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Monday, November 15, 2010

Offensive, defined

There is a "nurse-in" today on Facebook, both to celebrate breastfeeding, and to protest the removal of many, many breastfeeding pictures, and in some cases entire profiles, because the powers-that-be find them "obscene" and offensive in some way.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.  Clearly, Facebook is just confused as to what constitutes "offensive."  Maybe this little pictorial will help.

OFFENSIVE:






NOT OFFENSIVE:







Any questions?



P.S.  Thank you to the beautiful moms who allowed me to use your pictures!




6 comments:

Crunch+Love said...

Awesome post, mama!

Sarah said...

Not offensive should be marked at beautiful :)

Kian stood next to me at the end of the photos and saw the photo of Ang and Jack and said "Awe" Even a kid knows what's beautiful!

tandemonimom said...

Love it! Your Offensive photos were spot on, but you are missing one. Kim Kardashian, displayed in all her nakedness except for multiple ropes of pearls, on the cover of some magazine not two months after her tweet about how offended she was to see a nursing mother's breast in public.

Chelsea said...

Love this post!

jen said...

Thanks for the positive feedback :) I added Kim Kardashian (great point!) and balanced her out by adding my beautiful friend Erika to the nursing moms :)

Jenna Boettger Boring said...

I agree that breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and whatnot, but I would like to point out that facebook's rule across the board on photos that can be removed for being obscene is that you can't show nipple, breastfeeding photos with no visible nipple are perfectly acceptable. None of the pictures you posted above would be removed.

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