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I think Nigel Farage got this spot on. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30342953 His view is: women should not breastfeed in public in an "openly ostentatious" way because "some people feel v… Read More
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banned2y, 7m agoPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
I think Nigel Farage got this spot on.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30342953

His view is: women should not breastfeed in public in an "openly ostentatious" way because "some people feel very embarrassed by it".

See there may not be anything wrong with breastfeeding in public, but women need to keep it a bit discreet in my opinion. I think there are currently too many femi nazi types who go overboard in a bid to be as confrontational as possible about a number of issues such as this.
If you want to breast feed your child, fine - but just be a bit considerate of others. You don't need to sit there with your bits hanging out for all and sundry to observe.
I note the usual man hater types are making their ridiculous complaints on social media about Nigel Farage's views already.
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banned2y, 7m agoPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
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It's quite sad that we live in a society where topless models appear in national newspapers and that is accepted and thought of as a national institution, yet a woman feeding her child is considered taboo.

Edited By: RossD89 on Dec 05, 2014 14:15
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RossD89
It's quite sad that we live in a society where topless models appear in national newspapers and that is accepted and thought of as a national institution, yet a woman feeding her child is considered taboo.
No one said breastfeeding in public is taboo.
Also, with topless/page 3 models, you can choose not to look at them unlike women who decide to get them out in a restaurant (as per example from an earlier poster).

Consideration for others is the key point here.

The fact this thread exists would suggest that breastfeeding certainly is taboo amongst some people.

Why don't you have the choice not to look at women breastfeeding? Have you got a condition which forces you to watch?

If consideration for others is the key point here then perhaps you should show some yourself?



Edited By: RossD89 on Dec 05, 2014 14:59: .
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I'm I the only one that has never ever seen this happen in real life?

If it's a choice between someone's kid screaming until I have a headache, or the flopping their tit out in public, I'll take the tit every single time thanks. That is more considerate I think.
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OP's views are horribly antiquated. Its the 21st Century, if a baby needs to be fed get over your feelings of embarrassment
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It's all just a Storm in a D-cup..

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Ostentatious? It's not the feeding part that gets me. It's when they pull the tassels off the nipple first!oO
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In before everything
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Totally and utterly agree (although can't stand Farage)
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More tits on HUKD than you'll ever see in public. Threads a non starter :p
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I don't mind it too much, but it can be off putting in certain circumstances. It happened in a restaurant I was in once. Just happily sat there eating my Pizza and a mother just flops one out at the table opposite and starts feeding her baby. It put me right off and made me feel a bit uncomfortable to be honest. I mean there's a time and a place...

I always hear the line "It's perfectly natural" - well so are a lot of things, but that doesn't mean it's acceptable to do them in public!

Keep it discrete and keep it to yourself.
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OP's views are horribly antiquated. Its the 21st Century, if a baby needs to be fed get over your feelings of embarrassment
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This is the world we live in now unfortunately

Zero respect, zero compassion - it's I will do whatever I want to do irrespective how it affects anyone else. or I want to be better than the Jones's next door.

Yes women have the choice and freedom to breastfeed , it doesn't bother me but there is a time and/or a place and/or consideration to others.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2613268/Mother-told-stop-breastfeeding-swimming-pool-offensive-wins-payout-leisure-centre.html

While I have no objection in principle (park bench etc) the above is just plain wrong. Obvious reason being if the child had been sick the pool would have to be closed.....
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It's quite sad that we live in a society where topless models appear in national newspapers and that is accepted and thought of as a national institution, yet a woman feeding her child is considered taboo.

Edited By: RossD89 on Dec 05, 2014 14:15
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You've spelt bits wrong. ;)
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KillFelix
I don't mind it too much, but it can be off putting in certain circumstances. It happened in a restaurant I was in once. Just happily sat there eating my Pizza and a mother just flops one out at the table opposite and starts feeding her baby. It put me right off and made me feel a bit uncomfortable to be honest. I mean there's a time and a place...

