Last night the wonderful crew over at My Baby Experts held a live stream show dedicated to the battle going on with FaceBook and breastfeeding photos. I was so excited to watch and take part in this show, but Mummie duties won out.... so I was only logged in for a brief time. But Joe, from My Baby Experts, sent me the direct link to watch the whole thing. The show titled "Discrimination Against Mothering" , was hosted by Shari Criso and had some wonderful guests as well. Bettina Forbes (co founder of Best For Babes), Peggy O'Mara (publisher and editor for Mothering.com, and Melinda Olson (founder of Earth Mama Angel Baby each brought an amazing focus to this topic. In my opinion these four women can help change the mindset of many, in regards to breastfeeding.
So a group of us are all working together to brain storm what we can do to change FaceBook's policy regarding breastfeeding photos. It has come out that FaceBook believes breastfeeding photos are not considered obscene according to their official policy (which they have stated to the media but not to their own users.) Which is a great step. Also when someone flags a photo, as obscene, a human employee of FaceBook does look at it... but it is up to that individual to remove it. (I believe, but I am still waiting to confirm that.) There is also talk about getting The Surgeon General's Office involved.
What are your ideas? What do you think will help?