It’s not about not being comfortable seeing breasts for me. I love tits. Show me all the tits. But pictures of tits with a baby in front of them, where I can see the entire nipple and everything and the baby’ there smiling or sleeping or whatever, that’s different. That, to me, is a more intimate picture. Not a more sexual picture necessarily, but more intimate. When I see these pictures posted by women on social media, I see them like, here’s a picture of my tits because if there’s a baby in the same picture no one can say anything, yaaah freethenipple whee hashtag feminism. It’s not that it makes me uncomfortable, it’s more like I feel like women are taking advantage of their babies to post pictures of their tits because it’s controversial and it makes them feel powerful.
For me, I feel like it comes down to what you’re comfortable with seeing and what you’re not. For example, I would get uncomfortable seeing certain people’s bare backs. I would find some of them repulsive. In fact, I often do when at the beach. It’s not because I’ve sexualized backs, I just find some of them extremely unappealing to look at. If you’re not comfortable with seeing bare breasts, regardless of the baby, that’s your own preference and I think that’s totally fair and reasonable.
This isn’t a huge thing for me, and I’m totally fine with most of the breastfeeding pictures out there. I’m not offended by people breastfeeding around me and have breastfed in front of other people. But if I had to be fully topless like Jess, I probably wouldn’t go completely bare like that in the waiting room of a doctors office, or at my desk at work, etc. I don’t want my father to see my tits. I don’t want my boss to see my tits. There are a lot of people I don’t want to see my tits. Adding a baby to picture of my tits would not make me ok with the idea of these people seeing them.
I guess when I said “babies attached to the ends of them” I should have said “babies included as an afterthought” or “babies included to make the picture ok”.
Fucksake I need to stop trying to explain myself. It doesn’t matter if you all understand what I’m trying to say I’m just pissed that Kate got so much epeen for disagreeing with something that I feel isn’t even what I’m saying.