no breastfeeding online – Facebook says its obscene

September 20, 2007

Facebook ban incurs ‘lactivist’ wrath – web – Technology – smh.com.au

this is another interesting little story about social networking sites. A couple of weeks ago Facebook began revoking membership rights for some users after a row erupted about breastfeeding mothers posting images of themselves on their pages.

This is a storm in a D-cup. Ban porn, sure, but pictures of lactating mothers and their babies?

So far about 10,000 Facebookers have signed an online pettion against the ban.

One mother, Karen Speed, had her account removed permanently by the Facebook breast police.
She’s writing up the saga on her blog, One small step for breastfeeding.

A group supporting the right of breast-feeding women to post their images on Facebook and to get the ban lifted on members who’s profiles have been deleted as been set up.
By 18 September it had over 18000 members. Can Facebook’s faceless administrators continue to ignore this protest?