Last week, a mother visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) named Katie Jane Hamilton was told by a guard that she'd need to "cover up" while breastfeeding. In response, the mom told the security guard that he'd made a big mistake, buster, because next week, she'll have over 100 breastfeeding moms, mammaries out, babies latched on right there in the museum, for freedom! The museum acknowledged the guard's misstep, apologized, and assured Katie Jane that there would be no more lactation shaming. But that wasn't enough! The protest will press on, as planned! Does this seem like overkill to anyone else?
This isn't to suggest that all nurse-ins are protest for the sake of protest. I'm in favor of women being able to breastfeed their children whenever and wherever, especially in front of Kasey Kahn as he attempts to shop for groceries. Boobs are multi-purpose body parts; I get that there's nothing indecent about using them for their intended purpose. I also understand that there are places in the US that still attempt to shame women out of breastfeeding there. I think those places should absolutely be protested.