May 7, 2007
Have I mentioned recently how much I love Maggie Gyllenhaal?
(Part of) Melissa’s take:
Women who react with horror at public breastfeeding infuriate me endlessly, because they’re just promulgating the sexualization of the nursing breast, which is what creates this whole dynamic in the first place. They’re almost inevitably prudes who believe our bodies are to be secreted away lest Jesus weep, but if the Almighty had a problem with women getting their tits out in public, then he would have put our nipples on our thumbs.
And how sad is it that the picture in question is of a woman using one of her breasts for its primary function, but when I was thinking about how to tag this post the first things that came to mind were “feminism” and “politics”?
(EB’s response to the title question: “Yes. Yes you have.” To which I say: “Quiet, you.”)