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Things I Wish People Wouldn’t Do: Public Breastfeeding Shaming

May 13, 2016

Dear archaic, judgmental asshole who is staring me down for breastfeeding my child in public: go fuck yourself.

How despicable and archaic  that we still shame women for doing the most natural thing our body can do! How sad that we’ve sexualized the breast so much that when a women is providing nourishment for her baby, some still think that it’s risque or inappropriate. I truly think one of the great failures of our society is how we treat breastfeeding in public and that there are few- if any- designated places to nurse or pump. Raise your hand if you’ve had to pump in a public bathroom stall *raises hand*.

I nursed every and anywhere. Did I nurse in restaurants, meetings, and once on a hike? You bet. Did I feel uncomfortable? Sadly, sometimes. But being the asshole I am, I just made long awkward eye contact with anyone who stared or gave me dirty looks. Making jerk strangers feel uncomfortable is really fun, I highly suggest you try it.