caribny
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Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:08 pm

smokeybandit wrote:
jrkmsp wrote:
In many places in the US, such a request would be illegal. It's a bad look for KLM and they should quickly change their policy.


Yet in the US, I've rarely seen a breast feeding mother not covered up.



Interesting. In most parts of the USA a woman walking topless isn't permitted. Breastfeeding is the same thing. The breast is exposed. Folks got to decide what they want.
 
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Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:15 pm

Revelation wrote:
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Bottom line: stop putting the burden of your discomfort on to the mother, they've got more than enough to deal with already.



All well and good provided that the mother doesn't expect the passenger next to her to avert his eyes while she breastfeeds. In these days of #MeToo I hope that she doesn't expect him to keep his eyes closed when her breasts are exposed in front of his face. People get into trouble for less than that.
 
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Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:41 pm

caribny wrote:
smokeybandit wrote:
jrkmsp wrote:
In many places in the US, such a request would be illegal. It's a bad look for KLM and they should quickly change their policy.


Yet in the US, I've rarely seen a breast feeding mother not covered up.



Interesting. In most parts of the USA a woman walking topless isn't permitted. Breastfeeding is the same thing. The breast is exposed. Folks got to decide what they want.


Except it's not. The law carves out an exception to rules about being topless explicitly for breastfeeding.
 
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Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:06 pm

caribny wrote:
Revelation wrote:
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Bottom line: stop putting the burden of your discomfort on to the mother, they've got more than enough to deal with already.



All well and good provided that the mother doesn't expect the passenger next to her to avert his eyes while she breastfeeds. In these days of #MeToo I hope that she doesn't expect him to keep his eyes closed when her breasts are exposed in front of his face. People get into trouble for less than that.

I definitely couldnt have said this any better.
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Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:21 pm

caribny wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Bottom line: stop putting the burden of your discomfort on to the mother, they've got more than enough to deal with already.

All well and good provided that the mother doesn't expect the passenger next to her to avert his eyes while she breastfeeds. In these days of #MeToo I hope that she doesn't expect him to keep his eyes closed when her breasts are exposed in front of his face. People get into trouble for less than that.

This is a case of a mother feeding a baby, not a stripper swinging around a brass pole.

If a person gets their rocks off on that, it's on them, not on the mom.

But yeah, try making a move on one of the nursing moms I know who also teaches women's self defense, and she'll have her foot in your balls before you know what hit you.

Why is it too much to ask people to act like an adult and show some consideration for a nursing mom?
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