ANOTHER BREASTBOOK FAIL
Hear that sound? It’s the barman calling “last drinks” for breastfeeding.
In the latest attack on mothers, US police are accusing Lauren Ferrari of “poor parenting” for uploading a photo (above) on Facebook showing her five-year-old daughter ‘feeding’ her two-year-old sister.
“She said she was nursing her baby,” Ferrari told KOMONews. “She didn’t say, ‘Mommy look, she’s kissing my boobie’.”
Facebook took down the image and banned her for seven days for “violating community standards”.
Stefanie Thomas, from Seattle Police’s Internet Crimes Against Children Department, implied it was pornographic: “There’s no real way of actually getting wherever that image ends up down off the Internet. So that’s something that this family, that these girls, are going to have to ultimately deal with.”
What next: A dystopian future where breast means arrest?
“Ma’am, please, slowly, put the baby on the ground,” an officer intones, pointing a gun at the mother’s forehead.
“OK, now, button up that shirt. I am charging you with Section 12, Subsection 5 of the Offensive Parenting Act for exposing a nipple in public.”
This Act also bans photos of babies in bed with their mothers because it encourages dangerous co-sleeping; pictures of fathers hugging their sons for fear of promoting paedophilia; and babies’ bottoms, which are construed as child pornography.
I don’t often regularly resort to capitalisation. But this is an exception. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT SEXUAL.
In the words of the Nursing in Public campaign, “Just because your breasts are sometimes used in a sexual way, doesn’t mean that the simple act of feeding a baby with them is disgusting. Your mouth can also be used in a sexual way, but you still flap it freely in public.”
Anyway, those nipple tassels are clearly a choking hazard.
As I wrote on this site in February, it’s one of the dichotomies of motherhood: After years of being told to “get ya tits out!” suddenly, when they become useful, “We’re told to “Put ‘em away!”
This followed worldwide outrage after Facebook removed photos of a Sydney mother breastfeeding.
I like to think the anthropomophised version of Facebook is the child in the Gary Larson cartoon trying to ‘push’ a door labelled ‘pull’ to enter the Midvale School for the Gifted.
Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t seem to learn.
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