Honestly, I didn't care for the cartoon. It looked a little weird. Irealize it was meant to be sarcastic, and it definitely was. But, truly I don't think just because someone isn't comfortable with something they should just silently avert their eyes.
I get the argument that BFing is natural, and it's the *other* person's problem if they're uncomfortable seeing it in public, but the cartoon and article posted here seem to be missing the fact that, at least in the US in the year 2003, breasts are considered very sexual by most men (and women, come to think of it). It seems as though the person who wrote that article is trying to deny a cultural fact. She may not agree that breasts are sexual *for her* (at least while she's feeding her baby), but why does that mean they are therefore not sexual for everyone else?
I don't believe it is the "fault" of men that they are attracted to breasts and may be, consequently, uncomfortable when a stranger nurses in front of them. Different cultures find different aspects of each sex attractive. For some, it's women's feet, other's it's their necks, etc. In the US, it's breasts. Don't know how to change that fact, or if it even should be changed, or rather just exist alongside the BFing moms, if that's possible. I'm just not sure the outright contempt and "aren't you such a lowbrow idiot" attitude of the author in that article is the way to go.
"Becoming a parent means agreeing to allow your heart to go walking around outside of your body."
There are TONNES of things we come across in our lives that make us uncomfortable. 99% of the time we just have to learn to live with it, or leave. Why should it be any different with BF? Why should society stay oppressed just on *that* level?
I saw her point.