The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Ryker's Peninsula: Forty-Two: Ryker's Peninsula: Here's one thing I don't get... why would you WANT to breastfeed in public? I'm sure a private restroom was a whole 30 seconds away on the airplane.No. Airplane restrooms are cramped, and it'd be a serious inconvenience to other passengers to tie up a restroom for the time of a feeding.Yes, airplane restrooms are cramped. What a huge inconvenience. But they are private. When you are in a public place, you're going to have to deal with the general public and they usually aren't decent people. And people, especially men, aren't known for rational thought when any woman lifts up her shirt or opens her blouse to expose her boobs under any circumstance. Breast feeding is an intimate moment between a mother and her child. Have some courtesy and don't share it with people in public. There's more than one restroom on a plane.I read somewhere their periods attract bears
lemortede: If you have infants your life is at home, not gallivanting around the country/world.
Daraymann: And the Fark War on Women continues./Ducks.
Huck And Molly Ziegler: I think the objection to visible breast-feeding is a racial thing, even when it's done by caucasian women.It makes latent racists think of all the National Geographic pictures they ever saw with "those people" suckling their children IN PUBLIC in front of their grass huts.
bdub77: "Lindsay unfortunately you are not able to breast feed if you don't have a cover up," the airline representative tweeted. "I'm sorry."Parenting blogs picked up on the story, noting that 45 states have laws allowing women to breastfeed in public. After hours of uproar, Delta...Dear Lindsay,As a fellow parent...Jesus f*cking Christ. No one really wants to see your stupid kid suck on your whale titty. Least of all the guy sitting next to you who probably wishes he could put a bullet through his brain. Most of us would prefer you cover that sh*t up. Is that too much to ask?Honestly though, no one seriously gives a sh*t except probably you and the friggin milk nazis at La Leche League. Most people on said plane would probably defend your right to whip tit out for your kid because most of us have been there. Just don't be surprised if a couple of weirdos stare at you and lick their lips throughout the flight, and if a couple of people on the plane who never have kids and genuinely hate you give you creepy mad stares like you are ruining their life. Be prepared to deal with it.I honestly don't get people who can't be bothered to put a coverup on though. It's almost like they want someone to start sh*t about it so they can get all pissy. I mean if that's OK, it should be OK to get a BJ in public, right? As long as I cum.
ol' gormsby: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I don't understand the cringing when a mother feeds her child the way nature intended.Who. The. fark. Cares??!And, basement dwellers, it is nowhere near the same thing as pissing, or shiatting or jerking off. Pissing/shiatting is the elimination of bodily waste that can be and often is potentially harmful to others. The contents are segregated from the rest of the population as to not spread infection. And If you're masturbating on a plane, you're just showing off.Kid gets fed, he's happy, he's quiet. Don't be scared.This.Look, haters, there's this thing called context. You'll learn about it as you grow up. Let me give you a few examples:1. You see a picture of a pair of boobies on the internet. You might form an opinion about their size, shape, colour, perkiness, or some other characteristic, but really, it's just a picture - get back to work.2. The owner of a real, live pair of boobies invites you to play with them. This is great, and should occupy all your attention. Remember to be gentle but thorough, and your efforts will be well rewarded.3. You and some other parents are sitting around drinking coffee and discussing your children's school uniform policy (for example). Your wife's best friend whips one out and begins to feed her infant. It's permissible to glance, and even smile at the young one enjoying his or her lunch, but you should really focus on the discussion.So, you see that your reaction to something can be different depending on the circumstances. You can safely ignore a breastfeeding mother - she won't hurt you if you leave her alone.
vincentfox: lemortede: If you have infants your life is at home, not gallivanting around the country/world.Easy to say, if you don't live half the planet away from both families. For many of us, keeping connected to our extended families means we MUST travel to see them, because they for damn sure aren't all coming to us.
darwinpolice: A mother could breastfeed her baby on the plane with a giant arrow pointing at her tit and "WATCH MY KID SUCK MILK FROM MY BOOBS" written across her rack for all I care, if it keeps the little brat from crying throughout the flight.
