Many moms complained after Facebook deleted their accounts without warning after posting one breastfeeding picture, while photos of scantily dressed women in provocative photos remain.
The Leaky B@@b is one breastfeeding support group that had a war of words with Facebook after they deleted their account for posting breastfeeding photos. The Leaky B@@b issued a statement asking Facebook to quit treating breastfeeding "as an obscenity."
Facebook did eventually re-instate their account and issued an apology. Facebook does have a huge task in making sure pornographic images stay off their site (and for that, many parents can thank them), but where should they draw the line?
Jessica Martin-Weber, the founder of The Leaky B@@b said it best:
"Facebook has a responsibility to its customers to clearly communicate that they are pro-women by creating a new way to moderate materials flagged as obscene. No doubt the company is overwhelmed with reports of obscenity but surely they are smart enough to develop a system that would allow them to remove the truly obscene materials while those related to breast health including breastfeeding and breast cancer are able to remain. I appreciate your efforts to keep pornographic images off Facebook, I really do but please, breastfeeding is not pornographic."