Stuck Up Working Moms Shame American University Professor
This week in the national news brought out a new breastfeeding story. A professor at American University in Washington D.C. ran into a real life dilemma many working moms deal with, when her baby got sick, and her childcare fell through. Something that happens to a lot of mothers today.
Instead of freaking out and canceling class for the day, she did what most working mothers wish they would be able to do… bring their baby to work.
The story is a mix of shaming on the mother for bringing her child to work, and of course the typical breastfeeding in public. You would think college students would know what breasts actually used for by the time they hit a major university, right?
Unfortunately for the professor, she has a bunch of douche-a-roo students who in turn felt the need to make this some kind of national headline. Feeding a baby instead of a dorm room girls gone wild episode.
But that is not why I am really that mad. I mean, I get really upset when people have something to say about nursing in public. I really do. But the comments some of the working mothers left on articles all over the internet really chapped my ass.
“She brings shame on all working moms who manage these predictable issues without whining and blame. If she had a job where it wasn’t an option to bring the baby to work (chef, bus driver, pilot) she would do what the rest of us do and make it work.”
Instead of giving the mom a huge high five, which she deserves for being able to not only multi-task, but show that working mothers are complete renaissance women, they want to hate on her. This is the root of the problem when it comes to women from all backgrounds. Instead of lifting each other up, we want to tear each other down.
My comment for the working mothers hating? Get the fuck over yourselves! For real! Get your shit together and support an amazing woman, setting an amazing example. Not only for her daughter, but for all the men and women she is teaching. The message she is sending by simply taking care of her sick baby while continuing to teach without issue is worth far more than the negative comments.
As for the professor, she don’t give a rats ass what anyone has to say. Her statement?
“I doubt anyone saw my nipple, because I’m pretty good at covering it. I was shocked and annoyed that this would be considered newsworthy. Do university students really need to be so mollycoddled that they should not see something I do on public transportation nearly every day?”
In turn, all I have to say is… Get over yourselves.
Working moms, stay at home moms, they’re both extremely hard jobs.