FB banned BFing photos and now ....

Sharon - posted on 02/22/2011 ( 34 moms have responded )

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....pregnancy portraits.

REALLY? Assholes.

http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/116...

First came multiple reports that pictures of women breastfeeding are being banned on Facebook. Now it seems beautiful pregnancy portraits aren't allowed either. What's up Mark Zuckerberg? Does Facebook have it out for motherhood?

From Demi Moore to Claudia Schiffer to Miranda Kerr, celebrities have graced magazine covers baring their glorious, pregnant bodies. But when mom-to-be Angela Hurst had similar pictures taken and posted them on Facebook, the site banned them. All her private parts were covered; they were tasteful; and she was thrilled to share them with her friends and family. Too bad said Facebook.

Hurst was shocked and told The Sun:

The picture was a bit of fun and not at all seedy -- all my 'bits' were covered. I had a lot of messages from people, particularly women, saying how much they loved it. It was something nice to remember my pregnancy by and was not sexual -- and if Demi Moore can do it, why can't I?

Facebook again issued its refrain, "Our rules prohibit nudity on the site." Okay, fine, but it's not nudity if all your parts are covered, right? I've seen plenty of racy, purposefully provocative pictures of women in lingerie and swimsuits on Facebook that they should be much more concerned about if they're going to be all puritanical.

And why do they need to be all puritanical anyway? I don't want to see any pregnancy porn in my newsfeed, but if I did, I have the power to defriend that person. As for children on the site being affected, well it's their parents' job to monitor their friends. If you don't want your children to see pics of a pregnant woman's bare belly, then don't let them be friends with someone who would post them.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding are two of the most beautiful experiences of a woman's life. Zuckerberg and his team need to acknowledge this or at least not act as if they're illicit activities or they're going to lose some of their most loyal users
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My personal opinion? Mark Zuckerberg is a womanizing male whore who only tolerates skank ass slut pics on HIS website. Does he have a kid yet? If not, maybe thats his issue? he can't get it up with a woman to make a kid so he doesn't want to see any of those blissful moments on his website.

I don't know. What I do know, is he's a fuckhead.

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Johnny - posted on 02/23/2011

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You need to have losers as friends on Facebook who report your photos, or have them open for anyone to view and report, to have this happen to you. I've had my breastfeeding pics up for a couple years now, including using them as my profile pics a couple times, and no one has ever reported me. Probably because the people I generally know and associate with aren't uptight pricks. And if they are, I don't friend them on FB. I also have my privacy ratings set to high. FB doesn't go through every photo that you attach, they simply respond to reported shots. The problem is, they don't remove "sexy" nudity shots, just ones of pregnant or breastfeeding women or others that they see as not "sexy". I bet if Tara was to report her FB friend for an inappropriate picture, it wouldn't be deleted. Because most of the geniuses working for FB making the decisions (and no one thinks Zuckerberg is doing it, talk about making an obvious point!) about which photo to delete are geeky guys who have mother issues but love to see scantily clad women's reported photos, because they don't see it in real life unless they pay for it.

Of course we don't have to use Facebook. But there's no law preventing us from bitching about their policies and insulting Zuckerberg and his employees for being the losers that they are.

Barb - posted on 02/23/2011

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Mark Zuckerberg is a 27 year old CEO of a multi-billion dollar world wide privately owned company. Facebook is a privately owned. You don't pay taxes to use it. You don't pay a fee to use it. You only pay your privacy to use it. Your rights are to use it, or don't use it.

Seriously? Do you think this millionaire is sitting at a computer all day and night looking at pictures going "yep, nope, nope, yep, yep, ew, oh hell no! yep, yep, ok, nope, yep yep..."

400,000,000 people use facebook everyday
Here is a break down:
http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/0...

After googling "facebook bans pregnancy photos" i came up with 2 women who had their photos banned.
As far as the breastfeeding being banned. Reuters reports this: "The petition has now attracted more than 80,000 names and over 10,000 comments, reigniting the old debate about the rights or wrongs of breast-feeding in public."

So.. 80,000 out of 400,000,000. have signed a petition but are still using his network.
Would he even notice 80,000 missing as many are joining each day?

I don't wish to sound so callous but honestly i know my personal feelings on the matter aren't going to amount to anything unless i take action in changing my own life if it matters that much to me. I'm not going to change Mark Zuckerberg and getting pissed off at him isn't going to do me or the bf or naked pregnant ladies any good either.

Jenn - posted on 02/24/2011

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Johnny - the topless photo likely hasn't been reported. And what non-naked pregnancy pics have been deleted? This was a naked pic that was removed.

