Facebook has threatened the fantastic lactivist group Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene! with closure for ’sexually explicit’ pictures – yet nowhere in law could the pictures posted meet with the definitions for explicitness.
With a quarter of a million members making this one of the strongest and devoted Facebook campaigns, plus dozens of other pro-breastfeeding groups, it is absurd that such adolescent threats can pop up in an otherwise savvy corporation.
The irony is that Facebook could not even ask a breastfeeding woman to move from the sidewalk outside their building, such is the strength of legal protection for breastfeeding in California where both Facebook and Shinemama are based.
I’m tempted to take a trip to Palo Alto to sit out there myself and breastfeed. Time for a nurse-in?