Breast-feeding photos censored on Facebook

Mothers International Lactation Campaign (MILC) protested in front of Facebook headquarters after photos of mothers breastfeeding their children were removed from Facebook. Facebook said the images violated the terms of agreement (see also: Lori Drew). Heather Farley, a protest organizer, responded that Utah state law, for example,  doesn’t consider breastfeeding obscene and that Facebook should change its policy to allow pictures of breastfeeding. Read the article here.


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3 Responses to Breast-feeding photos censored on Facebook

  1. Isis says:

    Breast-feeding in my opinion, is a natural mammal behavior; it participates in the preservation of the human life. However, we also have to take into consideration that we live in a society where the woman’s bosom has an erotic character. Hence, we live in a very religious country, where we constantly struggle with not letting Religion affect the Government and vice versa.

    The question is, where or how does one find a middle ground?

  2. ncacblog says:

    My bosom has an erotic character in certain situations, in others, like when it is bouncing while I am trying to do my morning run, it is absolutely not erotic. My 85 year old mother might also take exception to the statement that her bosom is always erotic. If society is trying to make me into a 24/7 walking talking object of erotic desire, I would try to counter that by demonstrating that my body has other uses than to serve as fuel to sexual fantasy. And I have no interst in finding a middle ground between the shame imposed on women by a religion that associates “original sin” with the female of the species and a healthy attitude towards my body’s multiple (erotic and unerotic) pleasures.

  3. Dennis John says:

    breastfeeding is more nutritious than using powdered milk .

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