Their justification? They deemed some picture that were posted of moms breastfeeding their children as obscene. COME ON!
It’s ridiculous and such a sad commentary on our society in America that there is porn all over the Internet, we see breasts all over TV and in movies, but God forbid we see a little nipple in pictures of a child nursing, the most natural thing in the world! Get with it people, breasts are there to nourish babies! Why don’t we fight for getting gratuitous, senseless displays of violence off the Internet, TV and out of movies?
Don’t get me started, as a passionate and outspoken lactivist who wants to make the sight of mothers nursing in public more common so more moms feel comfortable nursing in public and more moms try and stay with breastfeeding so they and their kids can enjoy all the amazing benefits of it, Facebooks decision bothers me to no end.
But forget about Facebook, they are just all about business. Why even try to get the page back up? They have the right to all the pictures you post there, so why have them benefit? I’m seriously considering to delete my Facebook account — I’ve about had it with them.
To any mom who would like to post a picture of herself nursing her child, I’d be happy to put it up on my blog. And I’d be glad to add an extra page on Dagmar’s momsense to make up for the support and friendship that was lost in the community of the Leaky Boob.
Please chime in and let me know if you would like me to do that. We can create a whole other community of breastfeeding moms — I’d love to facilitate that. For immediate help and support, check out my Breastfeeding page for resources.
BTW, I already created a breastfeeding support group in my BlogFrog community, come and join that one for sure :)
Let me know how I can help to keep the group of moms of the Leaky Boob together.
Update: If you want to support the reinstatement of the Leaky Boob page on Facebook, please like this page — as over 7,4000 people have done already! The Leaky Boob support group page was the extension of Jessica’s wonderful blog, the Leaky B@@B, check it out.