Hey. Remember this?
Well, it's rearing its ugly head again.
A woman with a baby in a stroller ws ordered off the bus back in to the snow in order to make room for a wheelchair.
I've ranted about this at both the Bad Moms Club and at Care2.
Because I feel strongly about this.
This isn't just a "usability" issue.
This is a fairness issue.
This is our society penalizing people for daring to procreate. Because if you have a kid, don't you dare let that kid inconvenience me in any way, you selfish, irritating mother.
Yes, of course, people who use public transit or any other service where space is limited should take that in to consideration and prepare appropriately. Smaller strollers. Babywear. Plan to travel at less busy times if you can.
But failure to use a small collapsible stroller, or to wear your child in a sling, or to dare to travel at rush hour, shouldn't mean ejection from public transit. The fact that it does mean that is extremely troubling.
We're picking on the smallest and weakest in our society. Kids. Stay outta my way, kid. You're only welcome if you don't inconvenience me. Or anyone. Go away.
Can we just have a little common sense and courtesy here?
Strollers aren't the devil. Neither are mothers. Stop treating them as if they are.