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Breastfeeding Mother Verbally Assaulted in Target

A Woman Was Verbally Assaulted For Breastfeeding in Public — and Got It on Video

Anybody know this asshole who verbally assaulted me in target this morning while I was breastfeeding my baby? (He's wearing an Avon shirt) Before the video started rolling he looked at me and said (very angrily), "can't you do that somewhere else?... That's fucking disgusting.. You are nasty" (he said a few other things under his breath) I responded with, "I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here...walk the fuck away..leave me the fuck alone" He responded with, (as he's walking closer and closer to me and getting louder) "you are fucking disgusting...you are fucking disgusting...you are fucking disgusting...you whore" he said a bunch more bullshit that I can not remember ....by this point EVERYONE came to my defense! Target staff and shoppers... Then I started rolling the camera....

Posted by Jessie Maher on Monday, June 13, 2016

Hearing stories of moms who were questioned, reprimanded, or even asked to leave places because of breastfeeding their babies in public has become commonplace on social media. For Jessie Maher though, writing an open letter to someone who shamed her for feeding her child wouldn't have been enough. When she was verbally assaulted by a man in a Target, she started recording him instead.

"Before the video started rolling he looked at me and said (very angrily), 'Can't you do that somewhere else? That's f**king disgusting. You are nasty' . . . I responded with, 'I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here,'" Maher said in a Facebook post accompanying the video. After being verbally slammed by the man several more times, Maher was approached by Target shoppers and staff who came to her aid — and then she started filming.

To see some of the encounter, watch the video above.

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