So, the ban on breastfeeding in the House of Commons has been lifted
www.dailymail.co.uk…WHY?!!Just so that a few overly hormonal female MPs can sit in chambers, and on national television by the way, and make their mostly male colleagues squirm while they feed a baby, not with a bottle, but with a breast. This is completely baffling; the one thing that MP’s are famous for is not their aptitude for guiding Great Britain in any particular direction, successfully or unsuccessfully (apart from the obvious few) no, what they are really good at is having affairs, left, right and centre, culminating in many extra marital babies, let alone breastfed ones. Governments have been brought down by the MP’s inability to keep his dick in his grey trousers, so why on earth would you want to sit in front of one of them and get your tits out?
Controversially I find watching a woman breastfeed in public embarrassing; where to look? The last thing I want is for a feeding mother to think that I might be staring so my usually, fairly static head wobbles all over the place. However controversial this view may be I know that I am not alone and honestly I would much rather the woman take her beautiful, newborn baby, God’s wonderful gift, somewhere private to be breastfed, unless of course in an emergency. Is that really too insensitive of me to ask?
I would almost go so far as to suggest that breastfeeding in public can be a selfish act, children stare because it’s boobs, men stare because they can’t believe their luck but a little awkward if the wife is present. The general public will quite visibly shuffle about gawkily when faced with a breastfeeding mum but more importantly and over and above all of this, how compromising it must be for someone who has lost a child or simply cannot have children at all to watch; and how potentially painful it might be for someone who has recently had to decide on an abortion or has miscarried, both of which are extremely common.
One cannot possibly know the life story of the stranger sitting opposite, but it might be worth thinking about on occasion.