Cornfed Dumpsternuggets Fight The Patriarchy By Whipping Out Gerber Servers On Dirty Walmart Floor
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Walmart, the beacon of blue and yellow that draws in a host of undesirables like flies to a dog turd. This is the place where you might see the lesser-spotted woman with shit on her yoga pant crevice or the aged man donning a G-string and high heels.
If you go to Walmart last Saturday, you’re in for a big surprise……Specifically the Walmart in Twin Falls, Idaho. The story starts with Ashley McCall recalling her experience at the Twin Falls Walmart in a Facebook status:
Fair enough. Her baby was hungry and she needed to feed it. She plonked herself down in the nearest quiet area, attached the kid to her teat and probably thought nothing of it. Unfortunately, she was interrupted by an employee who obviously didn’t know any better and made her feel ashamed of what she was doing.
Naturally, a few of her friends took an interest in her hastag-happy post. There was the expected outcry and the revelation that Idaho is one of the very few states with laws protecting breastfeeding mothers.
And so a plan was hatched. It’s also where this story takes a turn.
So the band of Moms got together and decided to stage a ‘nurse-in’.
The very apologetic manager of the Walmart location where the incident occurred was only so happy to accommodate them. Friend, Sarah Ahrens even live-streamed the event from her Facebook page. The location of the ‘nurse-in’ was a far cry from the secluded area that Ashley claims she breastfeed before.
This is the event in full swing and captured the incident of another customer objecting to their protest. For the other news sites that went on to report on the ‘nurse-in’, this interaction went on to become the main part of the story. However, there is more of interest in the comments section of the Facebook status. It’s been quite the fast-moving thread. Comments vary from the ‘Go Momma!’ to supportive, but questioning. Then there were the more severe. Sarah tried to help spread the message. She even shared it to an anti-vaxx page, but it didn’t really go down well. It was deemed too off-topic, but possibly didn’t contain quite enough insanity for a page of that nature.
Most comments centered around questioning their methods:
All good points well put. Some even felt the event did little to support the cause:
It eventually made the local news.
So it turns out that despite the lack of protection for breastfeeding mothers in Idaho, it’s Walmart policy to allow it anyway. Just looks like there is a lack of training or this individual employee or the store
Seems that the comments section didn’t quite go the way Ashley was hoping and she expressed it in a status or two:
Lack of clothing due to poverty was cited as a reason for being unable to cover up, so obviously being in a position where you hardly have any clothes and nowhere to wash them is the perfect time to bring a new life into the world.
This group of Moms decided the best way to promote awareness of breastfeeding was to park their rears in Walmart and get their norks out for the camera. Of course, everyone knows that nothing says ‘dignity’ like sitting on a dirty floor getting in the way of shoppers, propped up against a display of tin foil baking trays while letting your baby dine. It all seems too forced and just screams out ‘Look at me, see what I’m doing!’. They might as well be surrounded by people brandishing arrow-shaped placards.
If their aim was to gain support from the public, they failed as harder than the Fall River Guttermuppet would at being accepted into an Ivy League college. Generally people don’t like having things forced upon them, including vast amounts of cleavage. Surely respect and consideration can work both ways?
There are more effective ways of getting this message across. They can take the political route and campaign to get Idaho to fall in line with other states. They could even look at promoting better employee training or for large stores to create breastfeeding friendly facilities. All this can be done without sitting on a dirty Walmart floor.