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Mothers protest Facebook at nurse-in

Facebook got a lot of unexpected visitors at its offices around the world Feb. 6, including several dozen at Menlo Park headquarters.

Unlike most visitors, these people were not impressed with the social networking giant. Why? They're nursing mothers angry at how Facebook chooses to block some photos of breastfeeding babies.

Emma Kwasnica, a mother in British Columbia, inspired the nurse-ins after protesting the way Facebook tagged some of her photos as inappropriate and temporarily froze her account, according to posts on Facebook.

While news accounts report Facebook as saying its policy is to delete photos displaying nudity -- such as a shot of a bare breast with no baby attached -- protesters commented that they think posting photos of breastfeeding on their pages helps convey that the activity is a normal, healthy part of life rather than something to be ashamed of.

Comments

Posted by Some Guy, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:17 am

Why the hell would you post that stuff on the internet anyways?
People REALLY want to see that?

I think we all know it's normal and healthy, I really don't think that is in dispute. But it's kinda like masturbation, no one but your spouse really wants to see it.
These people should also put their energy into something that really matters and will actually make the world a better place.


Posted by Kathy, a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

Yes, me posting a photo of my nursing baby is just like you posting a photo of yourself masturbating.


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