American University professor Adrienne Pine breast-fed her baby in class: bad decision.
Oh for crying out loud. We get it, mainstream liberal feminists. You hate mothers. We get it. Enough already.
While Jill was predictably clueless at Feministe, on this, at least the commenters mostly got it right this time—Pine was in a situation where she could choose from three bad options. She chose the one with the most short term annoyance, perhaps, but the least long-term impact. (Canceling class could have affected tenure, leaving the baby home alone would be dangerous and illegal.) It’s all but impossible to get childcare who will take a child with a fever on last minute notice. In many cases it IS impossible. So what else could she have done? It was more responsible to bring the baby and let the students—in FEMINIST ANTHRO of all things—deal than to possibly imperil her livelihood, as a single mother.
And they are not just HER issues or anything to do with being “selfish.” This is a problem for ALL women to some degree or another, whether we are mothers or not and whether we are salaried professors or fry cooks.
Individualism is a dead end, liberal feminists—unless you fall down the rabbit hole into full-on libertarianism, which it sure looks like some of you are in the process of doing now.
I just can never, ever, ever get over the ongoing perseuction of women who have to feed their infant children. Particularly when breastfeeding.
What the fuck even is this bullshit?
This bullshit is individualism, and it is rank.
The awkward moment when I read a quote and imagine it’s from some right-wing religious conservative and it turns out it’s a liberal feminist.
I love (and by love, I mean I am driven to the brink by the irony) that this is a feminist anthropology class this happened in.
How much you want to bet in like five years they will be studying this case IN A DIFFERENT FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGY CLASS.
Jeesus. What would Margaret Mead say?
it is official. *F*eminists are the worlds biggest fucking troll.
WE SUPPORT WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha NO WE DON”T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This whole “issue” would have been, and should have been, a non-“issue” if the student paper didn’t decide it was time to throw on its Rupert Murdock shoes and trample through this woman’s decisions. No one in the class took issue with the feeding of the infant. No one took issue with the infant even brig there. It was not until a reporter from the paper, surely trying to secure a place for themselves on staff at TMZ, decided to butt their nose in and stir shit up.
Would said reporter and paper have given a rat’s ass if she had been bottle feeding the baby while teaching? And if anyone so much as says “why didn’t she just pump a bottle?” I will roundhouse kick you in the face through my screen.