Why isn’t it hate speech if it’s about women?

I’m also Not On Facebook and find its policy on Free Speech very dangerous. People who believe rape and violence against women are suitable subjects for humour are sick and should take a serious look at their attitudes on humanity, half of which is female. On Twitter @EverydaySexism is vociferously campaigning against Facebook’s continued willingness to publish these sickening images and its continued reluctance to remove them.

Emily L. Hauser - In My Head

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PLEASE SEE VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE, HERE.

I am famously Not On Facebook (well, “famously” among you folks, anyway), but not being on Facebook doesn’t mean that I’m entirely unaware of the phenomenon. And it strikes me that, much like Twitter, there are probably nearly as many “Facebooks” as there are users, all the various different little cultures that have been created and propagated on that platform, most users largely unaware of most of the other cultures that exist right along beside them (kind of like, you know: in the Real World).

Which is why I’ll bet most Facebook users have no idea how much vile, violent anti-woman hate speech is posted there daily, under the guise of free speech and/or “humor.”

This week, Soraya Chemaly, Jaclyn Friedman and Laura Bates posted an open letter to Facebook on HuffPo that reads in part:

We are calling on Facebook users to contact advertisers whose…

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