Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lactivists Or Boobs In Public?

Why is it necessary to breast feed in public? It isn't. Why is it inappropriate to breast feed in public, especially in a museum on the National Mall? Because families, as in children, are in attendance and many people find it too personal and a form of public nudity. It is also inappropriate because there are perverts and voyeurs who will be titillated by such public events.

Dozens plan 'nurse-in' at Hirshhorn to highlight right to breast-feed in public

Aita, a stay-at-home mother from Rockville, said she couldn't find anywhere to sit in the restroom, so she returned to the bench. The guard then told her to try sitting on the toilet. When she moved to another bench instead, another Smithsonian guard told her to stop.

"I was shocked," Aita said Tuesday as her 11-month-old, Elaine, chattered away. "What's wrong with nursing? But I wasn't sure of my rights and the law, so I told my husband: 'Let's just go home.' "

There, Aita jumped online and learned of the Right to Breastfeed Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1999 as part of an appropriations bill. The law ensures a woman's right to breast-feed her child on any federal property where she and her infant are otherwise permitted.

Benches in federally owned properties such as the Hirshhorn, for instance.

Cue the outrage.

Aita was "shocked." Well, I am shocked that it was Bill Clinton who signed a bill allowing public showing of breasts, It must have been in his "blue" period.

Talk about boobs in public. That should be the outrage.