A crowd of angry mothers staged a mass-breastfeeding outside an Australian television channel after a male anchor called on mothers to be ‘classy' and 'discreet’ when nursing in public.
Women and children gathered outside the Channel Seven television studios in Sydney to protest against comments made by David Koch, host of Australia's most popular breakfast show Sunrise, on Friday.
About 100 people gathered for the ‘Sunrise Nurse-in’ to defend the legal right to breastfeed in public, demanding an apology from Mr Koch.*sigh* No-one's trying to remove your right - just suggesting that you be a little, well, ladylike, in how you go about it.
But then, from Angry Exile's blog, we all know that for a certain type of female, any suggestion that she doesn't have the perfect right to let it all hang out is akin to a red rag to a bull.
His comments landed him in the hot seat with breastfeeding advocates who staged the protest outside the Sunrise studios.
‘I just feel like their (sic) dangerous and offensive,’ protest organiser Amy Ahearn told ABC.
‘They’re dangerous because some women find it very difficult to breastfeed, especially in public and I think a comment like that can shame them into not doing it in public and feel like it is not supported by people.'So next time you see a new mother who looks like she might be finding it 'difficult to breastfeed', give her a big smile and a 'thumb's up' gesture. Maybe a 'Woohoo!' into the bargain.
And when the police come to arrest you for harassment, tell 'em Amy told you it was OK...