Facebook has a problem with pictures of Breast feeding?

It seems that Facebook has taken issue with pictures of women breast feeding their children. As a dad of 3 young boys and a photographer I know first hand that the breast-feeding picture is one of the first a new parent takes. Either somebody at Facebook has made a silly error of judgment, or the place is run by pre-parents who find breasts to be only sexual objects. (OK I’m joking about the latter, but still, this is ridiculous).

As a contribution to the protest that has broken out I have created an album on fotonuats that is entirely open to others to add pictures to. Below is a widget showing the current pictures. You can get a copy of it here – http://www.fotonauts.com/albums/00636fa0-9cdf-4990-ba19-05d0ca7d0728 – just pull down the actions drop-down and make your own widget.

Please do so and put it on your own web site.

If you want to add images to the album get accepted to the fotonauts beta process here – http://www.fotonauts.com/about/invite, download the application and drag your own images into the album.

Here is the discussion from the web:

http://www.techmeme.com/081230/p10#a081230p10
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10129731-71.html
http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2008/12/29/are-breastfeeding-pictures-pornographic-facebook-thinks-so/
http://www.techmeme.com/081229/p63#a081229p63
http://venturebeat.com/2008/12/29/facebook-vs-breastfeeding-moms-fight/
http://www.hothardware.com/News/Protest-Over-Facebook-Yanking-Breastfeeding-Pix