Found Poem: Breastfeeding in a Swimming Pool


There’s this show on TV at the minute by the comedian Dave Gorman called Modern Life is Goodish. In it he always has a segment where he takes a recent news article and compiles some of the online comments into a “found poem”, which he then reads for the audience. It’s brilliant, and a truly beautiful way of making fun of peoples’ ignorance and prejudice!

I like the concept so much that upon reading an article today in the Daily Fail about a mother being asked to stop breastfeeding in a swimming pool, rather than getting angry and incredulous at the obligatory ignorant comments under the article, I decided to make my own found poem. I think it’s a much more effective strategy to make fun of stupidity and prejudice then become offended by it.

So without further ado, here is my found poem…

SEX
is natural yet we don’t hear people moaning about not being able to have sex in a public pool

It is OFFENSIVE
and UNHEALTHY
After all, you don’t defecate at the side of a pool even though it is a natural act.

It seems some women are just not prepared to put the needs of their babies before their own PLEASURES.

So when the baby requires feeding nothing else matters?
how about when she is driving on the motorway?

OFFENSIVE

SELFISH

INCONDISERATE

So if I need to urinate, I’ll urinate.
….it’s a perfectly natural bodily function.

Feed first and then go swimming
NO MULTITASKING ALLOWED

STUPID

WEIRDOS

BAD TASTE
NO DECORUM

you never used to see women breast feeding in public that much,
why has it suddenly become fashionable?

ATTENTION SEEKING

and if the baby died of gastroenteritis caused by the urine in the pool, who would be blamed – mum or the lifeguard

there is no eating in the pool full stop. applies to all these cherished Mother `s who sacrifice themselves to bring up plenty of naughty children.
These children in 10 years will be having McDonalds in the pool cos that is the way they were brought up!.
can somebody see my point?

WORLD
GONE
MAD

Strange that something as natural as breastfeeding a baby can evoke such strong emotions!

 

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