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  1. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 May '14 22:28
    It is now the year 2014.

    I cannot believe society is still having this discussion:

    https://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/breastfeeding-campaign-posters-stir-online-controversy-190307806.html
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 May '14 22:36
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It is now the year 2014.

    I cannot believe society is still having this discussion:

    https://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/breastfeeding-campaign-posters-stir-online-controversy-190307806.html
    Your position?
  3. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 May '14 22:421 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Your position?
    It's absolutely ridiculous that we, as a society, should be so backward, so... so parochial, that we feel we have to tell women to hide themselves when they breastfeed their children because it's supposedly somehow disgusting, somehow shameful.

    We, as a society, desperately need to grow up.

    I support this poster campaign.
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 May '14 23:00
    This is from the article I linked to, near the end.

    'Another noted, “I have yet to see a woman breastfeeding that I even notice she’s breastfeeding. Most of the time it looks like a mom cuddling her child. So if you have a problem with it, the problem is you’re staring.” '

    Exactly.

    The problem is in the reaction of the people noticing. In this day and age, it should be no big deal, and certainly none of our concern. But there are still too many adults today who are barely more mature than teenagers, or who still hold onto puritan ideas about "nakedness".

    If you don't wanna see it, then you don't have to look. If you have a problem with it, then chances are it's your problem and not the mother's problem. We shouldn't make it the mother's problem just because some of us haven't grown up yet.
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  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 May '14 23:261 edit
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    That rumbling you're hearing is my biological clock threatening to start up again.

    And here I thought I had it beaten into submission. 😕
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    09 May '14 23:34
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    That rumbling you're hearing is my biological clock threatening to start up again.

    And here I thought I had it beaten into submission. 😕
    I have soooo many tongue-in-cheek phrases to put to use here, I'm nearly gagging trying to get them out...
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  9. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 May '14 23:46
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    noooooooooooooo....

    (fingers in ears...) la la la la la la la la la la!

    I'm 37. 😞
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    10 May '14 00:04
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It is now the year 2014.

    I cannot believe society is still having this discussion:

    https://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/breastfeeding-campaign-posters-stir-online-controversy-190307806.html
    There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a mother doing (when they are able to) what is so natural. There is nothing sexy in it although a woman's body is a beautiful thing in context.
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    10 May '14 02:02
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It is now the year 2014.

    I cannot believe society is still having this discussion:

    https://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/breastfeeding-campaign-posters-stir-online-controversy-190307806.html
    It doesn't bother me in the least when a mother feeds her child. Problem is it's too big of an opportunity for a man to get in trouble with the ladies in public. The women flaunt it and if a man looks he would gets in trouble with the woman doing the feeding and her husband or boy friend and maybe even his own jealous wife. I can hear them now calling guys a jerk. You know they would. Hey it's hard enough nowas it is, pretending not to look.

    I'm going to look regardless. The look on a childs face when they are content feeding is priceless and worth looking at. Artistic really.
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    10 May '14 03:511 edit
    I'm sorry, but I am old fashioned and believe in the concept of self respect and modesty. I also believe firmly in feeding babies when they are hungry. Years ago my wife breastfed in public under a blanket to cover her breast.
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    10 May '14 04:15
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I'm sorry, but I am old fashioned and believe in the concept of self respect and modesty. I also believe firmly in feeding babies when they are hungry. Years ago my wife breastfed in public under a blanket to cover her breast.
    Right because your wife respected you enough knowing you would have punched any guy out that looked her direction. Can you imagine how embarrassed she would have been having to bail you out of jail while breastfeeding. It's just too much for a child to have to bear knowing their dad is a jail bird because of protecting your family as any good man would do. I commend you sir for keeping your ladies modest.
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    10 May '14 04:27
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    This is from the article I linked to, near the end.

    'Another noted, “I have yet to see a woman breastfeeding that I even notice she’s breastfeeding. Most of the time it looks like a mom cuddling her child. So if you have a problem with it, the problem is you’re staring.” '

    Exactly.

    The problem is in the reaction of the people noticing. In this day ...[text shortened]... We shouldn't make it the mother's problem just because some of us haven't grown up yet.
    Actually, it seems like those same viewers would have little problem looking at the mothers if they were wearing a bathing suit that was little more than a band-aid.
  15. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    10 May '14 05:491 edit
    Originally posted by Sahuaro
    Actually, it seems like those same viewers would have little problem looking at the mothers if they were wearing a bathing suit that was little more than a band-aid.
    Looking yes, gawking, no. I'd be embarrassed to stare at a woman, and I'd feel badly if I made her self conscious. I might catch a glimpse of something like that and try not to look in that direction again. I have nothing against nudity or provocative dress under the right circumstances.
    I guess I am just a prudish grumpy old man. 😕
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