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Breastfeeding Moms Stage 'Nurse-In' Protest at Target Stores Worldwide
FOX NEWS ^ | 12.28.11

Posted on 12/29/2011 3:49:36 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

Breastfeeding mothers staged a "nurse-in" Wednesday at Target stores nationwide to show solidarity with a Texas woman who said she was ridiculed for breastfeeding her baby at a Houston store.

Michelle Hickman organized a Facebook campaign to call for the "nurse-in," which took place in several US cities including Houston, Knoxville, Tenn., and Decatur, Ill.

About 50 nursing mothers showed up to protest at the Webster, Texas, Target store where Hickman said she was harassed last month, MyFOXhouston reported.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crap; morons; property; protest
Never mind that Target had apologized. The larger issue is the private property rights of the company. Oh, and the childish behaviour of these supposedly adult women.
1 posted on 12/29/2011 3:49:42 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Been there, done that. Captain Obvious sez: go into the fitting room or give the kid a bottle. So many women are so full of themselves.


2 posted on 12/29/2011 3:56:09 AM PST by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The supposed right to do what you want where you want. I've gotten into some arguments here on FR concerning my assertion that property rights are supreme, with the invited parties alternative being to comply or leave (yes, including speech, 2A, etc.). Nor do I look upon businesses as pseudo common property.

I have never personally witnessed a woman getting harassed merely for breast feeding, but I have seen many nursing mothers who can't seem to feed a baby without also showing their nipples to the world.

3 posted on 12/29/2011 4:04:07 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

‘________without also showing their nipples to the world.’

Yup - have seen it.

And sometimes you don’t even quite know there’s nursing going on.
There are those nursing moms who are discreet and care how they behave/nurse in public.

And there are those who are not and do not.

It’s possible some nursing women have never given a thought as to how to behave while nursing in public - to consider those around them.
Plain clumsy.
And there’s so many cozy baby blankets that can be utilized!


4 posted on 12/29/2011 4:39:23 AM PST by USARightSide (SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS | ~ Here's to a Great New Year! ~)
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To: SampleMan

There’s a lot of female shoppers without babies that have the same problem.


5 posted on 12/29/2011 4:40:07 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Property rights come first, not self-centered breastfeeders.

However, today’s women are far more comfortable showing their bare breasts in public.

I foresee a time in the not-so-distant future where women will be allowed to be topless in the same places as men.

Feminism will be triumphant....because men are not allowed to dissent.


6 posted on 12/29/2011 4:53:00 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Only questio: Do these or the “Occupy” protests have more boobs?


7 posted on 12/29/2011 5:07:28 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Erik Latranyi
"I foresee a time in the not-so-distant future where women will be allowed to be topless in the same places as men"

Feminism very well was an invention of man, to get women into bed more easily, to ogle without being arrested, and women fell into the trap.

Traditional marriage was destroyed in the quest for "Women's Rights", and men won the battle without much effort. "Free Love" degraded women to being nothing more than sex objects, which is what they supposedly were trying to discourage.

Why buy the cow, when the milk is free?

8 posted on 12/29/2011 5:11:08 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: traditional1
Feminism very well was an invention of man...

Well said!

9 posted on 12/29/2011 5:13:53 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: traditional1
Feminism very well was an invention of man, to get women into bed more easily, to ogle without being arrested, and women fell into the trap.

Traditional marriage was destroyed in the quest for "Women's Rights", and men won the battle without much effort. "Free Love" degraded women to being nothing more than sex objects, which is what they supposedly were trying to discourage.

Why buy the cow, when the milk is free?

Exactly correct.

And now the women wonder why no man wants to marry them once they hit 35 or so. Well D'uh, if we can get the bodies of 20 somethings (and we normally can, after all they are "liberated women who can have sex if they want to") who needs to settle for someone older and used up.

Women were well on their way to having the best of both worlds before feminism reared it's ugly head. Now the feminists have destroyed womanhood.

10 posted on 12/29/2011 5:18:27 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: freedomfiter2

Where do they shop?


11 posted on 12/29/2011 5:18:49 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I foresee a time in the not-so-distant future where women will be allowed to be topless in the same places as men.

