Another Over Reaction to Breastfeeding Mom
Its hard to believe that we are in the year 2015, and the ignorance that abounds with regard to breastfeeding. Again it all comes down to is a balanced outlook. When a baby is hungry it has to be fed and as long as the mother respects the environment that she is in, then there should be no problem.
An Example of Male Ignorance at Its Best
This is not a forum that seeks to criticize, however when you see the reaction of a presidential candidate to a mom requesting a break to pump for her baby , then it makes me very sad. Read on below you will be stunned..
(Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
According to a recent report, when a lawyer needed a break to pump breast milk, Donald Trump called her “disgusting.” (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Presidential candidate Donald Trump called a lawyer and breastfeeding mother “disgusting” after she requested a break from a deposition in order to pump, according to a New York Times report on Tuesday.
Times says. That’s when Beck took out her breast pump to show that her request was urgent — she needed to pump for her infant. “You’re disgusting,” Trump told Beck before leaving the room.
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The quote is not disputed by Trump’s camp.
In an interview with CNN on Wednesday morning, Beck says she had pre-negotiated breaks during the deposition in order for her to pump. “[Trump] got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting,’ and he ran out of there,” Beck said. She called his behavior “an absolute meltdown.”
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In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump addressed the incident, claiming that Beck “wanted to breast pump in front of me” at the deposition. He also wrote that “Lawyer Elizabeth Beck did a terrible job against me, she lost (I even got legal fees). I loved beating her, she was easy.”
Beck told CNN that she was not interested in pumping in front of anyone, but was simply asking for a break and a private space.
Shilpa Phadke, Senior Director, Women’s Initiative, for the Center for American Progress tells Yahoo Parenting that Trump’s breastfeeding quote represents just “another example of how out of touch he is.”
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director of CEO and MomsRising, says all parents are paying close attention to how presidential candidates can represent working families. “Our members feel that many presidential candidates are out of touch and don’t have a clue what is going on with working families in America,”
It’s a problem that families want addressed in government, she says. “In America right now, for the first time in history, women are 50 percent of the paid labor force, and 40 percent of all primary breadwinners are moms, but our public policies are stuck in the stone ages,”
When it comes to the upcoming election, Rowe-Finkbeiner says parents are paying closer attention than ever — and Trump would do well to at least try to understand the realities of American families, something his most recent quote indicates needs real work.
See the original and full article at Yahoo Parenting