Funny enough, I was sitting on the couch breastfeeding Zofia while Louis was watching TV. He was watching The League on FX, (Season 2 Episode 11 to be exact) and I was only vaguely paying attention. A woman enters a restaurant scene with her baby and joins her husband and another couple at the table. They comment that there's a kids' menu, she declines and begins breastfeeding the baby.
Cue disgusted faces all around.
This is then followed by a scene in which the husband is lamenting to his buddies that his wife is still breastfeeding, he doesn't get to play with her boobs, and he's afraid his kid is going to be "weird." He fears that someday she's going to be squirting breastmilk in the boy's mouth from the dugout while he's playing baseball. All the men loudly concur that this activity is madness and shout the famous "If he can ask for it, he's too old for it!"
Um, the baby is only 19 months old. Most organizations agree that breastfeeding should continue beyond a year.
They continue on with different characters being disgusted by the child's breastfeeding and end the show with the baby latching on to a man's breast.
I don't care if this was done for comedy. It wasn't funny.
I don't care if this show is geared toward men. My husband is my biggest breastfeeding supporter as ALL father's should be.
I'm tired of the negative portrayals. I'm tired of the "Booby Traps." It needs to STOP.
I'm sure the producers of "The League" and the execs at FX couldn't possibly care less about me boycotting their show, but movements start with one.