Tag Archives: politics

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today I will join Womoon and Grrls to rally and march in support of our rights.

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March 8th is IWD, so get out there – let us hear and see you!

To find an event near you visit: http://internationalwomensday.com/events.asp

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Don’t Censor Us – Stop SOPA and PIPA

SOPA Strike http://sopastrike.com/strike

Vote for the Net http://voteforthenet.com/

Don’t Censor the Net http://www.dontcensorthenet.com/

Stop American Censorship http://americancensorship.org/

WordPress News “Help Stop SOPA/PIPA” http://wordpress.org/news/2012/01/help-stop-sopa-pipa/

Photos like these could be censorsed everywhere not just facebook. Breastfeeding photo borrowed from the Internet.

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Mark Your Calendars: Fbook Nurse-In Feb 6, 2012

Find the facebook headquarters closest to you and join the nurse-in! If you’re not breastfeeding, bring a sign and show your support 🙂

List can be found on fbook at: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=324817760874621

Palo Alto, CA

http://www.facebook.com/events/347380358607200/

1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Menlo Park, CA

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX

Brussels, Belgium

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chicago, IL

Dallas, TX

Detroit, MI

Dublin, Ireland

Hamburg, Germany

Hong Kong

Hyderabad, India

Milan, Italy

London, United Kingdom

http://www.facebook.com/events/329431500425148/

8 Carnaby Street, W1 London, United Kingdom

Los Angeles, CA

Madrid, Spain

New York, NY

http://www.facebook.com/events/210590732364772/?context=create

340 Madison Ave NY, NY

Paris, France

Prineville, OR

     http://www.facebook.com/events/268101066588001/

     PRN1 735 SW Connect Way, Prineville, Oregon, USA

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seattle, WA

Seoul, South Korea

Singapore

Stockholm, Sweden

Sydney, Australia

https://www.facebook.com/events/252761668126675/

King Street, Sydney

Tokyo, Japan

Toronto, Canada

Washington, DC

Breastfeeding my daughter at 3.5 yrs old

Breastfeeding my daughter at 3.5 yrs old, Taken by Banned for Breastfeeding 2011

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Target Nurse-In

 

Flash mob nurse-in at a Target in Texas

Breastfeeding woman harrassed at Target in Texas, she organized a flash mob nurse-in using fboob.

Best for Babes -FAQs on Target National Nurse-in, Dec. 28 2011 – 12/26/2011  http://www.bestforbabes.org/faqs-on-target-national-nurse-in-dec-28-2011

Time – The Nurse-In: Why Breast-Feeding Mothers Are Mad at Target – 12/27/2011 http://healthland.time.com/2011/12/27/the-nurse-in-why-breast-feeding-moms-are-mad-at-target/?xid=gonewsedit

USA Today – Mothers stage ‘nurse-in’ protest at Target stores – 12/28/2011 http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/12/mothers-staging-nurse-in-protest-at-target-stores/1

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Breastfeeding Resources

http://kellymom.com – Created by a Lactation Consultant, my “go-to” for accurate information

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT – Curious about how a medication will affect breastfeeding, this is a great site to check that out at.

http://www.llli.org/ – La Leche League International. Find support groups and online information

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2517126532 “Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene! (Official petition to Facebook).” If you’re still on facebook, you should join this group.

http://www.tera.ca/photos12.html Here is a website that is collecting the banned breastfeeding photos. You can view some examples of photos that were deleted off of facebook.

Mother breastfeeding her two children.

Photo borrowed from the internet, Mother breastfeeding her two children.

http://mothering.com/breastfeeding/public-breastfeeding-laws-map Public Breastfeeding and the Law – Visuals from Mothering Magazine in .pdf

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Boycott Facebook

Here is one more reason to boycott facebook, if selling your personal information to other corporations and the government wasn’t enough…

For a few years, facebook has been giving warnings and disabling accounts that have breastfeeding photos and artwork.

I am one of those people who have been permanently removed from facebook and who chooses not to return under another email, also against their “rules.”

Stand with me, post your breastfeeding photos or public domain artwork and photography on your facebook profile.

If they warn you and/or disable your account, boycott them.

This is a painting from around the 17th century of Mary breastfeeding baby Jesus.

17th Century Painting of Breastfeeding Virgin Mother

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Correspondence with Facebook Team

Faceboob

Boycott Facebook for Banning Breastfeeding Pics

Subject: Re: My Personal Profile was Disabled
From: The Facebook Team (info+83vlvna.aea57hich7asw@support.facebook.com)
To: (removed for privacy)
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2012 5:28 AM

Hi,
Unfortunately, your account has been permanently disabled for violating Facebook’s Terms. We will not reactivate it for any reason.
This will be our last email regarding your account. For more information about our policies, please read the Facebook Community Standards: https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/
Thanks,
Zara User Operations Facebook
—–Original Message to Facebook—–

From: (removed for privacy)

To: The Facebook Team

Subject: Re: My Personal Profile was Disabled

That is impossibly rediculous. I feel that your policy is prejudice against mothers who breastfeed. Otherwise, please share with me what content was innapropriate. I will be taking this as far as it can go. I know there are many women who have had their accounts disabled for breastfeeding photos. I have written Michael Moore and I will go to every outlet I can with this.
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From: The Facebook Team info+83vlvna.aea57hich4wmo@support.facebook.com

To: (removed for privacy)

Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:45 PM

Subject: Re: My Personal Profile was Disabled

Hi,
Your account has been disabled for violating Facebook’s Terms. Facebook disables users who:
• Upload sexually suggestive content • Do not use their real identities on Facebook • Send messages or friend requests to strangers
Unfortunately, we will not reactivate your account for any reason.
For more information about our policies, please read the Facebook Community Standards: https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards/
Thanks,
Zara User Operations Facebook
—–Original Message to Facebook—–

From: (removed for privacy)

To: The Facebook Team

Subject: Re: My Personal Profile was Disabled

Please help me, I’m not sure why I cannot log in. Earlier today somebody reported my breastfeeding photo as inappropriate. I am being bullied by somebody or a group of people I believe are from the Un-Occupy Eugene Community on facebook. Please let me back into my account. Thank you.

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From: The Facebook Team info+83vlvna.aea57hich4@support.facebook.com

To: (removed for privacy)

Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 12:11 AM

Subject: Re: My Personal Profile was Disabled

In order to receive support, you must reply to this email to verify that you are the owner of the Facebook account that you referenced in your inquiry. This security step must be completed before Facebook can respond to your inquiry.
In addition, note that Facebook will only be able to provide assistance if you are writing in from the email address that you used to log in to your Facebook profile that’s disabled. If your disabled profile was registered under a different email address, then you will need to respond directly from that email address. To do this, take the following steps:
• Copy the exact email address you see in the “From” field of this email (ending in @support.facebook.com). • Log in to the email account under which your disabled Facebook profile was registered. • Compose a new email. Paste the address you copied (ending in @support.facebook.com) into the “To” field, let us know you’re responding from your disabled email address in the body, and click “Send.”
Once we have this information, we will take further steps to assist you. Remember that writing in multiple times will not result in a faster response. Once you submit your initial request, it is placed in a queue and responded to accordingly.
Lastly, you may not create another account using a different email address while you are waiting for a response. Creating more than one Facebook account is a violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, and violations of this rule could result in all of your accounts being permanently disabled.
Thanks, The Facebook Team

—–End Original Message to Facebook—–

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