Maria Corry wants to fight against the double standards for women

Credit: Maria Corry/Facebook

When Maria Corry posted a benign photo of herself nursing her daughter on Facebook, she didn’t expect any issues – Corry just wanted to show her support for the Normalize Breastfeeding movement.

“I am not typically one to ever do this as I am very private when nursing, but with all this nonsense about people bashing other mothers for nursing, I decided to post this,” Corry captioned the photo. “You can’t see much, but why do people get so worked up about this? Normalize breastfeeding! It’s nature! It’s what boobies are for!”

She was shocked to find that the image, “which showed nothing,” was reported five times for being inappropriate.

Her genius response? Corry again posed while nursing her daughter, this time holding up a photo of a lingerie-clad Victoria’s Secret model in front of her breast.

“I bet this won’t be reported, because you can see this picture in every mall you step into, huge and blown up outside the store,” Corry wrote. “This is not frowned upon, or ever reported, as it is seen everywhere. But a women nurturing and feeding their baby is looked down on. That is completely absurd!”

“Breastfeeding is natural, it’s what our breasts were meant for,” she continued. “In other countries breastfeeding is praised, and welcomed everywhere! In America, people have so much negative things to say about it.”

Corry said she’s over feeling embarrassed for nursing in public.

“I’m done with this stupid nonsense,” she said. “I can’t believe how much backlash my photo got, but more importantly I got tons of support and I thank you all. And again, breast is best!”

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Corry’s post has since gone viral, receiving over 35,000 likes and more than 7,000 shares, with other moms posting their breastfeeding selfies in the comments.

“Thanks for the support!” Corry added after seeing the overwhelming response. “Make mothers feel more welcome to nurse their babies wherever they please.”