Originally Posted by Jen
Whoever it was that said you don't kiss your girlfriend in public ever because some people are offended by it, are you serious? Never? Not even a peck on the cheek or lips? There are always going to be people who are offended about something. If you are perfectly fine about something and you are not doing it in a completely obnoxious way, don't let the possibility of "there might be someone out there who is offended" stop you. Kissing is a perfectly natural thing. Holding hands or walking with an arm around each other might offend someone too, do you not do those things either?
It was me Jen Yes, seriously and never not even a peck on the cheek
If I were straight then me kissing a girlfriend in public would not
be offensive,but i'm not and I am very well aware that there are still
people who would be offended at seeing me do that,So I don't.
I understand what your saying about not letting the fact other people
might be offended stop me from doing something.But what we have to remember
is when we are not in the privacy of our own homes we are in public and there
are people who would be offended,Its a sad fact but a fact all the same.
Originally Posted by goosehazel
Everything you have posted in this thread has been eloquently said. I am a breastfeeding mother. I do breastfeed in public and I am not ashamed to do it. I cover up with a blanket and unless you're really staring (well, then you're just being a perv) you can't even tell that is what I'm doing. I will not starve my baby just because some close-minded person doesn't agree with what I am doing. Too damn bad. I enjoy the bond between my baby and I and I will not let anyone ruin that. Like everyone else has said "If you don't like it, don't look." My baby quit taking a bottle when he was 4 months old. If he were still taking a bottle then that is what I would give him in public, but that's not the case.
I am not going to run and hide just to feed my baby when he is hungry. You wouldn't make your cat wait to eat if he/she were hungry, would you? Then why should I have to make my son wait to eat just so I can run to the nearest broom closet so as not to offend the feeble minded.
All I have to say is, get over it. Find something else to complain about.
I don't think anybody is saying mothers' should run and hide to the nearest broom
cupboard or as Jillian said "the bathroom" ack, that is disgusting,I wouldn't feed
a feral cat in one of those
I think there is some confusion with the word 'in public' and 'in your face' breastfeeding,
I don't think anybody has said they have a problem with a mother breastfeeding her baby if she is doing it discreetly
At the end of the day whatever we do in public, people will look,If I choose to kiss a
girlfriend I know that there will be some men who will 'get off on that' just as
there are some who would just as easily start a fight.
There are some men that would 'get off' on a woman breastfeeding,and if people
stare is a mother willing to risk her and her baby being attacked by the 'perv'
who was watching her?
I wouldn't risk it.