I was surfing Facebook post yesterday when I saw yet another post about Facebook censoring posts about Breastfeeding. This one came from child star Danica McKellar (Winnie from the Wonder Years) who is a new breastfeeding mom.
Here are her two posts from yesterday:
Danica: I’ve been CENSORED and I’m a bit outraged! Last week I posted a joke about nursing being the next bikini diet, and it was flagged and deleted! Seriously, is it because I used the word “br**sts”? Or simply that I was promoting br**stfeeding? (I guess we’ll see if THIS post is deleted.) C’mon, it’s a beautiful, natural process of FEEDING A BABY; there’s nothing obscene about it. I’ve reposted below…
Danica: Here’s my joke about diet trends – the post from last week: “Breastfeeding: The bikini diet? Makes your breasts grow while literally pumping calories out of your body, and all while you’re sitting on the couch. They say with a few weeks’ patience and a breast pump, any woman can lactate, even without a baby. It could very well be the sleep deprivation talking, but could this be the next diet rage? :)”
My blood just boils when I see this happen to anyone. Makes me wonder if Facebook is sponsored by one of the big formula companies and joined the crusade to make boobs a taboo thing to talk about. It’s ok for our children to be blasted with messages of violence, drugs, cigarettes, etc all over the tv, radio, videos, and advertisements but it’s NOT ok to talk about breastfeeding our children. Why must we fight for our right to feed our babies the way that the good Lord intended? What ever happened to the freedom of speech?
For the next 30 days I’m posting a new status message everyday that includes the words “breast” or “breastfeeding” as a message to Facebook. Will it make a difference – probably not but at least I’ll feel better knowing that we shouldn’t just sit back and accept being censored for feeding our children from our boobs! Will you join me? Just don’t add any photos of breastfeeding – because you’ll surely get blocked for X-rated content then! (insert sarcasm here)
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