Some might file this one under “overshare,” while others might think it’s totally fine.
Lena Dunham, the writer and director of the popular HBO series Girls, decided to let us know her thoughts on breastfeeding recently, and despite having no kids of her own, she’s a pretty vocal advocate.
Lena posted this photo on Instagram of her friend Sarah Sophie Flicker breastfeeding her newborn daughter, along with the following caption: “My @sarahsophief feeding the brand new Dusty. I made the flower crown and she added the flower censor. Wish she didn't have to cuz the nipple is dope. Instagram, get down with the nipple.”
Not to be outdone, Flicker, a writer for the website Hello Giggles and a performer with the group The Citizen’s Band, shared the same photo on her own Instagram page with this message: “Found the best breast feeding get up @lindseythornburg dress. Crown & photo by the talented @lenadunham. Flower censor by me due to instagram's super lame blocking of the breastfeeding ladies.”
It’s clear that Lena and her friend think Instagram should allow non-censored breastfeeding pics. What do you think: Is it inappropriate to share a photo of a woman breastfeeding online, even with their permission, or is it really no big deal, and we should all just “get down with the nipple?”