You’d think that after the brouhaha on Facebook about breastfeeding photos on Facebook last year (and Facebook developing an official policy regarding those breastfeeding photos), people would be over it. After all, it’s Facebook. Facebook, the land of young people publicly sharing the stupid things that they do and employers using said stupid things as a reason to fire or not hire someone. You’d think that since photos worthy of Girls Gone Stupid or whatever the drunksploitation videos are called show up on a regular basis, no one would bat an eyelash at breastfeeding photos.
A mom on a cloth diapering group shared this picture.
Sure, it’s showing a lot of boob… but I have to tell you, as a well-endowed woman, the only way that I don’t show a lot of boob is if I’m wearing a turtleneck. Even then, though, there’s no missing those things. Sure, she could have worn a tank top under her shirt to push up, but whatever, people forget. Or she could have lifted her shirt from the bottom. I, personally, would not do that because I’d rather someone get a bird’s eye view of my boob with a kid attached than my belly fat. I’d definitely rather someone have breastfeeding photos of me showing more boob than belly.
Still, though, someone anonymously reported it to Facebook. As porn or nudity.
The good news is that Facebook did nothing. The mom’s Facebook account wasn’t suspended, deleted, or anything else. Facebook just emailed her saying that there had been a complaint but there were no violations.
That’s because under Facebook’s policy on breastfeeding photos, they had no grounds. Here’s the policy:
Yes. We agree that breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and we’re glad to know that it’s important for mothers to share their experiences with others on Facebook. The vast majority of these photos are compliant with our policies.
Photos that show a fully exposed breast where the child is not actively engaged in nursing do violate the Facebook Terms. These policies are based on the same standards which apply to television and print media.
It’s important to note that the photos we review are almost exclusively brought to our attention by other Facebook members who complain about them being shared on Facebook.
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