Happy news: Facebook has finally accepted that breastfeeding isn’t offensive.
If you’ve ever given birth to a small human, or if you have friends who have — or heck, if you yourself were a non-bottle-fed baby– this news will make you happy.
After years of censoring breastfeeding photos from Facebook, the social media platform seems to have finally accepted what you and I and most people with bosoms know to be true:
That breastfeeding is not offensive.
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The ABC reports that Facebook has finally responded to public campaigns regarding the display of women breastfeeding and further clarified that policy.
“We always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring,” Facebook said in its newly updated “community standards” policies.
“We restrict the display of nudity because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content – particularly because of their cultural background or age,” it said.
The news has restored our faith in common sense. A faith that was challenged when, say, new mum Emma Bond’s breastfeeding photo — which documented the miraculous moment her 12-week premature baby finally breastfed — was deleted off Facebook.
“It was the first time she had breastfed so there was a reason for me posting that particular picture,” UK mum Ms Bond told Daily Mail at the time.
“It was a magical moment and to have it removed the same day for breaching nudity policies was really rubbing salts in the wounds,” she said.
Photographer Jade Beall’s photo depicting postpartum mothers breastfeeding their babies was also deleted from Facebook — after she forgot to blur one of the nipples before posting it.