Although you may not yet know it, at 10 a.m. today several bloggers and moms will be taking part in the Great Virtual Breast Fest, posting pictures and videos on the web of themselves breastfeeding. The Fest was organized by two "mama vigilantes" after it became known that Facebook is deleting pictures of nursing mothers--this despite the fact that Facebook apparently has actual harmful fish to fry, such as pro-anorexia groups and pedophiles using their service to seek victims. (See more info here, an article from the Sydney Herald here, and the original deleted picture that seems to have started it all--which doesn't show any breast as far as I can see--here.)
I have (many) thoughts and theories, but in the grand Wednesday Poll tradition I'm going to shut-up and give you all a chance first.
For this week's poll:
Should Facebook be deleting pictures of breastfeeding mothers? Is a breast always a sexual body part regardless of the context? Any thoughts on breastfeeding in public in general? And lastly (especially if you think the pictures are OK) would you post a picture on the internet of yourself breastfeeding?
Comment and discuss.