Why are people really protesting this promotion? Maybe because boobies make some people uncomfortable... Maybe because this officer went above and beyond her call of duty and did something that no man could have. And something that although some women may have been able to, chose not to. I think that certainly does merit a promotion.
My only hesitation with this story is that since men are physically unable to breastfeed, is it fair to promote a woman for something that men cannot physiologically do? Not sure. In this case, i think yes because this officer saw a need that she could fill and went above and beyond to fill it. I think that shows altruism, compassion, and her ability to complete "tasks" outside those on her job description. Because of this, it warrants a promotion.
What are your thoughts?
Story found via Feministe where a commenter wrote:
The fact that she pulled out her breasts and not a gun should not lessen the value of her work for the community.
Haha, so true.
*please forgive me for the title, i was trying to be ironic and think of the most ridiculous headline that newspapers would write for this story :0)