Public breast-feeding controversy won...

Public breast-feeding controversy won't go away

There are 1111 comments on the The Journal Times story from Aug 7, 2006, titled Public breast-feeding controversy won't go away. In it, The Journal Times reports that:

Rebecca Cook of Burlington said staff at the Victoria's Secret at Regency Mall told her she could not nurse in the store, and offered her the employee bathroom instead.

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Katie

Toney, AL

#23 Apr 24, 2007
Hello, let me intervene. i am a school girl thats right a school kid commenting onyour imature behavior. Sean. Get real. Stop being so immature about this. yes a P*nise is sexual. it was made for you urinating yes, but it was made for y;ou haveing sexual actions to! it was MADE for sexual content! like our V*ginas. but not our breasts. i'm doing a school project on breast feeding in public. i was against it till i heard these mothers sides and agreed. media and civilazation turned breasts into sexual content. not God. God had them there for us to use. That was the only plan for them. So shut the heck up. and stop ranting and raving like a school boy that just got suspended from school. So how conservative do you feel being compared to a school kid? I hope you feel ashamed for HARRASSING these mothers about what they do RIGHT for there babys. i'm sure i appreciat my mothers feeding when i was a baby. so GET OVER IT AND STOP FLARING THE ISSUES. IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SEE, DONT LOOK. ITS NOT THAT HARD. unless your a uncontrolled pervert. so do HUMANITY a favor and leave us REAL conservative people away to tend to our children.(well, not me. but when i do have a child when i'm an adult, i'll be sure to breastfeed in public.)
Katie

Toney, AL

#24 Apr 24, 2007
Oh and if women are "showing off" with this content. How is that so? Why would we want to? at that point we OBVIOUSLY love someone else to have a baby. well in most circumstances. and WE ARE ANIMALS. we just don't have the fur. we are desighned the same way with more INTELLIGENCE. So i thought before i saw your pathetic comments.
Katie

Toney, AL

#25 Apr 24, 2007
Oh, i just read that and let me clarify. When I said that we are animals, i ment in the since of scientificaly. Then with you calling breast feeding "uncivilized" then you tell me how civilized it is to hook a MACHINE to a boob and let us go through pain just to feed a baby. and then poor baby doesnt get as much food as it needs? us breast feeding works for the baby and us. its even HEALTHIER. Then what do you have to say to how civilized is it for a man to walkaround without a shirt? you know they just want to draw attention to them selves!
Katie

Toney, AL

#26 Apr 24, 2007
I am off hte computer so if you have a word or two for me. and i would LOVE to har your reaction, e-mail - [email protected]
sean

Alameda, CA

#27 Apr 24, 2007
Katie wrote:
Hello, let me intervene. i am a school girl thats right a school kid commenting onyour imature behavior. Sean. Get real. Stop being so immature about this. yes a P*nise is sexual. it was made for you urinating yes, but it was made for y;ou haveing sexual actions to! it was MADE for sexual content! like our V*ginas. but not our breasts. i'm doing a school project on breast feeding in public. i was against it till i heard these mothers sides and agreed. media and civilazation turned breasts into sexual content. not God. God had them there for us to use. That was the only plan for them. So shut the heck up. and stop ranting and raving like a school boy that just got suspended from school. So how conservative do you feel being compared to a school kid? I hope you feel ashamed for HARRASSING these mothers about what they do RIGHT for there babys. i'm sure i appreciat my mothers feeding when i was a baby. so GET OVER IT AND STOP FLARING THE ISSUES. IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SEE, DONT LOOK. ITS NOT THAT HARD. unless your a uncontrolled pervert. so do HUMANITY a favor and leave us REAL conservative people away to tend to our children.(well, not me. but when i do have a child when i'm an adult, i'll be sure to breastfeed in public.)
I dont feel ashamed for HARRASING these LOWCLASS mothers who deliberatelt and purposly go out of there own way to flop out there breast in public so rudely without understanding my feelings or compforts. Face it Katie...this isnt about feeding a hungry child, this sort of disturbing rude behaviour has extended itself to being a showoff spectator sport to be right in front of a spotlight with a live captive aduience ok!!!. If women dont like perverts staring at there rude, primative, inappropriate behaviours Katie, then maybe they should be way more private about it rather than exposing themselves to try and showoff. How hard is it to walk your lazy *** up to a restroom to breastfeed if you dont like perverts staring Katie??. You cant HAVE IT BOTHWAYS
sean

