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    Default Breastfeeding on Facebook - December 27!

    Go change your facebook status to a breastfeeding picture and make your status say: HEY FACEBOOK, BREASTFEEDING IS NOT OBSCENE!

    From: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/e...id=39521488436

    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!"

    In addition to this 'virtual nurse-in', there will be other events planned around the globe. Please check this page often for regular updates and added information. We will also be including images that you can use for your profile picture on December 27th.

    Babies everywhere thank you for your support!!!!!

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    I cannot believe this! Thanks turtle for bringing this to my attention. I am on Facebook and I had no idea about them removing photos. Hope to see you at the rally on January 24th, I believe it is at the Little Red Roaster at the library maybe. I guess there will be more details in the New Year.
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    OMG, for real? Come on...I didn't realize Facebook was removing these pictures from profiles...I'll definitely change my profile status and pic...





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    I've already changed my pic and status. FB is crap.

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    Me too. I don't have a pic of myself, so I used the one from the event.

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    Yup, just changed mine too....this site has great pictures that we can use:

    http://www.007b.com/breastfeeding_pictures.php





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    Just changed my picture and status too Lots of fine art and photography with breastfeeding images at http://www.promom.org/gallery/index.php

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    fb is crap most of the time. They have groups dedicated to the most obscene, hurtful, disrespectful and degrading topics, yet breastfeeding is considered obscene content? The most natural thing and its wrong. shame on you facebook

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    Soooo....anyone get a slap on the wrist from the facebook police about this? My status and pic are still the breastfeeding ones and no slaps for me!!





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    No slaps for me either. My guess is that they will choose to ignore the protest.
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    I think I was late in joining in today but I put a pic of my twins and commented that "Breastfeeding is not obscene, my twins breastfed by pump for 3 months! (and would have love to for longer)", something like that. I can't be of huge support other than in this way. My body never seemed to want to co-operate with my mindset.

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