How does shared cultural knowledge affect other’s personal knowledge? …
How does shared cultural knowledge affect other’s personal knowledge?
Real Life Situation: The shared cultural knowledge that breastfeeding in Indonesia is taboo affects the perception of working mothers. A project was conducted to observe the reaction of working mothers when they were to eat a proper meal in a public bathroom.
Area of Knowledge: Human Sciences
Counterclaim: The shared cultural knowledge is regarded as immoral or is falsified based on new shared knowledge.
The Eatery Project: Where working mothers are tricked into entering a restaurant with their child and are surprised by a table for two in a public bathroom and are served food there.
Modern way of thinking. The question is who the project was developed by. Was it a Western thinker or an Eastern thinker in that matter?
Children in all cultures are praised for being the purest and most special human beings. Why are they breastfed in bathrooms then?
Differences between the East (Asia?) and Europe
In Europe people have the liberty of breastfeeding in the middle of the street and are respected by the society. They also have maternal leave to be able to provide their children with the required affection.
Europe is recognized as one of the most enlightened region in the world thus it is possible that it has altered their way of thinking regarding human interactions.
In Jakarta which partly represents the East women are forced into breastfeeding their children in bathrooms to hide a completely natural process. The women also are not provided with a maternal leave that is long enough for the mother to care for the child.
It is interesting that 87% of the Indonesian population is adhered to Islam however they do not respect the laws of the religion and encourage their child to consume something in the public bathroom where all sorts of bacteria dirty processes occur.
Does the culture within a geographical region affect the way in which they accept or react to situations?
Claim: Shared cultural knowledge affects the perception and lives of individuals.
The dirtiness of a bathroom can be detrimental to the baby’s health
The perception of a minority that a bathroom is a clean enough place for breastfeeding
Mothers Accepting Breastfeeding in Public Bathrooms
Why doesn’t the maternal leave cover workers until babies stop breastfeeding?
Why is the sanctity of children not enough to change the public perception of breastfeeding.