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Friday, January 05, 2007No, it's not what you think. No talk about wanting to see more boobs, or not wanting to see babies attached to boobs. This is is actually a post from craigslist that I've been meaning to share for awhile now. It just keeps getting bumped down on my list or I get distracted.
Ran across it in a forum again today and it reminded me to share it with you guys.
The full post is in the craigslist archives.
Here's a snippet. It's incredibly refreshing...
I happened to be on an Airplane from Shrevesport two weeks ago. Those tend to be small and crowded.
I sat next to a young lady, perhaps 20 or so. She was carrying a small child, who was quite unhappy with the pressure changes and all.
She got up several times to go to the bathroom, each time I had to rise to let her out. I knew she was comforting the child, I even asked her if she wished the aisle seat.
When the flight began to calm I mentioned to her that it was all right to comfort her child at her seat, I did not mind.
She smiled and thanked me, I suppose the fact that I am obviously a bit grandfatherly relaxed her. So she did, I simply read my book. Several around noticed but none took offense.
Perhaps my being much older makes a difference, but breastfeeding is a wonderful thing to see. Even as a male, a tiny child pressing to my chest feels just fine.
Look down on it all you wish, those who do are fools. Women should feed their children as nature intended, they will be stronger and healthier as a result.
I see nothing wrong with it, if bashful or in a highly public place, a simple blanket will suffice. If not, that does not matter, it did not for the young lady sharing a long trip with me.
I snipped a bit for brevity, but go and read the whole post. It's refreshing. We need more men like this in the world.