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(Washington Post)   One would think university students who voluntarily enrolled in a feminist anthropology class would not be bothered when the professor breastfeeds her child in class. One would think... and one would be wrong   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 199
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2012-09-11 04:57:48 PM
To be fair the rules plainly state "No Food in the Classroom".
 
2012-09-11 05:02:56 PM
So Pine brought her sick baby to class.

She should have cancelled that day's class.
 
2012-09-11 05:05:26 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: So Pine brought her sick baby to class.

She should have cancelled that day's class.


She had an assistant that could care for her precious crotchfruit. She couldn't trust her class to this person for the next hour, or so?
 
2012-09-11 05:06:40 PM
I wouldn't have had a problem with her, except for her coming down like such a jackwagon on the student paper. Her rant is unjustifiable.
 
2012-09-11 05:10:21 PM
Wow, am I really the only one who thinks the student who whined should have gotten a zero for the day for being a whiny little biatch?

I had both high school teachers and college professors, male and female, occasionally bring a very small child to class. It caused no disruptions at all. Some people just bend over backwards to find something to complain about.
 
2012-09-11 05:12:09 PM
I'm going to need to see a pic of the offending breast before I can weigh in

/after a GIS, she's more of a "maybe after 5 beers" kinda gal
 
2012-09-11 05:12:43 PM
If you enroll in a feminist anthropology class, and the professor breastfeeds her child in class - it's a pop quiz.
 
2012-09-11 05:26:26 PM

BunkyBrewman: The My Little Pony Killer: So Pine brought her sick baby to class.

She should have cancelled that day's class.

She had an assistant that could care for her precious crotchfruit. She couldn't trust her class to this person for the next hour, or so?


It was the first class of the semester. I can understand the pressure. You wouldn't want to call in sick on the day you're supposed to start a big project, would you?
 
2012-09-11 05:40:38 PM

FishyFred: You wouldn't want to call in sick on the day you're supposed to start a big project, would you?


To be fair, most professionals wouldn't bring their kid with them on a big project and proceed to breastfeed them in front of the other team members.
 
2012-09-11 05:49:09 PM

Lunaville: Wow, am I really the only one who thinks the student who whined should have gotten a zero for the day for being a whiny little biatch?

I had both high school teachers and college professors, male and female, occasionally bring a very small child to class. It caused no disruptions at all. Some people just bend over backwards to find something to complain about.


Slight difference here. From TFA: The baby, in a blue onesie, crawled on the floor when she wasn't strapped onto Pine's back. The mother extracted a paper clip from the girl's mouth at one point and shooed her away from an electrical outlet. When the baby grew restless during the 75-minute afternoon session with 40 students, according to the professor's account, Pine breast-fed her while continuing to lecture and review the syllabus. A teaching assistant also held and rocked the child.
 
2012-09-11 06:02:24 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Lunaville: Wow, am I really the only one who thinks the student who whined should have gotten a zero for the day for being a whiny little biatch?

I had both high school teachers and college professors, male and female, occasionally bring a very small child to class. It caused no disruptions at all. Some people just bend over backwards to find something to complain about.

Slight difference here. From TFA: The baby, in a blue onesie, crawled on the floor when she wasn't strapped onto Pine's back. The mother extracted a paper clip from the girl's mouth at one point and shooed her away from an electrical outlet. When the baby grew restless during the 75-minute afternoon session with 40 students, according to the professor's account, Pine breast-fed her while continuing to lecture and review the syllabus. A teaching assistant also held and rocked the child.


Theres also the whole "The kid is sick, and should be at home recovering and being doted on" aspect to it. She had the option to take the day off to care for her child. Instead, she decided that a college campus would be the best place to take a sick child and let it eat things off the floor.
 
2012-09-11 06:09:08 PM
Anyone stupid enough to pay for a class on the subject, deserve a teacher such this one.
 
2012-09-11 06:14:57 PM
Baby is sick, so let it crawl around on a no-doubt perfectly sterile classroom floor, chewing on a paper clip and exploring electrical outlet.

