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Is Public Breastfeeding an Obscene Act  

Aishwarya Anand
Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Maharashtra, India

Volume II – Issue IV, 2019

Obscenity laws are concerned with prohibiting lewd, filthy, or disgusting words or pictures, and there are major disagreements as to what is or isn’t obscene and what role the government should play in enforcing social or cultural morals. The best diet for infants and toddler is the best milk it is highly recommended by the paediatrician to exclusively breastfeed infants at least or 6 months. With regards to breastfeeding a baby, a mother has to face the situation about the places where to fed a child whether it is indoor or outdoor. Cultural, legal, social, and religious plays a very important role in creating a safe and comfortable environment for a mother to breastfeed in public. The acceptance for breastfeeding in public is not always the same. It can be stated as the cruel truth that breastfeeding in public places may imply that breastfeeding is unnatural, undesirable or even illegal due to the controversy arising out of it. Breastfeeding in public as an obscene act has been a dreadful misconception in all over the world. The research paper has been written with to analyze the explicit meaning of obscene and indecency on the subject matter of Breastfeeding in Public. The research is purely based on secondary source like journals, book, legislation, articles,etc.
The conflict between the concept of breast milk being pure (like tears), and contaminated or “dirty” (like genital secretions or vomit) is raising in many cultures at present. In these settings, the female breast might be considered fundamentally a sexual organ, and in this manner a private part of the body, which should be undetectable in general society field. Thein convenience with breastfeeding in broad daylight brings down breastfeeding rates, which thus adversely influences ladies’ and youngsters’ short-and long-haul health.
Keyword: Obscenity, Breastfeeding, Public, Indecency, Obscene Act

 

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