No two images are alike (that’s a given), but does that mean one gets preferential treatment over the other? Morag Hastings is a Canadian birth photographer and joula who’s calling nonsense after Facebook banned her page for showing a childbirth photo. With all the stuff we see online, you have to ask, what’s up with that?
Look, I get that not everyone wants to see a photo of a mother delivering a baby standing up and see how freaking awesome it was for Morag to capture it on camera, but if we have to witness yet another booty shot or nude picture of a Kardashian, Miley Cirus, or some other celebrity, why can’t we see this?
Even thought Morag’s Facebook page, Apple Blossom Families, is back up and running, this mother of three was dumbfounded when she realized she got hit with a 30 day ban. According to Facebook Community Standards, they “remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks.”
#liberated #confidence thats what birthing women should feel when they share their birth images and I shouldn’t feel scared to post educational material. Facebook has a double standard when it comes to birth images and it needs to be stopped. I have been put on a 30 day ban and my business page has been threatened to be unpublished for posting an image that fits inside of Fb’s community Standards and I can’t defend myself as they don’t have a place to dispute. 😕 It’s 2016 change needs to happen and it needs to happen soon. Feel free to repost or go here http://tiny.cc/bringbackABF for a less graphic meme to share. #appleblossomfamilies #FBStopCensoringBirth #bringbackAppleBlossomFamiles #womenarebeautiful #birthisnotporn #birthisbeautiful #birthphotography #getwiththetimes #birthphotographer #standingtogether @birthwithoutfear @bumpbirthandbeyond