Feminism will be triumphant....because men are not allowed to dissent.

If women walking around topless is the logical conclusion of feminism, what makes you think this isn’t the reason why men have refrained from dissenting?


12 posted on 12/29/2011 5:24:06 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat


13 posted on 12/29/2011 5:25:07 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Wage Slave

OR: Go HOME; OR get a pump and make a bottle. Is that so hard to figure out? If you have such a busy lifestyle that you can’t work around your baby’s schedule, use formula.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 5:31:34 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

The larger issue is the modesty of women-—none wanted by Marxists—who pretend there is no difference between the nature of women and the nature of man—they both are the same-—so exposing breasts in public for women is the same as men exposing their breasts. No difference.

It is an attempt for egalitarianism which wants to destroy all differences between the sexes-—to create the “Brave New World”. Redesign human beings so men will have no reaction to a women’s body—or at least a hatred for it—they want homosexuals—children with no biological parents. They want no nurturing mothers—they want selfish mothers who give their kids up to the state—women who hate males-—they want destruction of Natural Law so that Marxists can reshape human desire—includes using children for sex. It gives no morality to sex or sexual issues-—removes all desire from the male and redirects it to whatever—Bareback Mountain—whatever—they would love a people like the Afghanis—who use boys for recreation and females for creating more little boys. Women are hated and disfigured.

Utopia for Marxists is more like the Ancient Greeks or the Samurai. Redirect the desire of men which can be done in early childhood if the state has control over children. Worldview can be shaped-—exactly what Lenin did—take children away from the mothers at 9 mos of age. Created unattached, disloyal, perfect little marxists who had no moral compass. They could kill at command and brutalize even their own relatives.

Marxist females are evil and use children for their own selfish ends. It is evil.
They have no respect for men. None. And they have no respect for their own bodies—and they use their children. They are disgusting-—hide under the guise of “breastfeeding is natural”. So is sex. Modesty and respect for their natures is needed in a world where men and women will grow to respect one another. Can’t have Civil society without respect. Marxists know that—they are trying to create chaos and division and hate.

Breastfeeding is easy to do discretely. No one has any problem with that. I did it—it doesn’t disgust anyone and keeps breastfeeding what it is designed to be-—an intimate interaction and bonding between child and mother. These Marxists women are trying to make it into a circus show to shock and destroy respect for the woman’s body-—exactly what the Vagina Monologues is designed to do—another Marxist production to destroy respect between the sexes and promote homosexuality.


15 posted on 12/29/2011 5:33:59 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: John O

Women at 35 are not used up. Not nearly.

They are just getting broke in.

Who wants a young girl with tattoos, punctures through their tongue, and other places who curses like a sailor, and more than likely is bi-sexual.

I will stick with the older “ladies”, who still look and act like ladies. You might not get as much ,but when you do it’s worth it.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 5:35:24 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I take it that you agree with Benjamin Franklin’s advice:

http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/51-fra.html


17 posted on 12/29/2011 5:46:24 AM PST by Tom D. (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benj. Franklin)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I just watched the news segment.

If it was accurate - the women were covered with blankets or wearing maternity shirts that drape over the breasts.

If boobs are covered up - I don’t see what the problem is.


18 posted on 12/29/2011 5:48:50 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: savagesusie

I was in southern France about ten years ago. We went down the Mediterranean coast for an afternoon. There were a lot of women in topless bathing suits, but for the most part, those women who should not have been going topless were going topless and those whose boobs were worth watching kept their tops on. It was frustrating.


19 posted on 12/29/2011 5:50:47 AM PST by Tom D. (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benj. Franklin)
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To: Venturer
Women at 35 are not used up. Not nearly.

They are just getting broke in.

Please note that I agree with you. But many older women are going single because the younger girls are loose and many men who were once restrained by social mores have been liberated by feminisim. If the girls can have sex with no strings attached then these cads can chase the younger girls and get away with it.

Feminisism destroyed femininity

Who wants a young girl with tattoos, punctures through their tongue, and other places who curses like a sailor, and more than likely is bi-sexual.

I've always seen the "pierced and tattooed" set as the results of some unfortunate industrial accident.