Mrs. - posted on 02/23/2011

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Yeah, I don't know...I don't think this has anything to do with discrimination - I actually think that's an insult to people who have had to deal with actual discrimination (but that's just me).

Perhaps, it's the case of a bit of thinking in a bubble as a new mom. You tend (myself included) to see everything through the lens of being a mother and things can seem painted a certain way if that's all you're thinking about...bf, pregnancy, the treatment of those who are doing either. I mean facebook is huge, you might see a pattern of picture removal because all your friends are parents or pregnant. They can't police everyone all the time, what seems intentional, may just be the circle you travel in.

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If you have all your pics set to only friends can view and don't have jerks as friends.... none of the breastfeeding or preggo pics will ever get noticed or deleted. IF you have friends that get your tasteful pics deleted.... delete the friend and put the pic back up. If your pics are set so that anyone OTHER than friends can see them..... well, that's not too smart now, is it? ;)

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Johnny - posted on 02/23/2011

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One of my husband's co-workers has a topless picture of his girlfriend on his profile, and it's been there for at least a year or so. I don't know if it's been reported, but he's got at least 500 friends and low privacy settings (I can see the pic from my profile and he's not my friend) so I'd guess it's been reported.



For a while, when I used a different browser and could see the ads, I got one for a dating service (not sure why, I'm listed as married) that had a woman in a bikini top and g-string in the ad. Facebook actively approves that while choosing to delete pictures of non-naked pregnant women. It's corporate policy and it's stupid. I don't think anyone here is stupid enough to think that Mark Zuckerberg is personally sitting at his computer deleting them or that he gives a flying fuck what we think about it. Doesn't mean I can't call him out for being in charge of a private company that practices discriminatory practices. It's not going to change anything, but sometimes its just nice to insult assholes.

Jenn - posted on 02/23/2011

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If you can see boob with nipple - as in not just mega-watt cleavage, or penis, balls, or bearded clam - it's breaking the rules. Anything else is not. Therefore - thong bum - not breaking rules. Now if thong bum had some mud flaps hangin' out the back - breaking the rules.

Sharon - posted on 02/23/2011

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I don't find naked preggo pics attractive. but thats just me. Actually they gross me out. I wanted HURL when I saw Demi Moores pics.

HOWEVER.

Marck suckerfuck - consistently takes down pics of motherhood and leaves up pictures of tramps.

I have NEVER reported a real friend. I deleted everyone who was not a real friend and everyone else is pigeonholed.
COMS - friend
LIFE - friend
E- friend
Caudate - friend.

Each of those labels has its own settings controlling what that group can see on my wall.

I delete anyone who is offensive to me. I've reported ONE person - had to do with pedophilia.

when it comes to someones personal pictures - If I don't like it, I don't look again.

Stifler's - posted on 02/23/2011

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Yeah I know a few people who have had things deleted. Like this guy from uni had a pic of himself wearing a Borat mankini with his ball sac hanging out and it got deleted like not even a day later. It wasn't even me who reported it, I don't even know who would have.

Mrs. - posted on 02/23/2011

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Thems the rules, if you don't like 'em, don't be on facebook.

I don't think facebook has some agenda against pregnancy or breastfeeding. If there are rules set out on a site, people will report when they have been broken and facebook has to stick by those rules even if they might think it's harmless.

It doesn't upset me in the least that people can't get their naked pregnancy pics out in the facebook world...a bit tacky really. Just email them or put together a montage on youtube if you really feel the need to expose your expanded parts.

Lacye - posted on 02/23/2011

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It's not Mark Zuckerburg or whatever his name is that is taking them off because he doesn't like them. It's people reporting the pics as indecent. For a while, not sure how long, I had a pic of my daughter on mine right after she was born. In the pic she was naked and yes you could see her parts. It was one of those pictures that I really didn't mean to get on there but it accidently was. Facebook didn't find the pic and delete it. I found it when I was looking through my daughter's baby pics and saw it. I deleted it because that was something I didn't want up there. But what I'm saying is, she must have had some friends who couldn't appreciate a beautiful pregnancy picture and they reported the pics as indecent.

Jenn - posted on 02/23/2011

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As for the "sexy" pics that some people put on - are they wearing revealing clothing or are they naked? If they have clothes on, that's why it's not deleted - it's not breaking any rules - no matter how distasteful some people might find it. If they are naked, then report it and it will be deleted.

