Is Covering Up a Feminist Issue?
One of the issues for breastfeeding mothers is about covering up in public. When I was nursing my children, I did not use any kind of blanket or cover up, i just lifted my shirt as much as I needed to latch them on.
It was important to me that other people see me nursing in public.
Until I had my children, I had never seen anyone breastfeed. Ever.
I want to support women nursing however they feel comfortable. Whether in malls, subways or movie theatres. In nursing rooms, or park benches. Using covers, blankets or nothing at all.
Today, I am sharing with you a video about the topic by one of my favourite people online PhD in Parenting
The video is called Covering up is a Feminist Issue and it is an amazing collection of images of women from all over the world. The topic is near and dear to me, and I hope you will watch and share your ideas and reactions below.
The video is based on a blog post that i came across a few months ago (although it was written in Jan 2010) on the PhD in Parenting blog called Covering up is a Feminist Issue
The post is brilliant and I really encourage you to read it and get to know the site, it is such an amazing resource for parents and parents to be.
I ask you to watch it and let me know what you think. Is covering up a feminist issue? I think it is.