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The Hearing: Episode 82 – Julia Cooper (Breastfeed in Peace)

16 Aug 2021

Breastfeeding is legal. Breastfeeding in public is legal. But did you know that taking intimate photos of a woman breastfeeding in public without her consent is also legal?

In this episode, Yasmin Sheikh talks to new mother, designer and now women’s and mother’s rights campaigner, Julia Cooper. She’s another woman warrior using the political process to change the way the law treats women. Julia speaks about the shock of being photographed by a stranger whilst breastfeeding her child outside, their confrontation and the steps she’s taken since to help protect other mums.

Both Yasmin and Julia are new mums and care passionately about giving other mothers the confidence to breastfeed in public. The pair talk about Julia’s campaigning journey, the frustrations and early successes, and what it’s like getting to grips with the legislative process.

You can find out more about Julia’s petition here: www.change.org/breastfeedinpeace

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