There's a lot of shit that you probably wish would be banned on Facebook: your aunt's Farmville invitations, your middle school best friend's photos of her third-grader performing as Orphan #3 in her class production of Annie, and your co-workers status updates comparing Obama to Hitler. Photos of moms breastfeeding their kids, however, definitely doesn't make the list. Today, dozens of moms gathered in front of Facebook's office in Austin to protest the social network's ban on breastfeeding photos, which the company argues complies with their strict policy against nudity. 

Although Facebook technically allows new moms to post photos of themselves breastfeeding, the pictures are nonetheless often banned by the network, which requires users to cover their breasts (or, as one Facebook spokesperson puts it, "an exposed breast that is not being used for feeding...violates our terms"). Consequently, moms are up in arms about the breastfeeding ban, staging and planning "nurse-in" protests outside Facebook offices in cities across the globe (also, the moms call themselves "lactivists," which is uproariously funny, so for those of you keeping score at home, that's Breastfeeding Moms 1, Facebook 0). 

The protests have garnered a fair amount of media attention, and sympathetic staff members at the offices have even come down to bring hats and bottles for the babies in attendance (all together now: awwwwwww). But the whole thing is so ridiculous that it really just makes you wanna grab Mark Zuckerberg, shake him by the shoulders, and tell him what singer Cassie said after her nude photos were leaked on the Internet a few years ago: "Stop acting like you haven't seen a titty before." 

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Commentarium (9 Comments)

Feb 07 12 - 6:47pm
C

Why do breastfeeding photos need to be on Facebook? Why would any woman post that?

It's gross, dude. Real gross.

Feb 07 12 - 7:27pm
GeeBee

You're not well, dude. Really not well.

Feb 07 12 - 8:55pm
fishstix

why does every mom that breast feeds think people give a shit about it?! Just feed your fucking kid and shut up!

Feb 07 12 - 11:22pm
220. ofprap

I fucking hate kids, and I hate breeders too. That said. I d0n't understand why women can't breastfeed in public, without crazy coverups. It's a boob, it's nature, it's fine. WTF is wrong with people?

Feb 08 12 - 1:06am
G

This is ridiculous.

Women should be allowed to breastfeed in public. If a baby is hungry, a baby should be fed, regardless of where they are.

However, this isn't in public, where a baby will be hungry if it doesn't get fed. Why the hell does anyone feel the need to take a picture of themselves with a baby on their nipple, and share that with their friends?

I don't understand people.

Feb 08 12 - 10:25am
moops

Breastfeeding activisim is the new loud-mouthed veganism.

Feb 08 12 - 3:55pm
?

yeah, it's natural, but so is shitting. I'm not posting pics of me wiping my ass on f book

Feb 09 12 - 2:14am
Percy's learsHe

That is a terrible analogy. There is a world of difference between breastfeeding a baby and taking a shit. You might be the stupidest fuck ever.

Feb 22 12 - 3:31pm
Realist

Grow up prudes! Breastfeeding is a good and beautiful thing and should be encouraged and respected!