I have had enough of some of the comments I have been seeing on Facebook lately.
An Australian celebrity (known as Kochie) is well-known for sticking his foot in his mouth on certain topics. I really feel sorry for him at the moment with how much he is getting verbally attacked by people (mostly women) because of comments he made on air about a woman who was asked to move by staff because she was breastfeeding on the edge of a pool.
Now many are saying that he is anti-public breastfeeding!
From what I understand (without having seen the interview in question) he was actually saying that women should be discreet (he just had a poor choice of words) when feeding in public, not that he doesn’t think that they should!
He also stated that he felt it was unsafe for a woman to be feeding on the edge of a pool (umm…YEAH!!! So many scenarios of what could go wrong there!)
I actually agree with his opinion (and we are all entitled to one!) I have no problems with women who choose to breastfeed, nor anything against those who feed in public. Kid’s gotta eat! What does make me uncomfortable is when I see a woman who just flops herself out for the world to see. Nobody needs to see that. In fact, if there wasn’t a child in close proximity, you could get arrested for indecent exposure!
What pisses me off (sorry, I know I don’t swear on here!) is that these women (who I call the “breast feeding nazi’s”) are so quick to jump down someone’s throat about the subject without actually thinking about the context of what was said. These are the same women who attack people, like myself, who choose not to breastfeed (or can’t!) and make them feel like scum.
It’s disgusting that this is even such a heated topic. Personal choice people!!!
But IN MY OPINION… yeah, your concern for your child’s hunger is legitimate, but show a bit of consideration for your body (and others) and be a bit discreet. Feed, but don’t flaunt! It could make people uncomfortable and we also live in a world of creepy weirdos who will not look on and see the sake of practicality, but watch in a sexual way.
Again, without having heard the original story that sparked all this, who knows the details behind the woman being asked to move away from the pool. Ok, she shouldn’t have been moved on just for that (if that was the case), but maybe this woman jumped on her high horse about being asked to move and approached the media, when maybe they just asked her to move because she was in a dangerous position?? Everyone seems to have forgotten the original story and all the limelight is on Kochie! If this place really did break the law and ask this woman to move on just for the simple fact she was breastfeeding, why aren’t you all attacking this business instead?
Call me a prude…whatever…just be certain of facts before jumping down people’s throats, and MOVE ON!!!