Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman: This breastfeeding thing is totally out of hand and obnoxious!  Plus, here’s another reason women shouldn’t be in the same military as men! I don’t think it should stir controversy, I think they should be dismissed from the U.S. Military for Behavior Unbecoming to Military Personnel quietly and without any controversy!  I don’t think they’re good mothers, I regard them to be “skanks!” And here’s the Wiktionary meaning of SKANK – Any substance considered particularly foul, unhygienic or unpleasant.  Watching the skanks breastfeed their babies is foul and worse than unpleasant, plus, they’re being conscienceless about where they are breastfeeding and making sure the breast is hygienically cleansed before feeding their child.  Yuck!  Honestly, I firmly believe they are doing this not for the child’s pleasure, but their own 15 minutes of fame and to show off their breasts in public.  I believe that it is being done to promote nakedness and sinful behavior!  It’s just another way to promote the evilness of the far-left sinners who think that every thing is wholesome — from putting Christ in a bottle of urine to pictures of thousands of people naked being photographed in a park in Cleveland, Ohio, to sodomy, lesbianism, abortion, and fornication!  Our country has drifted so far from our First Love, Jesus Christ, that it can no longer distinguish decent from indecent, modesty from exhibitionism, motherly love from child exploitation, moral from immoral, healthy from sick derangement!  For God’s Sake (I mean that literally) WAKE UP AMERICA!!!  If this were you, the baby, how would you like to have this put on your Facebook page 12, 13, 14, 15 years from now?  Think it would help you secure the job you always wanted?  What would it mean to your boyfriend or girlfriend to see you sucking your mother’s breasts in public!  Think about it!!!  Do not be deceived my dear Christian readers, these two stories and two obscene photos coming out within a few days of each other is NOT by ACCIDENT!  The evildoers and promoters of sin have an agenda they are blindsiding the simple with!  The biblical meaning of “simple” is those who are biblically illiterate!  Didn’t know that?  Look up the word “simple” in a concordance for the King James Bible and you’ll see how it is used.   ▬ Donna Calvin


Military Moms Breastfeeding in Uniform Stir Controversy

At a time when breastfeeding in public is already controversial, pictures of two military moms doing so while wearing their uniforms is sparking outrage. – Photo: Brynja Sigurdardottir

The photo is part of a local breastfeeding awareness campaign by Mom2Mom of Fairchild Air Force Base, a support group launched in January by Crystal Scott, a military spouse and mother of three. Among the intimate close-ups of smiling young mothers cuddling their adorable babies, the images of the two airmen stand out.

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“People are comparing breastfeeding in uniform to urinating and defecating in uniform. They’re comparing it to the woman who posed in “Playboy” in uniform [in 2007]” Scott told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. “We never expected it to be like this.”

“I’m an X-ray tech and I breastfeed in my uniform all the time,” Scott says. “Granted they’re scrubs. But people do it all the time in their uniforms. If you have a hungry baby, why would you take the time to change completely?”

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Terran Echegoyen-McCabe, a member of the Air National Guard who was photographed in uniform nursing her 10-month-old twin daughters, says that she’s surprised by the reaction to the photos.

“I have breastfed in our lobby, in my car, in the park … and I pump, usually in the locker room,” she told the “Today” show, adding that she usually nurses her babies while on her lunch break during drill weekends. “I’m proud to be wearing a uniform while breast-feeding. I’m proud of the photo and I hope it encourages other women to know they can breastfeed whether they’re active duty, guard or civilian.”

All of the women in the photos volunteered to appear in the awareness campaign, and Echegoyen-McCabe is featured — wearing civilian clothing — in a few of the other candid shots. None of the photos are posed; the women are simply feeding their babies the way they usually do. But even though some of the other photographs are just as revealing, only the ones of Echegoyen-McCabe and her friend Christina Luna in uniform have been criticized.

“The Air Force has never endorsed these photos,” the photographer, Brynja Sigurdardottir points out on her website, where she posted several other photos from the Mom2Mom campaign. “These women just happen to be in the Air Force, in their uniform, breastfeeding their babies.”

When it comes to talking about breastfeeding in public, comparing it to other bodily functions — and even sex — is common, in spite of the fact that breastfeeding is legal and protected while defecating or having sex in public is not. But the fact that two of the moms are shown breastfeeding in public while wearing military uniforms makes the entire controversy more complicated. The Army, for example, didn’t even come up with a combat uniform for women until 2010, so accepting the idea of a uniformed soldier breastfeeding a baby may be especially jarring. And the uniforms themselves come with their own sets of rules.

According to Military Spouse Central, public displays of affection — even something as innocuous as holding hands — are not allowed while wearing a military uniform. Also forbidden while in uniform: eating, drinking, or talking on a cell phone while walking, carrying an umbrella that’s not black, and (in some cases) smoking or even chewing gum. While there is no policy that addresses breastfeeding in uniform, Air Force spokesperson Captain Rose Richeson told MSNBC: “Airmen should be mindful of their dress and appearance and present a professional image at all times while in uniform.” Military moms who are still breastfeeding are encouraged to pump and bottle-feed their babies while they’re in uniform.

Scott suggests that the issue might have less to do with the uniform and more to do with our own internal conflicts. “I think a lot of people think that you can’t be a mom and be a soldier,” she says. “This is not something that’s out of norm for them. They breastfeed in uniform all the time — it’s just not something that’s usually captured on film.”

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Wed, May 30, 2012 5:45 PM EDT
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