Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New Posts on Facebook

There is so much media out today on this, I can barely keep up with reading it all, let alone posting it all, so I will start a list of my favorites.

Please comment with your own favorites and I will add them to the list.

Zero Tolerance for Rape Culture on Facebook: Elizabeth Hall Magill / Yo Mama

Facebook Vows to Stop Hate Speech Against Women, and Feminist Icon Sheryl Sandberg Says Nothing: Lauren Rankin / Policy Mic

"Facebook’s response to this feminist campaign has promise, but it is important to note that corporations often say one thing and do another, especially when it comes to equality and the public interest. The network of feminist activists that brought about this response needs to remain diligent and hold Facebook accountable to the promises they have made." ~Lauren Rankin

How Facebook Learned Rape is Bad for Business: Sandy Garossino / Huff Post

"On June 11th, the world's media will descend on San Francisco for Facebook's first shareholder meeting. Picture the PR disaster of them being met by a pandemonium of mothers brandishing giant placards of Rethaeh Parsons, Amanda Todd, and rape victims bound and gagged -- all displaying Facebook advertising by American Express and Dove. That's only one possible scenario of many.

The future of course is unpredictable. Whether Facebook can actually assert the needed control over its site is far from certain. But the #fbrape campaign demonstrated was that failure to do so can still inflict a mortal wound on the company."

Could the Facebook Win Be Feminism’s Tipping Point?: Jessica Valenti / The Nation

I’m hopeful but wary—the fact that such a campaign needed to be launched at all is a depressing indicator of where American culture is on sexual assault and violence against women.

Facebook Blocks Another Feminist Campaigner: Louise Pennington -the real sgm

However, acknowledging getting Facebook to acknowledge their misogyny and violence against women isn't enough. We need to keep supporting the amazing women who fronted the campaign by continuing to report offensive pages.

It is far too easy to assume that victory will change things immediately but that's the lazy way out.

We need to ensure that Facebook follows through with their promise to end misogyny.

We need to keep holding them accountable.

Far too often, we believe the promises made and do not enforce accountability.

We need to hold Facebook accountable today and forever.

NSFW: Facebook Says That Page Trafficking Women Doesn't Violate TOS: Slay Belle /Jezebel

I suppose these women — a large number of whom are victims of sex trafficking — aren't breastfeeding their children, but one might think that a graphic photo of a blowjob might, you know, violate Facebook's TOS against sexually explicit imagery. (And note — these two photos that I edited and included here as an example of what is being broadcast on that page are tame in comparison to some of the photographs, a series of which includes taking an underage'd girl's virginity, with close up shots a man's hand spreading her vulva for inspection.)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This is what is STILL UP on Facebook **Trigger warning

This is what a 10 minute search brought up tonight, after Facebook's official response.

Looks like they are taking this very seriously....

This was still up at 8:31 PST, Tuesday May 28th

This was still up at 8:31 PST, Tuesday May 28th

This was still up at 8:33 PST, Tuesday May 28th

This was still up at 8:33 PST, Tuesday May 28th

This was still up at 8:31 PST, Tuesday May 28th

My Other Ride Is Your Mom

I don't have the time or energy to look at more of these. But feel free to add to the collection.

Facebook Global Protest: Host LOVE not Hate

A collective of feminists & human rights activists from around the world have organized a global protest to spread awareness and mount additional pressure on Facebook to CHANGE. The protest was already scheduled for May 29-31 and will continue on those dates.

We have worked in solidarity with the #FBRape campaign. Both campaigns have been long in the works and were created to compliment each other. Despite their big win today, we have decided to move forward as planned.  Here's why.

We are asking all who write/blog to cover Facebook during these 3 days.

We are asking all feminist admins to post extensively about this on their FB pages May 29th-31.

Tweet it. Blog it. Pin in.

We have made it easy - more than 100 existing articles listed here for your posting convenience

Please use the logo above as your Facebook Profile picture during these days.

Global Protest WILL go on as scheduled

If your boyfriend repeatedly punches you in the face for 2 years, do you go ahead an marry him?

I mean, he promises, he'll stop.

