We all know how much Facebook loves to take down pictures of breastfeeding moms and babies “due to graphic or offensive nature”, I’ve actually had a few of mine removed, but did you know that a video of a man beheading his wife does not violate Facebook’s “community standards” and will be permitted to stay up despite multiple people reporting it?


I couldn’t believe it. I watched the video. It is extremely graphic and violent in nature, it is disturbing and it’s allowed to be on Facebook because somehow Facebook policies find breastfeeding pictures more offensive than a video of a woman getting her head cut off.


I have a feeling that Facebook is going to keep doing this no matter how much we scream from the rooftops about how horrible it is, but I have to try.

If extremely graphic violence doesn’t violate Facebook’s community standards, but breastfeeding pictures do, what does that say about Facebook and our society? Especially if we lay down and let them get away with it?

You guys. This is an issue, a serious issue. Our society is so desensitized to extreme violence and yet freaks out at the sight of a woman breastfeeding. What is going on? How the hell did this become common place? How is this the “community standard”?


About J.C. Hannigan

25. Mother. Wife. Lover of words. Weaver of stories. My first book, Collide, is available in e-book for Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
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