Recently, people have been increasingly active in sharing useful knowledge through social media. Social media applications like TikTok have also been utilised as a platform for people to freely share their knowledge to the public. A certified lactation counselor Nad Masrom also took advantage of her TikTok platform to actively share and teach the knowledge of breastfeeding targeting parents and the general public alike.
Breastfeeding is a natural process and the knowledge is very important especially for new mothers as they have to learn to navigate through the changes that happens to their body after giving birth. Nad Masrom has been speaking publicly about breastfeeding for the past five years, including at live seminars and she has amassed thousands of followers on social media including TikTok where she continues to educate people online.
Despite her videos being totally genuine in spreading beneficial information to the public, there are several perverted individuals who flooded the comment section with lewd commentaries and sexualising her content. The lecherous commentaries prompted Nad Masrom to call out the indecent behaviour on her Twitter, sharing several screenshots of inappropriate comments she had been getting from the “dirty minded” creeps.
“NORMALISING PORNOGRAPHY? … Sexual comments on my TikTok account have become a big issue. Some say that I am to blame for it. Is it still a woman’s fault when dirty-minded men cannot control their lust?” her Twitter caption read.
“I just want to educate mothers on how to use the breast pump, even then I was labeled as shameless. Some even asked to ‘see’ the actual process. Sexualising breastfeeding is not cool bro. Stop this perverse act. I feel sorry for your mother. Are you forgetting the fact that we were all once breastfed by our mothers?” Nad wrote in another Twitter post.
Isu tentang komen-komen lucah di tiktok saya hangat diperkatakan. Ada yang kata, itu adalah berpunca dari saya sendiri yang membuat content mengundang fitnah. pic.twitter.com/2DuM9KmYx1
— nadmasrom (@nadmasrom) May 5, 2021
Hanya untuk educate ibu-ibu cara guna pam, saya dikatakan tak malu. Ada juga yang minta nak 'tengok'.
Melucahkan penyusuan is not cool bro. Semua nak dilucahkan. Kesian kat mak korang. Lupa ke kita semua disusukan oleh mak kita dulu? pic.twitter.com/WME0IEUJHR
— nadmasrom (@nadmasrom) September 6, 2021
In another post, the 35-year-old health practitioner also stated that she was once told to stop making such videos to safeguard other women’s dignity. Nad insists that she only intends to share the knowledge as to help mothers who are not well informed about breastfeeding and not to gain popularity. Nad continues to share the beneficial knowledge and disabled the comment section on some of her clips.
The majority of netizens were also enraged and disturbed by the indecent commentaries as it shows their level of disrespect towards women. Many conveyed supportive words to Nad and remarked that there is nothing wrong in sharing one’s knowledge as it does not only benefit women and mothers, but it also serves as general knowledge for the people who are still ignorant about the importance of breastfeeding.
This kind of immoral behaviour and commentaries should be stopped and some people should really start to be more open minded in discussing such issues.
Source: The Vocket