First day of class consisted mainly of reviewing syllabus, something a TA could do.

"I've nothing to be ashamed of, but please don't use my name in your article."

"News" is not what the whole campus is talking about.

Translation: I realize I was an idiot, so I'm going on the attack.
 
2012-09-11 08:12:18 PM
I wouldn't care about her breastfeeding so much as that she brought a sick child to class. Last thing students need is a teacher purposely exposing the class to some virus.

/if the illness was noncontagious then the above is moot
 
2012-09-11 08:15:47 PM
This is a clear case of "everyone calm the f*ck down".
 
2012-09-11 08:17:29 PM
Read this in Brian, from the family guy's voice:

"Excuse me? Is this where I sign up for the Misandry class?
I was told it was being held by a professor. One Miss. Andry?
The one who had a sex change and now wants to munch balls?

No?

Then could you direct me to the table where they take donations for the men abused by the psycho coonts they accidentally married before the got all stabby and penis cutty and bunny boiling women's shelter?

Don't have one of those, do you?

Well, then, could you possible take this writ, and this summons, and this subpena?

Thank you very much

farking coonts"
 
2012-09-11 08:19:57 PM
Oh, and before I get spit on,
I get it.
You have different plumbing.

Shouldn't effect your brain, though.
 
2012-09-11 08:20:08 PM

TheDumbBlonde: Anyone stupid enough to pay for a class on the subject, deserve a teacher such this one.


True. Biatches should know there place. Why this woman is working in a professional capacity instead of in the kitchen is a mystery.
 
2012-09-11 08:20:11 PM
Her only error was in not doing it as being integral to the day's lecture. Feminist anthropology you say? Breastfeeding seems pretty farking relevent to me. Talk about a great opportunity to address an undeserving taboo relating directly to the intersection of gender roles and biology....
 
2012-09-11 08:24:23 PM

coco ebert: This is a clear case of "everyone calm the f*ck down".


And that, however it could be a case of THIS

Seriously.
AWing. Will they ever get over it?
No. They will meet a meal ticket in school and marry him and emasculate him and milk him dry of everything but semen and then cast off the shell of a human and find an older, wealthier, meal ticket*.

*see also ATM
 
2012-09-11 08:25:16 PM

doyner: Her only error was in not doing it as being integral to the day's lecture. Feminist anthropology you say? Breastfeeding seems pretty farking relevent to me. Talk about a great opportunity to address an undeserving taboo relating directly to the intersection of gender roles and biology....


She failed to see the teaching point.
 
2012-09-11 08:33:02 PM
One morning about 13 years ago, I had to choose whether to cancel the class was adjuncting (newsflash -- departments don't tend to rehire adjuncts who cancel class, especially for 90 students) or take my two-year-old to class with me.

I took him. Sat him right on the edge of the lectern/desk, held him steady with one hand and moused through my PowerPoint with the other. Other than a couple of the female students squeeing a bit when I introduced him, nobody said a goddamn word. I suppose if I'd whipped out my hairy moobs and tried to nurse him it might have been different, or if it had been more recent and Facebook/Twitter existed someone might have biatched, but you do what you have to do. I took my kids to class another time when they were 4 and 8 because Mrs. Love Zombie had an evening course she was covering and we couldn't do the trade-off thing that we usually did in a two-professor household. Again, no issues, no complaints.

Oh, and I've had students bring their kids to class as well when they couldn't get daycare. Considering the classes I teach (criminology) I did have to self-edit one time. It felt like the scene in High Anxiety (pee-pee envy).

Seriously, people need to chill.
 
2012-09-11 08:35:00 PM

djkutch: TheDumbBlonde: Anyone stupid enough to pay for a class on the subject, deserve a teacher such this one.

True. Biatches should know there they're place. Why this woman is working in a professional capacity instead of in the kitchen is a mystery.


