On Monday, Wittney Hope was shopping in a Dillard’s in Chattanooga, TN, when her 18-month-old daughter started demanding to eat. Hpoe found a secluded spot in the store and confirmed with an employee that it was all right for her to breastfeed there. But once she started, that same employee told her it wasn’t all right, and instructed her to use the bathroom instead. Hope, however, decided she’d rather just get out of dodge. On her way out of the store, she passed a promotional picture that seemed especially ironic in that moment. It was so outrageous, she wrote to Dillard’s on Facebook about it.
Hmmm, what are those? OH RIGHT, THEY’RE BOOBS. And they’re not even being useful in the picture. That’s a pair of lazy, unemployed boobs.
Hope’s full post reads:
This afternoon while shopping in your store, (Hamilton Place- Chattanooga) my daughter got really fussy. I searched for a quiet secluded area to nurse my child. When I found a place I asked if it was okay for her to eat here. The employee at customer service nodded. I then began to nurse my child. I didn’t use a cover up (I did that in the pic to prove the irony) I discreetly pulled my shirt down and her head covered me up. The same lady then told me I could not “do that” here. She told me I would need to go to the restroom. I was completely shocked as I have never had anyone comment on me breastfeeding in the whole 18 months I have been nursing. Yet alone, another woman, possibly a mother herself. I repeated her to make sure I understood. Annoyed, she began to tell me the directions to the restroom again.. (Down the hall, take the elevator, then around the corner) I’m sure my hungry child would understand that we have to take a journey to somewhere more secluded where she can eat.. NOT. I immediately went and asked for the manager so I could file a formal complaint (which I did online) As we were leaving the store I passed by this advertisement for bras. I mean seriously the lady’s face is not even in this. Why is it acceptable for a giant picture of BOOBS to be on the wall but I can not feed my child?
Pissed off Mommy who will never be shopping at Dillards again.
Apparently showing breasts in public isn’t the problem, it’s showing breasts that are doing what they were designed to do.