Delta kicks woman off plane for breastfeeding

According to TikvahGirl (aka: Amie Newman, aka: my sister), a young mother was breastfeeding her child on a Delta plane before take off, when...


A flight attendant asked her to "cover up" and offered her a blanket - which the mother declined. The flight attendant, apparently up-in-arms over this blasphemy, called to a Delta ticket agent to remove the family (!) from the plane. The young mother, feeling extremely embarrassed at that moment, complied.
Petition HERE. (Fixed... thanks to Nat Mercer).

An AP article notes that breastfeeding is pushed vigorously by our government agencies, is perfectly legal in public, and quotes the mother, Emily Gillette: "It embarrassed me. That was my first reaction, which is a weird reaction for doing something so good for a child."

What I found interesting and, I guess, disturbing in MSNBC's use of the AP article is the "Also on this Story" section in the middle... notice anything interesting?



Umm, I guess if the "getting kicked off a plane" meme is in operation here there's a connection to this story of a couple kicked off a plane; but it's more than a bit misleading to liken a couple's sloppy entrance into the "Mile High Club" to feeding your baby without a blanket. Might as well just link to the shoe bomber for all the relevance that has...

Amie takes a different tack:
I'm thinking that instead of legislating what women can and cannot do with their own bodies in this country, we should propose a law that partition's women's bodies into sections much like what we seem to be doing with Iraqi land.
Therefore, we can enact one law that lords over a woman's uterus related to all things reproductive: pregnancy, abortion, childbirth. A woman' s uterus may be used to grow and house the pre-born but may not be emptied of its contents via an abortion.
We can then legislate women's breasts allowing for the bearing of boobs on billboards, in strip clubs and in television & print advertising - that is, for purposes solely related to ogling and superficial sexuality.
Public breastfeeding is OUT under those legal tenets. We all know how repulsive breastfeeding is, right?
(TikvahGirl)

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