Alameda, CA

#28 Apr 24, 2007
Katie wrote:
Oh, i just read that and let me clarify. When I said that we are animals, i ment in the since of scientificaly. Then with you calling breast feeding "uncivilized" then you tell me how civilized it is to hook a MACHINE to a boob and let us go through pain just to feed a baby. and then poor baby doesnt get as much food as it needs? us breast feeding works for the baby and us. its even HEALTHIER. Then what do you have to say to how civilized is it for a man to walkaround without a shirt? you know they just want to draw attention to them selves!
I'm not saying its ok for a male either to walk around shirtless, but a man can just as easy pull it off without his shirt rather than a women. The reason why this is true is because males dont have anything thats sexually arousing about them as much as females do when going topless. Women are supposed to hold a way more higher standard of Class than men Katie. Once a women goes topless, that just makes her looklike a sl** and less respectable. And as far as you implying that we are animals...we are nothing like animals, how ignorant of you to insinuate that i am an animal Katie. If you think that we as human beins are animals and that its ok to rudely milk are pets goats or monkeys out in public without showing respect and common curtiousy, then maybe Animals like you Katie should sleep in a barn or a zoo
sean

Alameda, CA

#29 Apr 24, 2007
Katie wrote:
Hello, let me intervene. i am a school girl thats right a school kid commenting onyour imature behavior. Sean. Get real. Stop being so immature about this. yes a P*nise is sexual. it was made for you urinating yes, but it was made for y;ou haveing sexual actions to! it was MADE for sexual content! like our V*ginas. but not our breasts. i'm doing a school project on breast feeding in public. i was against it till i heard these mothers sides and agreed. media and civilazation turned breasts into sexual content. not God. God had them there for us to use. That was the only plan for them. So shut the heck up. and stop ranting and raving like a school boy that just got suspended from school. So how conservative do you feel being compared to a school kid? I hope you feel ashamed for HARRASSING these mothers about what they do RIGHT for there babys. i'm sure i appreciat my mothers feeding when i was a baby. so GET OVER IT AND STOP FLARING THE ISSUES. IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SEE, DONT LOOK. ITS NOT THAT HARD. unless your a uncontrolled pervert. so do HUMANITY a favor and leave us REAL conservative people away to tend to our children.(well, not me. but when i do have a child when i'm an adult, i'll be sure to breastfeed in public.)
You just go ahead Katie and breastfeed your little tit sucking vampires in public when you get older and watch and see if you dont have onlookers staring at you, whispering about you, catching some critizm from a store or restaurant establismhent from a manager wanting to remove you from property for what your doing is so rudely and inappropriate. There has been a major epidemic of many breastfeeding mothers who have been told to leave restaurant/store property due to varies wide range of complaints made from customers who do not wish to be subjected to this. I just go by statistics and facts Katie, wheres your facts
sean

Alameda, CA

#30 Apr 24, 2007
Katie wrote:
Hello, let me intervene. i am a school girl thats right a school kid commenting onyour imature behavior. Sean. Get real. Stop being so immature about this. yes a P*nise is sexual. it was made for you urinating yes, but it was made for y;ou haveing sexual actions to! it was MADE for sexual content! like our V*ginas. but not our breasts. i'm doing a school project on breast feeding in public. i was against it till i heard these mothers sides and agreed. media and civilazation turned breasts into sexual content. not God. God had them there for us to use. That was the only plan for them. So shut the heck up. and stop ranting and raving like a school boy that just got suspended from school. So how conservative do you feel being compared to a school kid? I hope you feel ashamed for HARRASSING these mothers about what they do RIGHT for there babys. i'm sure i appreciat my mothers feeding when i was a baby. so GET OVER IT AND STOP FLARING THE ISSUES. IF YOU DON'T LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SEE, DONT LOOK. ITS NOT THAT HARD. unless your a uncontrolled pervert. so do HUMANITY a favor and leave us REAL conservative people away to tend to our children.(well, not me. but when i do have a child when i'm an adult, i'll be sure to breastfeed in public.)
1.so do HUMANITY a favor and leave us REAL conservative people away to tend to our children.

Ok first off Katie just to make myself clear and add a nother comment, your no real conservative, your a true phoney believe wannabe conservative. Face it Kate, your a conservative come lately discracing the real true conservative right wing movement which makes REAL traditional conservatives like me look really bad for your screwy, twisted ways of thinking. Real conservatives Katie believe in good traditional values, real conservatives believe in STRONG HIGH STANDARD PROCEDURES, and higher REGULATION STANDARDS. You Katie are an oxmoron and as i said before, do not and i mean NOT make all of us real conservative look bad and give the real mean of the word "CONSERVATISM" a bad name. I dont wanna see people like you poisoning the true conservatives who standby decency and good moral values which is something you lack all the way. Your a liberal Katie face it, Real conservatives oppose sexual lewd conduct acts and public indecent exposure which is what public breastfeeding is. You cannot USE your own baby as a coverup just so you can violate criminal statutues such as lewd conduct and public indecent exposure
katie

