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Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
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Monday, November 14, 2011
Breastfeeding: A Social Norm or Taboo?
This topic of breastfeeding in public is something that I never really agreed with. Although it is totally legal to do so, I never felt it was socially acceptable for women to expose themselves in public. Even if a mother is covered up, I still always find it a tad awkward.
For people who are in support of breastfeeding in public, there is an organization called National Alliance of Breastfeeding Advocacy. This group advocates for women at the state and federal levels and gathers statistical information from reports of women who have felt discriminated against because they choose to nurse in public.
So what’s your feeling on this subject? Is women breastfeeding in public totally normal or a taboo?