Facebook, food & feminism (Days 5, 6, 7 & 8)

Margaret Mead small groupThis week’s three “F” words!

Yes, I have continued on Susan’s Last 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin & Fat Back Buster UnDiet & Weight Release Thing, even while I was madly blogging against big bad corporate Facebook and its misogynist treatment of women — fighting  the good feminist fight as it were.

I wrote five posts which so far have a combined viewership of 6,000+ (2,700 on one day alone in the heat of the battle!). Not bad for my little upstart blog. Now things will return to normal (i.e. quiet) of course. Anyway, here are the five posts; #3 is my personal fave: Continue reading

Yes, @Facebook, it IS graphic violence (Trigger warning)

Domestic abuseOne of the issues central to the campaign to have violently misogynist and completely inappropriate content removed from Facebook is the question of what constitutes:

  • hate speech or symbol
  • graphic violence
  • nudity or pornography

Four paragraphs below this one is a screenshot. At the top of the  screenshot is a “poster” of a woman who appears to have been shot in the head and is either bleeding to death or has already bled to death. The caption says: “I like her for her brains.”

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Some down. A long way to go. (Trigger warning)

Report_ I like her brainsOn May 25, shortly after I posted “I’m confused Facebook….”, Facebook took down the “tape her at rape her” image for which I was temporarily blocked after I posted it with a link to the open letter (demanding “swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook),”  on my AmazingWomenRock Facebook page.

In fact, Facebook went one step further and took down the entire Offensive Humor at its Best page, on which the original image (as well as the one at right) had appeared since February.

Facebook has also removed many of the images depicting, inciting, and legitmizing violence against women that were originally identified in the open letter created by  Women, Action, & Media (WAM), The Everyday Sexism Project and writer/activist Soraya Chemaly. 

Thank you Facebook, for removing those images. Continue reading

I’m confused Facebook… (Trigger warning)

I was temporarily blocked from Facebook on Wednesday, May 22, for posting this image on my AmazingWomenRock Facebook page in support of the open letter campaign jointly spearheaded by Women, Action, & Media (WAM), The Everyday Sexism Project and writer/activist Soraya Chemaly:

Tape her and rape her big

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Blocked for being a “bad girl?” (Trigger warning)

AWR when blockedI was temporarily blocked from Facebook (i.e. access to my personal account and my four pages) on Wednesday, May 22.

It happened after I posted content in support of an open letter demanding “swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook.”

Was I given the Facebook equivalent of a slap on the wrist for being a “bad girl?” Or was Facebook legitimately trying to enforce its community standards, particularly in the aftermath of the open letter?

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How to report hate speech on Facebook

Here’s how to report spam or inappropriate content on Facebook:

  1. Hover at the top right hand corner of the post (see pink arrow on the screen shot below)
    1) Hover top right hand corner of the post
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