/pet peave
 
2012-09-11 08:35:16 PM
I was always told that you should have enough to share with the whole class.
 
2012-09-11 08:37:22 PM

dahmers love zombie: Mrs. Love Zombie had an evening course


I think I saw that flick once. Weird, but still fappable.
 
2012-09-11 08:40:49 PM

doyner: dahmers love zombie: Mrs. Love Zombie had an evening course

I think I saw that flick once. Weird, but still fappable.


Oh, you have NO idea. I definitely married above myself.

/no, you can not has pics
 
2012-09-11 08:42:24 PM

dahmers love zombie: djkutch: TheDumbBlonde: Anyone stupid enough to pay for a class on the subject, deserve a teacher such this one.

True. Biatches should know there they're place. Why this woman is working in a professional capacity instead of in the kitchen is a mystery.

/pet peave


I had a female prof for English 101.
 
2012-09-11 08:44:13 PM

vudukungfu: coco ebert: This is a clear case of "everyone calm the f*ck down".

And that, however it could be a case of THIS

Seriously.
AWing. Will they ever get over it?
No. They will meet a meal ticket in school and marry him and emasculate him and milk him dry of everything but semen and then cast off the shell of a human and find an older, wealthier, meal ticket*.

*see also ATM


o_O
 
2012-09-11 08:49:41 PM

coco ebert: o_O


I teach English to migrants.
Bonus points for sharing recipes.
 
2012-09-11 08:54:00 PM

vudukungfu: coco ebert: o_O

I teach English to migrants.
Bonus points for sharing recipes.


o_O
 
2012-09-11 09:02:17 PM

vudukungfu: coco ebert: o_O

I teach English to migrants.
Bonus points for sharing recipes.


Ooh, I need bonus points.

Migrant Stew

1 haunch of migrant, 5-8 lbs.
3 stalks celery
5 carrots, peeled
2 cloves garlic
1 medium onion, chopped coarse
2 cups migrant broth

Sear haunch in large cast iron skillet with olive oil until browned on all sides (if you can find a haunch from a migrant who worked in an organic field, it tastes better). Place in Dutch Oven with celery, carrots, garlic, onion, and migrant broth. Cover and cook at 325 degrees F. for 3 to 3.5 hours or until fork-tender. Serves 8-10.

How many points do I get?
 
2012-09-11 09:11:52 PM
Most people close the door when they poop, right? Being biologically normal doesn't automatically make it socially acceptable to do in front of strangers. (That said, I personally don't care, generally, but (a) I see where some could and (b) "indiscreetly while you're doing your job" seems insensitive and selfish.)

However, I'll be ok with you bringing your sick / disease vectoring, distracting kid to work when I can bring my flawlessly obedient, vaccinated for the only disease he can give you, dog.
 
2012-09-11 09:22:41 PM
Will this be on the test?
 
*baby power spews on paperwork*
 
Um, evidently it will be on EVERYTHING.
 
2012-09-11 09:47:05 PM
I think breastfeeding in class should use the cupcake rule: if you didn't bring enough for everyone to share, you can't do it IN CLASS.
 
2012-09-11 09:54:21 PM
Not everything that is legal, or acceptable in public, is a professional thing to do in a classroom. Especially if you happen to be the instructor.
 
2012-09-11 10:20:34 PM
I fail to see a problem here. As for the student complaining, I suspect they need to grow up a bit more.
 
2012-09-11 10:38:31 PM
I'm pissed that youtube can have wimmin folk with their va jay jays shiatting out babies and breastfeeding, but zit popping videos get age restricted.
 
2012-09-11 10:39:01 PM
If your kid has a fever, no daycare will take it because it can infect the other kids. Some people don't have other people near by to take care of their young children. Temporary babysitting can be more expensive than the day of work for many, like say, assistant anthropology professors. Sometimes fever is from teething as well.

They should have just let her take the day off. There is no point infecting the students with something that daycare won't take. That's a total fail, on one hand they don't get more sick leave than an unchilded person but on the other they can bring sick kids into crowded locations with no problem, because they have no other choices.

