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audrey ruth

September 19, 2013  6:05pm

Lis, good points! Carol, your last post is sadly horrifying. And ITA with you about using the 'b' word in this article's title. This is degrading to women.

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Carol Johnson

September 14, 2013  11:33am

Continuing my previous observations, the last paragraph reminds me of a recent incident reported in our paper: a local family with lots of modern openness about sex, bodies, etc., were horrified to discover their 9-year-old son had been sexually abusing his younger siblings--for several years. Since this is not an isolated event in today's culture, I can't help but wonder if society has gone too far--provided information before children have a context for understanding sex beyond emerging physical impulses. I'd like to see some research/discussion/debate from both experts and parents on this larger topic.

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Carol Johnson

September 14, 2013  11:25am

A couple of thoughts: Is it so untenable that women breastfeeding in public toss some kind of covering over their shoulder? I wouldn't want to make others feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, neither would I want to "make a statement" on this particular new cultural "freedom," baby in tow. Is anybody else bothered by "boob" in the headline, even considering the attempt at a clever pun? I find it to be denigrating to a woman's body. Next, I have issues with this statement: "But considering the other body messages are kids are getting on TV—on morning TV—I think we'd all do wise to celebrate [breastfeeding in public with no attempt at covering]. I rather doubt young children can make much distinction between exposed breasts as sexual innuendo and breastfeeding. And if parents are going to make it a teaching moment, it makes a "big deal" of some "birds and bees" issues that the children might not be ready for. Which brings me to my last comment (which I'll put in a new comment).

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Lis Simpson

September 13, 2013  3:31pm

I totally understand the excitement of breastfeeding but all i thought when i saw it was this women is almost naked on tv. Now we all know this is innocent however im sure her husband wouldnt b thrilled at her being nearly naked at mcdonalds. I dunno ? Hungry babies warrant covers, or as a myself a female, dare i say (i may take heat for this), consider staying home more when this age and its not even an issue. #cue the protest comments to follow.

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audrey ruth

September 10, 2013  10:16pm

According to the Bible, the only time Christ Jesus was ever naked (except at birth, after which He was wrapped in swaddling clothes) was on the Cross - public nakedness was a very humiliating thing in that culture, was part of the humiliation of the Cross which He suffered on our behalf. But that is not the topic of this article - public revealing of women's breasts is. Our culture has become, and is still becoming, so progressively unGodly in so many ways, many people (even Christians) make excuses for immodesty and even twist Scripture in an attempt to support it. I am a mom who breastfed my children, and I was never immodest while doing so. This has also been true of all my friends who've breastfed their children. I am not opposed to public breastfeeding at all, as long as moms do it discreetly. I've seen women breastfeed immodestly for shock value (and even heard them brag about it), and I cannot see any virtue in that.

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