On 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