Mother Upset With Commuters Who Didn’t Offer Her A Seat While She Breastfed Her Baby.
A spokesperson for the C2C train operator said "We welcome breastfeeding on all C2C trains and would hope our customers would be considerate to their fellow travelers and give up their seat when requested."
"Unfortunately this does not appear to have happened on this occasion, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this caused," it concluded. Esther was traveling with her 15-month-old and five-year-old to Great Ormond Street Hospital to visit her two-year-old who was recovering from surgery.
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Countries around the world are trying to address priority seating.
Bangladesh has The Road Transport Act that says any male passenger sitting on a seat reserved for women, disabled, or children can be fined or jailed for a month.
When women in Hong Kong are given a seat, they are held to having manners as well.
In 2014, a story went viral in Hong Kong after a woman ceded her seat to a pregnant woman. The mom-to-be did not say thank you which prompted the person to tell her she had dropped her phone. The expectant mom stood up to pick it up and the passenger took the seat back and teaching the woman a lesson in etiquette.
Antonia Hoyle found being pregnant did not mean other women were kind nor helpful.
Hoyle wrote on the Daily Mail that assuming women who have been pregnant would understand the discomfort of carrying a child but they seems to be the, "least helpful." In fact, Hoyle said women were the worst culprits.
Hoyle says men are setting the example as they "leap out of their seats as soon as a woman who looks like she’s had so much as a second helping of pudding gets on, because they’re so concerned about being perceived as neanderthals."
She says her husband goes the extra mile by simply refusing to sit while on public transportation. Hoyle says mothers are forced to pay extra and hail a taxi in order to avoid public transportation.
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