(And noone is bi-sexual. We are all heterosexual. Some folks are just trapped in (or choose to remain trapped in) perversion)

I will stick with the older “ladies”, who still look and act like ladies. You might not get as much ,but when you do it’s worth it.

Agreed entirely. I am looking for a good woman, not just a slut.

20 posted on 12/29/2011 6:03:23 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Venturer
Who wants a young girl with tattoos, punctures through their tongue, and other places who curses like a sailor, and more than likely is bi-sexual.

Seems that there are more and more of them appearing.

21 posted on 12/29/2011 6:04:22 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I nursed all 5 of our babies and never once had the need to nurse one in public. I planned my errands around the babie’s meal times.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 6:05:55 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Tom D.

Romance is filled with mystery and awe. Marxists remove mystery and awe and destroy Romance. Great Russian authors, once prolific, are now rare.

There can be no Romance in Marxist states. That is what ‘sex ed’ in schools is designed to do-—destroy the mystery and awe and respect-—for the opposite sex. It also removes morality from the sex act. Makes it meaningless.

Literature like Romeo and Juliet could never be appreciated—that longing and desire which doesn’t exist in Marxists states-—The Brave New World. (Feel good, do it.)

You pop a pill for whatever. Viagra-—it is truly a creepy and ugly world the Marxists want for our children. They remove the wonder and awe and hope in life and respect of the opposite sex.


23 posted on 12/29/2011 6:07:17 AM PST by savagesusie
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To: Erik Latranyi
I foresee a time in the not-so-distant future where women will be allowed to be topless in the same places as men.

Respectfully, at the present and under existing law, it's frequently not a case of 'allowed,' it's a case of 'choice.'

Many courts have held that public nudity laws only apply to genitals, not breasts.

Women can legally go topless (in other words - not nurse, but shop topless in Target) - in a number of states.

Some won't surprise you. It's legal for women to go topless in the District of Columbia. And since 1992, it's been legal for women to go topless in New York unless local laws also prohibit men from going topless. There is no state law in Texas, Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio, or Maine that prevents women from going topless. A court in Florida has ruled a woman had a First Amendment right to go topless on Daytona Beach.

24 posted on 12/29/2011 6:29:55 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I foresee a time in the not-so-distant future where women will be allowed to be topless in the same places as men.

I understand modesty, but I will say that I don't believe that breasts are our enemy.

I've been in exotic tropical locales where breasts were uncovered - old breasts and young breasts. White breasts, yellow breasts, cocoa breasts, brown breasts, and black breasts. It didn't cause me to lose my morals or conservative views. I don't recall raping anyone or doing anything of a sexual nature with anyone other than Mrs. Scoutmaster. By the third day, I'm embarrassed to say . . . umm . . . I kind of quit noticing, and that was when I was young. In large numbers and out in the open, breasts aren't nearly as appealing as eyes and smiles and personalities.

And I've been in art galleries where the ratio of naked breasts to painting seemed to be more than 1:1. I even had my kids with me. And they're productive members of society.

So . . . I think this woman has issues and that she could have and should have been discreet.

But breasts are our friends and not the enemy. And there's no need to make a big deal about small breasts. Or big ones.

25 posted on 12/29/2011 6:39:31 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster
"But breasts are our friends..."

And I think that's something that we can ALL get behind ... uh ... get a good grasp of ... uh ...

... nevermind ...

26 posted on 12/29/2011 6:45:10 AM PST by BlueLancer (Secede?! Y'all better just be thankful we don't invade ...)
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To: wally_bert

Yes: America’s women are becoming more and more like Prostitutes and less like ladies every day.

It’s a damned shame.

We have feminazi’s and our public schools to thank for it.


27 posted on 12/29/2011 6:45:31 AM PST by Venturer
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To: John O

It isn’t the older women alone who are suffering from this. Girls get m,arried now at a much older age than they used to and the marriages last less time.

Boys may use them , but they don’t marry them.

Men are looking for something better., and good women are harder to find.


28 posted on 12/29/2011 6:50:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Common Sense 101

Where do they shop?

