Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Breastfeeding on Facebook

Facebook has decided that pictures of women breastfeeding is obscene. This was covered on today's Dr. Phil (thanks Ruth). What are we afraid of? That more women will decide to breastfeed? That children will realize it is a natural thing to do? In Europe women openly breastfeed their children and they aren't always discrete. But no one but Americans think this is unatural.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Although I hardly consider Facebook the authority on moral standards, for the sake of argument, let's examine the word. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines obscene as, "specifically designed to incite to lust or depravity." Is that really what we think women who breastfeed their children are trying to do? I am a breastfeeding mother and although I would never post a picture of myself breastfeeding my son on Facebook, I certainly would never classify what I do as, "obscene." I'm very proud of the hard work, love and dedication I put into giving my son the purest, most natural form of nutrition possible.