I am in the middle of composing a blog post in reaction to the Time Magazine article.
However something more pressing has come up and I need to share it here.
This morning I read a post on a locked thread about something that was said on a Morning Radio Show in NY. The morning personality who goes by Coop had quite a lot to say about how HE would treat his wife if she had the audacity to nurse her son for an extended period of time and pose on the cover of Time magazine.
I have posted the original thread below so you can see what was said. Something needs to be done about this, this is the EXACT kind of thing that perpetuates violence and hatred towards women in our society. It is disgusting to me that this was said and that it went out over the airwaves to thousands of people.
Here is the post that I read this morning
*PLEASE NOTE: i am not the original poster below. I did not hear the show, I do not live in the area however this needs to be shared in a public forum and I am taking it upon myself to do so here:
"I am so angry I'm shaking right now.
I was driving into work this morning and I had WPDH on the radio during the Coop and Kricket show. They were discussing the mother breastfeeding a 3 year old on the cover of Time Magazine. Coop went into this rant where he called the mother a whore and went on to say:
"What I blame is the husband-or should I say domestic partner since they're in California. But I blame the man. He should keep better control of his woman and get his boy to grow some hair down there. If that wouldn't fly. If that was my wife, they'd find her in a suitcase in my basement."
I'm so filled with shock and anger and rage right now. It goes without saying I won't listen to that station again. I'm going to write a letter and boycott advertisers too.
Follow up on WPDH Rant
In regards to my last post I called the radio station to complain.
I was informed that Coop was a loving husband and father, that he had strong feelings because felt that it was mental abuse, and that "while he might have been a bit too strong" he certainly didn't mean women should be killed for breastfeeding.
I was also told that I was the only one to complain (I hope he was lying) and invited me to call into the show on Monday (Why? Coop already made it clear to me I should be controlled by my husband and deserve to be killed.) Anyway, if you're so inclined...
2 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
VP / Market Manager: Aaron Hyland x150
If you feel that this is unacceptable please let Aaron Hyland know. I have emailed him and received a response that he is looking into it.