10 Virginians Who Aren’t Ready To Surrender The Right To Berate Women For Public Breastfeeding
The state of Virginia is one of only three in the USA where there’s no official legal protection for women breastfeeding in public. Virginia is for lovers, not for nursing moms, I guess?
But that may change soon, thanks to a new legislative proposal sponsored by Delegate Dave Albo, a Republican from Springfield. As he told local news station WTVR: “It just makes sense[.] Forty-seven other states have it, even Texas.” Oof – sorry, Texas, but when other states fall behind you on the progressive bandwagon, they have something to worry about.
While most of the Old Dominion State seems to be ready to get with the times, the comments on WTVR‘s Facebook page show that there are still a number of Virginians who aren’t ready to surrender the precious, precious freedom to berate a woman for breastfeeding in public. Let’s take a look at the ten best, by which of course I mean the ten worst.
1. At least it’s not a ‘bodily fluids‘ comparison?
2. I spoke too soon about the bodily fluids thing.
3. Hypocrisy is sadly NOT a lost art.
Wendy is disappointed in the lack of manners she feels are on display by women who publicly breastfeed their children. I guess I missed that lesson in Finishing School, but at least we have Wendy here to serve as a well-mannered role-model.
4. The women in Lowell’s life are not very good at breastfeeding.
Maybe I’ve been breastfeeding wrong all this time, but I have never plopped my breast out on the table. Do you have to sort of prop the baby up between the napkin holder and the salt-and-pepper shakers to do this?
Also, I agree completely with Lowell that we don’t want to make people uncomfortable, which is why I suggest he should cover himself with a towel while eating in a restaurant to avoid seeing any boobs he doesn’t want to see.
5. Why not both? Both is good.
Yes, if I had to pick a single sign of our nation’s impending doom, it would definitely be the possibility of Virginia mothers being able to breastfeed their children in public.