Sciencewomen

Really, this is titillating?

The other brouhaha this week has been over Facebook banning breastfeeding pictures because they are “obscene” and then banning a Canadian mother who had posted such pictures. Tara did a great job summarizing the stink.

Here’s what I think about this:

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I mean, honestly, my flabby, white, stretched out stomach is more disturbing than Minnow eating her breakfast.

This picture is a couple of months old. She’s got a lot more hair than that now.

Comments

  1. #1 DaybyDay
    September 22, 2007

    Hee hee! Looks like Minnow might even be giving the finger to all those anti-breastfeeding-photo morons over at facebook!

  2. #2 Writer Chica
    September 22, 2007

    LOL! That’s great. I truly don’t get why this sort of thing keeps happening. It’s ridiculous.

  3. #3 ScienceMama
    September 22, 2007

    That’s an adorable picture of you and Minnow! And I’m sick of people who say that breastfeeding is obscene! Funny how they don’t take down all the pictures of “college co-eds”…

  4. #4 Amelie
    September 23, 2007

    You are so right. Ridiculous. But thanks for the addition to my vocabulary ;)

  5. #5 Tara C. Smith
    September 24, 2007

    Aww, that’s awesome. I wish I had pictures of myself nursing my kids; most of the ones I have from their first year are both of us conked out together…

  6. #6 SmellyTerror
    September 24, 2007

    Where I come from we got sick of this sort of idiocy, so we smacked ‘em over the head with the law: http://www.hrc.act.gov.au/assets/docs/breastfeedingbrochure.pdf

    Yeah, we know it’s a bit extreme to legislate simple courtesy, but the only victims are idiots.

  7. #7 ScienceWoman
    September 25, 2007

    Where I come from we got sick of this sort of idiocy, so we smacked ‘em over the head with the law:

    It is protected by law in about half of US states, but that doesn’t cover facebook or prevent places like Applebee’s, Victoria’s Secret, and Fossil from harassing mothers. Until they are sued.

  8. #8 Nadine
    September 28, 2007

    I used to work in a science museum where a volunteer would insist that nursing mothers do so only in the restroom out of concern that the children in the museum might see. Argh.