Monday, May 11, 2009
Facebook Has a Ban in Place on Pictures of Breastfeeding
As most Situationers have been making copious use of facebook lately, this story will prove extra troubling for the immediate audience.
Now, the piece Harrogate has linked to, entitled "Jew Haters Welcome At Facebook, As Long As They Aren’t Lactating," is mostly interested in exposing Facebook's allowance of Holocaust denial----author Michael Arrington uses the ban of breastfeeding pics as a way to further that exposure.
Opinions will of course vary as to the allowance of Holocaust denial. Harrogate for his part is glad we do not follow the lead of many European countries, in criminalizing such speech. Let the loathsome cretin deniers speak out and be revealed in all their ugliness, for the rest of the populace to see.
But, Facebook. Really? You really have a ban on breastfeeding pics as a violation of decency standards? That is so freakin sad, and for so many reasons.