Lady Breastfeeds Baby, Internet Freaks Out

Lady Breastfeeds Baby, Internet Freaks Out

Karlesha Thurman’s baby was hungry. Karlesha was graduating from Cal State Long Beach, where she studied accounting. Karlesha did what mothers have done since motherhood began: she fed the kid from her own boob. Her friend snapped a photo, which Karlesha posted on a breastfeeding forum on Facebook AND SUDDENLY EVERYONE WENT INSANE.

Thurman was quickly inundated with comments from Twitter and Facebook users who thought it was “inappropriate” for her to breastfeed her child in the middle of a graduation ceremony. Some people suggested that she must be sexually promiscuous to be okay with displaying part of her breast.

“I personally have gotten nothing but positive feedback, but the people on Twitter are being very harsh towards the photo,” Thurman told ABC News.

Shitting on a nice lady who just got her college degree is fucking weaksauce. So she fed her baby in the time-honored and NATURAL tradition of mothers forever and ever. So she posted a picture in an online space devoted to the celebration of said custom. So fucking what? Like you didn’t feed from your momma’s booby, stupid Internet trolls (or maybe you didn’t and that’s why you so crazy).

I breastfed for a few months, and then my mom had to go back to work. Her workplace didn’t have anywhere private she could pump (I guess this is an important thing moms must do when they are working moms like my mom or Karlesha), so we switched to formula. I turned out FUCKING AMAZING, but maybe if I’d breastfed longer I’d be even better! Stronger! More powerful! Let’s see what the gubmint has to say on it, why don’t we?

Some research shows that breastfeeding can also reduce the risk of Type 1 diabetes, childhood leukemia, and atopic dermatitis (a type of skin rash) in babies. Breastfeeding has also been shown to lower the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

And it promotes mother/infant bonding; it’s LIQUID GOLD deliciousness for your baby, crammed with all kinds of nutrients; and it can be really good for the mom’s health, as well.

So why exactly are we shaming this woman again?

Ohhhhhh because she dared show a part of herself that society has hypersexualized beyond its biological purpose as a food bag? Because she’s happy and proud and she’s a woman in control of her own choices?

Yup, that’s exactly it.

You may also like...

  • docterry6973

    Everyone knows that Mary used a bottle to feed baby Jeebus.

    • randomness lez

      myrhh is just the aramaic word for similac

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    “better! Stronger! More powerful!”Are you saying your mom has bionic boobies? Because that would be kinda cool…

    • I’m going to head back up to that photo and imagine the bionic sound while she moves in slow-motion.

      • glasspusher

        I think we can both agree she’s got Lindsay Wagner beat.

  • I wonder how many of those people outraged at such “inappropriate” behavior can’t be bothered to bathe regularly.

    • temporarily’tom’

      Why should they bother bathing if they never leave their momma’s basement….I mean, DUH, right?

  • elpinche

    I’m so ashamed. Everyone else is outraged at the titty or at the titty haters. I’m just turned on. what the fuck is wrong with me?

    • BMW

      At the risk of being accused of missing the point…it is a nice titty.

      • Crabbie Offman

        Of course it is. Any hungry baby would be happy to suckle it.

    • glasspusher

      What is wrong with you? Next, you’re gonna say you’re not an NRA member or not against abortion.

    • Crabbie Offman

      Just go with it, no judgement here.

  • glasspusher

    Breastfeeding kid during your college graduation ceremony? Awesome. Breastfeeding the kid during your high school graduation ceremony? Uhh…

    • Crabbie Offman

      I just got back from my son’s hi-skool graduathon… some breastfeeding teeners would’ve been a delightful relief from the blazing sun and neverending speeches. Titillating? Inappropriate? Who am I to say?

      • glasspusher

        yeah. The only graduation ceremony of mine I went to was my high school one. I was working during the other ones. Nothing could have topped the HS practice, when a girl we had nicknamed “the goddess” showed up in a half t shirt, in the row right in front of me. Awesome.

  • AKGrrl

    Boy, nothing makes me randier and wanting promiscuous sex than having a hungry little pooping, peeing, personette attached to my boob.

    • $73376667

      Then I know just the junior senator from Louisiana for you!

  • Wm Kiernan

    So why exactly are we shaming this woman again?

    Ohhhhhh because she dared show a part of herself that society has
    hypersexualized beyond its biological purpose as a food bag? Because
    she’s happy and proud and she’s a woman in control of her own choices?

    Yup, that’s exactly it.No, not really, it’s actually even simpler than that: it’s because any time a black person is seen doing anything in the U.S.A., those God damned neo-Confederates will give him or her shit. Anything.

  • Shazza

    Yeah, they discussed this on my local FOX News-like radio station and most of the folks polled decided she was an ‘attention seeking idiot’. How much you want to bet those were mostly men? And she said it was after the ceremony, not during. Guess she should’ve let the baby scream her head off when she was hungry.

  • Crabbie Offman

    I see a baby, a boob, and a nice young lady graduating from college. Anybody who sees anything but a perfect, beautiful moment is just… just… I want to say “worse than Hitler” but I don’t wanna be that guy.Alright then, somebody’s gotta say it! Hitlers gonna hate.

  • Yep.

    My wife breast fed all of our babies. They’re really healthy. They’re really happy. I’m thinking if this lady looked like Megyn Kelly, the Fox News goons wouldn’t have given it the full polling treatment.

  • NoNotThatOne

    If it were me, I’d have had a light cover handy. Like what I see in restaurants, etc. Still, there’s a huge difference between considering something a tad immodest and condemning someone for an action. Maybe she should have been better prepared? Other than that I have no problem with breastfeeding in public.Seems some types have to make things “dirty” in order to enjoy them at other times. Cf. closeted gays who get a thrill out of being privately “naughty”. Thanks Puritans.

  • Jado

    Hey! HEY!!! If we are dedicated to spiralling down to irrelevance (like everything that we have been doing for the past 25 years indicates that we are), then it’s only NATURAL to rant and rave against healthy wholesome activity that benefits children and mothers. If we let this pass, next we will be allowing hot stacked chippies to pass by construction sites without wolf whistles, or maybe we’ll be treating rape victims with compassion and outrage toward their attackers instead of blaming and shaming them. And what kind of AMERICA would that be?