Only three days after my last suspension from Facebook, I have gotten in trouble with them again.
I discovered that my backup account I created to continue to run Unlatched during my ban last week had been disabled. This is the notice I received:
Hmm…I first thought it was because of the three photos they had pictured: an egg, my Unlatched profile pic, and a screen shot from my ban last week. I tried appealing the process, which consisted of Facebook providing me with photos of friends and then I had to match the photos with a person’s name. That was extremely hard, considering most photos did not contain the person in question! It took me three tries to make it through. But what was the point, because as soon as I was finished, I got this notice:
Cue the game show losing sound.
Oh well. I made myself feel better by figuring it was because my backup account itself was what caused it to get deleted, since you aren’t supposed to have multiple personal accounts. Fine. I was a bad girl who broke the rules. *Tsk tsk*
I went back to my main profile after this and discovered I had pictures reported. *cue eye roll*
I definitely gave feedback. One was a breastfeeding photo that in no way violated any rules, was previously reported on another page, and Facebook recanted and said it was removed by mistake, and the second photo was a picture of a chicken egg.
Well, no luck with that.
Are you laughing? Because I am. Banned for SEVEN DAYS OVER A CHICKEN EGG. I had used that photo to illustrate that breasts and nipples can be found in nature and that they are not offensive in any way.
So now are they just deleting photos that may look like a nipple? I know this happened in the past when Facebook removed a photo of a women in a bathtub because her elbows looked like nipples.
What about male nipples? Are those ok?
I’m not even sure if those are acceptable, because in 2009, an artist named Phil Hansen posted a mosaic of his face made out of his male nipples on Facebook and it was deleted after two days.
Facebook, you have clearly lost control of your reporting system.
To read more about Facebook’s issues with nipples, breastfeeding, and birth photos, visit Jodine’s World here.
Want to share nipple photos in protest? Join us on the Jesusa Ricoy-Olariaga Facebook page.
Join me on Twitter (@the_unlatched) where I will share beautiful nipples in nature photos to show how nipples are not nudity or pornography. Nipples are natural and not obscene. Use the hashtag #NipplesInNature to share your own pictures!
Some of my friends have changed their profile pic to the egg in solidarity with me. Unfortunately, Facebook continues to delete this photo as nudity/pornography.