Jul 30, 2007

Perceptions - Ever spotted a mother feeding her baby?

This could be - in your opinion - a rant in a 'what this world is coming to' genre. But I seriously wanted to speak out:

My husband and I were driving back home. At a signal,which also happens to be near a small temple, I noticed a woman, in rags (a beggar, most probably), starting to breast-feed her crying baby.

A mother myself, I told Sri that I pitied her state, wherein she couldn't afford even that privacy to comfortably feed her kid. My husband's view was - Who on earth would look (read: letch/lech) at a feeding mother?

Silenced for a few seconds, I asked him just one question: We are living in that world where there are kids, babies, who have been abused sexually and/or raped. There are people who can look at the innocent, helpless babies as objects of pleasure (for them at least). Would it be difficult then to letch at a mother who is, naturally, expected to feed her crying baby?

Would you definitely look away?

1 comment:

IBH said...

hey thanks for dropping by.....to each own it is their own struggle...