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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Much ado about nothing.
    Agreed. Who the fuck cares? Jesus, people are so uptight.
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    If my professor bulled out her boob in the middle of the class, I'd applaud, not jeer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Adrienne Pine, American University Professor, Starts Controversy After Breast-feeding During Her Lecture



    It appears she has since rescinded her blog post, but snippets of it have survived on the internet. It's probably survived in its entirety somewhere.






    • One of the popular arguments in favor of Professor Pine is that she was teaching a Sex, Gender, and Culture fem. anthro. class. and complaining about child-rearing in front of the class is ironic.
    • One of the popular argments against Professor Pine is that a (sick) child should not be brought to work and that she should've taken time off.


    What do you guys think? Was it inappropriate? Was it a big deal? I'll reserve my thoughts till later.
    It was appropriate. No big deal.

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    blbah blah breastfeeding in public is controversy

    As long as we're just vomiting our opinions out there, I'll say that bringing her child into a setting that requires people to pay attention to one another is kind of a bigger deal than the whole breastfeeding thing.*

    I'd sort of liken it to bringing a kid to a board meeting. It's usually tolerable when there are no other viable options--at best, it's simply a curiosity; at worst, it's distracting.

    *making a relative comparison, not an absolute judgment on either

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    blbah blah breastfeeding in public is controversy

    As long as we're just vomiting our opinions out there, I'll say that bringing her child into a setting that requires people to pay attention to one another is kind of a bigger deal than the whole breastfeeding thing.*

    I'd sort of liken it to bringing a kid to a board meeting. It's usually tolerable when there are no other viable options--at best, it's simply a curiosity; at worst, it's distracting.

    *making a relative comparison, not an absolute judgment on either
    This wasn't a public setting. This was a university classroom full of students who paid around $5,000 to take the course. Breast-feeding is as much of a distraction as a professor farting audibly (many times) during class. And whether or not breast-feeding is natural is irrelevant. Farting is natural, too, but it's still not acceptable to do in a professional setting. The issue would have probably blown over, anyway, if it wasn't for the over-the-top reaction of this professor to being questioned about her behavior.
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    This is the correct answer:

    “For the sake of the child and the public health of the campus community, when faced with the challenge of caring for a sick child in the case where backup childcare is not available, a faculty member should take earned leave and arrange for someone else to cover the class, not bring a sick child into the classroom,” university spokeswoman Camille Lepre said in an e-mail.

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