It’s just a titty, Y’all… calm the hell down and grow the hell up.

I know I am quite late as all hell on this post but honestly I have to admit that when you guys first sent it in, i didn’t think the story would ever be that big of a deal. Well boy was I wrong….

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Here is a recap..

A photo of Karlesha Thurman breastfeeding her baby during her graduation from California State University Long Beach was supposed to be just a sweet shot captured by a fellow classmate of a beaming mother with her 4-month-old daughter.

That photo has since become the most recent battleground about the propriety of breastfeeding in public.

Thurman, 25, posted the photo Saturday night to the comments section of the Facebook group Black Women Do BreastFeed in support of a post from a mother who was outraged that she received dirty looks after breast feeding in public.

The Facebook group used Thurman’s photo as a separate post and that got a lot of attention. By Sunday morning, social media was hotly debating Thurman’s photo.

“I personally have gotten nothing but positive feedback, but the people on Twitter are being very harsh towards the photo,” she told ABC News.

“I do not care how natural breast feeding is, a college graduation is not the place…decorum, people,” tweeted @theSilentGiant.

“I never said not to be proud, but breast pumps exist for a reason! Middle of graduation is not the time to whip breast out,” read a post from @urQuel_5dawg.

Thurman said she didn’t post the photo  to get attention,  and it’s since been deleted. But she said she doesn’t understand what the big deal is about the photo.

“Nobody there had a problem with it,” Thurman told ABC News about her breastfeeding during her May 22 graduation ceremony.  “I was facing the other graduates. The crowd couldn’t see me.”

Her daughter, Aaliyah, was hungry and needed to be fed, she said.

Molly Peterson, manager of Healthcare for Lansinoh, told ABC News that breastfeeding in public shouldn’t be a concern.

“This was a beautiful natural expression of a mother’s love for her baby,”  Peterson said.

“Seeing pictures like this is something that normalizes it so that more mothers are able to feed their babies whenever, and wherever, they need to,” Peterson added.

The Facebook group where Thurman posted her photo uses the hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding in their posts to spread awareness. The group, according to their blog, was created as a means to “highlight the many black mothers in the United States (and beyond) who do indeed breastfeed their children.”

For Thurman, having her daughter by her side at graduation was important since Aaliyah helped her get to that day.

After finding out she was pregnant in her last year of school, Thurman contemplated dropping out or taking a break, she said. However, once she had her daughter, she said she knew she had to finish.

“With me having a better education, I would be more likely to provide her with the things she wants and needs in life,” Thurman said.

So let me get this straight. We are still on some ol bullshyt about women breastfeeding in public??  Still? Even though uh…. that is exactly what titties are for!?

Let’s just be real here, this isn’t about the fact the young woman breast fed her child at a graduation. Nawl. It’s not about that at all so let’s stop lying to ourselves. We would talk shyt if this woman was in a plane or on a train, in a box or with a fuggin fox. It wouldn’t matter at all because somewhere along this journey we call life, we still life to act like titties aren’t supposed to be breasts. That’s right, people. I’m not sure if you knew this but… a titty..is actually a boob. Breast even. And regardless of what Victoria Secret and everyone else want’s you to believe, titties dodn’t exist for the purpose of viewing pleasure.

You can’t believe how much it pains me to have said that because I love some boobs. I love boobs more than I love breathing. I mean… they are these wonderful beautiful things but.. but…. the whole purpose for their existence is to feed crotch spawn. JUST because we take sexual pleasure in looking at them…touching them..caressing them… licking softly around the wait..wait wait… that’s not what we were talking about… :whew: But still.

But come on, people… I swear we have seen more damn titty in broad damn daylight whilst just walking past a Victoria’s Secret Ad. A sports Illustrated cover at the grocer’s.

This was just a boob… doing what boobs are supposed to. Feed a baby. Boobs are not genitals, people. Yeah I’m sure you could argue that a boob is no different than a penis and it’s wrong to whip out your penis all dickly like.

And that is true. But the boob is not a damn genital.

I don’t see the big damn deal.

But i’m sure there are those of you who feel differently so please…. i’m really curious as to why a woman breastfeeding at any time or place… is such a bad thing and disgusting thing…

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  • cake_and_pies

    It doesn’t bother me. Last weekend a mother was breastfeeding her kid atthe pattern table at Joann’s. I caught the kid’s eye and I swear the kid looked at me like “The fug, you looking at? I’m eating.”
    I went on about my business looking at patterns. Table full of women, no one said or looked at her funny.
    I don’t have any kids, but I’m really put out by the number of people calling this young Mother a h0e, THOT, asking where is the Daddy, and thinking breasts are like faucets that pour forth milk on-demand like soft serve ice cream. My feeling were hurt for her, but I’m just sensitive like that.