Yep...I’m thinking lots of guys with cameras and a quick linkup to www.HotNursingMILFS.com might dissuade participation by said moms.


29 posted on 12/29/2011 6:53:21 AM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: Tom D.

I think somone smarter than me simplified Ben’s advice.

They don’t yell, they don’t swell, they don’t tell, and they are grateful as hell.

Kinda crude though, but humorous.

In all sincerity, feminism ,politeness, graciousness,just being a lady, are rapidly becoming lost options.


30 posted on 12/29/2011 6:55:24 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Scoutmaster

PS: There is nothing sexual about watching a woman breastfeeding an infant.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 6:58:59 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: moovova

Yep...I thought the same...although these clowns DID call the local TV stations to promote their cause.

Perhaps the key is to find some legal behaviour that offends them and do it in front of their homes, etc.


32 posted on 12/29/2011 7:09:48 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Erik Latranyi
PS: There is nothing sexual about watching a woman breastfeeding an infant.

I agree completely. It's one of the most natural and beautiful things there is, in context. If it needs to be done in public it can be done discretely.

I meant what I said about about breasts not being the enemy, but I will admit I was taken aback once when a braless (as I found out) woman in an Applebee's simply removed her t-shirt, folded it, and placed it in the booth beside her when it was time to feed junior.

Maybe she was uncomfortable just lifting the t-shirt (and I'm going to fight the urge to tell you I noticed without wanting to that she wouldn't have had to lift it very far), but it seems as if it were more of a statement and a display than a natural act of breastfeeding.

But I wasn't her. Or her child. Or her breast. Or the other shocked diners, particularly the mothers who were trying to keep their kids from pointing as they were asking questions.

33 posted on 12/29/2011 7:41:17 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: wally_bert

And the tattoos and attitude do not go away by 35, so old vs young is a false choice. It’s bad versus good, and I dearly wish I knew where to find the good ones...


34 posted on 12/29/2011 7:54:50 AM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: Scotswife

Problem is, that’s not something that easy to be modest with..... I have seen several women expose nipples while feeding in public, most of the time not on purpose, just a consequence of juggling baby, bag, blanket, purse, etc.... It stands to reason there will be wardrobe malfunctions... Just take it to a dressing room. It’s very simple.


35 posted on 12/29/2011 8:01:28 AM PST by DrewsMum
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To: Wage Slave

It is possible to sit in the Mall and breast feed a baby without anyone walking by would even notice. But if you want your titties to hang out thats another story.


36 posted on 12/29/2011 10:24:53 AM PST by goat granny
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To: basil

One can try to schedule feeding time but it doesn’t always work that way....When my daughter was a baby, I got into an accident in the K_Mart parking lot...some one backed out and T boned me. She wanted a police report and my milk came in while sitting in the back seat of a cop car...pretty wet by the time I got home....milk comes in on schedule when you do it right. Mine was every 4 hours no matter where I was...


37 posted on 12/29/2011 10:30:31 AM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Yep—I remember those days, though the memories are getting cloudy all these yrs later——which is probably a good thing—LOL!

By the time the 5th one came along, I pretty much did all my shopping after their dad got home from work and could babysit them while I was gone.

I guess it all worked out okay—we just celebrated our golden wedding anniversary....


38 posted on 12/29/2011 6:36:23 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: DrewsMum

it’s very easy to be modest. Most normal nursing moms pull it off without people even realizing it.
I don’t know how many times I’ve made small talk with someone at the mall, and then been surprised to see movement underneath a shawl.

Dressing rooms are not always available, and if a woman can manage to plop down in a chair can keep everything covered, she shouldn’t get harassed.

I do think there are whackos who insist on exposing themselves....I’m not supportive of them at all.

I’m used to seeing nursing moms in church, so I’ve become accustomed to it.


39 posted on 12/29/2011 7:06:14 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: basil

Going shopping was great..no kids going off in 4 general directions...it was the pause that refreshes. And you were all alone...loved it...:O) We were married 33 years when hubby passed away, but that was 20 years ago. He was 19 and I was 18 when we married. We just grew up together...


40 posted on 12/30/2011 12:22:31 AM PST by goat granny
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