Keep your nose out of it
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:53 am

In response to “Private or Public” which appeared in the Sept. 20-26 issue of North Country This Week: I am genuinely bewildered that some people cannot tell the differences between breastfeeding and "picking one's nose" in public. Such contrived comparisons illustrate not only a disturbing amount of hostility on the part of the author of said letter, but also how deeply entrenched pathological prudishness and body shaming still is in US society. Thankfully a younger generation, with less bigoted and unhealthy attitudes toward the human body, has arisen. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world. It's high time, for women who elect to do it, to refuse to be bullied by people who are obsessed with nose picking but cannot help putting their own noses into other people's affairs.