Rodeodoc: bdub77: I honestly don't get people who can't be bothered to put a coverup on though. It's almost like they want someone to start sh*t about it so they can get all pissy. I mean if that's OK, it should be OK to get a BJ in public, right? As long as I cum.What's so freaking hard about throwing a blanket over the head of your crotchfruit? Seriously, these farking mommy bloggers are a pain in the ass. Why doesn't she just stand up and whip off her top and yell "Look! I've got tits! And I'm lactating! Fark you, childless women." Who cares? Just do what you have to do with a modicum of modesty.Then give me my BJ.
redflag: vincentfox: lemortede: If you have infants your life is at home, not gallivanting around the country/world.Easy to say, if you don't live half the planet away from both families. For many of us, keeping connected to our extended families means we MUST travel to see them, because they for damn sure aren't all coming to us.You can't forgo seeing them for 1-2 years?
not_an_indigo: Am I the only childfree person who doesn't give a damn about public breastfeeding?Seriously, would you rather see a tit with a kid attached or hear a hungry kid screaming?
Benevolent Misanthrope: bdub77: I honestly don't get people who can't be bothered to put a coverup on though. It's almost like they want someone to start sh*t about it so they can get all pissy.Oh, ya think?GOD, I hate the breastfeeding group here. Perpetually angry, pushy, loud-mouthed, belligerent biatches. I'm all for women speaking our minds, and surely don't shun healthy debate... but their entire lives seem to revolve around, basically, "You will watch me breast-feed! YOU WILL!! WATCH ME, DAMN YOU! WAAAAAATCH MEEEEEEEEE!!!"Fark y'all. Go away.
Molavian: So I don't have to use a cover if I masturbate to a woman breastfeeding on a Delta flight?
the ha ha guy: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I don't understand the cringing when a mother feeds her child the way nature intended.With a group of twenty others sitting topless in the middle of a restaurant chanting so loud that the waiters have to ask people to point at the menu to take their order?Standing with five others in a line holding signs and intentionally blocking the entrance to a grocery store?Walking around your office threatening to "call the police for sexual harassment" because a manager asked if the mother would like a quiet room for the baby to go to sleep?If you want to breastfeed your kid the way nature intended, then just sit down, shut up, and do it, "the way nature intended". As long as you don't scream in our ears or swing your flabby milk duds in our faces, chances are we won't even realize that you're doing it in the first place.The kinds of AWs in these articles don't really care about breastfeeding at all, they just want to be the center of attention 24/7 as the perpetual victim, even when others bend over backwards to make suitable accommodations. If the mother didn't have a request to cover up, she would probably have started loudly complaining about being denied a blanket so she could cover up. The fact that she settled out of court tells me that she didn't care about setting a precedent to help out other families at all, she just wanted to force her way into becoming the next 'victim of the month'./See also: Tea Party Republicans, religious zealots, Palestine, Israel, anti-vaxxers, NAACP, NRA, PETA, "womyn", "legalize it" stoners, "differently abled" disabled, etc.
elvindeath: My wife breastfed both our kids. I can't remember a single time where she didn't have something to cover with, and wherever possible she'd do it in private. It was a complete non-issue. If I slept with your mom and had a medical condition that made my wang leak pus that had to wiped 20 times a day, could I pull out my crank next to these breastfeeding moms and clean off Little Elvin because I was doing it in a "non sexual medical" capacity and not in a "creepy guy you're stuck next to on the plane going to spray a batch on you" capacity ?/ These farking "mom bloggers" are the downfall of society
skinink: The only winning move is not to choose. How about a nice game of Global Thermonuclear War?
Mambo Bananapatch: Just curious. Is it possible to want to bring attention to an issue that concerns you without being an attention whore? Obviously there are bored and/or insecure people who just want attention for its own sake, but how do you distinguish between them and people who want to draw attention to a perceived injustice?
