Breastfeeding is an issue because some people apparently consider the sight of a (female) human breast to be offensive, even if the breast is only exposed due to the logistical requirement for proximity to the nursing infant.
- 2006-07-27 Magazine Cover Swells Breast-Feeding Controversy
Discussion at TrekBBShas apparently expired; cache unavailable - but the topic resurfaces semi-regularly
- The controversy over breastfeeding appears in large part to be related to issues surrounding sexuality and reproduction
Ok, I really don't get this one. I don't see how the sight of breasts is supposed to be sexual, especially when there is no taboo about men showing their ugly hairy chests whenever they want. (If the sight of a baby nursing is sexual, surely the most sexual part is the baby.) WTF?? --Woozle 11:57, 28 July 2006 (EDT)
This may eventually get moved to "public breastfeeding", as there are other issues surrounding breastfeeding in general, e.g. the tendency of babyfood companies to promote "alternatives" to breastfeeding in developing countries -- but I don't know if that's still an issue or if the tide has largely turned the other way. --Woozle 11:57, 28 July 2006 (EDT)