Facebook’s Misogyny Problem
Facebook censors content all the time. Violent content. Racist content. Homophobic content. Anti-insert-your-religion-here content. They just have a problem in their interpretation of “violent,” “threatening” and “hate” when it applies to girls and women. What do you make of…”[Humor] Roses are red, violets are blue… I’ve got a knife, get in the van” or “Seeing a Pregnant Woman and Wanting to Punch Her In the Face” (47K) or “I just want to get drunk and punch the slut in the face”; or, accompanied by a photo of a woman down on her knees, hair gripped in a man’s hand…”got a sec you slut, Hit the deck you mut (sic)” ? Just about now someone is jumping up and down screaming “censorship!” “can’t you take a joke!” People can put up any pages they want and people can like any page they like. That goes without saying. But, that actually doesn’t mean Facebook has to tolerate it. They don’t tolerate lots of things. Misogyny however is arguably in their DNA.
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