Another friend on Gather had posted this article recently. I posted the article at MTV.CommuniSpace.com, and it was pretty popular, I actually won $20 amazon credit for posting this topic of discussion. (I took a screen shot and attached it in the photo section :D)
Here’s my response and some other people’s responses to the article:
I agree with you Amy this whole story is like spitting on the fight to get women to breastfeed their babies . So frustratingly dumb that i cant even type .I mean that could have been my mom or someone i know . Who doesnt have naked baby pics ? My brothers are especially hilarious ! I understand that nowadays you must take pro caution with creepy dudes all over the news each week but after they saw the woman intent was harmless ,,, FEEDING HER CHILD they should have let her go . Those police officers should be ashamed of themselves . I think it had to do with her being an immigrant more then anything ,,,uhggh ,,,,
This is definitely wrong. These pictures were not taken in a pornographic way; they weren’t meant to stimulate anyone’s libido. They were just pictures of a natural process. What, are we going to start charging National Geographic for what they print now? This is crazy. The law is definitely in the wrong in this situation.
How absurd that a woman should be punished and alienated for nourishing her own baby! It’s ridiculous how much breastfeeding is ostracized when it’s really the best option for the baby. People should take a good, hard look at themselves before they say something this stupid and disgusting.
First of all I would like to say that I don’t think this woman has done anything wrong; however, the woman wasn’t charged for breastfeeding her child, she is charged for taking photos of it (along with photos of her children naked in the bath tub).
The argument in this discussion should be whether or not taking pictures of your own infants nude should be considered child pornography, not whether breastfeeding should take place.
Again, I am NOT saying that this woman was wrong in what she did…my parents have pictures of me in the bath tub when I was a little kid too.
I was wondering what you all thought of the article? What are your experiences with breastfeeding (in public)? How long did you breastfeed? (And fathers should play a huge supporting role as well, so this question is not just for the moms out there.)