Stop discriminating against breastfeeding women and children
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Stop discriminating against breastfeeding women and children

    1. Jessica Martin-Weber
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Martin-Weber

      Houston, TX

On June 8th, Instagram disabled TheLeakyBoob Instagram account, an account dedicated to supporting breastfeeding mothers and the people that support them.  We want to see Instagram bring back TheLeakyBoob and clearly permit breastfeeding images in their terms of service and stop discriminating against breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

Moms need to see breastfeeding, it's important. Others need to see breastfeeding to put a stop to the dehumanization of women through the over emphasis on the sexual nature of the female body. Because we need to culturally encourage moms to breastfeed and go beyond just lip service and accept them fully in society without penalizing them by requiring them to hide feeding their children.

To:
Instagram
Stop discriminating against breastfeeding women and children, bring back TheLeakyBoob on Instagram and change your terms of service to clearly allow breastfeeding images.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Erin C TROY, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      This is natural and unnecessary for anyone to discriminate against!

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    • Dana Wagner MELBOURNE, FL
      • about 1 month ago

      Feeding your child is the most natural thing in the world. Don't hide it from the world. Embrace it so future mothers can make a choice based on their desire, and not what society tries to tell them to do.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      Even though they make up half the population, women and girls have endured discrimination in most societies for thousands of years. In the past, women were treated as property of their husbands or fathers - they couldn't own land, they couldn't vote or go to school, and were subject to beatings and abuse and could do nothing about it. Over the last hundred years, much progress has been made to gain equal rights for women around the world, but many still live without the rights to which all people are entitled.

      -- Robert Alan Silverstein

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    • Harper Dial SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
      • 4 months ago

      there are so many ridiculous photos of girls being innapropriate, and you can't show photos of boobs doing what boobs are meant to do?

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    • Charlotte Westney ARNSIDE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Breastfeeding rates are ridiculously low in Western countries, we need to do everything we can to increase them!

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