That's about how I feel to Facebook's response today.

For several months now, a group of feminists and activists from around the world have been working on a global protest against Facebook's policies regarding hate speech and violence against women.

While no one is as tired of this campaign as I am, I would feel remiss if we did not move forward as planned. Writing a vague letter a week after a massive global campaign is not the same as changing your policies.

The issue with Facebook has been going on for years. Had it been a priority, they would have fixed it already.  In my dialogue with Facebook over the last 6 months or so, I was told many times that they were "working on it."

There is nothing going on here that they were not already aware of.  And as far as I can tell, many of the offensive pages and pictures still remain on their site.

We can't risk the life of another teenage girl based on Facebook's promise to do something different.

The protest will move on as scheduled.

We wish to congratulate Everyday Sexism, WAM! and Soraya Chemaly - as well as the many other  organizations and individual women and men who worked tirelessly on this campaign.

More than anything, this campaign brought radical awareness to the issue of violence against women and rape, especially as it pertains to social media. Their campaign was EPIC and is sure to go down in herstory.

We are now better organized and better connected than ever before. And that in and of itself is a HUGE victory.

For that, we owe a heap of gratitude and love to Laura Bates, Soraya Chemaly & Jaclyn Friedman.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Calling on feminist programmers: It’s time for a mass exodus from Facebook

This is how far things have come.

I have just been banned from FB for 7 days for posting a link to this event: We are closing our accounts!

Activists are being barred from their accounts and threatened with a permanent ban for organizing to protest misogynistic images and pages that promote rape, child porn, abuse, and even murder (a video of a woman being beheaded was circulated thousands of times and those who reported it were told that it doesn’t violate FB policy).

It seems that images promoting rape are perfectly okay, according to Facebook, but you can be banned for posting images of breastfeeding, such as this example here…

Despite countless articles and ongoing protest, Facebook continues to ban protestors and support hate speech and misogyny.

Remaining on the site helps generate ad money for Facebook. The only way to really hit the site where it will hurt is by leaving.

I’m not a programmer, but I am calling on programmers now. We need an alternative. I would love a place called (after Daenerys) or something to that effect. Would especially love a feminist-backed and/or managed social media alternative. If creating an alternative is unrealistic, then we need to find out what alternatives exist that can be promoted as the new domain for those who are absolutely fed up with this disgusting situation.

Social networking is invaluable in the modern age, but being complicit in funding a corporate empire that allows rape culture, child abuse, hate speech, silencing of activists, and shaming of mothers has got to stop.

Here’s my call to programmers of the world: I, for one, will switch tomorrow. The online protest against Facebook has thousands of supporters and is growing exponentially every day. Your time would be well spent.

See original post at When women were warriors

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Still Not Shutting Up

Dear Facebook:

When you allow people, be it humorously or in seriousness, to promote raping and abusing women, you imply that it is okay to rape and abuse women. Therefore, to me, you imply that it is okay to rape or abuse me, my sister, my eight-month-old niece, my friends, my acquaintances, my fellow students, my coworkers, the woman who sells me coffee in the morning, the woman I check books out from at the library, my teachers, the lady in line ahead of me in rush hour, and every other woman I know. I disagree. I do not think it is okay to rape or abuse any of these women, or anyone at all.

Stop telling the world it is.

I stand in support of Feminist Admins’ Global Protest: May 29-31. I stand against rape and abuse. And I am going to stay right here and keep telling you so until those of you who are in control get it into your heads that rape and abuse are not okay.

Facebook has such a broad influence on contemporary life. We use it to connect with friends, tell each other how our days went, plan parties. Those who make decisions about what is allowed on Facebook have an unprecedented opportunity to influence mass culture by telling the world that violence against women is not all right.

So because you’re so powerful, Facebook, I’m asking more from you. I’m not asking you to just pull this offensive, horrific content from your website.

I want an affirmative statement that Facebook supports equality for women in all forms of speech, including humor.

I don’t want you to just stop being negative; use your power and do something positive. Make a change. You have the power to do it.

What exactly is stopping you?



