2:45 pm, June 9th | by Amy Tennery
This week a Minnesota mom was thrown out of a public library for breastfeeding her child, which an on-duty security guard referred to as “indecent exposure,” according to news reports. Of course, breastfeeding in public does not constitute indecent exposure in Minnesota — a fact that had eluded the guard.
Sadly, this story isn’t unique. Again and again, women are humiliated and degraded because, apparently, a staggering number of people have no clue what the public breastfeeding laws are in the U.S. And in the absence of real knowledge, the “ewww, cooties!” interpretation of the law appears to win out among the ignoramuses of society.