VIDEO: Nick Chase Calls For Gender Equity
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When State Lawmakers recently ensured that women have a right to breastfeed in public, it got my wheels turning a bit. I want to preface that I am not against women breastfeeding, privately or in public. Parents, men and women alike, have the right to raise their children how they see fit.
However, supporters of public breastfeeding made their case by referring to the matter as “a natural, biological occurrence”. So, playing Devil’s Advocate, I wonder what differentiates breastfeeding in public from urinating in public. Private parts are exposed in both situations, and both are naturally occurring biological functions. Except, one scenario is perfectly legal, while the other lands you, a man or woman, on the state’s sex offender list. It’s hard to conceal a woman’s breast when she is feeding. Yet, most people with common sense, will go out of their way to find a discreet area to relieve themselves. One is wide open for all eyes to see, one is illegal.
You may ask me if I have better things to worry about. I do…until I really have to go!!! Damn right that’s the only thing on my mind as my bladder swells!! And, if I’m not mistaken, there are devices available to women that allow them to prepare for public feedings ahead of time, in private. I’ve never heard of a bladder pump. And, I’m not sporting a catheter bag everywhere I go, unless a doctor tells me I have to.
So, if public breastfeeding should be accepted and legal because it’s a natural, biological function, shouldn’t it be alright for me to discreetly find a dumpster if necessary? Shouldn’t a lady feel OK with squatting on a bumper, if necessary? I call for equal acceptance of natural, biological functions, for men and women…at the very least, don’t lump us in with rapists and pedophiles when all we had to do was go!! Free the pee, brothers and sisters!!!