Above The Law Finds Hilarity In Law Firm Lactation Rooms

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Yep, more humorless feminism. The jokey and idiotic ATL post is here, and naturally many of the comments are hideous. You are probably expecting the sexism, but maybe not the racism. I think lactation rooms are great and also important for all women, not just lawyers and law students.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to Above The Law Finds Hilarity In Law Firm Lactation Rooms

  1. They’re wonderful for nursing women. They’re also great for spouses/partners whose families benefit from being able to continue having breast milk that’s been expressed in more comfortable conditions. And, of course, they’re great for the kids who get to have breast milk longer as well. Law firms, businesses, and schools that have them should be lauded.

  2. Eric says:

    You are probably expecting the sexism, but maybe not the racism.

    And let’s not forget the classism, as exemplified in this comment:

    Most firms don’t need lactation rooms, since you have your own office anyway.

    Perhaps that’s true for attorneys. But, the commenter may be surprised to learn, there are other law firm employees, many of them women, who work in cubicles and other open spaces. Of course, they are ordinarily invisible to the attorney’s eye. But I suspect they wouldn’t remain so if they started breastfeeding at their desks.