Boston artist Ally Schmaling is infuriated. Rules should only be rules, Schmaling says, if they protect from harm. But there are rules that exist not to protect, but to control and oppress.
Facebook is accustomed to parents complaining about racy photographs posted on its site, but now some mothers are seething over revealing pictures it refuses to allow on its pages. The demonstration, planned for Dec. A Facebook spokesman Tuesday clarified that the site does allow breastfeeding photos as long as they do not show a fully exposed breast.
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Uploaded: Mon, Dec 29,am. Photo by Dan Sullivan. Breastfeeding mothers who claim that Facebook is treating them like pornographers protested in front of Facebook headquarters in downtown Palo Alto on Saturday, Dec. Mothers International Lactation Campaign MILCa group of "lactivists," staged the protest because Facebook has been removing pictures of the mothers breastfeeding their babies, according to Heather Farley, a Provo, Utah mom and protest organizer.
After years of censoring breastfeeding photos from Facebook, the social media platform seems to have finally accepted what you and I and most people with bosoms know to be true:. That breastfeeding is not offensive. The news has restored our faith in common sense.
Straight out to of the gate I want to say— This is my Opinion. You've likely found your way onto my blog because you are interested in learning more about your health and I want you to know that you will continue to find educational health posts on this site, but today, well today I just have to speak out on this one. Natural Mother Magazinea free online publication that offers families a wealth of natural knowledge just launched their breastfeeding issue.
Facebook is notorious for policing what people can and cannot post to its site. The latest controversy — an apparent change in policy to allow beheading videos to be shared — is just the most recent in a string of accusations that the site bans things it should allow while allowing things it should ban. InFacebook's image censorship guidelines were leaked.
This week, the world's largest social network banned an iconic photo taken during a napalm attack during the Vietnam war, because it includes a naked nine-year-old girl. Facebook claimed the photo violated its ban on nudity, and especially child nudity. When Norway's largest newspaper, Aftenposten, reported the ban and included the photograph in its story, Facebook also banned the story.
Creative Commons 2. Some rights reserved. The media played a decisive role in reporting different stories about the war than the men in charge wanted them to publish.
Lina Dencik does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Facebook has recently tried to close down the popular Anarchist Memes page on its site in the latest of a string of crackdowns on political online activism. We have become increasingly accustomed to the notion that the social media platforms we use will have certain terms and conditions attached to regulate how we communicate on them.