As for the breastfeeding complaint, grow the fark up.
 
2012-09-11 10:44:52 PM

dahmers love zombie: How many points do I get?


2.
Your mirepoix forgot the carrots.
Even Bugs Bunny would remember the carrots.
 
2012-09-11 11:08:03 PM
QFT: The acceptability of the act is entirely dependent upon the hotness of the mother.
 
2012-09-11 11:18:41 PM
As others have pointed out, the breastfeeding is a side issue. Prof was an idiot to bring her baby to class, let it wander around on the floor and try to teach while parenting. Complaining is hardly an 'anti-woman' move, if a male professor brought his kid to class and did this, the students might call child protective services on him.

/also, breastfeeding in front of your class is unnecessary. Why even chance that you're going to make someone uncomfortable. It's easy to take a five minute break and do what you have to do
 
2012-09-11 11:19:26 PM
While I have several problems with how she handled things the beast feeding wasn't one of them.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-09-11 11:21:36 PM

stuffy: While I have several problems with how she handled things the beast feeding wasn't one of them.


encrypted-tbn2.google.com
/likes where this is going
 
2012-09-11 11:23:04 PM
vudukungfu


Whatever you are smoking. Keep it to yourself.
 
2012-09-11 11:23:11 PM
Since breastfeeding is natural and so are erections,and masturbation, then she shouldnt mind next time when I watch her with my natural eyes and naturally masturbate to her breastfeeding.
 
2012-09-11 11:23:27 PM
I wouldn't have gave a single fark if one of my female professor breast feed their child in class, however what does bother me is the fact this woman brought in a sick child which means she could have either spread whatever the kid had to her students or worse you brought a child with a weaken immune system to a classroom full of college students who aren't normally the pillar of good heath.
 
2012-09-11 11:23:27 PM

BravadoGT: QFT: The acceptability of the act is entirely dependent upon the hotness of the mother.

 
2012-09-11 11:23:39 PM
This story is a whole lot less about outrage over public breast feeding than it is about outrage over a truly terrible professor.
 
2012-09-11 11:23:41 PM
OK, firstly, the students are not upset because you're exposing a breast in the classroom. They're upset because they're paying for a proper lecture and you're just wandering around half-assing while you watch your kid. The "this isn't high school, jackass" principle works both ways: while students are expected to gird up their big-boy pants and behave like they've paid for information in the classroom and be respectful to the other students by not being a jackoff, the instructors also have a responsibility to actually provide the content the students are paying for and not waste their time by doing personal errands when they're supposed to be focused.

Secondly, bringing a sick kid into a crowded lecture hall is a good way to make everyone sick. Hell, given how close-packed most universities are, bringing a healthy kid into a lecture hall is a good way to make the baby sick. Most of the students get flu shots specifically to avoid that shiat vectoring to your baby (flu doesn't mean shiat to an 18-20 year old, they have worse in hangovers every monday morning). Don't screw that effort up by bringing the little plague-susceptible germ culture into direct (aerosol) contact with the general population, you utter farking moron.

Thirdly, there are basic common-sense options for dealing with a kid in a university setting. The one that bears repeating is just stay home with it. Your students would rather you just drop a lecture and readjust the other lectures than have you borderline incoherent because you're watching your kid while talking anyhow. The others are listed in the article:

The university emphasized that faculty members should take advantage of options such as sick leave, break times and private areas for nursing mothers to express milk so they can "maintain a focus on professional responsibilities in the classroom."

Christ, sometimes my fellow academics are farking idiots.

//To be fair, where their kids are concerned most people in general are farking idiots, so I'm not advocating censuring her or anything. Just, c'mon, learn basic professionalism. It's not a matter of breastfeeding, it's a matter of having the kid there in the first place that causes you to fail at professor.
 
bow [TotalFark]
2012-09-11 11:23:45 PM
Those crazy hippies...
 
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