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Facebook Discriminates Against Nursing Moms

by Raging Grannies and Moms Rise Up
Members of Mothers International Lactation Campaign (MILC) held a *nurse-in* in front of Facebook's Palo Alto office today for three hours. Together with the Raging Grannies, who contributed a song written for the occasion (lyrics below) they protested Facebook's removal of user-posted images that show women breastfeeding their babies.
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Raging Grannies Say: female breasts are not "obscene"
Facebook's attitude is!

The Raging Grannies recommended that the breastfeeding moms ditch discriminatory Facebook and visit https://we.riseup.net. It is powered by Crabgrass, a software libre web application designed for group and network organizing, and tailored to the needs of the global justice movement.

Everyone joined in singing the song below.

Rise Up!
tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

Oh Facebook you 'dis us so badly
You denigrate the female form
You go in and take out our photos
When WILL you learn OUR breasts aren't porn!

Chorus:
Rise up, Rise up!
Demand Facebook cease their opPRESsive ways!
Rise up, Rise up
And put back our pictures right now

We're women who're feeding our babies
The way nature meant it to be
Yet Facebook says we're pornographic
Is their so-called "service" so "free"?

Chorus

There are other options to Facebook
Where humans rule the internet
Will fight for our cyberspace freedom
Let's ALL go join riseup dot net~!

§This is one of the photos Facebook removed
by Raging Grannies and Moms Rise Up
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§MSM interview
by Raging Grannies and Moms Rise Up
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§pause that refreshes
by Raging Grannies and Moms Rise Up
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§what could be more natural?
by Raging Grannies and Moms Rise Up
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§Demonstrator says: Facebook Review Your Policies!
by Raging Grannies and Moms Rise Up
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Raging Grannies Say: Facebook take your corporate greed, oppressive control-freak ways, and get lost! (As it so happens Facebook is moving out of its Palo Alto headquarters soon, but not very far away, probably to a location near googleland. Still in Raging Granny Territory! Grannies say: Facebook! We'll be Back)
§Breastfeeding is NOT obscene
by Raging Grannies and Moms Rise Up
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