Daily Buzz: Facebook bans these breast cancer pics

Joanne Jackson


Joanne Jackson wanted a way to commemorate her fight with breast cancer, which ended with a mastectomy. So she had a professional photo shoot. Ms Jackson decided to post the pictures on Facebook for ‘inspiration’ but had the photos removed by Facebook as they were deemed ‘pornographic’.

“I took breast cancer and the mastectomy in my stride and decided it wasn’t going to stop me living my life. It wasn’t going to define who I was, and it didn’t make me any less attractive as a woman,” she said.

“My attitude was to just get on with it. I knew I could kick cancer’s ass and I did. The images aren’t fluffy, they are real and I am very proud of them.”

Facebook also removes pictures of breastfeeding mothers.

A while ago, Mamamia has posted about the SCAR Project, series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Take a look:

Here’s what else is on our radar today:

1. Bullies need not apply. Clubs New South Wales has started a new program in which graduates aged 17-22 who used to be bullies in high school can be refused employment after a character check.

2. An Indonesian judge has slammed Schapelle Corby’s five-year sentence cut saying drug smuggling was ‘worse than terrorism’.

Marcella Marino

3. This four-year-old girl Marcello Marino was sent home from school on picture day because her hair looked like this. Her father is a hairstylist.

4. Costco is scouting for new Australian locations after enjoying a pretty successful membership drive. Costco had three warehouse stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra … are you a fan of the bulk buy?

5. Unmarried defence personnel are losing out against their married mates as budget cuts pare back entitlements like free, annual flights home. Married members are allowed six a year.

6. An Israeli man has filed for divorce after his wife adopted 550 cats. Yes, 550.

Tags: breastfeeding , current-affairs , politics
00:00 / ???