Here’s a short (about three-minutes) video I put together for the What I See project with the help of (in order of appearance): Carolyn Theriault, Daniela Lambert, Georgia Lewis, Judith Carter, Jesta Phoenix, Judy Matte-Thompson, Maria K. Lawton, Kathleen Musso, Kim Noce, Laura Littlefield Bush, Mary Murphy, Sunny Jones, Kate Burke, Molly Bainbridge, Robin Adair, Sue Rosen, Padi Mayhew, May Tartoussy, Lynne Andersen, Noora Nasrallah, and my Mom Pinkie Patti.
You wouldn’t think one word at the end of a tweet from someone you don’t “know,” retweeted by someone else you don’t “know,” would make you cry. But it did.
Actually, to be honest, it was the combination of the tweet, the “DITTO!”, and the tune to which the tweet linked that made me cry.
Saskatchewan University students quip about two-thirds of the way through their going-viral video on sexist advertising (see below).
Well, yes. The fact that women continue to be objectified, sexualized (often violently), and unclothed (often appearing essentially naked) in mainstream advertising to sell everything from cars to cod IS ridiculous. Continue reading
- 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.”
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
Here’s how to report spam or inappropriate content on Facebook:
- Hover at the top right hand corner of the post (see pink arrow on the screen shot below)
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