I've mused before that while I'll nurse anywhere, I certainly don't publicly pump. But I don't keep it a secret that I do pump. So why would these women? Because talking about boobs is a bit uncomfortable? Or is it because of the still consistent struggle for workplace equality in an environment where employment isn't guaranteed and pretty much every deal could crumble at any time? Because the last thing I'd want as a staffer is for people to wonder if I was hiding in a room pumping and not being busy busy. Nor do I want other staffer and member dudes spending too much time thinking about my breasts.
Ah, if I waited until the end of the article:
HA! Nice. Makes me think fondly to the time every call I got when I was working in a D congressional office from REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE or SPEAKERS OFFICE (then an R).
The article also refers to a blog post about the room by a wife of a newly elected member. The name looked familiar. And that photo . . . oh wait, it's Real World San Francisco's Rachel. Hard-core righty!