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    I'm all for breastfeeding your child, but with some modesty and some discretion. Nothing like going out of your way to show everyone *yes you can* instead of having some respect for yourself and your child.
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    And, ahsum, here is another way to look at it:

    ...in a more whole society, let's say in Bali or some other place where indigenous people live or who have not been affected by our modern sense of modesty, there might be no such need. So, granted that in our society of porn and molesting priests and perversions of our human sexuality, modesty might be more of a hang-up with sex than something all that great. When a woman is breastfeeding, her breast is partially exposed and men might not be able to maintain sexual indifference, but that would be the man's issue. So, if the woman is a breastfeeding mama, and the graduation is a long ceremony, the baby could cry or be fed: I say three cheers for the mama, and give us all, me included, a lesson in learning how to be even more cool with something that is totally natural and most beautiful: an infant feeding from its mother.
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    @ahsum99ss

    Its only a problem because men have sexualized breasts. Breasts are for feeding babies.

    Laura
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    @Raybo ..........And why we have babysitters! Or baby bottles! You gonna tell me this girl couldn't get through a graduation without hauling out her tit?
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    @Carolo43
    No, Carolo43, I am not gonna tell you that this woman could not get through graduation without hauling her tit out. But, I will tell you that getting a babysitter or using a baby bottle or waiting until the end of her graduation ceremony or not was her choice. The rest of us can not like it all we want, and we are the ones who will have to then suffer. Or, we can just say, "each to his/her own" and enjoy the moment that much more.
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    Exactly. That is the ONLY issue here. It makes all the difference to just use a light blanket and this would have been a non-issue. It's a graduation for goodness sakes, with dress codes. Don't think flashing a boob is part of it.
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    The fact that she's graduating college isn't great either if she's 22-23 and has no plans for marriage.
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    @Cicely53 The Brookings Institution has spent a great deal of effort studying this issue and whittled down a lot of analysis into three simple rules. You can avoid poverty by:

    1. Graduating from high school.
    2. Waiting to get married until after 21 and do not have children till after being married.
    3. Having a full-time job.

    If you do all those three things, your chance of falling into poverty is just 2 percent. Meanwhile, you’ll have a 74 percent chance of being in the middle class.

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    @AaronK - LOL!!

    Your intellectual retort is proof most definite of your inability to understand commentary and context.

    In other words: Grow up, kid.

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    @AaronK - My friend, I think you are confusing me with someone else.

    I happen to be black as is my wife. The woman in the picture could be my daughter.

    I'm not sure who you think I am...but you are most definitely incorrect in your assessment.

    My comment above: "Brilliant." was posted to the concept of the Millennial's being obsessed with documenting everything they do with a pic and post.

    That certainly conforms to my friend @PauldenZangpo comment about Semper "I".

    AntiPorcheria - bastardized Italian meaning AntiBullshit. My original name which was taken off for a protocol violation. Porcheria (Italian for dirt, muck, filth)

    But a casual glance at your profile indicates that you are either new or a troll.

    In either case...try to have a good day.
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    I don't think it's a matter of being offended, more a matter of decorum.
    Like not wearing pajamas in public, or hair rollers, open toe'd shoes to an eatery, etc.
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    @PauldenZangpo You've never been to the grocery store in my town, that's for sure. The first time I saw someone in pajamas I was shocked. Now I don't even blink twice.
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    @Zazziness I know. First it's pajamas in the grocery store, then it's long rifles at Starbucks, and before you know it-pure anarchy!
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    @PauldenZangpo Yeah, I don't get the whole pajamas in public thing these days. It's funny, about a month ago I was in the coffee shop and saw a gal wearing pajamas and Uggs, she looked like she just rolled out of bed, I thought just needed her morning coffee fix. About 8 hours later I saw her again at the grocery store dressed exactly the same way, bed head and all. I just don't get it.
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    @PauldenZangpo
    Paul, I think your comparison is off. Breastfeeding a baby is a natural act that is in and of itself beautiful. It is part of the essentials of raising a child. Your examples were not those at all. Plus, open-toed shoes a matter of decorum in an eatery? That one has me confused. I believe women's styles and practices have them eating in restaurants, even upscale ones, with open-toed shoes. I just asked my 65-year old wife about the open-toed thing: she said that is absurd and that person must have a foot fetish. I wouldn't go that far, but that example is really crazy.
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    Doesn't bother me and even if it did, that's my issue not hers. I just better not catch shit if I glance over once or twice.
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    it's odd that you should say that. one day woman sat on a bench at the front of one local supermarket nursing her baby. a small crowd of men women and children gathered around her telling her how beautiful her baby was... not one person mentioned her boobie, though.