I always hear the line "It's perfectly natural" - well so are a lot of things, but that doesn't mean it's acceptable to do them in public!

Keep it discrete and keep it to yourself.

You wouldn't entertain going to America where it's been known for a mother to change the nappy in the fast food restaurant oO (and no I don't mean in the baby changing facility but actually at the table)

And if my memory serves me right - the oriental mother up north somewhere who in the middle of a shopping precinct allowed/encouraged her child to defecate in the street.

Some people just have no respect/compassion for others.
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RossD89
It's quite sad that we live in a society where topless models appear in national newspapers and that is accepted and thought of as a national institution, yet a woman feeding her child is considered taboo.
No one said breastfeeding in public is taboo.
Also, with topless/page 3 models, you can choose not to look at them unlike women who decide to get them out in a restaurant (as per example from an earlier poster).

Consideration for others is the key point here.
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philphil61

And if my memory serves me right - the oriental mother up north somewhere who in the middle of a shopping precinct allowed/encouraged her child to defecate in the street.
Did the race/ethnicity of that mother have any bearing on the action? Just curious why you chose to bring that up.
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RossD89
It's quite sad that we live in a society where topless models appear in national newspapers and that is accepted and thought of as a national institution, yet a woman feeding her child is considered taboo.
No one said breastfeeding in public is taboo.
Also, with topless/page 3 models, you can choose not to look at them unlike women who decide to get them out in a restaurant (as per example from an earlier poster).

Consideration for others is the key point here.

The fact this thread exists would suggest that breastfeeding certainly is taboo amongst some people.

Why don't you have the choice not to look at women breastfeeding? Have you got a condition which forces you to watch?

If consideration for others is the key point here then perhaps you should show some yourself?



Edited By: RossD89 on Dec 05, 2014 14:59: .
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RossD89
It's quite sad that we live in a society where topless models appear in national newspapers and that is accepted and thought of as a national institution, yet a woman feeding her child is considered taboo.

I never have enjoyed "page 3" type shots and the use of women's body for publicity except in the proper media - that said who is to blame for this? the people taking the photos? or the media for using them or why not just blame the women for allowing their bodies to be exploited? the buck must stop somewhere! and if all women stopped using their body for "financial gain" then maybe we wouldn't need the feminist rant.
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And if my memory serves me right - the oriental mother up north somewhere who in the middle of a shopping precinct allowed/encouraged her child to defecate in the street.
Did the race/ethnicity of that mother have any bearing on the action? Just curious why you chose to bring that up.

Possibly yes as in China it is well publicised that defecating in the streets is common place and as the woman was oriental (as published) why should I deviate from this?

Is it me who has race issues or you?

Edited By: philphil61 on Dec 05, 2014 14:26
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Let's not forget what breasts are for, We've all just become too perverted to understand that.
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RossD89

The fact this thread exists would imply that breastfeeding certainly is taboo amongst some people.

Why don't you have the choice not to look at women breastfeeding? Have you got a condition which forces you to watch?

If consideration for others is the key point here then perhaps you should show some yourself?
Prevention is better than cure, as they say.
Why mention a counter action when the original action in question could be amended in such a way that it doesn't need people to adjust their own actions?
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philphil61
RossD89
It's quite sad that we live in a society where topless models appear in national newspapers and that is accepted and thought of as a national institution, yet a woman feeding her child is considered taboo.

I never have enjoyed "page 3" type shots and the use of women's body for publicity except in the proper media - that said who is to blame for this? the people taking the photos? or the media for using them or why not just blame the women for allowing their bodies to be exploited? the buck must stop somewhere! and if all women stopped using their body for "financial gain" then maybe we wouldn't need the feminist rant.

