Today is “Target International Nurse-In Day” at Target stores. Why? Because an employee had the unmitigated gall to ask a customer to move to a changing room to nurse her baby. The nerve of that employee — asking someone to stop doing something that might make others uncomfortable. Where do stores get off trying to keep the majority of their customers happy?
Sure, women have the legal right to nurse their babies. After all, “it’s a normal, natural thing to do.” Well, so are farting, nudity, intercourse, and a variety of bathroom activities. And we generally don’t do those in public. When an activity is deemed offensive or discomfiting to a majority of people, it’s considered polite to do that thing in private.
Having the legal right to do something doesn’t mean you have to do it. And you don’t have to do it in order to preserve your right to do it; the law protecting that right is already on the books. So, nursing women, it would appear your only reason for participating in today’s Target nurse-in is to deliberately offend people and poke your collective thumb in the corporate eye without having to turn to an online resume builder the next day. What a great service to nursing women everywhere.