I work for a company that has all the advantages of technology. There are more mega computers, laser printers, cutting edge software applications, handy hardware accessories, and whizbang gadgets….than you can shake a light pen at.
So yes, I’m more than familiar with the latest cool programs and hip tools to use- Skype, IPhones, IPods, IMs, Tweeters, MySpaces, DVB, Wireless this….3D that….the list is endless. And then there’s…
And apparently, I don’t get it. Yes, I have a Facebook PROFILE. People have added me to theirs and I’ve added them to mine. All in the name of formal and informal ‘networking’ and ‘friendship’ and ‘kinship’. No big deal. Yes my friends, there are lots and lots of pictures of FACES in Facebook.
But evidently, people aren’t content with networking using their ‘faces’. Sure enough, there are people who would rather put anything BUT their faces on Facebook.
On Dec. 27, some 11,000 protesters held a virtual nurse-in by uploading breast-feeding photos onto their Facebook profiles, and 20 or so women showed up at the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., to breast-feed there. By Dec. 30, more than 85,000 members had joined a Facebook group called “Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!”
Ahem…um….look ladies- I’m ALL FOR breasts- I am. In fact, trust me, I’m quite fond of them.
The group, founded by San Diego mom Kelli Roman, urges Facebook to change its obscenity policy. “We expect you to realize that nursing moms everywhere have a right to show pictures of their babies eating, just like bottle-fed babies have a right to be seen,” their petition reads. “In an effort to appease the closed-minded, you are only serving to be detrimental to babies, women, and society.”
But there’s a time and place for everything. Exactly…WHAT is the big deal? There are countless places to show your breasts other than Facebook…if you feel so inclined. In fact, you can build a Blog or a Website and upload an endless stream of photos showing your breasts online if you want. Not good enough? Then shotgun a hyperlink or imbed a picture vis-a-vis an email to thousands of friends- so that they too- can enjoy seeing you breastfeeding your baby.
Heck…SEND ME A PHOTO. I’ll be glad to give you my email address. But for goodness sake, give Facebook a break.