Earlier this month, Facebook decided to ban breasts, err, photos of women breast-feeding. Indeed, images of a mini-person sucking from the breast of a lady were too much for the social network to deal with. So it took the obvious route, banning all breastfeeding images. Breastfeeding activist Emma Kwasnica, along with other mothers, took to the streets, protesting Facebook’s anti-breastfeeding stance. Naturally, Facebook has no problem displaying hypersexualized imagery of womens’ breasts.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen ads on Facebook with a lady’s breasts falling out of her tank top, so it’s doubly distressing to see Facebook take issue with breastfeeding photos,” says ReadWriteWeb’s Community Manager Robyn Tippins. It’s a woman feeding her baby, not child porn. Geesh!” In this situation, Facebook is the loser. The world’s largest social network is missing out on some of the most beautiful photos on the planet.