Thousands of people have attended
breastfeeding protests in support of a Staffordshire
mother who was labelled a "tramp" for feeding her baby
The breast is a thing of concern for
many. To show it or not, to look or not. To breastfeed
or not. In public that is because womenís breasts it
seems are public property.
Itís okay for women to flash their
boobs, just ask any newsagent. Our breasts, the naked
kind, are good enough to be prominently displayed on
many newspapers and magazines in any newsagent you
And they sell very well.
It is funny how we seem to be
discussing the same things over and over again. For
years, for decades, for eternity. Breastfeeding in
public? Women going topless?
When you flash your boobs for money
no one bats an eyelid. Breastfeeding your baby in public
seems to turn you into a disgusting, attention-seeking
Until today I didnít even know that
breastfeeding women are protected under the Equality Act
in Britain and shall not be harassed for doing so.
Shame has a louder voice than the
law, and so women are still turning around, stepping
aside and crouching in corners with their babies. The
act of breastfeeding is apparently so hideous to many
that the baby has to eat whilst its face, or rather the
breast, is hidden under a piece of cloth.
I have tried hard to understand how
and what people can find disgusting about a baby eating
in public. The only thing I can come up with is that the
attitude itself is disgusting beyond belief.