|2nd born & I lacking "class" last month|
"Breasts are a body part, there to perform a function. It makes no more sense to call for 'discreet' breastfeeding or covering up while breastfeeding than it does to call for eyes to be covered while seeing, or arms covered while lifting. That is, unless you mistakenly believe that breasts' function is to arouse a misogynist culture that has fetishized women's bodies as one way of subjugating us"
"It's illegal to restrict access to public spaces otherwise accessible because a woman is breastfeeding. There are no shades of grey, and no interpretation of the law required, when it comes to a breastfeeding woman in public. In fact, the law means what happened last month to a breastfeeding mother at the Bribie Island Aquatic Centre was illegal."
"When I started on my motherhood journey nearly five years ago, I found breastfeeding an extremely difficult act to master. The last thing I needed as a new mother, who was trying desperately to master the fine art of breastfeeding, was public scrutiny on how discreet and classy I should be when feeding my baby in public. High-profile comments, such as Kochie's, that sanction curbing a breastfeeding woman's access to public spaces can make it awkward for many of us to continue on our breastfeeding journeys."