Torn Between Hope and Despair

I don’t understand why some people get so goddamned offended at breastfeeding in public. To go further and verbally abuse someone for doing so makes me despair for our culture, that anyone could presume to be in the right when doing so.

Before the video started rolling he looked at me and said (very angrily), “can’t you do that somewhere else?… That’s fucking disgusting.. You are nasty” (he said a few other things under his breath) I responded with, “I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here…walk the fuck away..leave me the fuck alone” He responded with, (as he’s walking closer and closer to me and getting louder) “you are fucking disgusting…you are fucking disgusting…you are fucking disgusting…you whore”

But then, as she starting filming him and his reaction, staff and shoppers who were around her came to her defense.


Their reaction and their defense of her makes me hope, and believe that all is not lost. I can imagine how scared I would be in such a situation, confronted with someone acting so aggressively as I sat holding my infant. I am so happy for her that the staff at Target took it upon themselves to remove him.


  1. sonofrojblake says

    That is disgusting, she should be ashamed of herself. And in public too, what was she thinking? Someone should tell her it’s just unacceptable. I mean you CAN do it, but you definitely SHOULDN’T. Ugh.

    Filming in portrait ffs.

  2. anat says

    A baby eating in a place intended for eating. The way it should be.

    If it is OK to bottle-feed a baby there, it should be OK to breastfeed a baby.

  3. lanir says

    I can understand getting taught bad stuff growing up and internalizing some horrendously stupid messages. What really bewilders me is when people think they have a right to push those things on other people. If I saw something that made me uncomfortable but it obviously wasn’t hurting anyone, I’d just leave.

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