Empowerment or ‘slapstick’? ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit model Mara Martin breastfeeding on the runway
An American model breastfeeded her daughter on the runway in Miami – in a country where many women still feel uncomfortable in public, this is a small gesture.
On the catwalk show at the Sports Illustrated Swimwear Show on Sunday, Mary Martin walked out in a sparkling golden bikini while breastfeeding the five-month-old Aria, wearing a green swimwear and noise-cancelling headphones.
In an Instagram post a day later, Martin thanked the public for their positive response – these reactions exceeded some of the posts on social media, criticizing the move as “inappropriate” or even “serious.”
The feminist-oriented website Jezebel’s story on this event is titled “Breastfeeding Empowerment” has become a farce.
Martin wrote: “I can’t believe that I woke up with me and my daughter to do what I do every day.” “At least it can be said that it is too shameful and unreal.”
“I am very grateful to share this information and hope to normalize breastfeeding and show others what women can do!”
According to Martin and the organizer interviewed today at NBC today, this is a spontaneous decision to breastfeed an aria on the runway.
“She is a little hungry, this is her dinner time, because the show is constantly being pushed back,” Martin told today.
So, when a team member suggested that she continue to care for her on the runway, she said yes.
Disputes about public breastfeeding often reappear in the United States, and women are strongly encouraged to take care of their babies, even if many return to work within a few weeks of delivery.
Although all but one of the United States have legal protection for mothers who breastfeed in public, many in the community are still uncomfortable with this practice.
Women’s requests for feeding babies in restaurants, shops or public transport have occasionally become headlines in the country – holding “nurse” protests demanding a wider acceptance of this practice.
In a recent controversy related to breastfeeding, US President Donald Trump was weighing this month to protect women’s “acquisition” of formulas, after the United States was accused of trying to undermine the World Health Organization’s resolution to promote breastfeeding.
The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for up to six months and partial breastfeeding for two years or longer.