Professor's in-class breast-feeding sparks unusually public discussion at American University
- After becoming concerned that American University student journalists were going to proceed with a story about how she breast-fed her sick infant on the first day of fall classes, assistant professor of anthropology Adrienne Pine took matters into her own hands and wrote an essay for CounterPunch called "The Dialectics of Breastfeeding on Campus: Exposing My Breasts on the Internet."
- In a note, Pine told student journalists at The Eagle, the school's newspaper, that "the focus on my protected actions in class singles me out unfairly in the workplace and as a woman."
- Zach C. Cohen, The Eagle's editor-in-chief, said the newspaper started looking into the breastfeeding after hearing about it from students who were there, and that no decision has been made on whether or not the paper will run an article.
From the article:
Adrienne Pine didn't want student journalists at American University to write an article about how she had breast-fed her sick infant on the first day of classes this semester. And when she became concerned that The Eagle, the newspaper there, was going to proceed, the assistant professor of anthropology decided she should be the one to tell the story. ...
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