So he did what any sane representative for a radio program would do: He Tweeted his disgust. He made sure to toss a few choice words in there, like:
But this so-called radio personality, Tim Mihalsky, had standards, folks. It’s indecent to breastfeed in front of him. That is, unless…
if she was hot, it woulda been a different tweet
But people were watching. It’s the magic of Twitter. Use a term, and anyone following that thread can watch your foot-in-mouth disease as it gets progressively worse. That’s where he came up against Feminist Breeder, a former rocker mom who is from, as DJ articulate said,
Chicago or, some ghetto place like that.
Here’s the problem for Timmy-boy. The lactivists are watching. And we Hate when people say nasty things about breastfeeding. Even if said breastfeeding should occur in the place where that baby gets hungry: in public.
As you and I and everyone with common sense already know, breastfeeding in public isn’t illegal. And women don’t to it to either offend or to please you. We do it to feed our children. Period. End of discussion. Stop arguing with me or I’ll squirt you.
So the backlash hit Tim. But don’t worry. He had defenders. His sidekick stood up for him, calling breastfeeders,
fat, ugly hippies
Touché! So glad the intellectual duo could smooth things over.
But, see, Tim knows women. Real live “girls”! And they agree with him. His family, too: members of his own gene pool think breastfeeding in public is gross. Case closed.
Well, not so much. He began to argue with the aforementioned Feminist Breeder, once even musing,
what do you do w/ you life?
Ah, Grammar King, here you go: The Feminist Breeder was once an alt-rock guitarist for a couple of high-profile bands. Now, she focuses on her children and husband while holding down a full-time job, studying pre-law at Loyola, and baking cakes professionally in her spare time. Oh…and did I mention she manages now 3 blogsites?
As a part of her career as a human being, she also rabble-rouses. Too bad for you, Timmy-boy. She’s now waging a campaign to have other lactivists, breastfeeding moms, and people who have common sense to join in and send letters to your affiliates. You will now be known as the “Breastfeeding Bigot.”
Tell me again about this “chick from the ghetto”?
And for the record? Sure we believe in free speech. We also reserve the right to call you out when you publicly have foot-in-mouth disease. We’re bloggers. We’re well acquainted with the symptoms!
For further reading: Check out this compilation about how indecent breastfeeding is. Hilarious.
Don’t forget to stop by The Feminist Breeder’s blogsite and shoot out an e-mail to a couple of radio stations. (I should mention here that many women responded negatively to his tweets. I bring up this one because she has the e-mail campaign. You lactivists! [shakes fist])
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Image: Duchamp on Flickr under a Creative Commons License.