Thursday, July 14, 2011

I want to be harassed.

I want to be sitting at a restaurant.
Nursing my baby.
Drinking my fancy cup of coffee.
Eating my danish.
Reading my National Geographic.

Minding my own business.

I want the manager to approach me.
Tell me that I need to "cover up".
Or leave.

I want to whip out my iPhone and show that manager it is well within my legal right to nurse my baby while I read my magazine, drink my coffee and eat my danish inside his restaurant.

I want to stand up for nursing mothers and let him know our babies can drink their mama's milk wherever they damn well please.

I want to go to The Leaky B@@b and let other mamas know I was harassed.
I want to hear collective wisdom.
I want to hear anecdotes.

I want to organize a nurse-in.

I want to spread the word of my nurse-in far and wide.
I want newspapers.
I want news crews.
I want publicity.

I want mamas.
I want babies.
I want toddlers.

Could we even be so lucky to have a few tandem nurslings in the crowd?

I want to inundate that restaurant.

I want to show the manager and other patrons that breastfeeding is normal.
Not obscene.


I want to be harassed.


The Quinns said...

If you do get harassed, I want to watch- bc I think that would be quite a show!

Jude and Alisha said...

What?! Where? City Bagel?

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

Elizabeth, I'll make sure to give you a call before I get harassed ;)

Alisha, I *want* to be. I wasn't. And, the likelihood is low since City Bagel is the only place I frequent and I'm pretty sure nobody cares about me nursing there......
But, if I was, I would expect you to be at my nurse-in.

Sylvia@MaMammalia said...

You're right, sometimes it takes a real revolution to make changes to cultural attitudes!

Laura @ our messy messy life. said...

Sylvia, maybe I need to think bigger.....a nurse-in seems like small change next to a revolution....a revolution sounds much better :)

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