So... we've been dealing with the "Facebook nursing pictures thing" for a long time. There have been 2 nurse-ins and many many many pictures removed. Because you know: offensive.
For a similarly long time, groups that encourage violence against women are deemed "not offensive" because they are "jokes."
Salon.com had a new article this week titled Facebook's Hate Speech Problem. As a response, activists are asking companies to boycott Facebook.
Companies boycotting will do more for this cause than individuals will, so I think that's great. It's needed. Facebook needs to get straight what is offensive and what is not. Harming women? OFFENSIVE. Nursing a baby? NOT.
But Facebook's seems to be, "People seriously involved in protecting little humans? Offensive. People "joking" about hurting women. FUNNY!"
So conclusion, all you need to turn something "offensive" into "acceptable" is to say, "Haha! It's just a joke!"
We've been doing it wrong all along! I think we lactivists need to jump on the bandwagon.
Let me introduce you to my new tandem nursing Facebook profile pic.
See? It's not offensive at all! It's just a joke! Even Isaac's in on it!
Can you take a joke, Facebook?