    it's a perfectly natural and a very beautiful thing.
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    @dances-weebles I agree. Overall, American society has so many hang ups around sex and sexuality that we go overboard trying to "protect" everyone. As if the site if a boob will irreparably harm someone.
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    I'd rather see this than hear a baby crying throughout the ceremony. Its a natural necessity. Funny how we can depict murder on TV but not breasts. I think our "morals" are backwards.
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    I breastfed both my sons until they were a year old then expressed the milk until they were 16 months old and never ONCE did I unzip or unbutton my shirt and "pop out a boob" in public!!!! Breastfeeding is a wonder bond between mother and child, not to mention the many health benefits to breastfeeding but good God, have a little respect for others as not everyone is comfortable with being around a woman who is breastfeeding especially when is is so exposed like this pic above. There are many, many wonderful reasons to breastfeed your child and in fact i encourage it but do it with some tact and respect for yourself and especially for others!!!!
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    @suburbangeorge how do you don't look? by the time you notice what she has done, you've already seen it. hence the issue wit public nudity. you can't just look away, or not look, after having seen it. you can not un do it. in fact she could be sued for the damages done. There are children here too quite often. And what about mutual respect? she did not even consider it at all.
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    @pazsion Again, let me state, there is nothing wrong with breastfeeding but it has everything to do with being discreet. A blanket over your shoulder, going to a different room ect.... but just fully exposing your breast in front of the public's view is completely disrespectful to others. It shows no respect for yourself and no modesty once so ever. I encourage women to breast feed their children because of the health advantages but please do it with some tact and consideration for the people who are NOT comfortable being put in and what can be, such an awkward situation.
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    @Curmudgeon babies wait for no mom to be in a place approved by society. When they are hungry, you gotta whip me out where ever you are. I understand the thought that baby was hungry and it took priority no matter where I was.

    I once breasted at a boat dock because I had forgotten the milk I had already pumped for her. I went to the shelter next to it but there were tons of people staring at me like I had chose this specific spot to whip my tits out to feed my kid. The look on their faces were a mix of approval and utter disdain. Both made me uncomfortable.
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    @bleakoutlook A small baby diaper is all that was needed, you had some right? Tell the people staring at a baby blanket/diaper/apron/whatever to mind their own damn business, I'll back you up. This lady was an exhibitionist with an ear to ear grin posing for the camera. ANY modesty would have her turning away.
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    @Curmudgeon some people are more open with breast feeding. I imagine the fact she was graduating probably had something to do with that euphoric look
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    When you hire people, you hire what benefits your company the most. If 'SOME PEOPLE' are prudes, you wouldn't be making a smart business decision hiring her to present your company to all people.

    She would however make a good anti-abortion advocate or a exhibitionist by not shying from the camera. Just my opinion that prospective employers may take into consideration. I'll teach the Birds and the Bees to my children until she proves her Degree/s in Birds and Bees give her the right to expose them against my will.
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    Women can breast feed there babies and no one knows by covering up with a towel . No big deal but out n public with moms breast is expose yes that's not cool just cover up.Then I don't see a issue pretty simple idea not rocket science.
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    you know, it's perfectly legal and acceptable for women to go completely topless in public in almost every state in the u.s... but for some reason they shouldn't feed their baby?
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    I still see women get tickets for it on the non nude beaches here in California. By the park ranger they told to put top back on or be arrested so I am not sure what part of what states you talking about it then. I don't have a problem with it but some law enforcement still have issue with it.
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    @Airtime
    Never saw any nudity get hassled on the San Mateo County beaches I surfcast at, but I believe it might bug a Ranger at Ocean Beach or the Boardwalk or popular touristy beach, I guess.
    Chrissy Field? Maybe....
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    @Airtime

    Many cities can still issue citations for "disorderly conduct", but overall, he's correct, more than half the states allow topless, while 15 have ambiguous state laws on the matter and 3 states make it illegal.
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    This absurd....a mother should be able to feed her baby anywhere....the people that have a problem with this...are the problem!
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    yea sure. blame others for her violating the laws and code of conduct for the school...this is the problem. nobody takes responsibility for their actions or bothe rbeing accountable. then we have people who encourge it...
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    Call me a prude , I don`t care. The young lady should`ve covered up with a blanket and fed her child. I just feel that the pic was taken for shock value and to get attention.
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    @NormalFlora we've always been able to do this, only recently has it been an issue, less and less people are around guns, learn guns in a positive way, once someone or a group is saved by this, i assume public opionion will begin to favor their right to carry, and defend themselves and others.
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    I have no problem with a mother wanting to feed her child. However it would be more tasteful to have a baby blanket over her. Overall, I'm not offended so the way I see it is if you are offended, then don't look.
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    @LEC if i plan to eat nude, or make an absolute mess of myself...yes i'd cover up or try to eat more privately, so as to respect others appetites. and morals etc. ive had people ask me not to put my fries in my chocolate milkshake haha. because they were losing their apetites. i told them to try it, and took my meal home. respecting their wishes.
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    @pazsion

    Those people that don't like French fries in chocolate shakes don't know what they are missing, they are to be ignored..and the more salty the fries the better the taste.... yes, I do that too!!!

    Laura
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    The Internet also says stuffing your face with cinnamon powder and drinking water IS fun........the internet says.....HA!
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    this only proves how open the american public is to stupid, dangerous suggestions....i think this was very popular in the us. moe so then others...but anyone with some common sense would know not to do this...you could die
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