If you are a member of Facebook and want to show off your baby’s mug just make sure junior isn’t attached to your boob. That’s right breastfeeding pictures are not allowed on the site.
A massive debate is underway about if breast feeding photos are in violation of the terms.
Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt is quoted on Stuff.co.nz as saying:
“Photos containing a fully exposed breast (as defined by showing the nipple or areola) do violate those terms (on obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit material) and may be removed,” he said in a statement.
“The photos we act upon are almost exclusively brought to our attention by other users who complain.”
One mother, Kelli Roman is a bit miffed that her picture was removed by the site’s admin. She has started an online petition called “Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!” Protesters on the site organized a virtual “nurse-in” on Facebook and have had a small demonstration outside of the Palo Alto, California office of the social networking giant.
More than 80,000 have signed their virtual John Handcock’s to the petition.
Some women have been warned that they are not to repost their nursing photos unless they want to be kicked off of Facebook.
Rebekah is one of the mothers on Facebook upset that her photo was removed.
“I find it offensive that (Facebook) can remove my photo but not the close up picture of a thonged backside I (have) seen on a friend’s page or remove the “what kama sutra position are you?” quiz application,” she wrote.
Facebook has more than 120 millions. The site is standing by its decision to bar the pictures.