In case you’re wondering where the hell some of your favorite LiveJournals are today, lots of them have been temporarily deleted to protest LiveJournal’s parent company Six Apart’s freakout about icons which feature breastfeeding, because apparently a nipple is inappropriate, even when it’s being shown in its non-sexy nutritive mode as opposed to its “Hi there I’m a nipple and I’m here to entice your loins” mode. These LiveJournals will be back tomorrow.
I don’t know how successful the protest will be, but philosophically I’m of the mind that getting worked up about pictures of breastfeeding is more than a little silly, so Six Apart’s freakout is likewise a little silly. It reminds me of the contrempts a couple of years ago when religious conservatives were outraged by billboard featuring Mary breastfeeding Jesus, put up by (wait for it) PETA. Here’s what I had to say about that. I just can’t imagine getting worked about something like that. Life’s too short to be offended by lactation and latching on.
In any event, there’s the explanation for missing LiveJournals, if you needed one.