    • Beffa

      right how is she a hoe for feeding her child?

      I had issue with folks first thinking she was at a high school graduation….it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things…folks were trying to find every reason to be faux outraged by this

      • cake_and_pies

        Hoe=woman/mother, I guess?
        Faux outrage in public and will trade and share 50-11 million nekkid pics like they were Pokemon cards in private

    • Leo the Yardie Chick

      Many of those calling her a hoe and whatnot had twitter pics full of women doing everything with their breasts (and vaginas, to be honest) that had nothing to do with a child. >_>

    • notconvincedgranny

      Ho? For real? Then I’m a ho, my mama was a ho, and her mama was a ho. Proud Hos unite! Even if you bottle fed, so what? You take care of your child, pay attention, bring them up to be independent. Just remember that if you indulge in the cabbage and greens, baby will be gassy. Just sayin’.

  • Lo Kei

    Well im going to go against the grain here. I have spoken on this with co-workers. I dont have a problem at all with the feeding part. Even in public is fine with me. But for certain things it should not be done… like a graduation. If she was in the stands and watching the ceremony..fine. But participating in the ceremony.. nah. I mean where do you draw the line? If she had to go up and meet Pres. Obama should she do it while breast feeding? That’s why they make pumps, in case you cant be around or the time is not right. At the end of the day the baby needs breast milk whether from bottle or tit.

    Maybe I am wrong, but I am not a woman either.. just my lil ole opinion

    • Beffa

      you are 100% wrong as fuck to be honest.

      You cannot put limits on when to feed a baby. If that baby is hungry that baby needs to eat. And from what I understand the baby was not here for any bottles or any soothing her family tried to do so she HAD to feed her baby.

      Also, some women (I have learned due to this) cannot use a pump their milk is not about that life so they have to breastfeed ALL THE TIME!

      I don’t understand this there is a time and place to feed a baby….that’s just silly

      • Lo Kei

        Well like I said.. I am not a woman. I would just think at certain events it would not be time appropriate.

        What about in a job interview? The woman had an interview time when the baby is normally fed. No one to keep baby. Would it be ok to interview whilst feeding?

        • Beffa

          If a mother had a job interview when she would normally feed the baby and no child care…9 times out of 10 she would not go to the interview…that’s common sense

          if you think it is inappropriate you have a right to that opinion…I have a right to think it is completely bogus opinion though…

          • Lo Kei

            Ok Bef…

          • Ticia

            Michelle Obama took her newborn daughter to a job interview for her dream job (she was on maternity leave from her job) because it was her dream job and she wanted them to know that she was a mother first.The baby slept through it and she got the job.

            Lo Kei on another site (that I wish I could find again) her sister mentioned that the baby was fussy and wouldn’t take the bottle (even though it was breast milk), they were asked to remove the baby. It was before the ceremony and because the mother wanted her daughter there, they were allowed to the prep area where she fed her and the pic was taken.

    • cake_and_pies

      Pumping milk is not like taking the valve off an inflatable toy and squeezing the air out of it.

      • Lo Kei

        I’ll take your word for it…

  • Omelette!

    It’s perfectly natural and I have nothing against it, why would I? But nor do I have anything against the judicious use of a shawl for modesty or privacy because tits are not out in the normal course of things and their bared presence will draw attention. Your child shitting is natural too but take that nappy change elsewhere. Not all bodily functions are public spectacles.

    • Lo Kei

      “Breastfeeding can happen wherever and whenever it’s needed, it always has done, but with some discretion, not all bodily functions are public spectacles.”

      That’s all I’m saying… thanks Omelette..

      • Omelette!

        Millions of women do this daily without any drama.

    • notconvincedgranny

      Well said. While it is a natural function, so is peeing and taking a dump; all necessary and all natural. There are shoulder drapes made for this purpose – lightweight, so baby doesn’t suffocate and mommy doesn’t sweat. I used them myself.

      The only time I trip on breastfeeding is when the kid is old enough to go to school and reaches into mamma’s blouse and yanks that sweater puppy out on his own, downs a drink like an alcoholic at an all you can slurp winery, smacks his lips, and wipes his mouth on her shirt. It’s time to let it go, moms, your baby ain’t a baby no mo.

      • Omelette!

        What’s the saying?
        “If they’re old enough to ask for it, they ‘aint getting it”?

