At 6/6/12 06:46 PM, bismuthfeldspar wrote:
At 6/6/12 02:25 PM, BananasFoster wrote:
if there are men that can't cope with their urges in public then seeing women breastfeeding might be the least of their worries.Let's apply this reasoning to a situation that you might have less bias towards.
I have no bias. I'm a person just like anyone else responding here, and it appears I'm not the only one with this point of view. Perhaps you are biased?
Loud noises keep people awake which causes an enormous amount of discomfort, you're essentially saying that because these people can't sleep with the sound of pneumatic drills all through the night there is something wrong with them. It doesn't matter whether they flip out or not, they still feel the discomfort and cannot sleep, their brains are hard wired this way.
This is still a completely different situation. These comparisons don't make sense.
Something as simple as a bra with a buttoned flap over the nipple would solve this anyway.
If you had read my posts, I've mentioned that when I've seen women breastfeeding in public, they normally cover up not only their breast - but their child - with a blanket. This is already something a lot of breastfeeding women do.
You could market this as the solution to breastfeeding in public, make millions and live in opulent splendor for the rest of your life, but obviously you prefer to pretend to be the victim and throw a hissy fit. So.... I think it's pretty obvious who has the problem here.
How am I pretending to be a victim? I'm not the one who is throwing the hissy fit. I'm simply stating my point of view as others are, yourself included. I'm comfortable with women breastfeeding in public and am not comparing it to the likes of men receiving oral sex, or loud construction going on (the last of which is legal). That seems a bit over the top to myself and obviously others. I think the people who are getting really defensive are the ones making the ridiculous comparisons between breastfeeding and completely unrelated situations.
It would make more sense if you looked at the situation more objectively - what would a good solution be? Perhaps having it be a strongly suggested that women use a small blanket to cover up? Or perhaps your tax dollars could go toward special breastfeeding areas in every city and town in the country you reside in? There can be solutions to problems, but making something natural and necessary outright illegal is a bit extreme.
I personally don't find this offensive, and certainly not on par with loud construction or public oral sex: