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Hypocrisy About Breast_Feeding Model

Posted on 19th July 2018

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I can't believe the hypocrisy of the people who criticised Mara Martin (as reported by the BBC here).

It is very common for catwalk models to be dressed in highly revealing outfits: clothing that is largely transparent, or which leaves a breast bare or only partially covered. That, apparently, is OK with these people, but someone breast-feeding on the catwalk (even though, in the photograph there is really nothing to see) is somehow shocking.

I know that attitudes differ around the world, and that things like public nakedness and breast-feeding in public are not so tolerated in more backward nations (like the USA), but please, give me a break from your petty and old-fashioned opinions.

I think that part of the problem may be guilt. Many mothers in the USA do not breast-feed, but know that they really should. Seeing someone else doing so reminds them, and makes the feel guilty (and perhaps they should feel guilty).