Breastfeeding Viewed as Potential Terrorist Activity by New York Country ClubSubmitted by jimwill on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:57
Actually this should be in "Stupid Americans" forum!
Breastfeeding Viewed as Potential Terrorist Activity by New York Country Club
When ignorance about breastfeeding coincides with an irrational fear of terrorists, what do you get?
A very nasty scene at a ritzy New York Country Club, that’s what!
This is exactly what Belgian diplomat Tom Neijens and his wife Roseline Remans discovered when they stopped by the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York on June 8, 2013 and inquired about having lunch.
Club employees permitted the family to dine on the terrace despite the fact that they weren’t members, whereupon Remans began to discreetly breastfeed her daughter Luka at the table.
Neijens, first secretary of the Belgium Mission to the UN, told the New York Post that a female employee of the club quickly interrupted Roseline’s perfectly legal and proper feeding of her baby with this sharp rebuke:
“Please leave immediately, you are disturbing the members!”
Breaking no law, yet they get the law called on them and are forced to leave - only after Neijens produced his diplomatic ID!
What country was it that we are supposed to be living in?