Friday, April 30, 2010

My daily piss off

My partner is a doula. Eight months ago she gave birth to my daughter Zoey. It was an unassisted homebirth. I caught her, I cut the cord, I cleaned up the placenta. So yes, we are progressive parents. Breastfeeding, breastfeeding is normal, it's how Zoey gets 95% of her food. She is healthy, she is happy. Why then does Facebook consider pictures of nursing babies offensive? (link) Why do they refuse to allow nursing baby photos on their site? Were they all bottle feed growing up in Silicon Valley? Have they secret boob fetishes?  Only the truly disturbed are uncomfortable when a mother feeds their baby. The simple solution, avert your eyes, pervs!

But it gets better. Facebook is hard on moms, but soft on hate groups. Like the group that is 'praying' for president Obama's death. (link) A million deranged rednecks are allowed to spout racially charged hate, but a mom is not allowed to show a side shot of her boob, with a baby suckling it...??? Has the world gone mad? Free speech is different than hate speech, at least where I come from . So hey Zuckerberg , go deal with the issues you have with your mother, and her boobs, then get off your ass and ban hate groups from Facebook. Show some class, grow up Facebook!


  1. Agreed! I'm gonna share this. I've had a few run-ins with these types groups on Facebook too.

  2. Thanks. It just seems hypocritical to me how Facebook allows free speech to most extreme of voices, but then caves to those that are a little squeamish when in the presence of something totally natural like breastfeeding.

    I haven't had a run in with a rightie in awhile. I used to battle with them almost weekly...they seem to avoid me now.

  3. It appears the human race has finally lost its mind. No great surprises there...

    Good post, Joseph.

  4. Thanks Wendy. Every now and then something just rubs me the wrong way. This was one of those things.

  5. Another reason I find Facebook offensive. It's the web's equivalent to TV's Dancing with the Stars. It seeks the saccharin and it achieves it.