Dax Shepard's comments about his wife's breastfeeding aren't just funny, they're also super refreshing. Can't everyone just be more like Dax?
You probably don't need yet another reason to believe Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are total #couplegoals, but here it is: Dax totally proved he understands how to react to public breastfeeding during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
It all started when Ellen brought up the plunging neckline on Kristen's stunning Golden Globes gown. Kristen confessed that there was a lot of double-sided tape involved in bringing the whole look together, and Dax admitted that he "didn't really know what was happening" when asked what he thought of the tape application. He added that he became desensitized to the issue while his wife was breastfeeding their daughters, Delta and Lincoln.
“She started breastfeeding our children three and a half years ago in front of almost exclusively my dude friends, I feel like...the baby was always hungry when my guy pals would come over," Dax explained. “So you just get over it real quick and it becomes, like, white noise. They might’ve been out, I don’t know. I can’t say for sure when they’re not and when they’re not out.”
We're guessing Dax made these comments to be funny, but they actually speak to a much larger issue. We've said it time and time again: We really need to see some changes where attitudes towards breastfeeding moms are concerned. Are we saying that husbands need to be perfectly comfortable with their wives showing their breasts? Not necessarily, but it's important for everyone to remember that women deserve ownership over their own bodies, and that if a woman is comfortable breastfeeding in public, that's her business. There's nothing sexual about the act, and to see it being passed off as "vulgar" or to hear that a woman was asked to "cover up" really grinds our gears.
Dax described his wive's breasts as "life sources," and we think that description is pretty perfect. Kristen weighed in with a spot-on comment of her own: “They’re just boobs, you know?” she said. “It’s like, they’re just boobs.”