HOLY hell, these mom groups be TESTING ME TODAY.
I DON'T CARE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE A BOOB IN PUBLIC BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T HAVE A SEX EDUCATION CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND STILL THINK "BOOBIES!!!!"
Some context--- a thread about breastfeeding in public is happening. A woman chimes in that she's tired of these women being pushy (about being able to breastfeed in public). She went on to comment:
"I was taught to cover up have respect for myself and others. If I'm at the mall and I see a mother with her breast hanging out whilst a baby latches on and off the breast in my opinion is considered classless. Life is not just about always thinking about self and proving points that we can do what we want when we want it's about realizing that we all have to live and be outside together. If people are constantly trying to prove points to one another there is no peace no comoradery anymore it's others thinking purely of themselves. I think too many people feel the need to prove points and yet they don't realize the world needs to commence with some form of class I mean honestly what's next? It's uncomfortable to see a women like that it shows that a women has class and respect to cover up. If a women is sitting there with her breast slung out of her shirt and her baby latched on and most of her breast showing its classless rude and shows she is just trying to prove a point that she can do it that she doesn't care about anyone but herself so with that it leaves a women subject to judgment and ridicule."
* Excuse all those typos and poor sentence and paragraph structure-- it is the actual post.
So here's the deal. You're never gonna see me at a breastfeeding sit-in, no. And, I'm not gonna be the sort of gal that posts a photo of my little babe on the teet. And you probably wouldn't have caught me walking topless in the park whipping my boobs around, and "making a point" as you insinuate regarding breast feeding, but now you're sure as shit gonna sit the fuck down while we talk about breastfeeding for a hot second.
HAVE A SEAT.
IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU. I REPEAT, IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU. ANOTHER WOMAN'S BOOBS ARE NOT ABOUT YOU. A BABY BREASTFEEDING ISN'T ABOUT YOU. NOT EVERYTHING IS ABOUT YOU.
I know it's like, totally "cray cray" for you to grasp that concept, but there it is.
By the way, what places are you frequenting in which women are whipping their boobs out left and right and blatantly displaying their nipples for extended periods of time? Cuz... I've never seen a breastfeeding woman act like that. Do we hang out at different parks?
It is actually incredible that someone could describe breastfeeding as classless, when a cover doesn't work. It is mind boggling. It is ignorant. It's RUDE. I get that you're fascinated by my boobs. I'm sorry that you believe that anytime any part of my boob is exposed, you're all of a sudden forced to stare at it in hopes of a nip slip. I'm sorry that you're threatened by my boob and think your husband is gonna get a boner from it. I'm sorry that you are uncomfortable that a naked part of my body is being exposed. Just kidding, I'm not really sorry about any of that because you're being absolutely ridiculous.
If your comfort level is to cover up, cover it. If it's not, it's not. To each their own on the COMFORT and how they choose to feed their baby. When I started out, I bought three different types of covers, multiple different style nursing tops, I hid in back seats of cars with tinted windows, back corner booths, I breastfed in a fucking bathroom, standing up. I was so worried about everyone else that I forgot about the most important person. THE BABY.
The baby who was screaming and crying every time I tried using a cover, who wouldn't latch when a cover was over her head, and who would kick and squirm anytime I did everything in my power to appease everyone else about the way she ate, except her. It's weird... my baby doesn't stare at you while you throw slop in your mouth... but yet, here you are, convinced that you have to stare at her while she's eating.
This isn't a "let's agree to disagree" sort of conversation. Yeah, no. See, there's this thing that happens when you have a baby. They kind of need to fucking eat to survive. Sometimes it ain't just as simple as "throw a blanket over its head." It is not my job to make sure you're cool with how, where, or when my baby eats. Again, I repeat, it is not about you. It doesn't matter if you "don't get it." That's not enough of a reason to shame breastfeeding mothers. No, they're not trying nearly as hard to "make a point," when they're feeding their child as you are about the self respect bullshit spewing out of your mouth. The most ironic thing... women wouldn't have to "make a point" if that's really how you're going to interpret it, if you asshats would stop talking about your obsession with boobs!
YOU have a lot to learn on self respect and class if this is they way you conduct yourself and if this is the point you're so hard up on making. So do me a favor, sugar, and STFU.
Is the point I'm making clear enough for you