Breastfeeding Billboard Stirs Controversy

Posted by Debate Mom

Breastfeeding has become one hot topic. If you do it, where you do it, and how long you do it always sparks debate and pits mom against mom each and every time. So, it should come as no surprise that a billboard showing a mother nursing is turning heads and crinkling noses more than a bottle of spoiled milk.

This is what I’m talking about.

The billboard is the brainchild of the website cougarlife.com. The site which aims to set up older women with younger men put up the billboard in West Hollywood, California. Neighbors did not welcome it…at all. The company says it chose that area because the most “cougars” per capita live there. A spokeswoman also says that specific image was chosen because, "Modern women don't want to throw their sexuality out the window just because they're moms."

Oh boy…so many issues to address here. First of all, if I was driving by this sign it would definitely catch my attention. So, the company did achieve what it set out to do. I also know I would smirk. But would I want it in my neighborhood? Probably not.  It’s kinda classy with a “K”, if you know what I mean.

I’m all for breastfeeding and letting women feel sexy, but I think there was probably a better way to go about it than this. Breastfeeding is a beautiful bond shared between a mother and child. Sure, some guys may find it attractive and all, but to throw sexuality into the mix is just creepy in my opinion.

With all the discussion, the billboard was taken down less than one week after it was put up. I’m really not surprised. Whoever thought of this idea sure was creative, but not in a good way. Epic fail.

 
 
 

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