It is claimed* that Texas state legislator Debbie Riddle wants to restrict breastfeeding by moms with breasts "larger than a C-cup." Presumably there'd be breast-size police. Maybe they can train with the North Carolina Washroom Patrol?
The critical difference between Texas and North Carolina would be that in the Lone Star state, it's a legislator's notion; NC has got themselves a law. As nearly as a websearch can tell, there's been exactly one (1) case of a male-looking male showing up in the women's locker room and that instance appears to be attention-grabbing agitation akin to the anti-gunners who circulated a petition to allow open carry at the GOPs national convention.
Over here in the real world, publicly breastfeeding mothers are in fact feeding their offspring, people using the washroom are there to eliminate waste (with the exception of a subset of gay men who are, at least, not in the wrong loo and who society can now shame for not gettin' married to some fellow and settling down, since it's legal), and the reason you can't carry a gun at a national political convention is not because "guns're bad, mmm-kay?" but because there are plenty of guns there already, in the hands of nervous Secret Service types, who really don't want to have to shoot you when a crazed loner™ goes after a candidate and you try to be helpful.
There's plenty of real crime and real cruelty in the world; there's no need to go dreaming up new types that are way simpler to enforce (mostly by doing nothing) and then loudly declaring victory. If people put half as much effort into soup kitchens and job programs...well, if pigs had wings they could hover over the mud, but they wouldn't be happy. And thus, too, legislators and the shouting mob.
* It's a satire site -- click on "show facts" for the only marginally less goofy reality.
3 months ago