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Facebook pulls post-birth body & baby pictures, moms fight back

Facebook Pulls Post-Birth Body & Baby Photos, Moms Fight Back

The 4th Trimester Bodies Project in Chicago is demanding answers from Facebook after its social media page was pulled from the site.

WGN reports that the project may be deemed 'too sexy' for Facebook: the project has been blocked at least a half dozen times, sometimes for hours, days or weeks. Facebook eventually pulled the page and deleted it, all because people flagged the photos as 'inappropriate.'

Ashlee Wells Jackson is the owner and photographer behind the photodocumentary, and she's stunned by the backlash over photos she's captured of moms and their bouncing babies.

Jackson says 'the problem for us is the double standard. We have not broken any of their rules. Every photo, every image, every link, every story that we've posted has fully abided by their terms and conditions in their community standards.'

At first, Jackson thought that photos showing bare baby bottoms could have been the problem. Then, she saw ads approved by Facebook for baby products that have the exact same images she shows on her site. She's tried repeatedly to reach out to Facebook, but she's only gotten 'radio silence.'

The 4th Trimester Bodies Project is an ongoing photodoc created by photographer and mother Ashlee Wells Jackson. This project is dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding.


'When I'm blocked on Facebook, I'm blocked on all my pages,' Jackson explains. 'It's put a work stoppage and had a really big ripple effect on business and my life.'


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