Facebook bans breastfeeding photos, males under threat of extinction


Over 80,000 Facebook users protested after the site banned certain photographs depicting breastfeeding.

The protesters signed an online petition, staged an online "nurse-in" and held a small demonstration outside Facebook HQ in California.

Facebook claims it was just following its policy to ban sexually explicit material (EG
photos showing exposed breasts with nipples).

So it's really an anti-nipple thing rather than an anti-breastfeeding thing, which I can understand.

I wouldn't particularly like to log in to be confronted by a page of nipples - there are plenty of other sites I can visit for that. But then nipples aren't nearly so offensive as constant super-pokes from people I haven't seen since primary school, so you know. Swings and roundabouts. I reckon Facebook should go easy on the lactivists.

What do you think?

Follow me over the jump to find out why males are on the decline...

As Feargal Sharkey never sang, a good man these days is hard to find. Especially now they're all women. Sort of.

Yes, it seems testosterone is on the decline in vertebrate animals (including humans), thanks to various pollutants in the environment - from female hormones in contraceptive pills in the waste we flush away, to the "feminising" endocrine disrupters in badly regulated chemicals found in in food wrapping, baby powder and comestics.

The more depressing news is that the EU is trying to ban pesticides with endrocrine-disrupting pesticides, but guess who's standing in the way?

Yup. Britain.


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January 05th, 2009, at 12:52pm

Nipples for sex — good
Nipples for babies — bad

Yeah, right.

Taking the tit out of titillation

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Robyn Wilder
January 05th, 2009, at 1:53pm

They should really upload a bunch of male 'breastfeeding' photos and see how they like *them* nipples. Or apples.

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January 05th, 2009, at 4:49pm

I think I'm missing something here - when you're breastfeeding, you don't actually see any nipple unless you've got the other breast out which is frankly only going to happen in the privacy of your own home when said baby has thrown up over every item of clothing you own and you just can't be bothered any more.*

*Yes, that is the weary voice of experience

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Robyn Wilder
January 05th, 2009, at 6:47pm

Now I did not know that, although thinking about it, it makes perfect sense. Hm, that takes it all to a whole new level. But I still think they should post male breastfeeding photos.

Or shemale ones. That might fox 'em.

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January 06th, 2009, at 11:10am

Yup - the only bit of breast you do see is the top bit which is no more offensive than a very low cut top worn by many women on a night out - is Facebook going to ban all those photos too?!

I'd be all for shemale booby pics though - ha!

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