Facebook Is Banning Women For Using These Words
In this day and age, when every day it seems another celebrity male is being called out for offensive sexual behavior, it certainly makes sense that women might rise up in anger and strike back...at least verbally. And according to The Daily Beast website, there are tons of women who are lashing out on social media:
"In the wake of the #MeToo movement, countless women have taken to Facebook to express their frustration and disappointment with men and have been promptly shut down or silenced, banned from the platform for periods ranging from one to seven days."
And what, exactly, are these women saying that would be so insulting, so offensive to get them a short term social media suspension? Well, it's not exactly George Carlin's seven offensive words that are causing all the trouble. To the contrary:
"When Marcia Belsky sarcastically replied “men are scum” to a friend’s Facebook post back in October, she never anticipated being banned from the platform for 30 days."
And more distaff anger. And not without similar penalty.
"I personally posted men are scum in November and I received a seven day ban. It’s still ongoing."
What? Scum? That was it? Oh no, there is more!
"Women have posted things as bland as 'all men are ugly,' and even 'all men are allegedly ugly' and had their posts removed. They’ve been locked out of their accounts for suggesting that...'all men are ugly,'"
And what does FB have to say for itself? Again, from The Daily Beast:
"...Facebook spokesperson said that the company is working hard to remedy any issues related to harassment on the platform and stipulated that all posts that violate community standards are removed. When asked why a statement such as 'men are scum' would violate community standards, a Facebook spokesperson said that the statement was a threat and hate speech...so it would rightfully be taken down.
But some women who have received these bans refuse to take their punishments lying down:
"Facebook’s banning policy itself ties into the #MeToo movement. 'How else can we have a genuine reaction to what’s going on? Facebook is absolutely silencing women.'"