Eating at your favorite local restaurant may be just a bit more eye-popping soon. The state senate is expected to take up the Topless Mom Act, a.k.a. the breast feeding everywhere bill.
The state Senate is expected to take up a bill Tuesday that bars anyone from bothering breast-feeding mothers.We looked at the issue back in January in a column I wrote for the Waukesha Freeman about Facebook having the good taste not to allow the publishing of the bare-boobed mommas' bare boobs.
The bill would protect mothers who breast-feed in public and private. Violators could faces fines of up to $200.
The bill has bipartisan support and looks like it has a good chance of getting through both the Senate and Assembly. Gov. Jim Doyle supports it.
And speaking of restaurants, it wasn’t that long ago that women won the special right of being able to breast-feed publicly at Applebee’s when that restaurant chain backed down under threat of boycott. Of those women who are upset at the removal of their breast-feeding photos from Facebook, how many of them would be upset if someone took a photo of them breast-feeding their child at Applebee’s and posted it on a Web site?
I suspect they would be irate, and the public breast-feeding argument falls apart upon exposure.
Update! State Senate voted to let it all hang out. On to the state assembly.