Monday, August 16, 2010

Misplaced Puritanism

This comment was a response to this article, detailing how a woman was told to leave a store because she was nursing her baby in the store.
As an American citizen, I feel the need to say that Americans are retarded when it comes to breasts. We, as a society, sexualize the breast, but when it is utilized for its natural, intended purpose--feeding an infant--people suddenly act like purity raped at having been exposed to a bare breast. There's something ass-backwards about this attitude.

Nursing advocate Kristine Lauria's ten-year-old son, who was with her when she went to the store to discuss the incident with the manager, had this to say:
"I don't think people should go in the bathroom to breastfeed," Alessandro said. "It's like me going into the bathroom to eat a burrito. It just doesn't feel right."
This kid has more going on upstairs than a lot of adults. He has the right attitude. With a new generation of enlightened youth, maybe there is hope. Two thumbs up to Alessandro and his sensible thoughts!