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Tens of Thousands Protest Facebook Ban of Breastfeeding Photos

By Mike Adams, December 28, 2008 | Key concepts: Breastfeeding, Facebook and Photos

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A photo of a baby breastfeeding is obscene, says Facebook, and it has banned all breastfeeding photos on its social networking website. Photos of babies drinking melamine-contaminated infant formula out of Bisphenol-A plastic baby bottles, however, are perfectly acceptable.

Intelligent women aren't happy about this, and they've staged a massive online protest starting with a Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?g...

The protest says, "Facebook, we expect more from you, and we expect you to realize that nursing moms everywhere have a right to show pictures of their babies eating, just like bottle-fed babies have a right to be seen. In an effort to appease the closed-minded, you are only serving to be detrimental to babies, women, and society."

I couldn't agree more. Modern society has isolated itself from the natural world to such a sick degree that even a human baby nourishing itself from its mother's own breast is considered obscene! The same people that made this Facebook censorship decision will, of course, go home at night to their sex partners and fondle each other's breasts (and other body parts), which leads to the conclusion that they don't think their own body parts are obscene, they just think that everybody else's body parts are obscene!

Besides, there's nothing sexually obscene about a baby nursing. If people are reading something obscene into these photos, that's because they're imagining it in their own heads. That baby isn't thinking anything other than food, food, food!

Aren't we grown up enough yet as a nation to accept a public image of a baby breastfeeding? Is the human body really so shameful that a mammary gland is considered harmful to the psyche of an adult? Do not forget, people, that the majority of children fed themselves on their mother's breast, too! Should breastfeeding be banned because it's obscene to the baby?

All this brings to mind the incredible outrage that followed the Janet Jackson / Justin Timberlake breast flashing event at the 2004 Superbowl, which was remarkable not so much in the fact that a human breast briefly appeared on the boob tube for millions of viewers, but that the aggravated reaction from the nation proved that conservative viewers thought Janet's breast was a sign of the coming of the Anti-Christ, bra-less and black.

I'm not saying that the Superbowl is an appropriate place to showcase topless dancers; I'm just pointing out that when it comes to breasts being visible anywhere, Americans just lose their minds and go berserk. (Yes, it really is an American thing. Europeans don't have any problem with breasts, and in fact they have discovered that about HALF the people have them!)

Facebook, it seems, has reverted to censorship policy dragged right out of the 1950's. C'mon, Facebook: People use all sorts of images depicting violence and murder, and that's okay with you, but a sleepy baby drinking some of mom's nourishment is obscene?

Let me tell you what I think the REAL problem is here, in my opinion: Facebook is a nerdy company run by sexually-deprived support staff who are getting a little too excited when they are "forced" to view images of babies breastfeeding. So in order to protect the male-dominated support staff from getting overly eroticized by the totally non-sexual photos, Facebook simply decided to ban them all and thereby admit they're a band of sexually-starved computer jockeys who can't even view the image of a partially-obscured human breast without feeling aroused.

Should the entire Facebook community have to pay the price for their Hyper-Eroticization Disorder? (HED)

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