Thursday, May 31, 2012

Breastfeeding Military Moms

It's pretty safe to say that this has been the controversial photo of the week! Once again, because the American public continues to sexualize breastfeeding, a photo of two military moms breastfeeding in uniform is causing all kinds of imbroglio. It's disheartening to know that even women who put their lives on the line to serve our country are considered obscene when they nurse their children; when they offer them the healthiest, most nutritious food God created for their babies.

COME ON! This is too infuriating!

This picture is not controversial. I dream of the day when women can nurse their children in public and people pass by them like they are just another leaf on a tree or crack in a sidewalk. See, I don't expect or want people to stop and applaud when they see us. I just want it to be so normal and accepted that no one even takes notice. Instead, people gawk and stare and point and whisper and gasp is just so ridiculous.

So now these women are being vilified and made to feel as if they are somehow defiling their uniforms and disrespecting their countries. These women should be held in the highest esteem for simultaneously doing two of the hardest jobs in the history of the world!

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