Breastfeeding Viewed as Potential Terrorist Activity by New York Country Club
My wife had a similar incident happen to her at a Naval Hospital with the perpetrators ironically being three females (two Officers and one Chief Petty Officer). Even more ironic, one of the Officers and the Chief were part of the JAG Corps (lawyers) which made the resolution on our part a bit sweet in that Federal Law allows a woman who is validly on Federal property to breast feed her baby in any public location. (So, yes I took some glee in schooling a JAG on the law.)
To be fair to the Navy, our appeal to Admiral in charge of the facility (a pediatrician) was handled swiftly and to our satisfaction but it goes to show that this bizarre aversion to breastfeeding is everywhere, even in the medical field. To me it demonstrates that society, in many ways (some more obvious than others), hates children.
And what is with the “go feed your child in the bathroom” answer? Do these people regularly eat in their own bathrooms? Sick.
I have to agree with one of the commenters on the article. Everybody there knew damn well that it wasn’t terrorism. There were simply ignorant country club elites that wanted the Evil Breeder out of their midst, and knew exactly what code words would bring a huge police response.
How ironic, the USA produces so much pornography, and yet people are disgusted by breast feeding in public.
It’s a difference of life and death.
Were they chanting “Hail Satan” as John Wayne was interrogating her?
Whoa. Good for them for standing up for themselves. It’s really, really important for all women to know their rights regarding breastfeeding in public. Here’s a link regarding state laws that’s a helpful guide: http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx
Worth noting that New York is on the list of places that have laws that specifically allow a woman to legally breastfeed in any public or private place. Also worth stating that if you are an employer, you really need to make sure that your employees are familiar with the laws on the books so they don’t put you in a position that can range from embarrassing to illegal.
As a side note, I’m due in 3 weeks with #3, and I’m definitely finding a way to work “boob grenade” into a conversation.
Write a hundred times “‘Potential’ does not mean ‘possible’.”
I suspect Andy nailed it.
Anyway, gives new meaning to lactose intolerance.