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Protest Facebook! :: Action against breast-phobia, in Palo Alto and on Net

Date:
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Time:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
TERA
Location Details:
on the Internet, internationally ;
and outside Facebook HQ, 156 University Avenue,
Palo Alto, northern California, U$A
..............



Dec. 27, Sat. :
defend breast-feeding from Facebook's mammaphobia


From: "TERA Co-ordinator"
[ in Canada]

To: nakity-owner [at] yahoogroups.com,
topfreeithaca [at] yahoogroups.com,
"USA Topfreedom" , et alii......
..............


Action planned this weekend against Facebook

----

The free Internet utility
Facebook,
with its tens of millions of users,
still removes from its pages
photographs of women breastfeeding,
despite complaints about that practice,
beginning well over a year ago.


This Saturday, December 27,
two [ freedom-seeking]events will occur:

1) A protest feed-in
by breastfeeding mothers outside the Facebook
headquarters:
156 University Avenue, Palo Alto, California, [U$A].
Time: 11 AM
to 2 PM [ Pacific Standard Time].
...............................

2) A virtual protest:
Women and men on Facebook
are asked to do
two things:
post as their profile picture
a photo of a woman breastfeeding a
child (it may also be a work of art,
or a non-human mammal);
and change
their status line to
"Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!"

These changes should be in place for
the 24-hour period of
December 27
[ like from midnite to midnite;
or from 0001 AM
to 1259 PM;
or longer.].
----

Facebook claims that
breastfeeding photos are "obscene,"
"pornographic,"
or "sexually explicit"
if they show "an entire breast."
That's Facebook
being dishonest,
for they mean "a nipple."
But women's nipples,
breastfeeding or not,
are not obscene in California law;
and in no [ U.S.] state
are they obscene in photographs.

In most places,
of course, they're not "obscene" [at all],
even apart from
breastfeeding;
whatever legal restrictions are placed against them don't
use that word
or the other terms with which Facebook demeans and
stigmatizes women.
Facebook also claims that images of breasts
harm children.

TERA urges all on Facebook
to participate in this protest,
and any breastfeeders near Palo Alto
to go there in person as well.

Thank you!

-- TERA

--
Topfree Equal Rights Association
http://www.tera.ca
http://www.topfree.ca

--
Dr. Paul Rapoport
Co-ordinator
Topfree Equal Rights Association
PO Box 81128 FGPO
Ancaster ON L9G 4X1
Canada
.........................
(+1) 905 304 4836
http://www.tera.ca
http://www.topfree.ca

..................




[forwarded
and endorsed
by Senior Unlimited Nudes (SUN) of San Francisco:]
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaveFreedom
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nakity/
SUN, POB 426937, SF, CA 94142-6937
Aphroditic freedom 'til death!
..................................................

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[.....]
Cc: ... info [at] gotopless.org, redactie [at] nfn.nl, naturally [at] internaturally.com, sfbarea [at] yahoogroups.com, nakity [at] yahoogroups.com, savefreedom [at] yahoogroups.com, george [at] fkkfreebodyculture.com, [ et alii...]

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