Anna Gragert
March 16, 2016 3:25 pm
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When a breastfeeding photo she posted to Facebook was reported as “inappropriate” over five times, mom Maria Corry decided to prove a point.

Rather than sharing the same type of snapshot she’d posted before, Popsugar reveals that Corry covered herself in her latest brelfie (breastfeeding selfie). And what did she cover her nursing child with? A photograph of a Victoria’s Secret model posed in a lacy, push-up bra.

“I bet this won’t be reported, because you can see this picture in every mall you step into, huge and blown up outside the store,” writes Maria, to caption her thought-provoking image. “This is not frowned upon, or ever reported, as it is seen everywhere. But a women nurturing and feeding their baby is looked down on. That is completely absurd!”

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Corry then encourages other moms to post their own brelfies in the comment’s section, since “breastfeeding is natural” and “it’s what our breasts were meant for.” Maria goes on to state that she doesn’t understand why other countries realize this, but America does not: “In other countries breastfeeding is praised, and welcomed everywhere! In America, people have so [many] negative things to say about it!”

Maria makes a great point. Models can walk runways with their nipples showing beneath see-through fabric. Lingerie companies can display billboards, posters, and advertisements featuring scantily clad women. Yet, why are moms who feed their child in public sometimes shamed? Why do moms who post breastfeeding photos on social media banned? This disparity doesn’t make sense. Models can leave their breasts uncovered, but moms can’t?

Beneath Corry’s post (which has received around 43,000 likes so far), many moms responded to her call for breastfeeding snapshots and posted their own brelfies.

Brooke Gould / Facebook
Stephanie Claire Morlando / Facebook
Lorie Walker / Facebook

However, several later mentioned that their photos were reported as a result, so not everyone agrees with Maria’s thought process. Exhibit A, B, and C:

Maria Corry / Facebook
Kori Fullmer / Facebook
Stacey Moultrop Skipworth / Facebook

Yet, no matter what one thinks about breastfeeding, Corry makes an interesting argument that’s worthy of discussion.