I noticed on social media that a lot more mothers are posting breastfeeding pictures on Instagram and even in public places. Many people make rude and negative comments because they think it is not normal and wrong. The media thinks it’s okay to have women half naked on the cover of magazines, and posting almost naked pictures on social media. Yet, it’s not okay to post a picture breastfeeding their child on social media. I understand that people think mothers should feed their child in private places instead of in public, but what happens if the mother can’t? The pictures I see on Instagram or twitter aren’t exposing anything but some skin. So, I decided to look at an article on breastfeeding in public. The article I found is by TIME. The title is called, “Social Media Is Helping Moms Win the War Over Public Breastfeeding.” It pretty much says how mothers are standing up for themselves and trying to spread awareness. Some say it should be normalized and some say it shouldn’t.
The last paragraph is my favorite: “The problem isn’t social media; it’s our cultural fixation on women as objects to titillate and entertain rather than women as human beings with lives and hardships. By using social media to mobilize our efforts to gain the right to breastfeed without being harassed, we are turning the tide, slowly — one picture, one instance, at a time. But until we can affect a deep change in the way society views women in general, and breastfeeding mothers in particular, we will not be able to win the war.”