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#121 of 201 Old 08-29-2003, 08:18 PM
 
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I can't believe this health club is denying it now. She has written proof! What a bunch of bozos.
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i already gushed to you about how awesome this is...but i just saw the news clip on the URL posted above, and my eyes welled up....esp when your lawyer (?) mentioned women beinbg harrassed for nursing in parked cars in the past....i am a very shy extended BFer, my ds is the same age as yours AOLwife, and i just really appreciate you for going public and nursing on television even ! LOL that rocked.

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You know... it just occurred to me that in many (if not all) states, the ability to drive a car is considered a privilege and not a right. However, breastfeeding in public is considered a RIGHT - protected by the law. Basically, you have more of a right to breastfeed your baby in public then anyone at that health club has to drive their car. How's that for validation?

Keep up the good work. I am a man that used to be on the "narrow minded" side till I researched it for myself.

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Definitely not standing up for the knucklehead at the health club, but my impression from the article is that she was commenting on not having heard of the lawsuit, not the incident itself. Still unlikely, but a little more understandable.

Anyway, GO JOY .
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I wish we had bfing laws like yours here in Ohio.I am still reading all the posts on this thread,but just wanted to say how I HATE when people expect a bfing mom to feed her child in the toilet room.Makes me want to grab them and their lunch during their lunch hour and toss them in a stall.Even if the lounge is outside the stall area it is still gross. I wonder how they would feel eating over there????
Best wishes to you and great job for standing up to them!!!!
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ps. how did such a pro-bfing law get passed in that state???
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Joy,

I have been following your story since I joined these boards and I am so impressed with your determination! I hope your story educates a lot of people out there. You are an inspiration! Keep us updated.
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yoy rock!

l, <>< wife to my sweetie, proud mama to 3 cubs, 2 who clw & 1 that i i ep for . baby was evicted early by induction due to severe pre-e/hellp syndrome
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Another news article came out. It's in spanish for those of you who can read it:

http://www.eldiariony.com/noticias/d...=730868&fecha=


So listen to this horrible bit of info. The Lady, Jane Goldberg, told the media that she knows for a fact that I am only suing to get $$ for a boob job AND she only asked me to cover up because I was showing my nipple and breast!!!! :

this woman is just insane.
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Someone should tell her that bfing is the best boob job there is! My breasts have never been so large and perky as when I first wake up in the morning when I'm bfing (sorry if that's TMI )
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Aolwife - You go girl!!!!!! You're an inspiration!
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you should change your name to YAYolwife, as in YAYYYYY AOLwife!

and what the heck is that goldberg woman on? how could she have th ovaries to say such wacky stuff to the media??? is someone helping her make this stuff up??? maybe she has some PR agent on her side, telling her to say that kind of stuff.

for a BOOB JOB??????:

and isnt the point of the law to protect women from being accused of indecent exposure WHEN a nipple gets exposed??? and so that its OKAY if your boob is out???? i am the most shy nurser i know, and i still cant keep covered no matter how much i try! and i do try! ARRRGGG i am all amped up about that now! LOL. because here you are , quoting the law, and she is just ignoring it, and saying all this crazy stuff.

BTW congratulate me, i made it through this entire post without using a single curse word.
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The Lady, Jane Goldberg, told the media that she knows for a fact that I am only suing to get $$ for a boob job
SHe sounds unbalanced. Besides, hasn't she heard that breast reductions can negatively impact your ability to bf, and "enhancements" are even worse?

If she keeps it up, you may be able to add slander to your lawsuit!

I discovered this thread 2 days ago, and have been eagerly following it! Told my dh about it, and he laughed (at the stupidity of the club) and said he hopes you take them for a fun ride.

Keep us posted!

els--off to pump now...
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BTW congratulate me, i made it through this entire post without using a single curse word.

LOL! Congrats! I have that challenge sometimes, too.

Back on subject, AOLwife....I showed this thread and the videoclip of your story to dh. He applauds you for doing what you are doing.

Rock on, Lady!

^^Liss
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and the videoclip of your story
Where is the video clip? Online?


AOLWIFE - This lady is insane, or an idiot. WHO CARES if your boob or nipple was showing? Isn't the point of the law? Is she going to fight this or settle? I don't see how the gym would have a leg to stand on. :
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The video is on the ch 12 link.
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Is there an English verson of that story, por favor? Or does that Goldberg woman only display her mental illness to the Spanish speaking/reading community?

Why the heck would you want a boob job anyway??:

"What will you do once you know?"
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SHe sounds unbalanced. Besides, hasn't she heard that breast reductions can negatively impact your ability to bf, and "enhancements" are even worse?
Actually, many women with implants can breastfeed without a supply problem (it depends on the type of implant surgery), but women with reductions often need to supplement.

Breast Implants & BF
BFAR (after reduction)

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Roman (3/98), Evalina (3/00), Nadia (3/03), and Kira (11/07)
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Thank you for fighting for all of us!!!

Gigi. Mommy to 3 girls.
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AOLwife,

Why isn't the media mentioning the crazy letter the health club posted, pretending to be from the Health Department? Or is that something your lawyer is saving for court?

Mel
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I am also a nursing mom, and was told once that I could not nurse in a Rainforest Cafe restauraunt. After I ripped the very young waitress a new one!, I was seated. Had i known better, i would have sues thier pants off! Now 2 breastfed children later...one till 4 and the other just weaned herself at 3...I know better. Keep us informed. You are in our thoughts.

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I was just wondering if there has been any progress with the case?
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Me, too? Any news?
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Wow! I haven't run across this thread in about 6 weeks -- you made the news!! That's so great! I'm pullin for ya too! Keep us updated!

(Do you think I could "!!!!" any more? What can I say -- I'm an excited woman!!) :LOL

Oh, & you & your baby are beautiful on that video clip. :bf
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Sorry for the lack in updates, but really there hasn't been any news.

We just filed this week so I'm sure there will be things to report within the next month. I promise to keep you updated on everything.
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Is the video link still available? If so, will you post it again as I can't find it and I am dying to see it!

I am so happy you are taking on this cause, so many people would never have the guts to do this, I applaud you.

Discrimination sucks!
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Yay for you! I've just come across this thread and read the whole thing through. It is so great that you are fighting for this! Let's hope our judical system doesn't let us down!!

I checked the link out at
http://www.news12.com/NJ/topstories/article?id=88456

but it doesn't have the video clip which I'd love to see.

Hope it all works out for you and yours!
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But if they ask "what's wrong with going somewhere private out of consideration of others who feel uncomfortable?" I don't know what to say.
Tell them to ask Rosa Parks what is wrong with sitting in the back of the bus.
Tell us how it's going. If we can do anything more substantive than cheer you on, let us know.
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Ask them why "other's people's" comfort is more important then yours or your baby's? If someone is uncomfortable that is their issue not yours. I am uncomfortable sitting next to a woamn wearing too much perfume but do I have the right to aske her to sit in closet? No! I move.

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I am bumping this up, she has an update and things are not going well, any advice?

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...hreadid=113612

Take the time to heal from your marriage before you move on with someone else. Make a list of all the qualities you would like in a new partner and then work on growing that way yourself. ~mandib50
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