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Should women be allowed to breast feed in public?

  1. Voted Yes, unconditionally (77 votes [41.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.62%

  2. Yes but they should cover up (89 votes [48.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.11%

  3. Yes but in separated rooms (8 votes [4.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.32%

  4. No (9 votes [4.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.86%

  5. Other (2 votes [1.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.08%

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#1 McMillan

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:27 PM

So there are a couple of articles on breast feeding in public in the Sun today and in both instances I think the women involved are completely over reacting. They weren't discriminated against. Not everyone wants to view a child breast feeding and in one she was just asked to cover up. Honestly, how difficult is that? No one has told them they can't breast feed just to do it with some decency. So what's your opinion on the matter of breast feeding in public?

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http://www.vancouver...5287/story.html
http://www.vancouver...5295/story.html
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:32 PM

I have no problem with women breast feeding in public, but there is a discreet way to do it and IMO, that's how it should be done! Discretely, so as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of some!
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:35 PM

I have a problem with it. It makes mostly everybody present feel very awkward. Conversation killer.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:42 PM

Just proves that in BC there are still squares who seem to be at odds with anything nether regions....and that there are rebels without a clue that make protests here in BC a laughingstock.

Breast-feeding moms should be sensitive to the squares...and pick there places.

The squares....if they dont like it...stop ogling the fricking milk boobies and the babies that feed on them, and walk away, pretty damned simple resolution.

Sometimes British Columbians drives me bonkers.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

Who cares. We can't be showing the human body in public! It offends our delicate sensibilities!

Another example of our crazy puritan background.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:45 PM

Just proves that in BC there are still squares who seem to be at odds with anything nether regions....and that there are rebels without a clue that make protests here in BC a laughingstock.

Breast-feeding moms should be sensitive to the squares...and pick there places.

The squares....if they dont like it...stop ogling the fricking milk boobies and the babies that feed on them, and walk away, pretty damned simple resolution.

Sometimes British Columbians drives me bonkers.


Why the need to call people who want them to cover up squares? Being naked is a perfectly normal thing yet it is socially unacceptable how is this any different? How is it different for me to go swimming naked at English Bay from a mother openly breast feeding on English Bay. Both are natural. By your standard neither should be deemed indecent so what's the difference here that I'm missing?
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:48 PM

I think discomfort and awkwardness with it is indicative of the emotional and sexual frigidity of some people. Oh no, nipples, I'm offended... Mature people can handle public breastfeeding and remain unfazed. Try not to stare, please.

If women walked around with their boobs hanging out at the same rate men go topless, especially in summer, we would all be desensitized in a week. That would be the ideal effect. Same thing with breastfeeding. Sometimes a baby is in public and it needs to eat. Get used to it.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:50 PM

Oh please, we all know what boobies look like, so what is the fuss

Heck, I'm not ashame to say it. Sometimes when I'm stuck in rush hour on hwy 1, I'll pull to the side and get out to take a piss.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:55 PM

Women should be allowed to feed anywhere at anytime they want!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

I thought it was legal to be topless in BC.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:58 PM

Just proves that in BC there are still squares who seem to be at odds with anything nether regions....and that there are rebels without a clue that make protests here in BC a laughingstock.

Breast-feeding moms should be sensitive to the squares...and pick there places.

The squares....if they dont like it...stop ogling the fricking milk boobies and the babies that feed on them, and walk away, pretty damned simple resolution.

Sometimes British Columbians drives me bonkers.



Hey, if they pull it out what I have to avert my eyes?

Just be discrete and then I won't care.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:59 PM

I thought it was legal to be topless in BC.



It is. Not that I have seen it in practice.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:04 PM

Kids gotta eat!

And I believe a nursing child is one of the most natural beautiful things in the world.

Edited by Shift-4, 09 August 2010 - 02:05 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:05 PM

Who cares. We can't be showing the human body in public! It offends our delicate sensibilities!

Another example of our crazy puritan background.


Couldn't agree with you more. Our society teaches us to loathe the body's public presentation and everything with seeing skin has to involve sexuality. Society and its laws are based on those exact hypocritical puritanical mindsets that allow half naked little girls to run around emulating Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian, to which they sell and target consumer products, like magazines, clothes etc to women and girls through sexually suggestive ads....and at the same time say it's not ok for a women to feed a baby girl in public because it could be deemed salacious and controversial.

Well hats off to our ****** up, contradictory and hypocritical social senses!
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:06 PM

Why the need to call people who want them to cover up squares? Being naked is a perfectly normal thing yet it is socially unacceptable how is this any different? How is it different for me to go swimming naked at English Bay from a mother openly breast feeding on English Bay. Both are natural. By your standard neither should be deemed indecent so what's the difference here that I'm missing?

Its like that naked old dude that was in the Pride Parade....where there were tens of thousands of people watching.

