Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hey Facebook, Breastfeeding is not Obscene!

So, you may or may not have heard of this facebook group. Essentially, the social networking site Facebook started removing pictures of mothers breastfeeding their babies because they don't allow "obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit" material on their website. Hmm.

Anyway, it's gotten a LOT of press, even a mention on SNL a few weeks ago. I find it ironic given how Angelina Jolie's picture on the front of of W magazine got nothing but positive press. Whatever. I guess you have to be a sex icon for it to be ok?

Today a friend of mine found this great website that showed video clips of PBS shows Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street teaching about breastfeeding. I wonder what's happened to our society that in 25 years breastfeeding has gone from normal to "obscene". Very sad.

Here is a link to the videos. Remember, they are appropriate for children, but not adults with facebook accounts!


Grandma Curran to be February 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

Hi, well, being from Pittsburgh, home of Mr. Rogers, (and those Steelers),anything good enough for him is sure good enough for us! That guy is tops in our book. You're doing just fine, research and openmindedness is never a bad thing... We are getting sooooooo excited! Almost here!

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