By now I think most of the online mothering community has heard about the ridiculous, ignorant comments by Bill Maher and actions by Facebook regarding breastfeeding – making both of them look like real boobs.
If you have been living under a rock and are in the dark on these issues, Suburban Oblivion did a good job of covering the Bill Maher story – equating breastfeeding to masturbation?? What is wrong with you, Bill?! – a couple weeks ago.
Then there’s Facebook and MySpace’s idiocy of banning breastfeeding pictures because they are “obscene.” (However, a new social networking site still in beta called Cre8buzz, allows nursing photos AND is supportive of breastfeeding mothers. Yay, Cre8buzz! Here’s a link to become a beta tester.)
All of this leads me to the point of my post, which is that the League of Maternal Justice is hosting a virtual nurse-in AKA “The Great Virtual Breast Fest” on 10/10/07 at 10 a.m. “We’re asking women around the world to speak out – and squirt out! – against the banning of breastfeeding pictures on Facebook, as well as against the constant onslaught of negative attention toward breastfeeding mothers in public spaces and in the media.”
The League is asking for your breastfeeding videos or photos while you participate in the Breast Fest which they will compile to “let the world know that there is no shame, only power, in caring for our children.”
Not breastfeeding, but support it? The League of Maternal Justice loves your boobs too! ;) “You can participate by writing a post – even a blurb will do – about why you support women’s right to nourish their children whenever and whatever and in whatever manner they wish.”