Nips Out For Harmombe
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Nips Out For Harmombe

Humility. Get some.

Nips Out For Harmombe

I am not a misogynist, but the Free the Nipple extremists are taking everything way too far. Sure, breastfeed your baby in public. That's fine. I don't want your baby to starve either -- nor do I want to hear its shrill cries. However, there's a fine line between doing what's necessary for your child's survival and having absolutely no humility.

I came across this post.

Unfortunately, made the mistake of reading the comments.

Exhibit A:

This one is my favorite.

(Reminder: these photos were uploaded to Facebook in a comments section of a public post. They are now public domain.)

I'm just going to say this right now. If my mom posted pictures of me sucking on her nipples all over the internet, I would probably cry. Yes, I know it's a thing that happened. No, I don't want reminders floating around cyberspace. This is something that is, for one, trashy. It violates your child's privacy and removes the beauty, bonding, and intimacy of breastfeeding your child. (If breastfeeding is as intimate as they say, why not keep it... private? At least to the best of your ability.)

"But, Lexie, it's completely natural, you bigot."

Yeah and so is taking a shit but nobody wants to see pictures of that all over the internet.

"But, Lexie, in some cultures, like the third world African countries, boobs aren't sexualized."

Yeah, and in those same third world countries, they cut off women's clits as well. I mean if that's what you want, then fine. Also, those are third world countries. You have legitimate clothes. Wear 'em. Appreciate 'em.

By the way, what does the fact that it's normal in a different culture have anything to do with the fact that our culture isn't the same? What's your point? That we should adopt every culture and throw it all in the pot? In Jerusalem, body odor is completely normal. So let's just ditch the perfume and the deodorant, too, I guess. Heck, while we're at it, how about we violate our own proximity patterns and start practically sitting on each other's laps like they do in some cultures?

Yeah, those wouldn't be OK, would they? So stop yammering on about how boobs should be "normalized" when your argument contradicts itself. Do what you want, be an adult. Make your own choices -- but stop getting mad at people for siding with the culture they were raised in.

P.S. I'm not going to go over to Syria and get angry that showing the bottoms of your feet is considered disrespectful there.


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