Video: “Everybody knows new mothers are exhibitionists”


The Australian musical comedy duo Sparrow-Folk exposes, literally, the menace that is public breastfeeding.

Nurse-flashing wasn’t a term. Until now. When I invented it. But it’s a serious problem. It is when a woman shoves her breast into your her baby’s face in public. Luckily, this self-indulgent nutritionistic practice is getting called out. Last month, for instance, the notoriously boob-phobic and modest establishment called Victoria’s Secret told a customer she could not breastfeed her baby in the dressing room. Though technically private, a dressing room is, apparently, a sacred and boob-free space. But don’t worry. The sensitive employee provided excellent customer service by suggesting that the woman breast feed in a more appropriate venue: the end of a very long alley, where nobody would see her.

Below Australian musical duo Sparrow-Folk confesses that mothers revel in ruining people’s days with their “tits.”

Transcript coming soon.

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 11.13.50 PM Katie Halper can’t wait to get married and have kids and terrorize the public with her you-know-whats.



Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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