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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
YouTube Bans Breast-feeding Video

It seems to be a growing movement to label breast feeding videos or photos as inappropriate.

Many high profile websites such as MySpace and Facebook have already started to ban nursing images, according to The League of Maternal Justice.

The League was upset when YouTube banned their clip, The Great Breast Fest Montage, which was viewed at least 68,000 times before disappearing.

"...I am surprised that YouTube continues to allow explicit videos of women stripping, physically hurting themselves, and starving themselves, all of which are easy to find using simple search terms," League co-founder Kristen Chase said in a statement on group's website.

The league asked why YouTube didn't just flag the video as explicit. YouTube stated is doesn't comment on specific videos, but offered an explanation.

"It is our community that polices the site and flags content they find inappropriate. Once it is flagged, YouTube promptly reviews the content and removes it from the system if it is in violation of our Community Guidelines," YouTube said in a statement sent to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

In an attempt to deal with any copyright issues the League of Maternal Justice is reworking the video and plans to resubmit its new version to YouTube.

I didn't find the video offensive, but you can see for yourself here:

We have been over this subject no less than a thousand times. Some people just don't get breastfeeding. They can't get past the fact that a breast isn't a sexual thing when a baby is hungry. These people should just keep that fact to themselves and work their own issues out privately.

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