There are women that would gladly give birth right on the street, if we will let them
Lately I’ve been meeting a lot of women that are pissed off by moms breastfeeding in public. Like literally madly pissed off.
They hate it! Seriously!
One woman even said (here comes the quote):
Well isn’t that just dramatic?
I breastfed Avi in public. Yep. And I definitely caught those judgmental looks. But, I’m lucky to live in the most free city in the world. So, all I have to do is just ignore. Though, I covered with a muslin blanket. And it wasn’t because I was afraid to heart the feelings of some random woman. It was, because in New York all cultures are blended. You can meet a very religious Muslim or Hasidic boy, who will truly feel guilty about looking at naked breast.
But it feels just so deeply strange, that in these world we feel perfectly comfortable observing drunk half naked party girls and still feel pissed off by naturally beautiful lady breastfeeding her child…
There was a huge event in NYC organized by the New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Council, which advocates for the social acceptance of allowing women to breastfeed in public. More pictures from the event here.