In truth, there's a big part of me that feels truly angry that we are still reading/hearing such negativity and misunderstanding towards breastfeeding in 2014... but there is hope. Because the vast majority saw this photograph for exactly what it is: beautiful.
The idea that women should be able to share non-sexually objectifying images of their bodies, a form of counter-speech to our pervasive sexual objectification, eludes many people, who seem to skim the surface of what the core issues are.
Natalia Vodianova, you are beautiful. Not because of your symmetrically-proportioned face or your slim physique or clear complexion. You are beautiful because you are using your public platform to embrace motherhood.
Eventually, your loving husband, whom you had specifically banned from taking breastfeeding pictures, the one you had forced to delete any pictures that showed any area of your breasts, sends you this amazing photo.