Facebook, which already polices and censors images of illegal activities like breastfeeding and child pornography has now decided that posting anything that dares to question feminism constitutes hate speech and will be removed from the site.
From their statement:
Recently there has been some attention given to Facebook’s content policy. The current concern, voiced by Women, Action and The Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and the coalition they represent, has focused on content that targets women with images and content that threatens or incites gender-based violence or hate.
Facebook is not the first internet organization to decide that questioning feminism constitutes hate speech. Symantec blocks sites that are critical of feminism and that openly support boys and men, including sites whose purpose is to assist boys and men who have been the victim of sexual assault!
Obviously, JudgyBitch is on the list of banned sites. Paul Elam at A Voice for Men has some serious concerns about Facebook’s decision to cave in to a small but vocal minority of radical feminists attempting to create a new world order in which women can never be criticized for anything ever.
What is happening, and it is going to happen more swiftly than you can imagine, is that just as we have seen in academia, in the military, in many workplaces and more recently in the secular community, feminists are using whatever tools are at their disposal to ensure that their narrative is the only one allowed.
Let’s take a look at what that narrative is, in a little more detail. We’ll keep the feminist focus on gender based violence and hate. Let’s go for a little swim through the underbelly of Facebook. Just to be clear, nothing you are about to see or read will be prohibited under the new Facebook policy.
I’m sticking mostly to images here, as they tell the story quite beautifully, and quite frankly, reading the quotes was making me a little ill. Ready?
Let’s start with single mothers.
Sirs, please remove your heads from your anal cavities and wash the shit out of your mouths before attempting to talk to women. Please and thank you.
That is ONE Facebook page. Just one. There are lots more.
Here’s one for bad boyfriends. The bad girlfriends one will obviously be protected.
Here we have just general ranting against boys. Rantings against girls will be prohibited.
Here are a few lovely ladies dreaming of murder. Ruminations of the dismemberment of your ex-wife will be prohibited.
Lady Gaga, my hero! She called 911 because she just killed her boyfriend. I hope Chris Brown has no plans for an “I just killed my girlfriend” song. That will be prohibited, for sure!
Here are some pages that consider men to be less intelligent, along with one or two incitements to violence.
Here are some pages declaring female supremacy with accompanying incitements to violence. These are acceptable. Declare male supremacy and you will be banned.
The ever lovely and ever inspiring “Divorce Cake” industry, in which decapitation seems rather popular, and we totally know cutting a man’s head off is just fair play, right? No violence or hate there.
A bit more female supremacy.
Tracey Darling Actually… pigs are more intelligent.
Here’s a suggestion from Rabid Feminist on Facebook.
You know why this whole shitstorm doesn’t really bother me all that much?
Young people are abandoning Facebook in droves. Their minds cannot be reached by the radicals who wish to dictate what they may and may not think. The oldies have taken over, and the kids don’t want to be friends with the “get off my lawn brigade”.
This week’s Economist has a story about the emergence of liberalism in Britain’s youth population, but they use the word differently than North Americans do. Liberalism is not being liberal in the sense of being extremely accommodating and generous with state monies.
Liberalism in the British sense means personal freedom, rule of law, active but accountable government, free but responsible markets, mutual toleration and equal concern for all.
And it is the younger generation that is liberal.
Polling by YouGov shows that those aged 18 to 24 are more likely than older people to consider social problems the responsibility of individuals rather than government. They are deficit hawks. They care about the environment, but are also keen on commerce: more supportive of the privatisation of utilities, more likely to reject government attempts to ban branding on cigarette packets and more likely to agree that Tesco, Britain’s supermarket giant, “has only become so large by offering customers what they want”.
As has always been the case, the young have different beliefs than the older generation, but they are less likely to go to the polls to express those beliefs in a concrete way. That will change as they get older. And they are a voting block to be reckoned with.
Barack Obama would not have been elected in 2008 except for his ability to mobilize that youth block. In the 2012 election, young republicans headed to the polls to try and defeat him. The state of nations will come increasingly to depend on those young voters.
And those voters are precisely the ones who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about Facebook. The young don’t like being told what to think and what they are allowed to read or see, especially not by ideologues who have been a key part of why they face hardships their own parents did not.
Facebook is nailing its own coffin shut by further alienating the young in service to rabid feminism.
The day Facebook dies is the day I’ll bake a divorce cake. We’ll cut Facebook’s head off. And enjoy every minute of it.
Fuck you, Facebook.
Lots of love,