Interestingly, most of the City of Forest Park City Council members that had to vote on this ordinance are women. I guess it is sexist, but to vote against breastfeeding, I expected at least a majority to be men.
Vincent Iannelli, MD
Strange, isn't it? It could be a case of what sociologists call "identification with the oppressor," where these women are securing power by adopting the norms of their male-dominated culture. Some women also may have some personal issues--maybe guilt that breastfeeding didn't work out for them. Whatever psychobabble I come up with, I and many of my peers have been harassed for nursing in public, and every time the perpetrator has been female.
Edited by Turquesa - 5/19/11 at 5:17pm