On The Arrogance of Whipping Out Boobs In Public
The right to 'pop out a breast'?
Incidentally, the first poster in the thread (LJsilver) is apparently completely unaware that the female of all mammalian species (not just the human kind) suckle their infants with milk secreted from glands. (The words 'mammal' and 'mammary' as in mammary gland are both derived from same Latin root.)
The OP implies that breast-feeding is instead some sort of strange and new politically correct fashion sweeping the western world of the human species.
Arrogant Tony pops out two breasts!
Image source: ThePunch.com.au
Breast-feeding mother - arrogant, eh?
Image source: Wikipedia
Looks as if Play2Win has since used his powers of moderation to not simply delete the content of his comment (as seen above), but consistent with the HotCopper's inconsistent approach to 'openness and transparency' (ie only when it suits them) has erased all trace as if it never existed. The other sexist (and islamophobic) comments in the thread are still there.
Acknowledgement and Repentance?
(Normal policy is for moderators to replace the post they find offensive with an explanation, leaving a record in place. Not necessarily a rational explanation and at times not even a relevant explanation but it's some attempt to be open at least. At other times, particularly with their favourites who 'err', they will simply erase all record of the comment as has happened here.)
Update 2:Play2Win did not repent, he's doubled down on sexism. He has resurrected his post word for word in another more recent thread about breast-feeding. One in which HotCopperites all pile on with more sexism. They even manage to use the thread (on breast-feeding) to air their racist bigotry.
What an ugly intolerant environment HotCopper has created and continues to cultivate. Disgusting in any circumstances, but especially so for a commercial business operation!
Play2Win clarifies his position in the comments below: It's not just arrogant to breastfeed in public, it's arrogant and disrespectful.
(Sadly, not even baby steps in the right direction.)
Among other attributes, Play2Win is a tad inconsistent, for example, he seemed irate that, following his
Given this inconsistency, I can only hope the following is an accurate representation:
Play2Win clarifies his position further in yet another comment below: Breastfeeding women (and presumably their infants) are not just arrogant and disrespectful in putting the newborn's need for sustenance above the needs of others, they are also selfish and indulgent. ("...when being arrogant is putting your own selfish, indulgent actions above anyone elses").
Edging ever closer to this.
Play2Win is particularly concerned about "Sunday service", which going by the day chosen is probably a Christian service. Perhaps he could look to Jesus and his mother to guide him.
Photo: Alvesgaspar (March 2012)
Click here for other images of the Nursing Madonna.
Play2Win writes: 'I will test the notion. The next time I see a woman breast feeding I will sit right next to her. I won't perve. I just sit next to her like I would with any member of the public. The reaction will be interesting. If she flinches one iota then I rest my case.'
Ugh - creepy. With the discussion board run by people like this is it any wonder this goes on?