I love Facebook. I really do. I use it to keep in touch with nearly everyone in my family, since they are all on the other side of the country. It's a great website.
But. BUT! I am irritated about the whole breastfeeding thing going on with them right now. They are deleting pictures of women who are breastfeeding, and the reason is that the pictures have "obscene content". They even deleted a woman's profile because of her pictures. It's all over the news today. (Click that!) I've had a breastfeeding picture on my profile for a few months now, but they haven't caught my crime yet.
Behold the obscenity!!!
That is one of my favourite pictures in the world. There is love all over that picture. Those are the kind of pictures they're deleting from the site. It makes me sad.
So yeah. I wonder what is wrong with people's perceptions of women's bodies, that when we use them the way they were created to be used, it is considered obscene. Those blobs of fat on our chests were created so we could feed our babies, not so guys could have something to look at while they spank it.
There's the matter of being discrete while feeding. Well, have you ever gotten into bed and pulled the covers up over your head because you were cold? How long did it take before you were roasting? When I do it, I start feeling like I'm going to suffocate. Now who would want to eat their meals that way? If you would want to, then by all means, eat that way. But I wouldn't want to, and babies would prefer some fresh air while they eat too.
Anyway, do what you want with your own boobs. It's your choice. But really, can we get over our perverted attitude about breasts? Sheesh...
Oh, and one other thing. There's a group on Facebook called "Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!" I joined it. Want to join it too? Okay then!