK if it's the same in the States but here women have the right to go topless. If it's not an issue of coverage what's the dillio? No one wants to be reminded what boobs are REALLY for?



I'm not from the States I'm from where you are from and how often do you see women going topless? I have never see any women going around topless.
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posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: InTheLight

IDK if it's the same in the States but here women have the right to go topless. If it's not an issue of coverage what's the dillio? No one wants to be reminded what boobs are REALLY for?



I'm not from the States I'm from where you are from and how often do you see women going topless? I have never see any women going around topless.


Maybe but women still have that right.



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