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Say's it's ok for women to be asked to 'sit in a corner'.
Good one Nige, ffs
Or at least cover his head with a napkin
"I know a lot of people do feel very uncomfortable. It isn't too difficult to breastfeed a baby in a way that's not openly ostentatious."
He should know, what with his extensive experience of breast feeding
Must be why you've been on DiS so long...
you've done us there CG, and possibly yourself as well.
"Yeah. I'm breastfeeding in Claridge's. Yeah, I know, it's well fucking mothercare. Totally meconium in here."
with gay people, as long as they don't rub it in everyone's face.
sadly it'll probably encourage some to support him
ludicrous that this sort of thing even needs debating these days
I'm hugely in favour of breastfeeding and believe it is one of the most natural things in the world, which should be encouraged where a woman is able to do so without harming herself.
that's not to say that I didn't get a wee bit flustered and blush a little when my friend whapped out her put over breakfast in Putney on sunday. It's ok to be embarrassed, breasts are primarily feeding instruments, but they are also secondary sexual organs. I don't think it's a prolem to say you're embarrassed, different people have different levels of shyness/ embarrassment.
however, what it is not ok to do is make this the mother's issue. It's your issue if you're embarrassed and nobody is making you look.
They were ginormous.
she just felt a bit warm after her eggs royale.
(hehe, she does have a baby. a cute one.)
Specifically in the leftovers of the eggs royale?
Asking for a friend
funny you should say that. I was out the other day without a bra and I had to rest my tits on a ledge for a bit. And then again on a table in a restaurant. And then again on a bar. It's called a 'chest lean'.
on table edges
I let the balls hang over the edge of the table and rest the loose sac over the top
Let's all pander to the old people.
Can't see how he gets away with a lot of the shit he comes out with.
to tell a woman to stop. we are so much more progressive in our legislating, it will eventually be the same in England and wales/
if anyone tried to take him to court over it. He'd play the oppressed victim who's being punished for simply speaking his mind.
He can essentially say whatever he wants and not have it affect his polling figures.
Sadly that's probably why they keep inviting him on.
I listen to the podcast version.
sucking on them? great stuff, wonderful times had by all.
I'm still able to differentiate that in my head from breastfeeding and not have that create some sort of latent repressed awkwardness though?
It's pretty horrible how awkward Mum's are made to feel for breastfeeding imo.
I feel women have done it forever, don't know what's changed recently to make it a big deal in some peoples' minds.
was feeding her baby in claridges recently and was told to put a massive napkin over its head. She tweeted about it, and it all went massive. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/02/claridges-hotel-breastfeeding-woman-cover-up
that a women was breastfeeding in a café and was told/asked to do it in the toilets...
is also interesting. I like jo swinson.
If anything it seems like they have more of an issue with babies than her boob.
also I know I should have realized this previously but the commenters on the Telegraph really are the worst. By the sound of their whinging you'd think she was taking out her boob and squirting a stream of milk into the babies upturned mouth.
If it was called something more fun then maybe farage would 'get behind it'
Funbagfeeding might work better?
the old term is 'nursing'. He could probably get behind that, the filthy swine.
that breastfeeding in public makes me feel a tad squeamish. Can't rationalise it.
Still 100% defend the right of any person to do it though. Can't think how you'd be a big enough bellend to ask someone to cover up or do it somewhere else though.
so I wouldn't try to hard to make sense of your visceral reaction (I am much the same). the important bit is realising that the most important thing is the woman's right to feed her child. I think I am mostly fascinated by it. I can't wait to have a go of feeding (as a mother, not greedy drinker). I'll wave them about everywhere and embarrass my child by still feeding them when they're at school. (WHO says you should feed till at least 2).
makes them a colossal dick if they think their right not to feel uncomfortable should trump a woman's right to feed their child.
the same as asking them not to do it at all.
is a laminate attached to every bar in the land explaining exactly how to handle your baps ostenatiously and why not to do it.
"common sense" is always a bad way to start an answer to something
he'd say everyone could breastfeed everywhere.
He should try going to a breastfeeding drop-in at someones house, which I did once with my partner, shortly after the birth of our first son. I was the only bloke there, women everywhere with their paps out with not a care in the world. I felt vaguely awkward for a couple of mins then chilled out.
who proceed to dis women, foreigners, lbgts, persons of color, openly and publically, as I feel that it might predjudice people against my own demographic and possibly regard myself as related to the disser
..........hang on i've spelt it right........yeah obsession
........but not in a creepy way or anything
not calling out anything.
but I was intending my post to derive humour from such a dramatic over the top word......also by referring to 2 dissers, it provides for added faux drama, in its possibility........of course you have avoided trying to devine the identity of said dissers, thereby not playing up to the drama...........instead of posting "Obsession?" you should have posted "two?" followed by "who?", whereupon I would act coy and faux gentlemanly, thus enticing you to guess......hopefully some humour could result from this, although, now, in typing this, it dawns on me that this was doomed.
check your pm
Very niche indeed.
Thanks a lot creaky. Relegate me to sub-bisexual and put me next to the trans weirdos. Fucking outrageous.
Cause you'd obviously gone out of your way to be politically correct but got the G and B the wrong way round, so I did a parody of people getting angry with you for using the wrong terms.
sokay, I knew you were joshing.
PS I wish that those of my ilk had a descriptive word that I could self define with.....'complicated' just sounds like Im trying to be 'special' ......too 'try hard'
it should be ok to just get your baps out for other stuff? like if you just want to show someone a birthmark? think that should be fine too.
but to consider some people are considerably more reserved than I, as is their right to be, then I would essentially revert to anywhere a guy could have his top off, a girl should be able too as well.
Without it having to be sexualised or being made to feel anything other than comfortable
see inside-outside below.
OR......perhaps instead the way to educate people would be to educate them about mens nipples.......men have them, after all, can be erogeanous zones for both.....sorry....ALL genders.
My sons were both breastfed, but although it was sometimes needed in public places, not too keen on drawing attention or remarks......after all, why should one always want confrontation.....the problem is in other peoples heads.
Lets face it, the british (and many europeans) are uptight........how would we feel about a human wet nursing another animal for instance? yet it happens regularly in some other parts of the world (rural).....like some pacific islands and Norfolk.
Also although most of you drink cows milk, you would baulk at the prospect of suckling at some other animal mother, yet we all coo with adoration when cat/dog mum - kitten/puppy cross over occurs.
srsly, theres a lot more hang ups or 'colouration' of our standards, than just people being embarrised by obvious public breastfeeding.
"how would we feel about a human wet nursing another animal for instance? yet it happens regularly in some other parts of the world (rural).....like some pacific islands and Norfolk."
Why is a woman's nude chest considered offensive when a man's isn't. Is the idea of a woman's body being 'offensive' sexist?
Interesting article about how it's quite a recent taboo here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30052071
He should really have a word with the Virgin Mary as this must be about as ostentatious as breastfeeding gets: http://wtfarthistory.com/post/4653307783/milk-from-the-virgins-breast
is it really possible to make it to adulthood and have a problem with people breastfeeding in public?
This is - unlike so many situations in which one may be advised to grow up - a clear case of people needing to grow up.