Woman told not to breastfeed at Wyandot Lake

Posted Friday, July 9, 2004 10:15 AM | Contributed by Chitown

A mother at Wyandot Lake was told to stop breastfeeding her child in public, and was asked to do it in the bathroom. She says she was harassed by security, at which time she called the sheriff. Ohio has a law that allows for public breastfeeding.

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Friday, July 9, 2004 10:16 AM
Some people are so lactose intolerant. ;)

Seriously though, what is it with American culture and its fear of boobs? You wonder why girls grow up with body issues when one of their most prominent features are made out to be dirty secrets that no one should ever see.

Friday, July 9, 2004 10:19 AM
She should have been able to do that anywhere, anytime. Wyandot Lake has it's head up its @$$
Friday, July 9, 2004 10:30 AM
Woman " It's a natural body function."

Man " So is taking a dump but I don't do that in front of everyone."

Uh Jeff is this your first day in America? We're uptight and getting moreso everyday.

Personally as much as I like boobs, I have no desire to ever see them intheir intended fuction.

That being said, I do think the park was wrong

Friday, July 9, 2004 10:31 AM
Yeah, John, I just got of the boat today. What kind of stupid question is that?
Friday, July 9, 2004 10:32 AM
I agree that Americans can be over-sensitive about this.

However, women should use a blanket when they breast-feed. Even if you're not "offended" by the sight of a breast, it still can be a little discomfiting to see one in public, especially being sucked on by a baby. Do you look away? Is it OK to look? Can you talk to the woman? If my wife were breast-feeding, I would not want other men looking at her bare breasts.

Some argue that it's "natural." Yes, but so is urinating. I only wish I could pull out my.... you know... and go whenever and whereever I wanted.

I have no problem with breast-feeding, but please be considerate of others.

Friday, July 9, 2004 10:40 AM
Why am I reminded of the kid who went on a RANT about the wacky Brits riding naked earlier this season, going on and on about how OBSCENE it was, and especially offensive to his feminist viewpoints.....then ending his multi-paragraph diatribe with the three most classic words in C-buzz history...."nice funbags, though". The irony was, well, palpable...:)
Friday, July 9, 2004 10:47 AM
I thought the three most classic words were "M:TR the Ride," or possibly "TAER IT DOWN".....
Friday, July 9, 2004 10:57 AM
I guess it is a good thing that security at the park doesn't have anything else to worry about.
Friday, July 9, 2004 10:59 AM
I love it! This is a classic situation...Where to start...

I love the line she said, "I don't know where it got out of hand" Hmmmm maybe the first 3 times the officer asked her to "please use the bathroom." Let alone he ask 4 times, she still didn't listen. And then he had to call for back up.

This lady needs to know the rules at parks a little better. Ohio Rules also allow people to dress they way the want. But theme parks obviously have limitations.

I go back to a forum of what to wear and what not to wear a few months ago. Almost every park's general rule, is if it causes you to look away or subtracts your attention from the park for any amount of time, they can approach you and help you fix the situation.

I have seen it at CP, where this girl was wearing a fish net bra and lace thing. You could see here breasts as clear as day. CP police offered to buy her a CP shirt, and she actually accepted with no troubles for anyone.

Either way, I think the simple thing for this lady would have been to just cover up, or move out of view.

It's my freedom to swear, but I don't do at theme parks, or around the masses just because I can.

I don't know HOW many times I've been out to eat where a lady near me, just flops out her boobs to breast feed her kids without thinking anything of it. That's fine, but when I go out to eat, I like to see a little class from my date, the service, and other people around me. There's a time a place to do everything, I think this lady choose foolishly, got called on it, didn't want to be called on it, wanted to be smart back to an officer, make a bigger seen at the park (mind you it wasn't like a guest DIDN'T complain), I'm amazed she didn't call here lawyer right then and there.

There's Sooo many devil advocates to this story. But in the end. Yeah, most guys like boobs (I had to say most to be PC...but I would say every.) That's fine, but please just throw over a towel. It's only a couple minutes you have to endure while at a public place.

Anyone read the story today about the LA Mayor making fun of a little kid? He applologized, the news tried making it in to this HUGE story. The mom said she's not going to freak and sue for millions of $ for mental treatment like the others...It's nice to know there is still one decent American out there ;)

Friday, July 9, 2004 11:02 AM
Woman told not to breastfeed at Wyandot Lake

Someone in marketing is not doing their job!


Get with the program.

