New Year, New Me... Maybe?

New Year, New Me... Maybe?

As the new semester comes to a roaring start, I always tell myself that I will be more productive and a better student. I plan out when I homework will get done when I will write my articles for Odyssey, I even plan out my time to do nothing and relax.

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As the new semester comes to a roaring start, I always tell myself that I will be more productive and a better student. I plan out when I homework will get done when I will write my articles for Odyssey, I even plan out my time to do nothing and relax.

This semester is no different. I have everything planned down to the second. (My dream job actually includes planning TV news broadcast down to the second.) But every semester, no matter how much effort I put into planning out my days, something always seems to get off about them.

Maybe it is that unexpected phone call from my mother, for the second day in a row, that threw my time off. Maybe it's the fact that the stupid traffic light was out on my way to class. OR, maybe it's the fact that I've been distracted by a squirrel for five minutes while writing this article. Something just never works out about my life and how it is planned. (My mom would say that's because I get my planning gene from my father.)

School is super hard by itself (especially since I'm in Comm Law this semester with the professor who literally wrote the book on Comm Law), but, just like any other college kid, I have much more than just school on my plate. I do want a job after all this college stuff.

But this article is my vow to keep up planning my life and living my life accordingly. I know it is going to be hard. I know I'll complain about it to anyone who will listen. So keep checking back in over the semester to see how I do. We can try and keep our resolutions together. I promise I'll be writing a lot more about my life… Especially since I took on the role of Executive Producer of a news broadcast this semester. Just keep watching, I promise to make my rants entertaining.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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