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Join @EverydaySexism and many others as we say NO to Rape and Domestic Violence content on @Facebook. http://t.co/2JS7SdcgPk #FBRAPE
We are supporting the campaign calling on Facebook to Stop Gender-Based Hate Speech!
"Specifically, we are referring to groups, pages and images that explicitly condone or encourage rape or domestic violence or suggest that they are something to laugh or boast about. Pages currently appearing on Facebook include Fly Kicking Sluts in the Uterus, Kicking your Girlfriend in the Fanny because she won’t make you a Sandwich, Violently Raping Your Friend Just for Laughs, Raping your Girlfriend and many, many more. Images appearing on Facebook include photographs of women beaten, bruised, tied up, drugged, and bleeding, with captions such as “This bitch didn’t know when to shut up” and “Next time don’t get pregnant.”
These pages and images are approved by your moderators, while you regularly remove content such as pictures of women breastfeeding, women post-mastectomy and artistic representations of women’s bodies.
It appears that Facebook considers violence against women to be less offensive than non-violent images of women’s bodies, and that the only acceptable representation of women’s nudity are those in which women appear as sex objects or the victims of abuse. Your common practice of allowing this content by appending a [humor] disclaimer to said content literally treats violence targeting women as a joke."
Let's do something about it: http://www.womenactionmedia.org/facebookaction/open-letter-to-facebook/
It’s 2013, but we are a long way off from equality between women and men in the UK. More and more of us are asking what’s taking so long?
Currently men outnumber women 4 to 1 in parliament and out of a cabinet of 23, only 4 are women.
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