Sunday, June 8, 2008


I got some delicious "hate" comments from someone on youtube. The video was in regard to an Applebee's nurse in that took place in Kentucky. Seems that a Mom was asked to stop nursing her child when she had the legal right to do so. So to bring awareness to this issue a nurse-in was planned and people were commenting about it.

One comment in particular saddened me as a Mom explained coming to tears as she nursed her child in the bathroom on the toilet. I responded to her:

Breastfeeding is a natural thing. I think people that view it perversely are the ones who should be shamed, not the Mothers who wish to provide nature's nourishment to her child.

With that said, provide me as a nursing mother with a private facility that is clean and NOT a bathroom and I'll be more than happy to go into another area to nurse.

If you won't eat your food off the toilet don't ask my baby to. Angel I am so sorry that happened to you. You and your child deserve better. I find it so amusing that any pro-breastfeeding comment is rated down.

I'm not surprised at this however. Some people cannot and will not look outside of their own little boxes.

Well a few months later an idiot responds to my comment, calling me a "feminazi" among other things, here read for yourself:

How do you know your not the one in a box. As a matter of fact, your in the minority on this issue. When my wife decides to feed our baby formula, and then sees a t-shirt on a baby that say, "formula is for pussies", we have a right to be pissed off. Why don't you feminazis get a life and stop trying to look for trouble.

This is exactly what is wrong with our society. We clump all people into one category when we either disagree with them or don't understand their choices. Then to put the cherry on the cupcake we name call.

I hope this guy is more respectful to his "wife". I'm curious if it is her decision not to breastfeed or if this gentlemen requested she use formula.

Oh in case you're wondering, I responded with this:

First, name calling doesn't exactly frame you as someone who is knowledgeable about this issue nor does it make me consider you someone who is even worth the keystrokes to explain or define my rights and the rights of my child.

With that said, it's very irresponsible of you to clump nursing Mother's together based off of ONE person who decided to wear a shirt that gave a message that obviously offended you.

You are the one looking for trouble, with a huge chip on your shoulder too I might add.