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´I have an opinion ...
always have and always will´

Sydney Morning Herald [AUS], by David Koch

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/21/2013 2:58:33 PM

Why is it a crime for a bloke (and an older bloke) to have an opinion these days which isn´t consistent with the noisy social media brigade? Particularly if it is regarding a subject which dares to broach family issues. The venom associated with my comments on breastfeeding has been extraordinary. From being called a buffoon with discriminatory views by the Fairfax Media critic Michael Idato, to being accused of hating kids, being jealous of babies and having a boob fetish. But maybe my views are more representative than the social media critics would have you believe.

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When women put some things in your face, it´s hard to ignore. David Koch, who won the Australian Father of the Year award [2007] and claims to have two daughters currently nursing, is now learning the lesson from fabled-icon, Al Bundy. Even "his" NO MA´AM, the "National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood," was almost decimated by a nurse-in at his shoe store. When will we men ever learn?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/21/2013 4:05:22 PM     (No. 9130699)

I am a woman and I don´t like to see people breastfeeding babies in public. So there! Call me Victorian if you like...I wish we could be more like those days.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jlw509, 1/21/2013 4:59:58 PM     (No. 9130810)

Well, this was kind of a civilized exchange. David Koch said he was 110% pro-breastfeeding, but that moms should assess the nature of the various public places they´re in, and try to be more modest when necessary. Reasonable.

Then the 100 Lactivists, babes in arms, came and did their thing, so he and his programming people covered their protest, and they had the main Lactivist gal on the show to air her views. Fine.

I actually have a hard time seeing how anyone would disagree with Mr. Koch, since, he´s not against feeding your babies in public, just against creating a spectacle.

Since most nursing moms don´t want to crfeate a spectacle anyhow, what´s to disagree with?

And when the more bumptious boobette types are treated with friendliness --- not catered to exposure-wise, but just handled reasonably --- it probably (I think) makes them calm down some.

A calm mom-and-baby is a quiet mom-and-baby.

There. Settled. Let´s move on.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/21/2013 7:03:53 PM     (No. 9131028)

My wife, my daughter and my sister-in-law all breastfed their babies. But none of them thought it was OK to expose their breasts in public because of modesty and respect for the feelings of others. If a woman must feed her baby in public, she should minimally cover up while doing it. If the breastfeeding exhibitionists want to make something of it, tough for them.

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