In YOUR opinion, what would be more effective?
Just saw the thread about the nurse in at the cafe and I am wondering if a nurse in was more effective than a boycott. Not just in this instance but in any instance where breastfeeding was poo-pooed.
What do YOU think and why?
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26-02-2013 13:42 #1
Boycott or Nurse-In?
26-02-2013 13:44 #2Senior Member
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I don't think either would make a difference...
26-02-2013 13:44 #3Senior Member
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I believe nurse-in. It's extremely difficult to get people to boycott things, look at Nestle, people have been asking others to boycott them for decades and they're still huge.
The nurse-ins are a great form of protest. They are shedding light on the laws and making people aware that it is illegal to ask a nursing mother to move and/or cover up.
I believe protests have more success with making change. This is why we have many of the rights we do today.
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26-02-2013 13:47 #4
I don't think either will really make much of a difference, though an active protest (nurse in) would make the mothers feel better than boycotting.
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26-02-2013 13:48 #5
Whilst I think what the woman said was disgusting, I don't think either a nurse in or boycott will achieve anything. The nurse in is only likely to draw more attention to the cafe. Great publicity for them!
I think her sharing it on facebook and it getting shared around between mothers etc is probably plenty enough.
26-02-2013 14:01 #6
Well, nurse in, obviously. A boycott would give the owner what they want- a bf free zone. Bf mums should be accepted everywhere!
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26-02-2013 14:01 #7
26-02-2013 14:02 #8
26-02-2013 14:08 #9
Okay, my view may be controversial, but this is it.
I think everyone needs to move on. I breastfeed, but don't seem to get outraged by these comments like everyone else. There are always going to be varying opinions in the world, I do not agree with a lot of them, I do think breastfeeding wherever and wherever is great (and do it), but if I were told off for breastfeeding in public I wouldn't get outraged and demand a nurse-in or media presence, I would just continue feeding and quietly leave. You are not going to change people's views - especially those who have never/will never breastfeed. There will always be people who sexualise it, call it disgusting, but seriously are we going to have a big public uproar every time this happens?
26-02-2013 14:10 #10
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