Well, today the A-J reports that a nurse-in may be in the works:
Drawings by local artist Lahib Jaddo that were banned Dec. 7 from being shown at the city-financed Buddy Holly Center included one of a woman nursing an infant.
That decision has sparked controversy that extends beyond the art world.
Nursing mothers have been treated like second-class citizens in Lubbock restaurants and other public places, according to Vince Gonzales, president of the Lubbock chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
He stated Wednesday that a “nurse-in,” a gathering of nursing mothers at a public place, is being planned for a date in the near future “mostly as a way of supporting Lahib Jaddo and her artwork.
“On the other hand, I think it also is a response to how breast-feeding mothers are treated in Lubbock. They have to put up with thinly veiled comments from people seated at the next table at a restaurant, and rude and inappropriate remarks from people walking by them at the mall.”
Annie Harrison, who served as Jaddo’s model for the banned artwork, said, “To think a bunch of people might get together in Lubbock, Texas, of all places, to breast-feed in public is just a wonderful statement.
“If the City Council thinks a painting of a breast-feeding mom is a problem, then this (a nurse-in) is something they needed to see up close a long time ago.”
(permalink unavailable, so I’m quoting most of the article for now)
Also, Fade had a wonderful post in response to the censorship yesterday: