In some states—like Texas, where a pair of college art students created a series of graphics to support a bill protecting mothers' public breastfeeding rights—this isn't even a dramatization:
Women have been asked to stop breastfeeding in church, during jury duty, at the pool, at the mall, and on social media. Often, they’re specifically told to go to the bathroom. Sometimes, they have even less sanitary options available to them — one Pennsylvania woman sued her employer after being forced to pump breast milk in a dingy and sweltering locker room littered with dead bugs.Women are told to breastfeed for their children's health, then told that breastfeeding effectively means they can't go out in public. It's just one of the many catch-22s of being a woman, but it's a situation that can be improved by making it clear in the law, if not in the minds of some idiots, that breastfeeding is not some kind of inappropriate sexytime but is in fact how babies eat.
Obamacare took a step forward in this area by requiring all employers to provide their workers with “reasonable break time” to pump breast milk, as well as a private and clean space for that activity. Advocates praised the health law for “bringing breast feeding out of the bathroom.” But the state laws in this area still vary. Twenty two states — including Texas — don’t specifically exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws. The legislation tied to this ad campaign would protect Texas mothers’ right to feed their babies in public, stipulating that “a mother’s authority to be in a location may not be revoked for the sole reason that she begins to breast-feed.”