From the new blog Still Not Shutting Up

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Enough is Enough: Zero Tolerance for Rape Culture on Facebook.

Picture via Femen Facebook Page

When I signed up for Facebook many years ago, I never dreamed that it would result in…death and rape threats.

Many of us have been fighting Facebook’s policies for years. Thus far, nothing much has changed.

I for one am exhausted by this fight. But every time I think of giving up, I remember what we are fighting for: our girls. For those of us who are survivors, we are also reclaiming what was taken from us. We are saying, “Not again.”

Last week, a collective of over 100 feminist and human rights organizations from around the world published an Open Letter to Facebook, which ends thus:

“In a world in which hundreds of thousands of women are assaulted daily and where intimate partner violence remains one of the leading causes of death for women around the world, it is not possible to sit on the fence. We call on Facebook to make the only responsible decision and take swift, clear action on this issue, to bring your policy on rape and domestic violence into line with your own moderation goals and guidelines.”

Too many of us have experienced sexual trauma during our lifetime. We are at a tipping point where violence against women can either massively increase or decrease. Our actions during these next weeks of protest are critically important.

Please join the #FBRape campaign on Twitter and follow here for upcoming global protests.

Facebook does not have to be a platform for rapists and men who abuse women. By removing images that promote violence against women, we are sending a bigger message to our culture at large. Rape and violence against women are unacceptable, and will no longer be tolerated in any form.

Read Full Article at Elephant Journal: Enough is Enough

Great Protest - Keep Going Friends!

"When we shrink our demands to what we think is politically achievable, it actually undermines our ability to succeed." ~Ai-Jen Poo

(This picture has been on my computer for many years and unfortunately I don't remember the name of the artist - if you do, please let me know!)

Friday, May 24, 2013

For those who want to log off Facebook

Global Protest growing:  Close down your account for 24 hours in protest to Facebook´s lack of action when it comes to removing rape pages, images and rape- and violence jokes against women.

Facebook is sending out the message that it is OK to rape and degrade girls and women, but the female body and breastfeeding is offensive and needs to be censored.

We are saying NO to this and closing our account for 24 hours.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

10 Pictures you are NOT Seeing on #FBrape ***Trigger Warning

If you are a survivor of any kind, log off this blog. 

I did not want to write this, but I felt I had to.

Today I watched Laura Bates of Everyday Sexism and Jaclyn Friedman of WAM! interviewed on Huffington Post Live about their successful Facebook ad campaign. Both women did a tremendous job in the midst of what I would consider some pretty heavy trivialization of this campaign

I mean, really, 3 out of the 5 pictures the host used to demonstrate what we were protesting were completely ridiculous.  One was a picture of cats.  We are not talking about cats.  We are talking about the rape and abuse of women and girls.  

There have been campaigns in the past to deal with this issue, and we are, again, dealing with it.

That's why, personally, I don't want to be on Facebook. The site reminds me of an abusive boyfriend who keeps promising to stop hitting me.

Of course, he doesn't.  But he can play nice for long enough to make you think he might. And he's pretty good at making you think that you are the problem.  

What is missing from this debate are the women, myself included, who have been threatened with death and rape for protesting Facebook's policies.

Therefore, it is completely unacceptable in my mind that we should even have to *ask* advertisers to consider taking down their ads, let alone argue with them about it.  

Why wouldn't they just pull them?  Is this really something that needs to be thought over?

The photos that were posted to the Rapebook page, were pictures of *actual* women who had been beat up, with a very clear message intended for us if we did not remove the protest page. Here is one example:

Picture 1: One of many pictures posted to Rapebook of *actual women beat up. Not photoshopped. Not memes.  Trophy pictures. 

These pictures obviously came from somewhere

Most of these were too horrible to post anywhere. But I think they are an important part of this discussion.  It's easy to make light of memes. (Well, not for me, but apparently for some people it is.)

So, let me try to describe for you some of what we saw, posted to our Facebook page.

Picture 2: An obvious gang rape in action
A young teen girl in the frame with two grown men, her face in obvious tortured pain. One man holds back her arms.  She is naked, her breasts still developing. No pubic hair in site as the other man spreads her legs apart: one hand between them, the other yanking her ponytail back.  

