I support your right to say something really really stupid

Social media is a wonderful thing.  Say something stupid in a public setting (like on your radio show) and you can guarantee that it’ll spread like a wild fire all over Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Just like this gem that I happened upon today:
Skip forward to about 6 minutes into the broadcast and you’ll hear Lisa Rollins, co-host of the Morning Show for News Radio 106.3 FM in Greenville, SC, expound on nursing in public.  I am not a lactivist, but I am outraged at the ignorance of this woman.  Her archaic ideas about breastfeeding in public just absolutely shocked me.  I mean, I know that there are people out there who share her opinion on nursing in public, but it astounds me that someone in the public eye (or ear, in this case) would speak out so boldly and in such an ignorant, uneducated and archaic way.  She even laughs at one point when talking to a caller about the idea of nursing in a bathroom and says “well, you do what you gotta do”.  Right.  A nursing mom does what she’s gotta do.  A baby has to eat, when it needs to eat.  Anytime, anywhere.

Like I said, I’m not a breast feeding natzi.  I honestly don’t care how you choose to feed your child.  Do I think breastfeeding is best? Absolutely.  Do I think all moms should at least try breastfeeding?  Sure, but who am I to dictate what you do
or what is best for your child, your body and your family, ya know?  However, whether you are a breastfeeding mom or a formula feeding mom, I will fully support your right (legal right, I might add) to feed your child, whenever and wherever you happen to be.

If you want to tell Lisa how you feel about her opinion, you can email her at [email protected] I don’t agree with what she had to say, but I guess I do support her right to be dumb.

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  • Great blog Rachel! I wholeheartedly agree with everything you’ve written. I, like most people, was appalled to listen to that radio show and those uneducated and rude comments. But like you, I guess I have to support her right to say something stupid.

  • I also support her right to say something stupid…. mostly becaust that also means we have the right to tell her just how stupid she sounded! lol As soon as I hear this the other day I turned around and posted it on FB and sent off my email letting her know that if it really bothers her so much maybe she should just stay at home! I’ve now seen reports about this popping up EVERYWHERE and I am thrilled to see it taking on a life of it’s own.

    I’m not a lactivist either, but this woman really got my blood boiling. I’ve raised two kids without ever breastfeeding in public just because of my own modesty, but I think if I were a breastfeeding mommy now….especially in her area, I would nurse in front of her every chance that I got! lol