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Facebook Removes the White Lady: Breastfeeding Policy or A New Punishment for Nudity?

The day after several blogs, including this one, suggested racism as a motive for Facebook’s removing a breastfeeding image from the Earth Mama Angel Baby Facebook fan page, Facebook removed the photo of the white woman breastfeeding her baby. Okay, this one does violate the “areola rule.” But in addition to the removal, Earth Mama received a new warning – one I haven’t seen before: ...

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Facebook’s Removal of Breastfeeding Pictures: Racist or Arbitrary?

Facebook has been making news and raising ire for removing breastfeeding photos since late 2008. I have been writing about the protests here and in the late Mothering magazine. Facebook did announce the standard it would be using to decide whether a breastfeeding image is “obscene” and thus would be removed. I wrote about that in “It’s All About the Areola.” According to the official statement ...

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It is All About Areola

At this point I didn’t have more to say about Facebook removing breastfeeding photos but I was struck by the latest final word from Facebook: “We’ve made a visible areola the determining factor,” said Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt, who stressed that the company supports breast-feeding. “It is a common standard.” For real?  Visible areola?  I will admit I am no ...

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The Facebook Fracas – Now What?

This week the press and the mothering blogosphere have been filled with talk of Facebook.  If you need to catch up, see this blog entry at PhDinParenting.  If you want to hear some good old fashioned outrage, check out this podcast of Fox Across America which aired on 12/26 and includes an interview with me about 25 minutes in. The short version is ...

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