I was all set to blog about local politics tonight, until I came across this website on a message board I belong to:
Excuse me? UDDER COVERS? What the hell--!? I can only imagine that the woman who founded this business (and though I don't know for certain, there's no doubt in my mind that a woman is behind this) saw the Hooter Hider website and thought to herself "Wow, that's offensive! I wonder if I can come up with something more offensive for my business name? Let me think..."
Now, let me be clear. I find nursing covers offensive to begin with. There's nothing logical to me about a gigantic fabric drape that says HEY LOOK AT ME I AM BREASTFEEDING DISCREETLY.
But this takes it to a whole new level.
I don't have udders. I have breasts. Comparing me or any other woman to a cow is rude. Comparing a lactating woman to a cow is even worse.
In exactly what other industry is it considered acceptable to insult prospective customers? I have yet to see advertisements for Fat Fuck Treadmills. Or the Desperate and Ugly Dating site. But nursing moms? Go ahead & insult them.
The tinfoil hat wearer in me wonders if this shit is sponsored by Enfamil. Gah. I'd totally vote with my pocketbook here if I was in their customer base. But I'm not. That the Hooter Hider folks are successful enough to inspire a copycat like Udder Covers only feeds into my uncharitable belief that nursing cover users are a self-hating lot. (Yeah, I know. I'm mean. We established that years ago.)