Facebook, Don't Ban Pictures of Mothers Breastfeeding

With Facebook acting like a boob over boobs, it's no wonder nursing mothers like Donnecia Venters lost her job in Texas just for asking for a private place to pump.

Responding to Facebook's censorship of breastfeeding photos, activists are using the network itself to organize nurse-in protests at Facebook offices worldwide.

One Vancouver activist joins the protest because she says 30 of her photos have been removed and she, herself, was kicked off Facebook for a month for sharing pictures she points out are "a routine part of a young mother's day-to-day life" - photos supporting a practice that Facebook should be fostering, not suppressing.

Certainly the benefits of breastfeeding are overwhelming and well-documented, and Facebook and others should be doing all they can to support it.

Tell Facebook, Don't Be Such a Boob About Breastfeeding.

We, the undersigned, think your policies banning breastfeeding photos are ridiculous and counter-productive as well.

We agree with ReadWriteWeb's assertion that Facebook is being a "Total Boob" over this issue. And RWW's Community Manager Robyn Tippins sums up the situation in a nutshell:

"I can't tell you how many times I've seen ads on Facebook with a lady's breasts falling out of her tank top," she says, "so it's doubly distressing to see Facebook take issue with breastfeeding photos. It's a woman feeding her baby, not child porn. Geesh!"

We request that Facebook start actively supporting, rather than indirectly suppressing, this very vital practice that ensures children will have a better start in life.

Thanks for your attention to this important matter.
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