The comic that got me banned from Facebook…

for 24 hours, and my response!

The comic was Humanicum Breastfeedicus:

and the next day I created this comic, which is really Humanicum Breastfeedicus, just with all the non-offending parts removed.

I’m sure you’ll agree that the tiny little circle is pretty *inoffensive, but then I was pretty sure that with all the surrounding information it was inoffensive too. Especially since the whole point of the comic was that the little tiny circle shouldn’t be offensive!

I wrote this the day I wasn’t allowed on Facebook:

We were having a lovely discussion too and right in the middle of World Breastfeeding Week, and then BAM! apparently Humanicum Breastfeedicus has a bit too much nipple? I’d like to posit that it’s a hand-drawn nipple, a really small nipple, a black and white nipple, a completely non-sexual nipple, an editorializing nipple, and the-nipple-is-the-whole- point-of-what-I’m-saying- nipple. But, also, damn, I remembered not to post comics with nipples at the beginning of the week and then yesterday forgot, so it’s also an I-forgot-there-was-a-nipple.

xox,

Heather

 

Ps. here’s another article about my 24 hour banishment during World Breastfeeding Week: ¬†Facebook vs. Breastfeeding¬†by Jodine Chase

 
*I originally wrote the above paragraph using the word un-offensive, twice. I generally try to check the grammar and spelling of my posts, but I also appreciate a good bit of casual and poetic laziness. Trouble is, now that the comic is included in the daily beast gallery with a (sic) beside it, well, it doesn’t look poetic, just un-spell-checked. So the proper spelling has replaced the un-proper in the post.

Facebook banned me for 24 hours…

…We were having a lovely discussion too and right in the middle of World Breastfeeding Week, and then BAM! apparently Humanicum Breastfeedicus has a bit too much nipple? I’d like to posit that it’s a hand-drawn nipple, a really small nipple, a black and white nipple, a completely non-sexual nipple, an editorializing nipple, and the-nipple-is-the-whole- point-of-what-I’m-saying- nipple. But, also, damn, I remembered not to post comics with nipples at the beginning of the week and then yesterday forgot, so it’s also an I-forgot-there-was-a-nipple.

So, what I’m saying is, see you on Facebook at the end of the day, and in a little while I’ll post the Best Comic of 2008! Yippeee!!!

xox,

Heather

 

ps. my new friend Julie wrote this post about me getting banned ;o)

 

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Good “Happy FaceBook Nurse-IN” Morning!

…In Honor of today’s Facebook Nurse-In, Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene! (Official petition to Facebook) and FB! Stop harassing Emma Kwasnica over her breastfeeding pics and nursing mothers everywhere, I’m posting a comic every hour for 24 hours. I started at midnight and posted 7 here while I was sleeping, how’s that for magical? YOu know what else happened while I was sleeping? Protests in front of Facebook headquarters in London, Madrid, Dublin, here’s pics: Global Protest PicturesNow I’m awake and will be posting directly to my Facebook page, please come and check it out! http://www.facebook.com/mama.is.comic and don’t forget to add a breast-feeding photo to your profile picture! …