Picture 3: Forced Blowjobs
A woman forced to her knees, in between two men who are in various stages of undress. One man is naked behind her, you can see the shadow from his penis and some public hair. He is yanking her hair back, her head tilted at an obscene angle so she can service the other man, whose pants are off. The expression on her pained face is anything but consensual. 

Picture 4: More forced blowjobs by a child
A newly developing girl with breasts the size of peas has her hands held behind her back and her legs bound.  Her body looks around 12-years of age, her hipbones bulge out of her thin body.  The man is forcing his entire penis into her mouth, where you can see part of it bulging out of her cheek.  It is impossible to see the expression on her face because he has her bound and held down smack down on his genitals.  

Picture 5: An obvious rape scene
Picture a young girl on the floor sobbing.  Her breasts are just starting to develop.  She's in some sort of an awkward position on the floor with her legs spread apart and you can see part of the man's penis which he appears to be forcing her to stroke.  

Picture 6: Another obvious rape scene from behind
The woman's face is in agony as he pulls her hair back and forces into her from behind.

Picture 7: Rape of a child
This shot includes several people. There are at least 2 men based on the sizes of their arms. One is very large, and his tattooed arm pulls back her hair.  The girl is small and naked.  She is newly developing, visibly crying and scared.  You can tell from her face that she has been crying for a while.  She does not have pubic hair yet.  The other man's hand is up, as if to strike her.  

Shall I go on? Because I can.  Unfortunately this is just a small sample.  

And then there are the pictures we found elsewhere...

Picture 8: A gang bang
One woman and countless men. All holes on her body are being penetrated by the 5 erect penises in site.  Both hands are working on the other two.  Perhaps consensual - hard to tell with porn - but does this need to be on Facebook?

Picture 9: A picture of a child's naked vagina
Yes, a child. Perhaps 10 or 11 years of age. No hips. No pubic hair yet. A little girl vagina.  And many more off to the side.  

Picture 10: A little girl posing in her underwear
This seems like a picture perhaps a parent took of a girl no more than 6-7 years.  It clearly got into the wrong hands.  One comment on this particular page, filled with images of girls in various stages of development or in this case no development at all, reads, "I want to see little girls nude".  

As the recent rape videos posted to the site show, Facebook has become a platform for actual violence against women. 

Many of us took an enormous amount of flack for our work on Rapebook. We were essentially told we were making a big deal out of nothing

We could not share much of what we saw on other pages or even what was posted to our page because much of it did involve children.  

But what we experienced was not trivial.  This campaign is not trivial. Rape and violence against women is happening every minute of every day all over the globe. Facebook does not - and should not - be a platform to promote this violence.

So I hope women and men will make this campaign a priority. And, I hope advertisers will reconsider spending even a dime on Facebook.  

As I said, I did not want to write this, but I felt I had to.

I wish I never saw the pictures that I viewed on Facebook. Part of me wishes I had never taken up this fight at all. 

But I have a daughter. And God Damn it, Enough is enough.

As I said previously in my last letter to Facebook:

Facebook does not have to be a platform for rapists, pedophiles, men who beat up and kill women or other criminals. The way I see things now, Facebook is no better than a hotel owner who rents out a room to a creepy man with a half-naked child and listens to her scream while he counts his money.

Dove, Vistaprint and Audible: His money is coming from you.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rape: Three in three women are harmed.

The WAM! Everyday Sexism Campaign is going extremely well.  There is a campaign wins & updates link on their page. 

Don't forget to post about it on your FB pages, Tweet it, Pin it, blog about it.

In order for this campaign to be successful, it needs our full support.

It is also important that we continue to follow up with advertisers and don't let them get by with some of the excuses we have seen thus far. (ie, "Just report it, again.")  

Thanks, we've been doing that for 3 years!

I also hope that we do not lose focus as to WHY we are doing this.

As with most of us, this is extremely personal for me. As with many of us, I have been at the receiving end of various types of male violence.  It's easy to compartmentalize violence against women. At times we have to, just to stay sane. 

