So there’s trouble a-brewing up in Watrous, Saskatchewan. Apparently, a mother there was asked to leave a business, Tom’s Restaurant-or some name like that, for breastfeeding. She took her case to the human rights court in Canada (maybe if you’re from Canada you can correct me on the details ;o) and won, which is awesome. But now, she says that the town is ostracizing her, she’s being poorly served in restaurants, and generally shunned by the inhabitants of the town. Of course this is a very difficult situation because this is her HOME, where she lives. And yes, a compromise would be nice, like for instance, everyone in the town realize that she can breastfeed wherever she wants and leave her alone about it. Or for instance, an apology to her and let her breastfeed wherever she wants. Or for instance, shut up and leave her to breastfeed wherever she wants. See, I can think of any number of compromises, but ultimately she’s in the right. There’s lots of qualities about a person that might make the inhabitants of a small town uncomfortable, the color of their skin, their religion, their nationality, but the inhabitant’s uncomfortable feelings do not give them permission to discriminate, or act in bullying ways.
Noteworthy, one of the other restaurants in town, John’s, says that she’s welcome to eat there…as long as she faces the wall if she nurses.
In my research on the subject (There’s a Facebook page dedicated to sending supportive cards and letters to Elizabeth) I never read anything about an angry hoard gathering and lighting their torches. I also didn’t read that angry hoards didn’t gather, and didn’t light torches. So maybe they did, maybe they didn’t, but I’m running with the idea anyway ;o) This comic is mostly speculation, but I hope, funny all the same. I’m going out of town for 10 days, I’ll post some favorite comics while I’m gone, see you in a few!