Toney, AL

#31 Apr 25, 2007
wow, your really are ignorant and stuborn. You are not worth the time. "conservative" people do not call others ignorant and cuss at them on boreds. and they don't think its ok to let a baby miss meals. "missing one meal won't kill them" And i'll advise you that if you watch TV you will see more porn then if you would watching a baby breastfeeding. so get over it and get your stuck up butt off of here. BLOG CLOSED TO SEAN. i'm out. and i have what i need for my school project. thank you very much. you made my mind up on which side i choose
M Sullivan

Strathadam, Canada

#32 Apr 27, 2007
Poor Sean....resentful that you weren't breastfed my dear? Please, in the future keep your paranoid, uneducated, low class opinions to yourself. Might I suggest you get your uneducated ass to a psychologist who will help you with your obvious hate for women, children and healthy sex. What an ASS!!!!
M Sullivan

Strathadam, Canada

#33 Apr 27, 2007
HHtx76548 wrote:
Sean, you're definitely different..nicest way of putting it. I am ultra conservative. I agree that things of a sexual nature should be kept behind closed door. But Bud, a pair of breasts are not sexual in nature. They are glands designed to produce milk for offspring covered by protective dermis. I'm now past the days of breastfeeding. I just looked in the mirror this morning..my breast are anything but sexual. LOL Gotta love gravity and age. To all you breastfeeders out there...you go girl.
Hallelujah to that girl!!:)
Jenny

Smithfield, NC

#34 Apr 27, 2007
Okay, I am going to call out the obvious. Sean is not writing his real position. Its way too ridiculous, almost like a cartoon. Nobody actually thinks in those terms, unless he is a teenager and seeing life from an extremely hormonal black/white perspective. My assumption is that Sean doesn't believe a word he is saying and instead bored and trying to get a rise out of people. Either that, or trying to just make Conservatives look bad by pretending to be some insane representative of the "right wing".

So, let's just stop responding and getting upset over what is clearly not an actual human position. Sean, go do your homework. Go help your dad with something.
sean

San Leandro, CA

#35 Apr 27, 2007
M Sullivan wrote:
Poor Sean....resentful that you weren't breastfed my dear? Please, in the future keep your paranoid, uneducated, low class opinions to yourself. Might I suggest you get your uneducated ass to a psychologist who will help you with your obvious hate for women, children and healthy sex. What an ASS!!!!
First off M Sullivan you liberal wackjob, this whole issue has nothing to do at all about breastfeeding or wether or not i was or wasnt breastfed as a child ok. This whole issue is all about public indecent exposure and how women try to look for any kind of attention to flop it out. They USE there own baby as an excuse to go naked in public in the name of breastfeeding and thats down right weird, wacky and perverted. This sort of rude, inappropriate behaviour is teaching newborn children to learn there rude, lowclass trashy, inappropriate behaviours from there own mothers because mothers are showing how lowclass they are in public veiw. Personally i myself feel that there should be a bann on this because after all, this is indecent exposure and publicly offensive to everyones compforts and feelings
sean

San Leandro, CA

#36 Apr 27, 2007
Jenny wrote:
Okay, I am going to call out the obvious. Sean is not writing his real position. Its way too ridiculous, almost like a cartoon. Nobody actually thinks in those terms, unless he is a teenager and seeing life from an extremely hormonal black/white perspective. My assumption is that Sean doesn't believe a word he is saying and instead bored and trying to get a rise out of people. Either that, or trying to just make Conservatives look bad by pretending to be some insane representative of the "right wing".
So, let's just stop responding and getting upset over what is clearly not an actual human position. Sean, go do your homework. Go help your dad with something.
fIRST OFF jENNY dont sit here and start insinuating your conservative now just like that phoney Kate, because real conservatives my freind dont condone public indecent exposure and sexual lewd conduct which is what public breastfeeding is 100%. I'm a real conservative Kate, a traditional christian conservative who sticks by good values, decency and good moral codes. You Jenny are PHONEY CONSERVATIVE COME LATELY, so again dont come in here and make all us real conservatives look bad, because people like you are a bad influence to all good conservatives with your poisonous liberal ways of thinking that we should condone and have public indecent exposure acceptable for our society. Your a bad example Jenny, dont call yourself a conservative at all and discrace what true real conservatives are
sean

