Why Do People Have A Problem With Breastfeeding?

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A lot of people sure do get worked up about breastfeeding in public. And people on both sides of the issue, to me at least, are whiners.

The latest confrontation came on a United Airlines flight from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles.

A mother claims she was left in tears and feeling ‘ganged up on’ after being told to cover up while breastfeeding her baby on a United Airlines flight because another passenger complained.

Ms Thomson claims she was told to cover up by a flight attendant so to not further antagonize the irate passenger. She then had to spend the rest of the flight with a blanket over her 

Juliet Thomson, 28, from California was flying from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles and began nursing her four-month-old daughter Charlie to keep her calm.

But she says she was asked to cover-up after a middle-aged passenger sitting in the row in front became irate, telling the flight attendants to tell Ms. Thomson to ‘put some clothes on.’

But as she refused, the new mother claims the fellow passenger became irate shouting: ‘It is disgusting that you would let something like this go on.’

Ms. Thomson claims she was told to cover up by a flight attendant so to not further antagonize the irate passenger. She then had to spend the rest of the flight with a blanket over her

Eventually she decided to relent and agreed to cover up using a blanket even though the cabin was muggy.

I’m glad I wasn’t on that flight for a variety of reasons. I like Salt Lake City, I absolutely detest Los Angeles, and I would have punched the mouthy passenger. And while breastfeeding doesn’t bother me one way or the other I probably have tossed a blanket over the crying mother.

As I said, whiners all, and this Old Curmudgeon hates whiners almost as much is Democrats. But I repeat myself.

The good news is everybody got off the plane safely. I expect the breastfeeding lobby will be pushing for a boycott of United Airlines. Or would that be a girlcot?

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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