This is a powerful story that speaks to the nature of women, motherhood, and nurturing.
It brings to mind the closing scene in the book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck when a nursing woman breastfeeds a starving man – fictional, but little doubt just such an event has taken place during the history of humankind.
With the profoundly egomanical and out of touch personality presidential candidate Donald Trump has displayed he would probably refer to Luisa Fernanda Urrea’s mothering instincts and compassion as disgusting and flee her presence – I say the opposite is true, that it demonstrates the very best of what it means to be a human being, to be a woman and a mother.
” The needs” of this little creature – the needs of every newborn exceed those of corporate greed and the climate change deniers who have become corporate prostitutes sowing grapes of wrath and deceit – those needs demand the response of those who understand the meaning of the word human being, those who hear the crying of infants and the very earth itself.
Women are taking a stand when it comes to breastfeeding and rightfully so, no longer is it about being barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen.
No longer is it about submissively slinking away to privately breastfeed a child and I say good for them.
Someone needs to inform Trump this isn’t the Victorian era of yesteryear.
Ultimately it is a matter of choice, some women may want privacy and
some may not – either way though such a personal decision should be respected.
It is about nurturing a child, a celebration, an affirmation of life, not an erotic display for a male audience.
To tell you the truth I have yet to understand how a woman could be a supporter of Trump, it’s pretty obvious inspite of the rhetoric that follows his tirades he doesn’t have much respect for them.
In fact he doesn’t seem to evidence much respect for anyone.
In asking women I know they say they don’t understand it either.
The incident in question in the below link is only one of a growing number of examples and all Trump has to say about it is he “beat” her.
This woman wanted a break during deposing Trump to use a breast pump in private, it wasn’t as though she requested Trump assist her.
Disgusting? Yeah, I’d say Trump is about as disgusting a person as you’re liable to run across.
In a different blog a woman who supports Trump made the statement that the reason for doing so is Trump has “stones” – I have to agree, they’re all in his head.
And I kinda have to wonder if there aren’t a few rattling around inside the heads of his supporters.
I’ve read about women burning their bras during the hippie era and a slogan that women won’t with men who will related to the anti war movement.
I’d love to see a bevy of breastfeeding women surround Trump whenever he makes an appearance, he’d come unglued and make a bigger fool of himself than he already has.
Maybe an internet meme – women won’t with men who support Trump.
Something else women might want to consider is the discrepancy in wages between men and women – the fact that Trump is opposed to raising the minimum wage doesn’t bode well for them or anyone.