Sunday, September 09, 2007

"On Saturday we went to Applebee's..."


...and kicked some corporate ass! The Family Furious took it to the streets—that's Kid Furious and the missus "protestin' good in the neighborhood." Baby Furious is off-screen beating the shit out of an uptight prude. Mrs. F has the full story.

6 comments:

Chris Howard said...

Baby Furious is off-screen beating the shit out of an uptight prude.

:)

Smitty said...

Here's what I posted at Mrs. F's site:

Bravo, Mrs. F. Good post, and congrats on being part of such a large protest.

I loved your "gays holding hands" analogy. Perfect summary. And of course, in perfect irony from the folks who bring us mandated family values comes "except not when taking care of your baby..."

What I didn't post is that I have always felt like people who get upset at public breast feeding are perverts. Afraid of getting turned on? Afraid of seeing a breast let it get you all hot and bothered? Pervert. There's a kid on the end of it.

We hide from the things that shame us. What is their shame in breast feeding?

I am especially hot about this post because Mrs. Smitty caught shit a couple of times from uptight prudes about feeding Smitty Jr. in public. I asked them why they couldn't pry their eyes away from my wife's breast with a baby attached. It worked. They shut up.

But there was also 215 pounds of pissed off Marine behind the accusation, so that may have helped.

S.W. Anderson said...

Hope this doesn't breach etiquette, but I'm reproducing my comment at Mrs. F's blog:

How far out of touch with our humanity have we become, when people find the sight of breastfeeding discombobulating? Maybe school health and hygiene teachers should drop in a few mentions that breasts are for more than inflating with silicone and serving as decorations.

You should never have to use a bathroom stall to breastfeed your baby. That's every bit as inappropriate as relieving yourself or changing your baby's diaper in the middle of Applebee's dining area would be.

Nor should others make you feel embarrassed about breastfeeding in public. Not by leering at you and not by showing discomfort or displeasure. And God help us all, no one should get bent out of shape because their kid(s) might see such a sight.

Good for you, for protesting. You're helping people who haven't quite finished growing up get there at last.

S.W. Anderson said...

Smitty wrote:

"But there was also 215 pounds of pissed off Marine behind the accusation, so that may have helped."

May have??!!

Mike said...

Given the choice of breast milk vs. Applebey's food, I think it should be a crime to prevent breastfeeding in the restaurant.

fridge said...

boobs are scary!