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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2016, 04:00:11 PM »
Yes, but those are man nipples, which are different because reasons.

Oh, well Ok then.
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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2016, 04:04:12 PM »
I wonder if there is an element of 'I wouldn't do that so why should you!' in this? The TV host had been so indoctrinated to find any aspect of her own feminine physiology abhorrent that she displaced and transferred those feelings onto others? Along the lines of 'I would feel disgusted so you should too.'

Sort of "I drank the kool-aide like I was told to, how dare you make me feel like a fool by not doing it"?
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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2016, 04:15:03 PM »
I'm not sure whether these two videos are staged or not -- cannot wrap my mind around anyone telling a stranger "that's disgusting" for breast-feeding -- but I thought they were interesting. 

It looks very staged to me. I think the major clue is that everybody who "had a problem with it" used the exact same words. Not to mention the porn level acting....
And JoeySalads has a reputation for staging videos to garner attention.


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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2016, 04:26:39 PM »
I'm not sure whether these two videos are staged or not -- cannot wrap my mind around anyone telling a stranger "that's disgusting" for breast-feeding -- but I thought they were interesting. 

It looks very staged to me. I think the major clue is that everybody who "had a problem with it" used the exact same words. Not to mention the porn level acting....
And JoeySalads has a reputation for staging videos to garner attention.

I'm not surprised, still it's a good point -- if the sexy isn't offensive why is the nourishing?
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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2016, 04:30:21 PM »
I haven't ever heard anyone in real life say it was disgusting though have heard the arguments about it many times.

Boobs are boobs some are attractive some aren't, a baby sucking on one is normal, a grown adult sucking on one is a bit fucking weird. Drinking milk from a cow, sheep, goat is even weirder especially coming from people that think a baby feeding on their mothers milk is "disgusting".

I have been in situations where it has been super awkward. You will be generally looking in a direction say at the specials board on the wall at the other side of the restaurant, a menu of a coffee shop or just thinking and not really looking and you notice a woman is giving you the evil eye so your like "fuck you I'm not looking at you", then a babies head pops up. Then once you know they are breast feeding and feel awkward for the moment prior by trying not to look you end up looking more making it super awkward. I think that is a possible reason in that they don't want to feel awkward or embarrassed.
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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2016, 04:54:12 PM »
You see, it's not boobs that are disgusting dirty filth, it's nipples. And models don't have nipples.

But on the other hand, men flash their nipples all the time and only Putin gets called on it.

Yes, but those are man nipples, which are different because reasons.

They are about as useful as tits on a boar.
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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2016, 05:08:01 PM »
You see, it's not boobs that are disgusting dirty filth, it's nipples. And models don't have nipples.

But on the other hand, men flash their nipples all the time and only Putin gets called on it.

Yes, but those are man nipples, which are different because reasons.

They are about as useful as tits on a boar.

I would go so far as to say they are exactly as useful as tits on a boar.


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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2016, 06:29:53 PM »
You see, it's not boobs that are disgusting dirty filth, it's nipples. And models don't have nipples.

But on the other hand, men flash their nipples all the time and only Putin gets called on it.

Yes, but those are man nipples, which are different because reasons.

They are about as useful as tits on a boar.

I would go so far as to say they are exactly as useful as tits on a boar.
I'll have you know that boars find their tits extremely useful, in fact I know many a boar who would have nothing at all to do if it wasn't for their tits.

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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2016, 08:44:36 PM »
It's no big deal for me. Like everything else, the more we see of it, the more normal it will become.
It's a matter of desensitization.

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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2016, 11:31:44 PM »
I wonder if there is an element of 'I wouldn't do that so why should you!' in this? The TV host had been so indoctrinated to find any aspect of her own feminine physiology abhorrent that she displaced and transferred those feelings onto others? Along the lines of 'I would feel disgusted so you should too.'

Sort of "I drank the kool-aide like I was told to, how dare you make me feel like a fool by not doing it"?
That's a very good way of putting it.
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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2016, 03:43:13 AM »
When I was younger I attended hippie events where nude people where common and ordinary. A week in the wilderness with naked people of all ages and body types in a social context that is not sexualized does change the way you think about sexuality. When the body becomes a normal sight and you mingle in a mud bath with super-model types and those with sagging breasts and scrotums dangling to their knees much of the shock value of nudity disappears. Sexuality becomes a little more complex than what is offered by peep shows and porn. Perhaps that is why society finds desexualizing the breast so repugnant. How are we going to conduct ourselves when flashing titties is no longer an obvious signal for sexual readiness ? We may have to start thinking with the brain between our ears.

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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2016, 06:29:00 AM »
You see, it's not boobs that are disgusting dirty filth, it's nipples. And models don't have nipples.

But on the other hand, men flash their nipples all the time and only Putin gets called on it.

I am personally and vicariously disgusted on behalf of my assigned gender by this blatant gender stereotyping.
Slow reveal, it's all very artful, my nipple comes to view seemingly naturally, visits for a while, no flash involved.


Those opposed to breast feeding should explain their aversion a bit better. It's always so hilarious when the poor beleaguered bastards try to explain the sense of their world view.

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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2016, 11:21:04 AM »
People are stupid.  That is the problem.

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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2016, 01:07:40 PM »
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Re: Public Breast-Feeding
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2016, 01:28:37 PM »
To be honest most of the time you don't even see anything anyway....



Most mothers who breastfeed usually just look like they're cradling their babies.  I bet there are more people doing it in public spaces than you actually notice.

I was thinking about this during the day, I said yesterday I didn't get any negativity and that is true when I was out and about.  However, I made the mistake when pregnant of joining a parenting forum.  Breastfeeding is one of the most decisive topics, probably only close to 'natural births' in terms of it's ability to cause grown women to argue.  I did get a lot of negativity from certain people on there, interestingly usually the people who were really against breastfeeding where the people who for whatever reason couldn't do it themselves.