Jenn - posted on 02/23/2011

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Come on, you don't really think Mark gives a shit, do you? I'm pretty sure he's not sitting around deleting pics and banning people - that's what employees are for. And things only get deleted if it's reported. A friend of mine had a pregnancy pic on where she was naked, but you couldn't see anything showing and someone reported it. If your profile is all private (as hers was) then that means it's one of your own FRIENDS reporting it! Anyway, I personally think that you have rules for a reason. If you give leeway to some people, then others will push the envelope also.

Stifler's - posted on 02/23/2011

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Is it really Facebook deleting them though or other prudes reporting them? Because like barb said, are there Facebook people seriously sitting around going "yep yep NO yep oh hell no!". Or are they just responding to reports by other assholes that don't like the pictures?

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Just yesterday I had my preggo belly showing pic as my profile...I was tired of it so I changed it. I'm going to put it back up right now.

Erica - posted on 02/23/2011

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I'm probably going to get a lot of crap for this, BUT - I'm on the fence on this issue.

I think pregnant bellys are BEAUTIFUL, but I think a "nude" shot is inappropriate for facebook. I think that maybe they need to have a setting for photos, like if it's a bit too "adultish" then maybe put it in that option where only family can view THAT folder.

I'm also confused that a tastefully pregnancy photo is banned, but pictures of teens wanting to be whores with little to no clothing is ok.

I think breast feeding in public is fine, but I would rather they have something to cover up with, so that we don't SEE everything...but that is me, please don't be too harsh on me :)

Minnie - posted on 02/23/2011

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Hahaha- you know what else got banned? A fan page of a woman who knits boobie- beanies. HATS. Some prude had a heart attack over HATS and reported her page.

Danielle - posted on 02/23/2011

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It's ridiculous! I would rather see BF pics then some of tha pics I HAVE to see on my wall periodically. Personally I have no interest seeing teenage guys with their pants so low you can almost see the crotch they're holding. Or the half naked girls that think they're sexy holding up a camera over a toilet only in their underwear. I'm just sayin

Jenni - posted on 02/23/2011

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Haha! totally agree with you're opinion on this one Mike. I couldn't possibly say it better!

edit to add: wait... do you think he'll ban scantily clad obese chicks next? is this a ban on anything HE finds icky? Next on the agenda... no women in bikinis over the age of 35... unless of course, they're a MILF!

Tara - posted on 02/23/2011

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I wonder when this story will hit the media the way "the leaky boob" did?

Hopefully there is enough of a hoopla about this crap to reverse their decision as they did with TLB!

Stupid Mark Zuckerberg, no doubt he probably has "mothering" issues and that's possibly why he has so many issues with moms.

Fucktard.

edited to add, when I just opened my fb, an old friend from highschool has just been on vacation, well her pics are up and she is pretty much nude, her nipples are covered by cloth, but not the rest of her surgically augmented breasts, and her thong doesn't cover much either. hmmmm...... should I report her for nudity?

Rosie - posted on 02/23/2011

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i agree sharon! what the hell?? i'm not understanding his twisted logic here...ahhhh, he's a man, he thinks with his dick.

Ez - posted on 02/22/2011

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Emma, that's a very good point. And I have absolutely no idea how some of the genuinely offensive pages stay up, and yet they target mothers like this.

Stifler's - posted on 02/22/2011

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Why are they cracking down on pregnancy and breastfeeding pics when they are so slow to delete other inappropriate pages no doubt a lot of people have reported?!

Medic - posted on 02/22/2011

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Ok let me get this right..... I can post pics looking like a whore....but I cannot post tasteful preggo pics...hmmm yeah that makes a whole hell of a lotta sense. He's just a moron.

Meghan - posted on 02/22/2011

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pffft, starting to think I don't want to watch "The Social Network" now....maybe I will just scan through to the scenes with Justin Timberlake and that's it...

Sneaky - posted on 02/22/2011

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OMG!!!!! I must have traumatized so many people when I went to the pool and the beach in my bikini when I was heavily pregnant - oh shit, I am just a terrible, terrible person!

Ez - posted on 02/22/2011

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Absolutely a fuckhead! And an ignorant one at that. If there was an alternative, similar social network, I would gladly leave FB behind. But this douche has the market cornered, and he knows it.

Johnny - posted on 02/22/2011

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Oh, and what weird perverts are afraid of their children seeing pictures of pregnant women with their privates covered? Do these people let their kids on Facebook and ban them from the swimming pool? That makes zero logical sense.

Johnny - posted on 02/22/2011

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I completely agree with your opinion on this Sharon. He's an immature dick and so are the people that work for him. I doubt he'll ever have kids, at least not ones he has anything more to do with than simply paying of the hooker he slept with and impregnated. Perhaps someone is going to have to invent Mombook so that all the mothers can go elsewhere.

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