Good Morning America did a piece yesterday on America's attitudes toward breastfeeding. I've been fuming about it all day. According to their poll, 57% of the American public don't believe women should have the right to breastfeed in public.
And please pay particular attention to the wording of that statistic. It's not 57% don't like to see women breastfeeding in public. Or even, 57% believe women should be discrete when breastfeeding in public. No, no, no. It says 57% believe women should not have the right to breastfeed in public.
I knew that many Americans were a bit puritanical and old fashioned on this issue, but 57%? I had no idea! And that they feel so strongly about it as to start restricting my rights? Jay-sus!
They interviewed one woman on the street who said that breastfeeding was disgusting and immoral.
So, to sum up:
War in Iraq? For the greater good.
Gas guzzling SUV's? Hey, safety first....
Walmart's questionable business practices? Whatever, dude. Shit's cheap.
Universal healthcare? Fuck you, Socialist, Commie bastards! Not on my watch!
I think it might be time for me to go back to Norway now.