THEY are pictures of amazing courage and strength from a woman who has beaten breast cancer.
But they are images that the social networking site Facebook has branded akin to “pornography.”
Mum-of-two Joanne Jackson, 40, was diagnosed with breast cancer last June and had a mastectomy.
Rather than feel sorry for herself Joanne fought back and, in her words, “kicked cancer in the ass.”
To celebrate her return to health – and to give inspiration to other women with breast cancer – Joanne had some professional photographs taken.
The 11 images – some topless and showing her operation scar – were then posted on Facebook.
But now the pictures have been reported for being offensive.
Some posts have been deleted and Joanne has been warned that further breaches will result in her account being shut down.
Facebook claimed the images broke its rules because they contained “nudity, pornography or graphic sexual content.”
Joanne, a Slimming World consultant from Thornhill, near Dewsbury, said she was shocked and angry.
“There is nothing pornographic or explicit about these pictures. That was not the idea at all,” said Joanne, a former Kirklees Council youth worker.
“I took breast cancer and the mastectomy in my stride and decided it wasn’t going to stop me living my life. It wasn’t going to define who I was, and it didn’t make me any less attractive as a woman.
“My attitude was to just get on with it. I knew I could kick cancer’s ass and I did.”
Joanne was approached by a friend whose husband was a professional photographer, and she jumped at the chance to pose for pictures.