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Dec262008

December 27: Change your facebook profile picture to a breastfeeding picture

For one day on December 27, mothers around the world are changing their profile pictures to breastfeeding pictures to protest facebook deleting breastfeeding pictures and threatening to delete the accounts of the people that post them:
Facebook continues to classify breastfeeding photos as obscene content. They continue to arbitrarily remove these photos from member albums and profiles, accompanied by warnings of account termination. This is highly discriminatory and an affront to nursing mothers everywhere. In protest of this, Mothers International Lactation Campaign (M.I.L.C.) has planned a virtual day of protest.

Not only is human lactation responsible for the very survival of our species, it is in no way a sexually explicit, lewd or despicable act. It is also protected by law in most countries, including specifically the state where Facebook is headquartered in the USA.

In protest to the discriminatory and unjust policy of Facebook administration classifying breastfeeding images as obscene content, on December 27th, 2008 M.I.L.C. is asking all of you to change your profile picture for one day, to one which includes an image of a nursing mom.

This could be a picture of you or someone you know nursing a child, it could be a painting or image of a sculpture of a breastfeeding woman, it could also be a photo or image of any nursing mammal....We ask that you include the status line of "Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!"

Confirm your attendance at the event, post your picture to protest this discriminatory practice and also join the Hey facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene! group on facebook while you are at it. My picture is up and ready to go!

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Reader Comments (8)

I've got my picture up, too! I think it's a great cause. :)

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

OOOOOoooooo!!!! I am fired up!!!! SERIOUSLY PEOPLE!!!! Wake up! My photo and comment are up! Thanks for the heads up.

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEarthbaby

My picture is up and ready to go. Those without a breastfeeding pic can use a logo such as the one found at http://tera.ca/

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

Just to clarify, I menat the blue and whit elogo you have scroll down for on the tera wesbite.

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

@Marianne - thanks for the tip - I've included the breastfeeding logo here too in case anyone wants to grab it directly.

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

My photo is up as well.

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermymilkspilt

[...] than encouraging people to take part in the December 27 virtual protest against facebook, I hadn’t blogged about this issue yet because I thought others were doing a great job. But [...]

[...] than encouraging people to take part in the December 27 virtual protest against facebook, I hadn’t blogged about this issue yet because I thought others were doing a great job. But [...]

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