I know what you mean there's a lot better stuff out there now & you haven't even got to buy a newspaper. :)
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philphil61
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philphil61

And if my memory serves me right - the oriental mother up north somewhere who in the middle of a shopping precinct allowed/encouraged her child to defecate in the street.
Did the race/ethnicity of that mother have any bearing on the action? Just curious why you chose to bring that up.

Possibly yes as in China it is well publicised that defecating in the streets is common place and as the woman was oriental (as published) why should I deviate from this?

Is it me who has race issues or you?
Well given that you are a proven racist (e.g. that thread about halal chicken where you used the 'p word' a number of times to describe Muslims and then expressed your dismay when the post was moderated) then yes you do have race issues.
If a woman lets her child take a dump in the street, then you need to focus on the act not irrelevant factors such as her ethnicity.
I've seen non asian women letting their kids take a leak in the street in plain view. Their colour/race had nothing to do with the act either.
Focus on the action, not the race/ethnicity - but then given you are a proven/confirmed racist, I shouldn't really expect any better from you I suppose.
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No issues with breastfeeding in public at all, my sister in law used to do it in the house when she visited, and she used to look if I was looking, and now and again I had a peek but i was more embarrassed about being seen looking, I wasn't perving it was just a case of I didn't know where else to look, but i would say that's my problem..

Its like getting embarrassed having a pee in a urinal next to another person doing the same thing. Natural functions of requirement should never be imposed upon.
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what pathetic people on here. grow up and get over yourself, its one of the most natural things known to man. i bet you get a bit embarrassed talking about sex too and never go abroad do you. if your uncomfortable get up and leave and lock yourself away because there is a mother raising a child and couldnt care less. ps. I'm a man.
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In all the times I have seen breastfeeding in public, I have never witnessed anything other than tasteful discretion. To make women ashamed of doing one of the most natural things is ludicrous.

If particular woman are not discrete or are provoking confrontation as has been suggested, then deal with them as individuals and not as 'breast-feeding women'.

Society is becoming ridiculous. If you can't see a woman's breast without feeling uncomfortable then it's you that needs help!
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And if my memory serves me right - the oriental mother up north somewhere who in the middle of a shopping precinct allowed/encouraged her child to defecate in the street.
Did the race/ethnicity of that mother have any bearing on the action? Just curious why you chose to bring that up.

Possibly yes as in China it is well publicised that defecating in the streets is common place and as the woman was oriental (as published) why should I deviate from this?

Is it me who has race issues or you?
Well given that you are a proven racist (e.g. that thread about halal chicken where you used the 'p word' a number of times to describe Muslims and then expressed your dismay when the post was moderated) then yes you do have race issues.
If a woman lets her child take a dump in the street, then you need to focus on the act not irrelevant factors such as her ethnicity.
I've seen non asian women letting their kids take a leak in the street in plain view. Their colour/race had nothing to do with the act either.
Focus on the action, not the race/ethnicity - but then given you are a proven/confirmed racist, I shouldn't really expect any better from you I suppose.

http://www.lovelifepractice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Logical-FallaciesAdHominem-300x185.jpg


Bringing up the race was valid in this case, as it's something that is common in said person's country of origin.
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elliott1982
what pathetic people on here. grow up and get over yourself, its one of the most natural things known to man. i bet you get a bit embarrassed talking about sex too and never go abroad do you. if your uncomfortable get up and leave and lock yourself away because there is a mother raising a child and couldnt care less. ps. I'm a man.
Hey, taking a dump is also one of the most natural things known to man - would you have a problem if I were to take a dump next to you while you were eating in a restauarant?
Just because you can does not mean you should.

The 'oh nose, it's perfectly natural oh my google' excuses are wearing a bit thin.
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elliott1982
what pathetic people on here. grow up and get over yourself, its one of the most natural things known to man. i bet you get a bit embarrassed talking about sex too and never go abroad do you. if your uncomfortable get up and leave and lock yourself away because there is a mother raising a child and couldnt care less. ps. I'm a man.

