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Why do some people (men in particular)get all upset about nursing mothers in public but dont seem to care about the women who have their boobs and butts hanging out of their clothing?

Seems wierd to me and please lets not turn this into a FF BF thing...

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Asked by JrsMommy07 at 2:53 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Because they hate being reminded that a breast has some other purpose besides holding up a strapless top/dress.

    Answer by geminilove at 2:56 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I have never had a man look at me crazy for bf only women. Men that comment are my cousins and they thought it was funny.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:00 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • because men are pigs! :) Honestly, I think it has to do more with accepted practice rather than right or wrong. Over time, we have accepted more risque dress. Remember what bathing suits looked like back in the twenties? Mom's were 'barefoot and pregnant" and stayed home so breastfeeding was hidden away. Over time, we've learned to accept the clothing, but breastfeeding has not been as popular. Probably becuase the women's movement in general is still in process! If more andmore mothers would nurse in public, less and less people would even bat an eye. I'm all for nursing, but I'm uncomfortable to do it in public (mainly 'cause I'm shy though) and do a double take when I see someone nursing. I think good for you! but it does still catch me off guard.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:02 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • cause a breast feeding baby takes the sexiness away. Men are visual creatures. And want it all too themeslves.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 3:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I don't think its men that have issues with it at all, i think that its women that have problems with it.

    Answer by Cynthje at 3:12 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Because men like to oogle boobs and butts. But seeing breasts busy feeding a baby can make a person feel a bit awkward-- like they are intruding on a very special private moment between mom and baby.

    Answer by MizLee at 3:16 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Men want to see boobs....just not with a baby attached.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 3:48 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Women definitely are more likely to react negatively to public breastfeeding.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:25 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Really I've only noticed women be bitches about it...

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I've never had a problem with men. It's only been women who had a problem with me breastfeeding in public.

    Answer by jessradtke at 12:21 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

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