This Saturday at the Hirshhorn Museum, the mother of all protests.
8:49 AM, Feb 10, 2011 • By VICTORINO MATUS
Years from now, your child may ask you, "Where were you during the nurse-in?" Were you sitting at home, reading the paper? Sleeping in? Or will you be able to tell your child you were there—at the Hirshhorn Museum with all the other mothers celebrating their God-given right to nurse in public? It's 10 a.m. this Saturday, in case you're wondering.
As the Washington Post reports,
That was just the beginning. Once Aita shared her grievance online, her cause went viral. As it turns out, she had every right to nurse on federal property (i.e., at the Hirshhorn, which is part of the Smithsonian). In fact, she and all breastfeeding mothers have Bill Clinton to thank, since he signed into law the 1999 Right to Breastfeed Act.
To be sure, the staff at the Hirshhorn must be feeling like a bunch of boobs. The museum was quick to apologize, hoping to nip this in the bud. But these mothers are pumped and they plan to milk this moment for what it's worth. (I know, I know, enough with the tasteless puns. The point of the protest is to keep us abreast of, oh nevermind.)
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