Breasts in Public

Monday, August 7th, 2006

BabyTalk magazine Cover

I frequently disagree with Glazou’s politics, but here we agree: the majority of the American public who are against breast-feeding in public are woefully misguided. What reasonably sensible person would feel intensely uncomfortable about seeing somebody breast-feeding in public? The female breast is not an inherently sexual thing: it’s a wonderful part of human anatomy that evolved (or was intelligently designed, depending on your world view) for feeding children. Of course, the female breast can give sexual pleasure, but so can many other parts of the human body. You don’t see people in a stitch about uncovered earlobes on magazine covers, do you?

Update: my wife disagrees.