Weighing in on the David Koch Tit-Gate.

It seems unthinkable that we are even having this lame old conversation again, but unfortunately some complete morons in society still think it is heinous for a woman to breast-feed her baby (as nature intended) in public.

As a woman who has suckled five children for a total of six years and who has a DDD rack, I think I have earned the right to discuss this issue from the point of view of a mother who fed my children from my body because that is how we give our children a great start in life and I did it wherever I needed to.

What is it with men and boobs, eh? From the age of twelve they can't wait to touch one and turn that nipple like a radio dial until some poor girl squeals 'ow, stop it!' Perhaps mothers wean their boys too early or too late and leave them with boob issues but ....really ...David Koch ....sometimes I think you should swallow your megaphone instead of hollering dumb stuff into it! His tweet that discretion was 'common courtesy to others' makes me wonder what sort of a person could be offended by seeing a woman feeding her child?? Discreet or otherwise. We all gooo and gaaa at cute pictures of animals suckling and joeys crawling into their mother's pouches but human women should hide under the nearest bridge or lock themselves away so as not to offend and disturb polite society??  

You think Liana Webster should have been more discreet at the public pool while nursing her child, do you, Mr Koch? I think you need to be a bit more discreet about sticking your nose in other people's business. You weren't there...you didn't see it....you didn't see pictures of it....you've never been to that pool, you didn't know who was there at the time and all in all....you don't know what you are talking about.

I have seen some pretty disgusting things at public pools. People wearing bathing suits ten sizes too small for them, for a start. I saw a grizzled scrotum hanging out the side of a middle-aged man's budgie smugglers....that was no budgie but a buzzard....and that did not make the news....I have seen a couple re-enact a scene from Debbie Does Dallas....it was Casey and Kylie doing the Clem Jones Centre and it wasn't pretty but someone complained and they moved back into the water to continue there. I've seen kids of three given cans of coke to drink and a father slap his little girl for farting out loud. Seriously. That sort of crap is offensive. Pukishly offensive. A mother feeding her baby should elicit warm, fuzzy loved up feelings and if someone is offended or worse.....aroused...that is THEIR sick problem.

When a little innocent baby needs food, it needs food. That's the beauty of having a portable thermos. Mum has it on tap....ready to go at the first hungry squeal...it's sterile and pure, nutritious and the perfect temperature.

News flash, Mr Koch. Boobs are there for one reason and one reason only. To feed babies. They are mammary glands, purposeful and cuddly too. They are not there for you to ogle or feel disgust toward. They are your issues. Mostly, in a sexual context, we let you men fondle them because it makes you feel good. After breastfeeding a few children they lose their novelty for us. .

We are all very vocal these days about how we should be teaching boys not to rape rather than having to teach girls how to avoid rape.

I think we also need to teach boys that breasts are a natural and necessary body part and to appreciate them as such instead of teaching women to feel ashamed of doing what is their God-given responsibility. If young boys see boobs being used for something other than hanging out of a string bikini - it might go a long way to helping young men to see women as more than just two dimensional sex objects. They might see them for the incredible life-givers that they are. They might realise that boobs are attached to real women....women like their mothers....and that boobs are a special part of all women, not just Pamela Anderson and that they can play more challenging roles than just straining from red swim-suits.

Perhaps Kochie should design a black cone of discretion, like one of those pop up tents, that women can hide themselves in whenever they need to nurse their babies. Black tents of discretion.

I have a feeling though, that discretion will be the last thing on the minds of the irate nursing mothers who descend on the Sunrise television set tomorrow with their femme bots packed for a show-down!!!! I'll be watching that one and cheering them on.





1 comment:

  1. Love what you have written, and did not see the Tweet from Kochie, but i did see sunrise and did not get the understanding that he found it fowl, gross, or unaccepted. Found that he simply stated she was feeding in a very busy area and to avoid negativity she could have just moved elsewhere to avoid negativity. Did not feel Kochie was negative on air. Being a breastfeeding mum i think she should be able to feed her babe where ever she wants to. Its a pity that our now so called society does not see the beauty, serenity and love that used to be called NORMAL or MOTHERLY. Its now called many names and makes breakfast television, and then blown out of proportion even more

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