I appreciate that some people may have strong (medical) reasons for not willing to distribute their childhood pictures around. However, those pictures are property of their parents (always were, internet or no internet) and there is nothing a child can do to prevent them from being taken in the first place.
"Also, if you find it very strange that some people can be embarrassed when their mother show baby pictures, and pictures from when they were a child, to their new girlfriend, then I do find you strange."
Well, consider me strange, but in my life any girlfriend my mother could have decided to show my pictures to, knew that:
- I was supposed to be smaller and cuter-looking as a baby
- I was supposed to have a todger
- The latter, as seen on the baby-pictures, was not supposed to be representative of the size/shape of the actual equipment.
Having said all that - I don't suggest for a minute that it is OK for any "social network" to distribute user's photos without proper consent. I value privacy myself and I believe that one should not put anything private (which he does not want other people to see) anywhere on the net in the first place.
But I also despise the false modesty such as the one described in the original article - I believe it is a sort of perversion to be offended by the sight of babies being breast-fed.