  • TinaBaby

    This is a topic I’m quite passionate about. I breastfed the kid for 14 months & I did it on “a plane or on a train, in a box or with a fuggin fox.” It INFURIATES me when people pull out that tired trope about there being an “appropriate place” to breastfeed. Like it’s been mentioned some babies WON’T take a bottle. Bottles aren’t always an option for breastfed babies because it can cause nipple confusion making an already difficult activity harder. Breastfeeding isn’t just sticking a nip in a mouth & letting it flow. For many women it’s damn near if not completely impossible. Doing what’s best for mom & baby is the way to go; fug awwwwllll the pearl clutchers. I could go on & on about the how’s and why’s of breastfeeding but I won’t. FYI if I had tried to put a blanket or shawl over the kid’s head while she was eating she would have yanked that thing off & thrown it to the ground.
    For the life of me I can’t understand why people compare breastfeeding & breast milk to urine & shit/changing a diaper. How is that even remotely connected? One is a fucking FOOD SOURCE and the other is bodily waste.

    tl/dr: FUCK ALL THAT NOISE.

  • AshMi313

    I have no issue with breastfeeding in public, but I do think she should have covered herself.

    • Beffa

      saying she should cover up basically says you don’t want to see it cause you actually have a problem with it…

      • AshMi313

        I don’t have an issue with her feeding her child. I just think she should cover herself in public. That’s how I was raised. That’s whats done in my family. Not saying she should be ashamed of or anything.

      • Omelette!

        But many people do have a problem with it, or you wouldn’t have posted this in the first place. There are different views and values out there and it kills neither side to show some consideration for the feelings of others through a little compromise rather than posing in polarised entitlement or offense. Many women are themselves just modest (the trait exists), while others make a point of doing what they please, when they please, regardless of anyone else’s view, anyway; there is a huge variety of individual responses to this by women. There is a middle ground of reason and consensus when it comes to public behaviour and, regardless of what we ourselves may think, that isn’t universally suspended because people have babies.

  • Nerdprincess

    Doesn’t bother me. It’s a tit. Get over it.

    As for covering, why? The baby’s head is in the way of seeing actual nipple, so what is the big freaking deal? Hell, I see more tit on display in the summertime from non-mothers than I see in this picture.

  • imagination1919

    As a father of 2 children who were breast fed – I don’t see what the big deal is… I swear more people saw my (ex)wife “feeding” our kids than were at the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.

    Baby needs to eat… you got two choices – screaming kid or exposed breast…. i’ll take happy kid ANY day that ends in ‘y’

    I hate this argument that she should have covered. Do you want to eat with something over your face? Why are you expecting her to “cover” or be “modest”?? it isn’t for her good, or for the baby’s good… it’s so that you don’t have to deal with

    My experience:
    my kids wouldn’t take a bottle to save their life! I called myself giving the wife a break … asked her to leave me a couple bottles & go have some “time off”…. yea that went all kinds of wrong! kid was hungry and wasn’t hearing nothing about no bottle. I’m sure that would have went over well – screaming baby in the audience, and her not being able to get up there…. (lawd forbid she hear the kid crying and started leaking as is prone to happen….)

    not to mention a good pump AIN’T cheap! (ours cost $200 – and rarely got used)

    • LadyCant

      “it isn’t for her good, or for the baby’s good… it’s so that you don’t have to deal with”

      Say it again for the people in the cheap seats, thank and YOU.

  • http://dontshootmessenger.blogspot.com/ JediReturns

    She looks beautiful in her cap and gown, her boobie is beautifully engorged, and her beautiful baby is happy. I say let her be great. she has a picture of all three at the same time. Yes, graduation is a public affair but I’ve been to dozens of graduations and have seen genuinely offensive things pictured on graduation caps. I’m proud of her for graduating and having her baby, who was probably her inspiration, accept her diploma with her.

    • 007diva

      Dammit all to hell….THANK YOU

  • Unckle_Ruckus

    When I first saw this story, I thought, “Meh, her tidday, her baby.” Still do.

  • http://www.therapyiseffinexpensive.wordpress.com/ Zan

    It’s a fucking titty for fucks’ sake…if you don’t want to see it, don’t fucking look. End of goddamn story. Jesus!

  • originalwharris

    The baby was hungry. Mommy had to feed it. Case closed.

  • Chocl8t

    There’s a lot of “projecting” going on around here. The idea of restricting when and where a baby is fed and how the mother should adhere to someone else’s imposed standards of decorum…SMDH

    At the heart of this is the West’s puritan beliefs and views on sex and nudity.

    Shaming a mother for feeding her baby the MOST NATURAL way on this earth? SMDH

    Telling her to “cover up” so as NOT to offend YOU or “others”? SMDH

    Y’all really need to lighten the fvck up and let these mothers be great.

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