Tell Facebook to stop removing breastfeeding support pages and pictures!
  • Petitioning Mark Zuckerburg

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CEO of Facebook
Mark Zuckerburg

Tell Facebook to stop removing breastfeeding support pages and pictures!

    1. Alexis Hyde
    2. Petition by

      Alexis Hyde

      Sacramento, CA

Facebook has publicly announced that they support breastfeeding mothers and will not take down their sites and/or pictures yet these pages and pictures are still constantly removed for being "obscene". These pages are very informational and offer a wonderful source of information for mothers who need support with breastfeeding. More than that, though, it is crucial that breastfeeding becomes more "normalized". These pages help make it less taboo or inappropriate for women to breastfeed. Our society needs to adjust they way they view the human body and the things that it's meant to do. Removing these pages is the equivalent  of making a mother leave a place or go to a restroom to feed her child. Something has to give and I know that if we all stand up together we can make a difference!

 

"The easy access on Facebook makes it such a simple step for women and those that support breastfeeding to participate in The Leaky B@@b community, providing a wealth of information and resources in a place where they are already active and connected. Beyond that though having an active presence on Facebook does something else: normalize breastfeeding. Shunning breastfeeding moms to “discreet” (read: obscure) corners of the internet does nothing to encourage accepting breastfeeding as a normal and beneficial piece of family life. We have to stop communicating one thing (i.e. “breast is best”) and doing another (i.e “but I don’t want to see it“)."

 

~From an article by Jessica Martin-Weber

http://networkedblogs.com/cQpJX

 

Please help us tell Facebook to practice what they preach and stop taking down these wonderful pages and pictures!

And please post this to your Facebook wall or send it on in an email, we need to get this message out and you are the only hope of truly accomplishing that! Thank you!

Also here is a link to a pre-written letter that can be emailed to facebook that is worded very eloquently:

http://thosecrazycrunchies.blogspot.com/2011/01/open-letter-to-facebook.html#comment-form

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    • donna rayburn VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
      • 13 days ago

      This is natural and should not be thought of as a sexual act and hidden from the public. This normal and women and babies should not have to hide in filthy bathrooms as if it is deviant behavior.

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    • Ashley Hupka BEAUMONT, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      Breastfeeding is a natural thing! It is not sexual in anyway and it's not doing anything 'wrong'!

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    • Carolina Alexander OCEANSIDE, CA
      • 4 months ago

      I see naked models all the time in feeds on Instagram, with thousands of likes. But mamas that are FEEDING their children are being flagged as inappropriate? This issue is important to anyone that values women, mothers, and children as human beings. Anyone that thinks fine dining like breastfeeding is sexual is staring far too long.

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    • Eileen Teti PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 7 months ago

      There is nothing wrong with breastfeeding a baby; there are far more explicit pictures I see allowed all the time on Facebook.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Women's rights are human rights!

      "Be the change you want to see of the world"

      Mahatma Gandhi

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