Friday, July 9, 2004 1:33 PM
rollercoaster god,
look at the picture of the woman, does she look Classy?
I agree with you though, just cover up or do it discreetly
Friday, July 9, 2004 1:37 PM
Actually, it was a former LA mayor. He's now with CA's dept. of education. It was rather amusing to hear the sound clip this morning on KROQ.

Little girl: "My name is Isis, it mean's I'm an egyptian goddess."

Former mayor: "No, it mean's your a stupid dirty girl"

Little girl: "No it means egyptian goddess!"

Former mayor: "That's nifty."

Friday, July 9, 2004 2:48 PM
I heard the clip of the former mayor telling Isis what her name means. Either Isis means "Egyptian goddess" or it means "stupid, dirty girl" if the word does mean "stupid, dirty girl" then the former mayor has nothing to apologize for. Pretty funny either I thought though.
Friday, July 9, 2004 3:07 PM
Jwolg, Isis meansnothing even close to what Riordan said. In fact the girl was exctly right - Isis was/is an Egyptian goddess of nature...
Friday, July 9, 2004 4:27 PM
If breastfeeding a child bothers/offends you, then the problem is yours.

It is laughable that people are comparing this to public excretory functions. It just proves how repressed and backward they are.

If there is in fact a law in Ohio stating that it is a protected right to breastfeed in public, then the park has no grounds to stand on. It's not like

"...what to wear and what not to wear... Almost every park's general rule, is if it causes you to look away or subtracts your attention from the park for any amount of time, they can approach you and help you fix the situation...I have seen it at CP, where this girl was wearing a fish net bra and lace thing. You could see here breasts as clear as day.

There is a big difference here. 1:They can tell you not to show your breasts through your shirt because it has a sexual connotation. There is no reason to do so other than to create sexual attraction. There is nothing sexual about breastfeeding.

2:The law protects the right to breastfeed in public. Period. It doesn't matter what the park's rules are. Think of it this way: There are laws against racial discrimination, too... even though it's their private property, a park can't have "Asians not allowed day."

Who the hell would want to feed their child in a stinky, bacteria filled, urine splashed bathroom?

*** This post was edited by kpjb 7/9/2004 4:30:18 PM ***

Friday, July 9, 2004 4:33 PM
For one, the park has no rule saying you can't do it, and since Ohio law says you can, then it's well within her right to do it there at the park. When a park starts to arbitrarily make up rules as they go, it gets sued. Second, the article didn't specify if she was covering or not, but somehow I doubt a new mother feeding her child was there to be an exhibitionist.

Remember girls... your boobs are naughty and your pooky is smelly, so cover it up and use feminine hygiene products because you're dirty! That's what society teaches girls.

I swear the world is screwed up. We can watch people get gunned down and blown up every night on TV and that's OK, but when someone sees a nipple it's destined to destroy the moral fabric of society. Stupid.

Friday, July 9, 2004 4:52 PM
People are stupid...I swear, one of these days I am going to become a humanitarian (along the same lines as a vegetarian - figure it out).

Here's my story - I ride Metra (Chicago commuter heavy rail - not the "El") to/from work every day - my ride is 1:15 each way. In the evenings, I watch movies to pass the time. Well one day I was watching Fast Times at Ridgemont High and the scene where comes out of the pool topless comes up. The lady who sat down next to me gets up in a huff and stomps off. She ended up going to the conductor and told him that I was watching PORNOGRAPHY!

Well, he came to me and said that I couldn't watch "those kinds of films on the train." (I had no idea she told him.) My response was "Eh?" He said the lady told him I was watching porno. I told him I was watching FT @ RH and that it was only rated R and that was 22 years ago! (God I can't believe it was that long ago...where's my walker?) He continued to tell me that if she complained I couldn't watch it, I told him if it was such a big deal he should contact the authorities and have me arrested - and asked him what would his charges be? (There were no kids under 17 in the entire car I was in)

He walked away and I continued to watch my film.

Friday, July 9, 2004 5:37 PM

It is laughable that people are comparing this to public excretory functions. It just proves how repressed and backward they are.

Thank you for expressing my thoughts. If I had done it, it wouldn't have been so eloquent :)

Remember girls... your boobs are naughty and your pooky is smelly

Hey now! That's my kind of girl! ;)

If I had been there, I would have claimed I was offended by the person(s) offened by the breastfeeding on the grounds that their behavior made me unconfortable.

Friday, July 9, 2004 6:28 PM


Finally, Wyandot Lake is getting something new! ;)


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