Thursday, January 13, 2011

Too Much Censorship?

I read this article today, and was appalled. Censorship to keep out things like pornography is one thing, but going as far as to take down pictures of pregnant bellies? That's a little far, Facebook. I feel the same way about them taking down pictures of women breastfeeding--I'm not one to breastfeed unless I'm generously covered, but I respect the women who are bolder than that. Breastfeeding is natural, and we as women have been told it's "gross" and "inappropriate" much too long. I am sure some of the same men who complain when a woman breastfeeds at a restaurant have no problem with going to a strip club or watching women parade down Duval street topless. It's a matter of context; they are comfortable with breasts being sexual, but when it comes down to what they are meant for, people feel uncomfortable and jarred by it.

I'll get off my soapbox now...

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