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100% Natural No public nudity!
Debate Score:94
Arguments:30
Total Votes:134
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Breastfeeding in public?

Mother's Milk FTW?

100% Natural

Side Score: 86
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No public nudity!

Side Score: 8
9 points

I believe "a really fat guy wearing a speedo" and a mother feeding her hungry infant are two completely different scenarios that cannot be even remotely compared. What has happened to our society to make some feel something this natural and vital to our children's health and welfare should be viewed in a vulgar way? There are numerous studies that support how important breastfeeding is. Some advantages of breastfeeding include protection from infection, illness, and allergies. Breastfeeding enhances development and intelligence, which we all should agree our society could use much more of. The attractiveness or lack of a woman or her breast should not have any weight on whether or not she should breastfeed in public. The ability of a mother to provide her infant nourishment is a gift that she should embrace.

Side: 100% Natural
3 points

Well said, Trifinn! You hit all major points!

Side: 100% Natural
shunted(137) Disputed
-2 points
trifinn(82) Disputed
3 points

So just to make sure I understand you completely, you are saying that breastfeeding is appropriate unless you are "a big fat woman in a string bikini on the beach"? So if she were a fit thin woman in a string bikini on the beach all would be fine? Is it the act of her breastfeeding that you feel is inappropriate or her choice of attire? If it is the latter, I feel you are in the wrong debate, and that your argument is completely invalid.

I agree that breastfeeding is natural as well as nudity, but you do not need to be nude in order to survive, an infant must have nourishment.

Side: 100% Natural
5 points

A child is hungry. The child will cry and possibly experience health problems if not fed on-time. What possible benefit to society is there by depriving the child of food? The concept that founded social modesty rules and nudity laws was that it should be to protect society somehow. But starving a child protects no one. If breastfeeding causes you to stare or become embarrassed, it is YOU that needs to be kept away from society--at least until you talk to a good shrink and work through your fixation. Maybe you suffer because your mom never breastfed you?

Side: 100% Natural
4 points

Why are so many people opposed to feeding children? If a child is hungry, it needs to be fed. There should not be limitations on when and where breast-feeding should take place.

Side: 100% Natural
4 points

Breast feeding is a great utility for the young.

That being said, why would you go through all of the troubles of childbirth only to have your child neglected because of societal convention, and then to have your child grow up to be weaker and more expensive to maintain? So what if someone sees a baby sucking on a mothers tit, it's completely natural and quite necessary.

Side: 100% Natural

It's the most natural thing in the world to nurse your baby. Numerous benefits have been shown. Sometimes babies get hungry on the road, so you have to feed them.

If some people are too sensitive to a little breast, that is their problem (What did those grow up on?). You can't even see the nipple, because that is where the baby is latching, so it is no different from wearing a bikini!

Side: 100% Natural
4 points

Agreed, there isn't much reason to get upset about this, particularly when most women have no desire to show of their boob in the first place and have a blanket handy to cover themselves up.

Side: 100% Natural

Sure, but then again I'm for total unadulterated public nudity.

Side: 100% Natural
4 points

Augh . . . I've been to nude beaches. Public nudity and awesomeness do not mix.

Side: 100% Natural
3 points

For sure, babies need food, plus its really hot

Side: 100% Natural
3 points

If u wanna show ur tits thats ur biz and the babies not the gov

Side: 100% Natural
2 points

i think that is perfectly fin and since we get to see nipple

Side: 100% Natural
1 point

yeah you all learned about it in health class i mean i did if you are a nurse you learned about it too and plus it is good for babies to drink their mothers milk

Side: 100% Natural

It's 100 % natural. They should let me do it! ! !

Side: 100% Natural
1 point

There is nothing wrong with breast feeding in public. I mean people just don't look for Christ's sake. It is usually pretty obvious when a women is about to breast feed, on top of that it is natural for a woman to feed her child when her child is hungry is it not?

Side: It's a matter of personal integrity

Trifins response waws right on I belive it is 100% natural to do it in public

Side: It's a matter of personal integrity
1 point

I think women should be able to feed their babies anywhere the public is allowed to eat. Once society gets used to seeing it it won't be a big deal. I think the women who choose to feed their babies openly help to reduce the shock value. I grew up around women who breastfed. My mother did it, her friends did it. I remember when I was a boy we visited one of her friends who was not shy about nursing in front of us. Her daughter would walk up an nurse and then walk away and play and nurse and the whole time this woman was exposed. She nursed the same way sitting on her stoop with people walking up and down the street. It wasn't a big deal after ahwile, it was what she did. When I see women nursing their babies it's not shocking or disgusting. I wish more women would have the courage to do it in public. If for some reason a person can't handle it, they need to leave and let the mother feed her baby in peace.

Side: It's a matter of personal integrity
-2 points
4 points

Women in general are not keen on showing their breasts. If it gets exposed for a second, while putting the child on, so what?

I don't understand how the site of a boob negatively affects anyone.

Side: 100% Natural
Bradf0rd(1428) Disputed
3 points

It's for the good of our next generation... it's something that mothers of all people have to deal with, as if they don't have enough to deal with already, men are telling women to go away, to put a towel over the breast? That is completely disrespectful for anyone to suggest.

The sight of a mothers tit should be acceptable to anyone and if it's not perhaps they should be forced to stair at it until they realize no evil is coming from it.

Side: 100% Natural
-2 points