And perhaps there needs to be ads about breastfeeding. If we can make ads about not drink driving and not smoking and such, why not ads about the benefit of breastfeeding and the legalities of where women can breastfeed.
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26-02-2013 14:33 #21
26-02-2013 14:37 #22
There was however, a couple of ads that ran years ago, which I believe the ABA did...? They were good ads
26-02-2013 14:42 #23
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26-02-2013 14:43 #24
I think a boycott would have more impact on a business simply because of the financial factor over a long term period.
Once the drama of a nurse-in is over people forget and move on. It doesn't really make an impact on the business on a long term basis generally. People are very in the moment and once the moment is gone it's often shifted to a back burner.
I guess a boycott is much on the same level if I'm realistic although for me a financial impact is more likely to have a sting in it's tail to a business than a brief flash in the pan "LOOK AT THIS ISSUE AND BE OUTRAGED!" type effort.
If you want to hurt a person, you embarrass them. If you want to hurt a business, you cost them money.
26-02-2013 14:46 #25
REALLY agree on that one too, Sassy has nailed it. Put it in an add on TV. Normalise it. Desensitize those who are uncomfortable to it and make it something that you see at least once a day and those people who have issues with it will soon get over it.
It's because BFing in public is still sadly less common than it should be so people just aren't exposed to it as much as they could be. Get it out there in a matter of fact and intentionally non-antagonistic way and people will begin to accept it without a fight.
26-02-2013 14:50 #26
The intention is to educate people who are unaware.
26-02-2013 14:56 #27
Sadly, I don't think either work.
What we need to focus on is making breastfeeding a positive, shameless and natural thing for the future generations, this is not something that is going to happen overnight. What many people don't acknowledge is that the older generations were brought up with a different perception to us; breastfeeding was something done in private. To them, the way they know is right. Nurse-ins do tend to give breastfeeding Mums that 'I'm going to walk around topless and there's nothing you can do' stigma, I think, more than they get a positive reaction.
26-02-2013 14:57 #28
At the time, I'm sure alot of people thought rosa parks was not going to get anywhere by simply refusing to move from her seat on a bus.
26-02-2013 15:00 #29
The nurse-in has bought further attention to the issue, which is good, but a mass boycott is going to punish this business to a greater extent.
There are many people outraged that aren't breastfeeding mothers, just check out their facebook page.
26-02-2013 15:02 #30
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