So is urinating, but you dont see people **** all over the shop.
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I use a cover to feed my baby but that's only to make me feel less exposed. It's a natural thing people who talk about need to remember it's what's best for baby.
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philphil61
This is the world we live in now unfortunately

Zero respect, zero compassion - it's I will do whatever I want to do irrespective how it affects anyone else. or I want to be better than the Jones's next door.

Yes women have the choice and freedom to breastfeed , it doesn't bother me but there is a time and/or a place and/or consideration to others.


Spot on mate, where has the respect gone?
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elliott1982
what pathetic people on here. grow up and get over yourself, its one of the most natural things known to man. i bet you get a bit embarrassed talking about sex too and never go abroad do you. if your uncomfortable get up and leave and lock yourself away because there is a mother raising a child and couldnt care less. ps. I'm a man.

You tell em' elliott, your the man. X)

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/19/article-2146876-1329E311000005DC-394_468x286.jpg
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Totally agree with Nigel. Not everyone would be happy having someone breast feed next to them in a restaurant. He's not saying saying don't feed - just don't do it in people faces.

Sadly this is the media hyping up things before an election. BBC are the worst in my opinion for this political correctness and trying to distance themselves from any form of opinion that could be deemed as controversial.
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His comment on breastfeeding was the tip of his moronic iceberg... I appreciate breastfeeding makes people uncomfortable. I feel uncomfortable doing it in public too but it feeds my baby and I'm hardly sat there with my baps out. I am discreet and respect those around me. In fact the fear of being asked to cover up or move is what makes me uncomfortable. I can only do so much. its BREASTfeeding...of course youll see some skin...it cant be helped. one of my friends was asked to move bevause her feeding offended an older couple. she wasnt sitting there hanging out, she was discreet but alas, it was ( as it usually is) obvious that she was breastfeeding and they didnt agree with it. it made them uncomfortable. Don't look and stare then.if you have the problem, YOU move.

restaurants aren't often designed with discreet corners and those that are...those seats are ALWAYS taken because it's EVERYONE'S preference. ..especially the 'older' generation. would they move to make way for a feeding mummy... possibly if they were kind human beings...doubtful if they are the type to make an issue of it with
out a pleasant solution. hypocrisy. ..total hypocrisy surrounds us. xxx
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elliott1982
what pathetic people on here. grow up and get over yourself, its one of the most natural things known to man. i bet you get a bit embarrassed talking about sex too and never go abroad do you. if your uncomfortable get up and leave and lock yourself away because there is a mother raising a child and couldnt care less. ps. I'm a man.
Hey, taking a dump is also one of the most natural things known to man - would you have a problem if I were to take a dump next to you while you were eating in a restauarant?Just because you can does not mean you should.The 'oh nose, it's perfectly natural oh my google' excuses are wearing a bit thin.

Seems like you need a bit of help understanding what breast-feeding is.
It is the feeding / nourishing of an infant. It is actually a meal for a baby.

It is therefore very appropriate to breastfeed a baby during mealtime. Whilst there is no logical reason to 'dump' as you so character-revealingly put it, alongside a meal.
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elliott1982
what pathetic people on here. grow up and get over yourself, its one of the most natural things known to man. i bet you get a bit embarrassed talking about sex too and never go abroad do you. if your uncomfortable get up and leave and lock yourself away because there is a mother raising a child and couldnt care less. ps. I'm a man.
Hey, taking a dump is also one of the most natural things known to man - would you have a problem if I were to take a dump next to you while you were eating in a restauarant?Just because you can does not mean you should.The 'oh nose, it's perfectly natural oh my google' excuses are wearing a bit thin.

Seems like you need a bit of help understanding what breast-feeding is.
It is the feeding / nourishing of an infant. It is actually a meal for a baby.

It is therefore very appropriate to breastfeed a baby during mealtime. Whilst there is no logical reason to 'dump' as you so character-revealingly put it, alongside a meal.

