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Facebook Makes A Fuss About Breastfeeding

Along with adults in Santa hats and Scientology, fury over women breastfeeding in public and in photos is something I just don’t understand. The latest breast feeding scandal comes courtesy of Facebook, which removed photos of mothers nursing their babies from their personal pages. More than 58,000 people have joined a Facebook group called “Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!” to protest the censorship of the photos. “Whether there’s a nipple exposed or not, female breasts, specifically in the context of breast-feeding, should not be considered obscene,” says Stephanie Muir, one of the group’s administrators. I completely agree — feeding and nourishing a child through breastfeeding is one of the most natural things on earth and just because the body part she uses to do so has been sexualized in other ways by society, doesn’t mean the act of nursing is sexual or obscene. Hey Facebook, why don’t you spend a little more time dealing with all the pro-rape “flair” on your site instead? [NY Daily News]

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