by Ruth Moss
I’ve written before and at length about facebook’s policy on breastfeeding photos, and why this is a feminist issue. Just letting anyone reading know that there is another protest planned on 21st February.
You don’t have to be a nursing mother to join in and show your support. You don’t have to be a mother. You don’t have to be a woman.
All you need is a photo of a mother nursing her young – human, or mammal – and use it as your profile pic for one day whilst changing your status to “Hey! Facebook! Breastfeeding is NOT obscene!”
Feel free to use one of my pictures if you can’t find any of your own.
I really do think this issue is wider than just breastfeeding (although that in itself is an important issue). It’s about disgust at women’s icky bodies and controlling them because of that disgust.