The harassment women still face for trying to breastfeed in public is unbelievable
Joey Salads, self-proclaimed prankster and viral video maker, turned his attention to a wildly different topic than he usually addresses: the harassment women still face when trying to breastfeed a child in public. Isn’t it amazing that this is something we still have such a huge, collective problem with?
In his latest video called Breastfeeding in Public (Social Experiment), Salads accompanies a breastfeeding mom to several public places to see how people react to her feeding her child. It’s almost unbelievable how rude people can be.
“You know, there’s private places that you can actually do this and you don’t need to be doing that in public places.” This, from a fellow mother. If you’ve never had any negative experiences attempting to feed your child in public, you can almost forget this is still an issue. Then you see something like this and the inevitable comments it elicits and you realize that we still have quite a long way to go in this country to normalize breastfeeding.
The video’s had nearly 13 million views in just over a day, probably because it’s so hard to grasp that people can be so rude.
Keep on keeping on, moms. Your kid has to eat and feeding him when he’s hungry is the most natural thing in the world. Period.