After one man saw R's badge and gave up his seat, another woman dived in before her until she was made aware of the pregnant woman's condition.
But a man already sitting down butted in and asked R why she was taking the seat from the woman.
When she displayed her badge, he demanded to know where the baby was.
R told a reporter she was shocked about the way he spoke to a pregnant lady. In the early stages of pregnancy, R is yet to develop a visible bump. “Do I have to carry my maternity notes with me all the time?”
Baby on Board badges are issued by Transport for London to make it easier for mums-to-be travelling around the capital. No proof of pregnancy is required. Source: Mirror.
Apparently, many pregnant women wearing Baby on Board badges are being ignored by commuters.
In my experience, living in Australia in the 60s when I was pregnant or otherwise, gentlemen gave up their seats to a lady. Perhaps that's an antiquated system of behaviour.
Do you think women deserve special privileges when they are pregnant?