Friday, May 7, 2010

Oh Irony...

Yesterday I got into the breastfeeding debate on Facebook with friends of a friend.  I'll spare you the gory details, but this young, childless woman named Tracey said that breastfeeding is "gross" and she doesn't want to have to see it.  She said that new mothers are fat, and that being fat makes these new mothers too lazy to go somewhere away from her to breastfeed their kids.  She asserted many times that if I weren't so fat and lazy (bear in mind, this woman has never met me) I wouldn't have had to breastfeed in public.

I hear you thinking, "It couldn't have been that bad!  Who is that ignorant in 2010?"  No, really.  Here's a direct quote:
"AMY GO FEED YOU BABY IN THE CAR, CORNER, & COVER YOU BREAST OR BREASTPUMP...youre excuses  are not humorous anymore youre  catty, lazy and annoying**** LMAO. "
You can just imagine how well that went over with me.

But what made it awesomely ironic...  What made it hilarious...  What made it the best Facebook argument I have ever engaged in.....

This woman, who is SOOOO offended by public breastfeeding is an exotic dancer!  No kidding!!

This woman shakes her T&A in public for money, probably in some seedy dive bar (because there really isn't any other kind of strip club, is there?) but *I* am a lazy person for breastfeeding my children in public.  (Or is she lazy for not bothering to get enough education to support herself with her clothes on?  Hmmmmm....)

(<--- That's the only kind of stripper that's appropriate as an illustration here, this is a family blog.)

I can't make this stuff up, folks.  

12 comments:

RobMonroe said...

Darn you and your stripper picture, Amy! Now I have to clean my eyes. :o)

While I am not necessarily an active advocate for breastfeeding in public, I am surely aware that it is not something that we need to be embarrassed or "grossed out" by. Just small people, in my mind.

Erin said...

Are you kidding me?! Even though I'm a pretty modest person (I had one of those "hootie hiders" we called it for Abby), nursing in public really is a must sometimes. The baby gets hungry, you've GOT to feed her....seriously, the bathroom or stinking hot car is NOT where I want to feed my child.

I'm with you Amy on this one. even if a woman doesn't have one of the aprons like I did, I still don't have a second thought about it. :)

Anonymous said...

I'll go out on a limb and guess this woman believes breasts are to be used only for sexual purposes, so she probably thinks the idea of having a breast anywhere near a baby -- in public or not -- is gross.

strwberrryjoy said...

Enjoyed the stripper photo!

Connie said...

I am imagining strongly, my hands around her throat, and all I can think to say, after omg!, is, 'you can't fix stupid'!

Cate said...

I can't believe that story from Iowa where that woman was so harassed after bfing in the mall, and then when she dared complain about it to the media, people egged her house! That is insane! I can't believe we live in such a world.

Chelsea said...

Oh what a world, what a world. Thanks Amy, this made me laugh really hard :)

katy said...

Actually, your stripper picture is hilarious! I really thought it was some sort of robotic stripper toy until I scrolled down. I mean, check out those rad rubber boots!

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Rachel said...

Hilarious, love that you're there to advocate for mums (moms) everywhere. Thanks.

morganna said...

Love the picture. Took me a minute to figure out what it was. :)

Now, I would rather go sit in my car than sit down in say, the grocery store and breastfeed, but that's just me (and my first baby was born in the fall, so it was more likely the car was cold when this was really a problem). But I think moms need to breastfeed anywhere they want to, whenever they (or their babies) want to. Good for you for standing up for moms.

Just an aside, not all strippers are lacking in education. One of my friends in college was a stripper, and she was doing it to put herself through college. (Please, no offense meant, just wanted to toss this out there.)

toddlerplanet said...

OMG that's a hilarious photo. Almost makes it worth seeing this ignorance.

Ugh.

Glad you spoke up.