Breast-Feeding Photo Brouhaha Shows How Impossible It Is To Rate Websites

from the mission-impossible dept

Just after the UK's culture minister, Andy Burnham, announced that he thinks all websites can and should be rated, comes a story that highlights what a ridiculous suggestion it is to say that you can simply classify all websites. Facebook is facing a bit of a backlash after the company started banning some photos of women breast-feeding as being inappropriate. Basically, Facebook has been making its own judgment on which of those photos are "obscene" and which are fine -- and it's pissing off a bunch of moms whose photos have been deleted. And, of course, this is just one simple example. Thinking that there's some sort of single objective measure by which all sites (or content) can be rated is so wrong it's hard to believe that someone thinking such a thing was possible could hold down a serious job, let alone elected office.

Filed Under: andy burnham, breast feeding, indecent content, ratings
Companies: facebook

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    lisa Westveld, 30 Dec 2008 @ 4:09pm

    Breastfeeding is bad!

    [Sarcasm]First of all I need to point out that breastfeeding pictures are pure hardcore childporn. Here you have a young baby sucking on the breast of a half-naked woman, who clearly is enjoying this sexual act. You can often see breastfeeding mothers smiling and encouraging their baby to continue to suckle. It gives them great joy and that should be forbidden.
    Babies should not feed themselves on breasts! This is why baby formulas has been invented. And for those mothers who still think they should feed their babies breastmilk, there are special tools available to extract the milk from their breasts, clean it from all kinds of impurities before it can be given to the baby.
    By the way, it is also wrong to have babies born in the nude. During pregnancy a doctor should insert baby clothing around the unborn child and it should be born using a Caesarean section, so the mother does not need to take off her underpants while giving birth. Using this procedure will avoid all those nudity images that fathers of unborn children like to make during the birth of their child because honestly, it's disgusting...[/Sarcasm]

    Okay, let's hope there are no crazy persons on this world who agrees with what I said just now... :)

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