EmmaLou: As a woman, I don't want to see your kid suckling. Yes, it's normal and natural, but I still don't want to see your bare breast. Put something between that special moment and the people around you: a receiving blanket, a t shirt, a scarf...whatever.I'm guessing these ladies who want to breastfeed in the open are the same ladies who don't like public nudity...for the children.
dready zim: I demand equality. I want free drinks and to be able to act like I am entitled to lots of stuff. I want to be able to be out in public with parts of myself exposed that would normally be illegal. I will not accept that I live in a society filled with people who are not me who have different opinions to me. I will not accept that I might have to in the slightest adapt my behaviour because I am in public.I am woman.I am a mother.Won`t someone please think of the children?I say stop using your child as a political weapon. Your kid does not care whether you are in a private room or out on the main drag as long as they have a nipple in their mouth. If they do care they are too old to breastfeed.My point being that it seems `equality` these days isn`t very equal. Imagine being a man and asking for the reciprocal thing (which should be fine in a proper framework of equality) and reacting the same way, wanting to get parts of yourself out in public that are normally illegal to get out and being offended that someone asks you to cover up. They haven`t asked you to stop what you are doing, just cover up.Now imagine you got so offended by being asked to cover up that you got it into the news.The headline would be `crazy pervert demands right to expose himself to children`Just because women have been and continue to be heavily oppressed in parts of the world does not mean that every desire you have that gets thwarted is a huge example of male domination. That is just childish and petulant and diminishes the perception of actual abuses, which are far too common. Genital mutilation for one. Forced marriage as a child is another. Can you see how getting `please do that privately` into the news is not helping when other women want `A gang of us are going to beat and rape you just because you are outside` to get into the news? Also just because some women are living in horrendous situations does not mean that men are all living in paradise either. There are many men who are subject to domestic violence. emotional abuse etc. Much worse than simply being asked to cover up.Getting offended at simply being asked to cover up (the airline should provide covers or a private room) is not something to get upset about unless you are acting like an entitled coont.Get a sense of perspective.
Cerebral Ballsy: Second of all, it's legal for women to be topless in some places even if they're not breastfeeding (NYC).
spamdog: Who are these people who are really offended about public breastfeeding?What are they, mormons? Other women who are resentful? What?
The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: I don't understand the cringing when a mother feeds her child the way nature intended.Who. The. fark. Cares??!And, basement dwellers, it is nowhere near the same thing as pissing, or shiatting or jerking off. Pissing/shiatting is the elimination of bodily waste that can be and often is potentially harmful to others. The contents are segregated from the rest of the population as to not spread infection.
Pokey.Clyde: spamdog: Who are these people who are really offended about public breastfeeding?Well, I can't speak for everybody, nor would I presume to. Personally, I have no problem with breast feeding in public. However, it usually seems that the type of woman that insists on feeding in public without covering up is also the type that will pitch a shiat fit the moment anyone so much as glances at them. They want to be able to whip one out anywhere, but they also don't want anyone to see. Anyway, I guess I'm saying that my problem would come from them wanting to have their cake and eat it too. Want to feed in public? Fine. But you don't get to say jack shiat if someone looks at you. Don't want anyone to see you? Fine. Cover up or excuse yourself to someplace more private.
bborchar: I didn't cover up because it was useless...once kids can grab something, they will rip it off, flail it around or play with it.
ElFugawz: Can I be in favor of not getting panties in a bunch?People who are so offended by breastfeeding: STFU.Sanctimonious bloggers who think they are marching for suffrage or something here: STFU.I will side against the "mommy-"bloggers on this one because this one started when they would not STFU.
lennavan: bborchar: I didn't cover up because it was useless...once kids can grab something, they will rip it off, flail it around or play with it.If the kid is playing rather than eating, he/she isn't really that hungry. Unless of course the kid is 2.
jeblis: When all you do is sit around all day, you have a lot of free time to complain.
Cerebral Ballsy: EmmaLou: As a woman, I don't want to see your kid suckling. Yes, it's normal and natural, but I still don't want to see your bare breast. Put something between that special moment and the people around you: a receiving blanket, a t shirt, a scarf...whatever.I'm guessing these ladies who want to breastfeed in the open are the same ladies who don't like public nudity...for the children.So? Look away. Problem solved.
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