I was benignly checking Twitter one day when I saw a tweet from Anne Marie Ginanni (Stupid Dumb Bread Cancer) that Facebook was taking down pictures from The Scar Project’s FB page. A further tweet by David Jay, the photographer who undertook this project, informed us that Facebook had also banned him from posting for thirty days.
Why is this important? Facebook, in its decision to censor these photographs, has placed the project’s images in the same category of images that objectify women and sexualize the female breast. We all know that breast cancer is not a pink ribbon, but Facebook seems to think that images of amputation or reconstruction is erotic and therefore a violation of their terms of service.
To call attention to this misguided policy and with the desire to change it, I have started a petition to call Facebook’s attention to this egregious policy. Please take a few moments, to view The SCAR Project and then click on the image below to sign this petition.