Here’s why giant, inflatable boobs are popping up all over England.

One of the easiest ways to remove the stigma surrounding social taboos is through visibility.

American’s opinions of gay people changed rapidly after celebrities started coming out of the closet and TV shows and movies started began featuring more gay characters.

Elvie, the inventor of the world’s first silent, wearable breast pump, is hoping that by making breasts more visible, it can help end the stigma surrounding breastfeeding and pumping in public.


To do so, Elvie placed five gargantuan breasts of all shapes, sizes, and colors around London on Mother’s Day, March 31, and encouraged people to post photos of them on social media under #FreeTheFeed.

“It’s an invitation to everyone to stand with all those women that have felt shamed or confined when breastfeeding or pumping,” Tania Boler, CEO of Elvie, told the Shropshire Star of the initiative. “We know the giant boobs will raise a few eyebrows, but we want to make sure no one overlooks the way this stigma has been used to repress women.”

Studies show that England has a long way to go to reduce the social stigma surrounding breastfeeding.

According to The Guardian, 60% of English women feel embarrassed about breastfeeding in public. While 20% believe that others don’t want to see them breastfeeding, and 10% who chose not to nurse their babies were “influenced by the worry of doing so outside the home.”

“Every woman has the right to decide how and where they feed their children without feeling guilty or embarrassed about their parenting choices,” Elvie said in a statement. “We want to empower women to feel safe and comfortable breastfeeding or pumping in public and encourage the British public to support them breastfeeding in public.”

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A grand jury in Jefferson County, Kentucky has formally charged a former Louisville police officer with with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for his conduct in the shooting that killed Breonna Taylor. According to the Washington Post, the jury said Brett Hankison "wantonly and blindly" shot 10 times into the apartment where Taylor was sleeping. Under the current charges, Hankison faces up to 5 years in prison.

In responding to the charges, Kentucky's Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the grand jury ruled the other officers in the incident acted accordingly. Cameron urged calm in response to the charge, noting that "peaceful protests are your right as an American citizens," and that many people would be "disappointed" both that the other officers were not charged and some offended that Hankison was charged at all. However, saying acts of "revenge" were not warranted, Cameron said his department's own role is to enforce the law: "It isn't the quest for revenge, it's the quest for truth," adding that he hopes to be part of "the healing process."


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In 2019, the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada instituted a policy that forbids teachers from participating in "partisan political activities" during school hours. The policy states that "any signage that is displayed on District property that is, or becomes, political in nature must be removed or covered."

The new policy is based on the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 Janus decision that limits public employees' First Amendment protections for speech while performing their official duties.

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The best way to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to share her legacy with the next generation. The feminist icon may have passed away last week at the age of 87, but she lives on in the hearts and minds of multiple generations of Americans, especially women.

In the 1970s, the young Ginsburg "convinced the entire nation, through [her arguments at the] Supreme Court, to... adopt the view of gender equality where equal means the same -- not special accommodations for either gender," Abbe Gluck, a Yale Law School professor and former clerk of Justice Ginsburg, told ABC News.

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