Sometimes, I can get really worked up over things. (My Ex would argue I always get worked up over things.) But this one is just plain infuriating. After all, there is nothing I detest more than ignorance and stupidity.
Facebook has recently been removing breastfeeding photos they deem “sexually explicit” or “pornography.” These are women’s photos showing themselves breastfeeding their babies. In some of these photos you can reportedly – gasp! – see their nipples.
You know, it’s times like these that I am reminded that Facebook originated in the college dorm rooms of 19-year old boys. Are they giggling as they remove this “porn”? Emailing it to their buddies? I mean, get over it. Breasts are not sexual – they are food sources for babies. It is our society that sexualizes them…through actions just like this.
Facebook, if you’re going to remove breastfeeding photos, you really ought to remove bottle-feeding ones as well. Summed up by one of my favorite quotes, “If breastfeeding in public makes people uneasy because the breasts are considered sexual, then bottle-feeding must be the equivalent of whipping out a dildo.”