People Are Outraged Over This Video Of A Man Shaming A Mom For Breastfeeding
Jessie Maher filmed the man while he was shouting at her for breastfeeding in public. She starts the video saying,
Because I'm feeding my baby, this man is going crazy. And I'm shaking.
Maher wrote that before she started filming, he said to her,
That's fucking disgusting. You are nasty.
He repeatedly called her "disgusting" and told her to go feed her child somewhere else.
But Maher wasn't having any of that. As she filmed the man, several people came to her defense. Three Target employees and a few other women called out to defend Maher.
One woman said,
You shouldn't be ashamed of feeding your baby. He can go the other way. This is a beautiful moment right now. If he doesn't like it he can go.
The man began to demand a refund because of Maher. Maher says during the video,
I'm not covering myself up because of him. No fucking way.
Target employees eventually escorted the man out and away from Maher. The video ends with a woman asking Maher if she's alright. She responded,
I'm good. I'm good. I'm feeding my baby, we're chill. And I've got some defending women around me. Thank you so much.
The women who defended her tell her they both have five kids, so they understand Maher's position and wanted to stand up for her right to feed her child.
Maher wrote in a follow-up post on Facebook,
I choose not to cover up because I am not ashamed of what my breasts are intended for. I stand with all mamas breastfeeding, bottle feeding, covered or not. It is hard enough being a mother, period. We need to build new mothers up not tear them down.
All the people who stood up for Maher are setting a good example with that.