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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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glennchaika January 16 2014 at 4:52 AM

Hate FB! Always have. What a pathetic use of time to have to tell the world what you ate for breakfast this morning! Are people that lonely!? That bored!? Seems like most out there don't like privacy! Then they complain when things happen! Well.....Duh!!!!!

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calitimes13 January 16 2014 at 4:26 AM

For FB to shut down something like this is more of a reason not to join or support FACEBOOK at all. Ashlee W Jackson was doing a photo shot with a baby and a mom, a mom that wouldn't take advantage of there own or others children. FB needs to lay off and stop being a sucker, they get enough money as it.

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DORIS January 16 2014 at 4:20 AM

I've never seen their site nor have I seen any of their pics. But instead of flagging them and complaining about them why don't you just block that site from your view? It's that simple. You would no longer see anything they post. People seem to look for the littlest things to complain about. I wish complainers would put so much effort to complain about the government issues.

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BlackDeep January 16 2014 at 4:17 AM

There is nothing wrong with those pictures. Nuf of this I am tired of reading all the morally crippled mentality and the self serving bull dung that passes its self off as social correctness. You people are sick beyond all reason or understanding.

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BlackDeep January 16 2014 at 4:09 AM

Fakebook the place where perversion of life is paramount.

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charliraye21 January 16 2014 at 4:07 AM

I don't think there is anything wrong with them taking pictures like that. If thats what they want then fine, but Facebook does not allow 'porn' pictures. These women are half naked. I don't care if you are a mother or if you are a stripper, they shouldn't be on facebook. build a website of your own to put them on...

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BlackDeep January 16 2014 at 4:19 AM

Then take the magazines off the shelf at Wal-mart, half of those women have less clothong that these women do. Hide under the bed and don't go outside into the real world you just might see something that offends you.

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rcsyes January 16 2014 at 4:04 AM

These women are all a bunch of self absorbed losers and they are teaching their infants to follow suit. They are either divorced or married to wimps.
Who the hell is interested in their fat, wide assed bodies or their "perfect" little infant children?
They all feel entitled to special treatment.
They are all abusers of their own children.
Using the children to get acclaim for themselves.
They make me want to vomit.

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BlackDeep January 16 2014 at 4:20 AM

Funny I was thinking the same about you.

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rcsyes January 16 2014 at 3:57 AM

These fat cow women with their "holier than thou infants" are all full of crap. Why are they posting nude photos of their children or themselves online? What is their purpose in the first place? Why do they want such attention? If FB wants to delete it, then that is up to FB. If you don't like FB, then don't use FB. It's as simple as that. These women think they have special rights and when things don't go their way they cry foul and expect the world to agree with them. I can't stand them and their little wacko infants. If you are a mother, be a mother. Take care of your child and stop taking advantage of them with your messed up thinking and photography. These women think their "****" don't smell and they are now realizing they are idiots and not wanted. Hurray for Facebook and good riddance to these mothers and their little infant projects who they use/take advantage of for their own insecure reasons.

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georgechevrolet January 16 2014 at 3:56 AM

Taking a piss is as "natural" as it gets...so do I get to photograph my penis in action and expect everyone to deal with it?

Just because something is natural doesn't mean people have to be forced to view it.

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BlackDeep January 16 2014 at 4:21 AM

Yet every day we do see it. It isn't about what you see, but how you see it. That is the whole point.

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Knotts' January 16 2014 at 3:34 AM

I'm one of the people who flagged it! It is inappropriate for a social media site. What they do, may be their choice, but it shows up where I have no choice to see it...and worse my kids which are in the room get an eye full. I get, "it's beautiful", but I don't think just cause it's "beautiful" it needs to be something you share with everyone. I don't care who is doing it, I don't think nudity or near nudity in any case should be on public forums.

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