The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Monday, December 22, 2008
Facebook Has Banned Breastfeeding Photos? Sic LLLI on 'em.
I am now treading into the area of my former expertise. And I don't mind saying so.
Yes, I was a Lactation Consultant.. IBCLC... for 16 years. Beyond that, I was a Mother & Baby nurse for about three decades. Just this year I allowed my IBCLC to lapse. While I maintain my RN licensure.
So... here's the deal.... if Facebook is acting up, where photos of breastfeeding are concerned.... sic La Leche League International on them. The organization will be quite happy, I suspect, to call in their breastfeeding lawyers .... of which there are always a bevy. (Cuz educated moms tend to breastfeed in very high numbers.)
Applicable laws, of which there are plenty on the books, will quickly be applied to the case. If no suitable law exists to protect breastfeeding mothers in the state Facebook operates out of.... I suspect one will. In 2009. 2010 tops.
No mother's advocacy group speaks as clearly, and with one voice, as does LLLI. My faith in them is boundless.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.