I was with a pair of girls at the parade..and one of them turned away and lit a ciggie because she didnt want to watch "old balls".

Pretty simple solution, i reckon.

People can do the same if they happen to see someone breastfeeding...and i think you glossed over the part where i said that additionally...mothers really should pick their places, because there are people that are still square to the concept.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:10 PM

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:14 PM

Its like that naked old dude that was in the Pride Parade....where there were tens of thousands of people watching.

I was with a pair of girls at the parade..and one of them turned away and lit a ciggie because she didnt want to watch "old balls".

Pretty simple solution, i reckon.

People can do the same if they happen to see someone breastfeeding...and i think you glossed over the part where i said that additionally...mothers really should pick their places, because there are people that are still square to the concept.


I get what you're saying but, I'm sick of having socail norms and rules shaped by the unenlightened, immature, and puritanical among us. People who are uncomfortable with themselves and within their own skin are telling us what to be comfortable and uncomfortable with. Bizarro World!
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:15 PM

It is. Not that I have seen it in practice.


Then it's fine. If they are LEGALLY allowed to do it and we try to stop them, it becomes discrimination. And I don't think you can be flamboyant in your breastfeeding.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:22 PM

I get what you're saying but, I'm sick of having socail norms and rules shaped by the unenlightened, immature, and puritanical among us. People who are uncomfortable with themselves and within their own skin are telling us what to be comfortable and uncomfortable with. Bizarro World!

I agree with your first reply fully....i talk about these same things a lot with my friends, and we always come to the same conclusions.

I loathe acquiescing to the conservative, but it is IMO, only fair so they just hush.

Funny thing is...if you give some of these whiners a few stiff drinks and propose that you go out and see strippers....knowhatimsayin' ;)
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:26 PM

edit.. nvm

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:27 PM

I dont see a problem with it.





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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:30 PM

Then it's fine. If they are LEGALLY allowed to do it and we try to stop them, it becomes discrimination. And I don't think you can be flamboyant in your breastfeeding.



You can.

Just like I can stare.

What would have been funny is we brought in 200 teenage guys to witness the public breastfeeding demonstration.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:31 PM

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What would have been funny is we brought in 200 teenage guys to witness the public breastfeeding demonstration.


Might serve as good birth control.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:32 PM

I have no problem with women breast feeding in public, but there is a discreet way to do it and IMO, that's how it should be done! Discretely, so as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of some!


Ya, but common sense isn't the issue here, it's human rights. Much like it's my right to be a douchebag if I so choose, it doesn't mean I should.

What's funny is that in these cases they weren't told not to breatfeed, they were told to cover up. What person with a baby doesn't have a cloth with 'em?
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:33 PM

Might serve as good birth control.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:33 PM

It should be based on hotness. Obviously.


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:34 PM

Its like that naked old dude that was in the Pride Parade....where there were tens of thousands of people watching.

I was with a pair of girls at the parade..and one of them turned away and lit a ciggie because she didnt want to watch "old balls".

Pretty simple solution, i reckon.

People can do the same if they happen to see someone breastfeeding...and i think you glossed over the part where i said that additionally...mothers really should pick their places, because there are people that are still square to the concept.


It's not that I was glossing over picking your places but more so just ignoring it. To a point it more so reaffirms my position of covering up. I understand what you're getting with on the whole Gay Parade and what not and it is very similar to what the issues surrounding breast feeding are. Now if these "old balls" were just hanging about regularly you and I know that everyone would have an issue with it. Some would say they are beautiful and good for him for being comfortable in his naked body others would call him a pervert but it doesn't change the fact that it's socially unacceptable. Should it be socially acceptable? I don't exactly have an answer for that but I do know I'd prefer for things to stay more so the same with it being unacceptable. I can accept that some places I will go I will need naked men, just as I have to find it acceptable for parents to raise their children the way they do (and don't get me started that).

Basically the point is, sure it's natural but not everyone wants to watch it. A baby has got to eat and many (myself included) deem breast feeding very important so when they're out it needs to be done. However be courteous of others feelings and opinions and bring a blanket.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:37 PM

LMAO!!! B)

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Not as good as changing diapers but I think you see what I mean. :D
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:40 PM

I have no problem with women breastfeeding in public. That said, with the current generation of nursing bras and clothing, I don't think it would take too much effort to do so discreetly.

I might think differently if/when I become a mom, but I don't see taking a little extra care* while breastfeeding in public as being too much to ask; it's akin to watching your language or manners a little more carefully when out in public. Just accept the fact that some people are squeamish and compromise. As long as the mom makes a reasonable attempt (see *) at being discreet, there shouldn't be an issue.


*By "a little extra care", I mean not having both breasts hanging out; I don't think it's necessary to go as far as covering baby & breast with a blanket or leaving the room. Neither extreme should be necessary.
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