Ooooh, did you catch Bill Maher’s monologue about the Applebee’s nurse-in and lactivists? I’ve never been a huge Maher fan, cuz I like my political commentators hot like Jon Stewart, but this monologue was kind of especially dumb. He made 400 predictable jokes about how he likes to see boobies but not as food for infants (ha ha, stop, you are killing me.) But then he went in a nutty direction and many bloggers are not happy. Of course there was stupid stuff like when he compared breastfeeding to masturbation (here we just get “changing a tampon”) but frankly, I was not super irritated by the yuk yuk boobies jokes until I heard what came next.
He said that the need to breastfeed in public and not cover up was essentially just women being too lazy to plan ahead. All the moms can laugh in unison now. Perhaps next time we can just seat him next to a crying infant who has decided to eat at a different time than usual again and see what happens. Then he went on to say that this was a case of showing off, that moms just want the oohs and aaahs of other people because they made a baby–”something a dog can do.”
There he totally hit the nail on the head, didn’t he? I mean, I had no desire to actually get out of the house or anything when I ate in restaurants; I just wanted a little attention. In fact, that’s why I chose to feed my baby with my exposed tits in the first place. I mean, yes, it’s recommended by every doctor ever and it’s good for the kid, but of course that was secondary to my desire to have total strangers jump in my face and say, “Good job on the procreation!” Why, I know that when I walked into restaurants people looked thrilled to see me and my infant, and I’d hoist her onto my shoulders, whip out my boobs, and say, “Gimme some sugar, folks!”
“Only in America do women think they deserve a medal for having a kid.” And only in American and some other fairly repressed countries is the sight of a women’s breast so terrifying that infants aren’t supposed to get hungry. Those titties are for our titillation, and nothing else! Don’t you sometimes wonder if a breastfeeding mom would be told to cover up in a strip club?
Now, he closed the whole thing by saying that lactivism is a narcissistic cause, and it’s representative of our diluted commitment to other causes. Whaddya think?