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Thinking that the ignoring it way is the way they have chosen to go... Perhaps there is a chance at the end of all this dribble from them that they will give a minute at the very end of the show? Ugh, I really don't want to sit through this. Did Madonna breastfeed?
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according to rosie, not for long.

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Well, I think we can be proud because we have officially found a topic that is too "hot" for "Hot Topics". Or too real, or beyond the capabilities of these women to discuss.

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Good point Janice. Thank you for that.

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I was also wondering if Madonna would mention it.
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I would think that regardless of whether she breastfed or not, Madonna would support breastfeeding in public.
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I apologize if this was posted already - i'm about to head out the door and don't have time to double check the thread. I just got this in my email:

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Subject: breast feeding outcry


I am a breastfeeding mom in the Seattle area filled with rage over Ken
Shram's (of ABC's local affiliate KOMO TV) editorial equating
breastfeeding in public to public urination. Can any of you help direct
me to a group planning a protest/boycott/ or "nurse-in" to demonstrate
that those sentiments will not be tolerataed? Our community cannot let
this outrage go unanswered!

Thank you for your help,

Tia Keenan RN, BSN, mom of two breastfed children

Below is the copy of his commentary:

Ken Schram Commentary: I'm All For This 'Cover Up'

June 7, 2005

By Ken Schram




SEATTLE - It was called a "nurse-in."

150 breastfeeding moms showed up outside ABC studios in Manhattan to
protest something said by Barbara Walters.

And just what did she say?

Only that sitting next to a woman breastfeeding her baby on an airplane
- no cover, no nothing! - made her uncomfortable.

Now, I know we're supposed to be living in an enlightened society and
all, but I'll tell you what: When some woman sitting next to you pops it
out and starts suckling little Johnny or Suzie, I think it makes MOST
people uncomfortable!

Yeah, I know.

It's natural.

Well, so is urinating, but most folks don't up and pee in a glass jar in
the middle of the mall.

Maybe women in general are more OK with breastfeeding in public (though
many women tell me no they are not).

But for guys, it is nigh on impossible to switch from breasts as
something sexual to breasts as take-out-food.

The "lactavists" who showed up outside ABC to boldly feed their children
said their point was that women shouldn't be discouraged from breast
feeding.

Fine.

But that doesn't mean new moms should feel encouraged to forget all
about modesty, while expecting everyone around them to just go with the
flow.

Want to share your thoughts with Ken Schram? You can e-mail him at
[email protected]
thanks for reading!
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Wow! That is the first time I have read that... Unreal.
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I'm sort of impressed with Madonna, guys. No TV, seemingly GD. Very interesting.

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I feel like I am being held hostage by Barbara Walters waiting for her to say something.

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I feel like I am being held hostage by Barbara Walters waiting for her to say something.
:LOL
I'm here waiting for the update on what they say. I'm in the West Coast, so it won't be on here for a while, and I want to know if they say anything.
Is anyone taping the show? I won't be home when it's on, and I would love to get a copy of the show if they end up discussing BFing.
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I have been pondering this whole urinating in public/breastfeeding as the same thing. I am wondering does this guy drink cows or goats milk. If so does he see that as the same as drinking cow pee OR as some have said in the past as the same as having sex in public, is it like having sex with a cow or goat? It gets me all fired up to hear stuff like that.
OK the View doesn't start here for over an hour.... Now I don't wanna watch, but feel like I must to hear what happens. :
Ok I gotta take care of the kids. LOL :LOL

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I'm usually impressed by Madonna. She's got a lot of life experience behind her.
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I'm on the East Coast. There are 15 minutes to go, and not so much as a mention.
I don't know if I am glad or mad.

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I like Madonna too - she came off really well. Too bad she's friends w/ the Rosie bitch though.

I hate to be watching this for no reason though...

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As for comparing breastfeeding with urinating because they're both "natural," so is breathing and blinking and sleeping. Would people be offended by those? Or would they compare them with urinating? Comparing different activities because they're "natural" doesn't work.
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Is everyone writing the Jimmy Kimmel Show in support? Wouldn't it be funny if he did a segment something like "Breastfeeding Advice From Starr Jones" w/ clips of her saying "Isn't that old enough for a Happy Meal" and "Don't they make Similac any more" followed by the appropriate boos and hisses?!

I also love that the Jimmy Kimmel audience booed Barbara. I wonder if they did that on their own or if they were prompted. Either way, it's awesome!
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No mention yet!

Maybe they want to wait until Meredith is back?

Maybe they just want to ignore us?

Now they are chatting about Michael Jackson....BLAH BLAH BLAH

Whoever said 20 minutes I'll never get back?... I'm now on 48 minutes I'll never get back....LOL... :LOL :LOL
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I'm on the East Coast. There are 15 minutes to go, and not so much as a mention.
I don't know if I am glad or mad.
I'm mad. They said they would address it and now nothing. Wimps.

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As for comparing breastfeeding with urinating because they're both "natural," so is breathing and blinking and sleeping. Would people be offended by those? Or would they compare them with urinating? Comparing different activities because they're "natural" doesn't work.
Well exactly. The only thing it can be compared to is eating.

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Multiple requests by the mothers to have a representative on the show to
participate in the debate have been refused.

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Big surprise there....

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i wrote and thanked jimmy kimmel
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theres like 5 mins left!! any mention?!
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Not a comment.

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WTF just happened?
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Just ended. Nothing!

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Nothing. Nada. Unbelievable!
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Hollllllllllly crap....not a word.

Chickens.

Off to email the show. Again.

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Well that was a big fat waste of time... Aurgh!!!
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Well that was a big fat waste of time... Aurgh!!!
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