One small omission: Adult meal times don't coincide with babies' meal times. If you want to feed a baby in a restaurant, put the milk it a bottle beforehand.
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what pathetic people on here. grow up and get over yourself, its one of the most natural things known to man. i bet you get a bit embarrassed talking about sex too and never go abroad do you. if your uncomfortable get up and leave and lock yourself away because there is a mother raising a child and couldnt care less. ps. I'm a man.
Hey, taking a dump is also one of the most natural things known to man - would you have a problem if I were to take a dump next to you while you were eating in a restauarant?
Just because you can does not mean you should.

The 'oh nose, it's perfectly natural oh my google' excuses are wearing a bit thin.
hygiene?
#35
I never breastfed my two in public, i was very uncomfortable feeding them in the hospital ward (with other new mums around) too! Remember panicking so much every time i went out in case they needed feeding as neither would take a bottle when very young. Looking back on it, it is really sad because it did affect taking them out to town etc. I wish i had been a bit braver and been able to go out without the worrying of offending other people. But i would probably be the same as i was as it does make other people uncomfortable.

Edited By: skintgirl6 on Dec 05, 2014 14:55
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philphil61

And if my memory serves me right - the oriental mother up north somewhere who in the middle of a shopping precinct allowed/encouraged her child to defecate in the street.
Did the race/ethnicity of that mother have any bearing on the action? Just curious why you chose to bring that up.

Possibly yes as in China it is well publicised that defecating in the streets is common place and as the woman was oriental (as published) why should I deviate from this?

Is it me who has race issues or you?
Well given that you are a proven racist (e.g. that thread about halal chicken where you used the 'p word' a number of times to describe Muslims and then expressed your dismay when the post was moderated) then yes you do have race issues.
If a woman lets her child take a dump in the street, then you need to focus on the act not irrelevant factors such as her ethnicity.
I've seen non asian women letting their kids take a leak in the street in plain view. Their colour/race had nothing to do with the act either.
Focus on the action, not the race/ethnicity - but then given you are a proven/confirmed racist, I shouldn't really expect any better from you I suppose.

Proven racist? hmmm I'd like to see you stand up in a court of law and try to prove this libellous insult. And you are trying to state it's OK for the media to point the fact of race and it's not OK for Joe Public? The problem with people like you is you don't like the truth when it comes to "stereotyping" - I don't like to sterotype and I have no issues with any living person unless that living person tries to influence/change my "way of life".

If being honest about my opinions makes me racist, in your eyes, then the majority of people you know are also possibly racist and it makes the definition of race/racism/racist pointless and belittled.

You clearly need to understand what real racism is just like some African American's also need to learn. For them it's OK if an African American kills another African American or an African American cop kills a white young man but it's not OK for a white cop to kill an African American? wtf
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this explains the breastfeeding friendly accreditation briefing in my workplace this morning then.
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I'm I the only one that has never ever seen this happen in real life?

If it's a choice between someone's kid screaming until I have a headache, or the flopping their tit out in public, I'll take the tit every single time thanks. That is more considerate I think.
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Britains breastfeeding rates are incredibly poor compared to other European countries, and it's a shame because a bit or breast milk at the start of life can really confer massive health benefits which carry on into adulthood. Part of the reason women don't do it, is because it's not seen as 'normal' in the UK. Bottle feeding is. If someone whacked out a bottle of cow & gate no-one would bat an eyelid. And I have to say folks, it's attitudes like this that put girls off.

We are not a nation of exhibitionists; I suspect the majority of girls that breastfeed are very self conscious and do hide themselves away. It's a case of 'my baby is hungry and crying; do I go sit in a toilet with people pooing and weeing around me, or do I dare do it here? I don't want people to see my boobs
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Only ever seen this happen a handful of times and I wasn't too fussed.
Completely natural and not in your face about it anyway; should be able to feed a baby when it's hungry.

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