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Old 02-01-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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[Q]The bill was introduced after an incident last summer at a Victoria's Secret lingerie store in Mount Pleasant.
Lori Rueger, who attended Wednesday's meeting, said she was told by a store clerk that she could not breast-feed her 10-week-old daughter in a dressing room and was encouraged to use a restroom instead.
"I can't really comprehend the human being who told you that," said Rep. Walt McLeod, D-Little Mountain. "It's really kind of subhuman behavior."
Victoria's Secret, seldom shy about its intimate clothing marketing, says what it calls a misunderstanding with Rueger has had a positive effect.
Victoria's Secret has a "long-standing policy to allow nursing in our stores. We are still for and about women," said Anthony Hebron, a spokesman for the retailer's parent, Limited Brands Inc. But the incident propelled discussion of public breast-feeding and "got the public focused," he said.[/Q]
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Is this the first breastfeeding thread of the year?
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Is this the first breastfeeding thread of the year?
The first one that I actually decided was worthy of a post
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Precious. Too bad the tot wasn't a boy, then she could've looked up at the clerk and protested, "It's not for HIM--it's for ME!"

Oh the irony.
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How lame

If men could breastfeed they'd be whipping them out anywhere and everywhere and no one would give a damn
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If men could breastfeed they'd be whipping them out anywhere and everywhere and no one would give a damn
I'm not to sure about that.
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Well at the very least men wouldn't have to be in a store that sexualizes breasts a million times over and be told that the natural function of said breasts is wrong or dirty in some way
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How lame

they'd be whipping them out anywhere and everywhere and no one would give a damn
some do

and they get arrested
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If men could breastfeed they'd be whipping them out anywhere and everywhere and no one would give a damn
Men can't breastfeed?

I mean technically????
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They have pictures of half naked women plastered all over the walls and they( VS) are getting bent out of shape because a woman is feeding her child? What hypocrites
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WHY was she asked not to breast feed there? Was it because of the breast in general, or something else? Most stores' rooms are always full and have lines. Dressing rooms are for people to try on clothes. As a woman, I think a lot of people have a lot of growing up to do with regards to views on breast feeding, but in this case, a store is a store and a dressing room probably wasn't the most appropriate choice. It's like asking if you could use a dressing room to make a phone call, check your e-mail, or sit down and snack. That's what lounge areas and restrooms are for.
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Well at the very least men wouldn't have to be in a store that sexualizes breasts a million times over and be told that the natural function of said breasts is wrong or dirty in some way
True enough. The odd thing is that it's usually women who have a problem with other women breastfeeding, not men. Men are rather facsinated by it - not necessarily in a sexual way, moreso natural curiosity.

After all, it was a woman who asked the mom not to use the changeroom and didn't offer a reasonable alternative if there was a line of customers waiting.

Sometimes women are their own worst enemies.
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If men could breastfeed they'd be whipping them out anywhere and everywhere and no one would give a damn
Maybe so, but is that so bad? Think about it ...if men could breastfeed, they'd most likely have more developed breasts - like women. And if they had their OWN more developed breasts, they'd be so busy fondling themselves they'd never leave their own homes. (Dudes say: Imagine - fondling 'upstairs' AND 'downstairs'!!! )

And since they'd never be in public to whip anything out, no one would be able to get offended by it and raise a stink. Let's get those genetic manipulators working on this one, can we?
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True enough. The odd thing is that it's usually women who have a problem with other women breastfeeding, not men. Men are rather facsinated by it - not necessarily in a sexual way, moreso natural curiosity.
Can't go along with that, I've known numerous men who were thoroughly repulsed by the idea of women breastfeeding in public. Maybe not so much because of the physicality as because of an instinctive possessive reaction of, "Ugh, I wouldn't want my wife showing her breasts to the whole world."

But true, women are also often repulsed by the "impropriety."
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But true, women are also often repulsed by the "impropriety."
For me it has nothing to do with breasts, or what I think is proper, but the fact that a store is a store. There's things you do do at a store, like shop and try out clothes, and there's things you don't do, like sit down and use your laptop, eat your lunch, breastfeed your kids, etc.

I would not be offended if I saw someone breast feeding in a store or a dressing room, but I'd understand why the store clerks would be upset if there was a line of people waiting to actually try things on.
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