Thursday, October 4, 2007

Facebook says breastfeeding is obscene

Belly Tales Old and New News Roundup 10/2/07: "the website Facebook recently started banning pictures of women breastfeeding from user accounts, and in some instances has banned specific users altogether (for example, Karen Speed from Australia, who has chronicled the entire event on her blog, One Small Step for Breastfeeding). Facebook banned certain pictures on account of their "obscene content" and asserted its right to remove pictures as a violation of its terms of use policy, but as the Sydney Morning Herald points out, it's not exactly clear what constitues an exposed breast, which is the specific violation, and Facebook hasn't provided any further. clarification. Right. So, breastfeeding is obscene, and women aren't allowed to post their own pictures of themselves breastfeeding on their own facebook accounts. If this bothers you as much as it bothered me, go join the new facebook group entitled Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!"

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