San Leandro, CA

#37 Apr 28, 2007
A nother thing Jenny, you talk like a 10 year old child ok...you have no real criticle thoughts of your own which is why your ignorant self is just a waste of my time on this debate on PB. " My assumption is that Sean doesn't believe a word he is saying and instead bored and trying to get a rise out of people." :::what an idiot:::(like you know so much about me) lol your assumtions are wrong Jenny so dont sit here and assume things because you only make an *** out of yourself and for other. Oh and yes i actually do believe a word i am saying, you breastfeeding rights liberal mothers want rights to breastfeed...? ehh nobody is stopping anyone from breastfeeding, we are just asking these breastfeeding mothers to be considerate and polite about it before they start demanding there rights of doing it in a public so-called privacy. What about the parents RIGHTS and there childrens RIGHTS about not wanting to see exposed breast Kate out in public establisments??. A breastfeeding mother may think that she has a right to breastfeed her child anywhere just as much as i have a Godgiven Red, White and Blue right to ask her nicely to either use a bathroom or to stop what she is doing. Its for the simple fact that there are children around who may get dirty minds off this or other patrons. I wanna adress this to you kate because i know your slow at this topic and for M Sullivan.... That if your gonna sit here and gripe about rights being taken away and how much you support breastfeeding mothers rights to breastfeed just about anywhere...Dont talk about how much you support rights and freedom if your not gonna fully support rights and freedom all the way. Customers in stores and restaurants have RIGHTS too just to say "i dont wanna see it, please stop what your doing or use a bathroom because there are kids around who shouldnt be subjected"
sean

San Leandro, CA

#38 Apr 28, 2007
Breastfeeding maybe a natural thing in all just the same as urinating, but doing it outside the house is a little weird and perverted. Isnt that what pumps are for??. Yes, it is a freecountry, but some people just take it too far. If you were a mom that was breastfeeding M Sullivan, wouldnt you wanna keep that in your own private world?
sean

San Leandro, CA

#39 Apr 28, 2007
sex is just as natural as breastfeeding, but that doesnt mean people should go out and have sex in public. When society has no care in the world for ones feelings and can just go and do whatever they want and whenever they want to, this causes a moral breakdown in our society which aventually brings civilization into collapsing. Condoning inappropriate beviour an order to make it a social norm will lead civilization into a new stone age, because society is losing touch of learning about decency, class, MANNERS and respect for others to be considerate. Its about time that society needs to wakeup and smell the coffee by understanding the concepts of COMMON SENSE and less WOMENS RIGHTS B.S POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
sean

San Leandro, CA

#40 Apr 28, 2007
M Sullivan wrote:
Mother nature gave us breasts to feed our young, society turned then into sex objects. I donít know many woman who breast fed in public who just let their breast hang out, I have always found them to be very discreet. The problem is people get their knickers in a knot just by seeing a woman who they know is breastfeeding, they donít even need to see the breast!! The woman from Texas who shredded the cover so her 15 year old son wouldn't see it missed a huge opportunity to teach her son about the beauty and health benefits of breastfeeding. Her attitude has now been passed on to her son so the closed mindedness continues. As far as I'm concerned all woman who have a problem with other woman breastfeeding in public hate themselves and have a very poor body image. If any one should understand the issue it is woman, shame on all you closed minded women for turning your backs on your sisters out there who are only trying to give their babies the best start possible, not star in some porn movie. I bet you are the same woman who change in the in the dark. Well sorry ladies you can't pass your hang-ups on to the rest of us. Here's an idea, do a little work on your self image and body image and stop judging those of us who have a healthy attitude about our bodies and the purpose of each body part!
I'm sorry to say that breastfeeding is not beautiful, thats just one more ignorant MISGUIDED oppinon of yours M Sullivan, Urinating defacating as i said before is just as natural as breastfeeding M Sullivan. So are you gonna say the same thing about urinating that its beautiful too when some man rudely urinates in public right in front of you and your kids while whipping out his p*nis out in public veiw with a jar??. Breast are 100% sex objects M Sullivan, and if you deny that, then your even way more ignorant than i thought. If breast arent sex objects then why is it M Sullivan that they blurry them out on TV so children cant see them ha??. If breast arent sex objects M Sullivan, then why is it women strippers depend on them to make a living?? why are women using there breast to sell if they arent sex objects M Sullivan??. That just goes and shows how ignorant you bleeding heart liberal feminist are M Sullivan, mother nature also gave man a p*nis too to urinate, i guess society also turned that too into sex object ha M Sullivan even though thats how it always has been since day one :::shakes head:::. M sullivan...you need a reality check, because your wires are really crossed and plus not to mention how you make not one bit of sense at all
Christina

Tupelo, MS

#41 Apr 28, 2007
Oh please. If you have such a phobia of boobs and breastfeeding then you should lock yourself in your house and not come out. My goodness!
sean

San Leandro, CA

#42 Apr 28, 2007
Christina wrote:
Oh please. If you have such a phobia of boobs and breastfeeding then you should lock yourself in your house and not come out. My goodness!
don't have a phobia about anything. I just think it's rude behavior. Not eveyone these days is interested in children or what you do with them. I would feel the same if someone changed a diaper in a resturant. I suppose that means I have a diaper phobia too right??.

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