Forget the obvious, let's look at something as simple as breast feeding.
This story is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa but it could have happened in Winnipeg or Halifax or Ottawa.
The Yankees don't have the corner on stupid.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that a mom in that town is upset after she said a Lindale Mall cop gave her guff for breastfeeding her child in the mall. As in most places state law defends women who want to breast-feed, and they can do it essentially anywhere.
Bonnie McCall, 24,was feeding her five-week-old son Nolan at Lindale on May 2.
“It’s our legal right to nurse, where ever we want. Even if it offends people. It’s not our problem, we’re feeding our child.”
McCall said a security guard at Lindale Mall hassled her when she went shopping. She had Nolan with her and since he was hungry and fussy she breast-fed him at the child play area in the mall.
“And he told me that there’s a family restroom for that,” said McCall.
She says that restroom was at the other end of the mall.
“He told me he had to say something to me because people complained and they were afraid for their children.”
Afraid for their children. Coz a woman is feeding her baby. As if.
Lisa Rowe, a PR hack for the mall, said sometimes they let parents know that the mall has a special spot they can use, if they want.