Thursday, September 3, 2009

Again with the milk

Breastfeeding, as you may know, is a subject near and dear to my heart. You can read how it all began with Lactating Superfriends, or read a more recent rant about the evils of formula companies here.

Everyone in the universe should read Motherhood Uncensored's outstanding post Breastfeeding is a privilege, not a right. It's about a woman in Ohio who was fired from her factory job for taking 'unauthorized' breaks to pump milk for her baby, while co-workers received no censure for taking similar breaks to smoke. The facility was a Totes/Isotoner factory, if you need any more reasons not to buy any ugly small umbrellas or stretchy gloves.

And thanks to Stefanie for the title idea. I did little to no real work, you have plenty to read, and I didn't even have to think of my own title. Now, that's what I call optimization!


Lauren said...

I couldn't BELIEVE THAT when I read it. She paraphrased my (and many other's) opinion exactly!

Wendy Hawksley said...

It is crazy that anybody would get fired for that. I read it when Kristen posted it and I was so surprised that the woman lost in court. Hopefully the state Supreme Court has more sense.