So, I invite you to read, or re-read, this very important essay by Christa Parravani: In my twin sister’s rape, there were many victims

"When you hear or see a story about rape or read a statistic about sexual violence against women, multiply the number of people harmed. Be conservative, if you must. Assume that two other women loved or depended on each woman or girl who was violated. So, for one rape, three are injured. And one in three women are assaulted worldwide. So, what’s that?

Three in three women are harmed."

Christa Parravani, at right, with her twin sister, Cara. “Cara’s rapist struck every person who ever loved her,” Parravani writes.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Open Letter to Facebook: Take Action To End Gender-Based Hate Speech on Facebook

Click here to take action!

May 21, 2013

An Open Letter to Facebook:

We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook. Specifically, we call on you, Facebook, to take three actions:

-Recognize speech that trivializes or glorifies violence against girls and women as hate speech and make a commitment that you will not tolerate this content.

-Effectively train moderators to recognize and remove gender-based hate speech.

-Effectively train moderators to understand how online harassment differently affects women and men, in part due to the real-world pandemic of violence against women.

To this end, we are calling on Facebook users to contact advertisers whose ads on Facebook appear next to content that targets women for violence, to ask these companies to withdraw from advertising on Facebook until you take the above actions to ban gender-based hate speech on your site.

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. In addition, women’s political speech, involving the use of their bodies in non-sexualized ways for protest, is regularly banned as pornographic, while pornographic content – prohibited by your own guidelines – remains. 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.

The latest global estimate from the United Nations Say No to Violence Campaign is that the percentage of women and girls who have experienced violence in their lifetimes is now up to an unbearable 70%. In a world in which this many girls and women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, allowing content about raping and beating women to be shared, boasted and joked about contributes to the normalisation of domestic and sexual violence, creates an atmosphere in which perpetrators are more likely to believe they will go unpunished, and communicates to victims that they will not be taken seriously if they report.

According to a UK Home Office Survey, one in five people think it is acceptable in some circumstances for a man to hit or slap his wife or girlfriend in response to her being dressed in sexy or revealing clothes in public. And 36% think a woman should be held fully or partly responsible if she is sexually assaulted or raped whilst drunk. Such attitudes are shaped in part by enormously influential social platforms like Facebook, and contribute to victim blaming and the normalisation of violence against women.

Although Facebook claims, in a narrowly-defined defense of free speech, not to be involved in challenging norms or censoring people’s speech, you have in place procedures, terms and community guidelines that you interpret and enforce.Facebook prohibits hate speech and your moderators deal with content that is violently racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic every day. Your refusal to similarly address gender-based hate speech marginalizes girls and women, sidelines our experiences and concerns, and contributes to violence against them. Facebook is an enormous social network with more than a billion users around the world, making your site extremely influential in shaping social and cultural norms and behaviors.

Facebook’s response to the many thousands of complaints and calls to address these issues has been inadequate. You have failed to make a public statement addressing the issue, respond to concerned users, or implement policies that would improve the situation. You have also acted inconsistently with regards to your policy on banning images, in many cases refusing to remove offensive rape and domestic violence pictures when reported by members of the public, but deleting them as soon as journalists mention them in articles, which sends the strong message that you are more concerned with acting on a case-by-case basis to protect your reputation than effecting systemic change and taking a clear public stance against the dangerous tolerance of rape and domestic violence.

In a world in which hundreds of thousands of women are assaulted daily and where intimate partner violence remains one of the leading causes of death for women around the world, it is not possible to sit on the fence. We call on Facebook to make the only responsible decision and take swift, clear action on this issue, to bring your policy on rape and domestic violence into line with your own moderation goals and guidelines.


Laura Bates, The Everyday Sexism Project

Soraya Chemaly, Writer and Activist

Jaclyn Friedman, Women, Action & the Media (WAM!)

Angel Band Project

Anne Munch Consulting, Inc.

Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme

Black Feminists

The Body is Not An Apology


Catharsis Productions

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

Collective Action for Safe Spaces

Collective Administrators of Rapebook


End Violence Against Women Coalition

The EQUALS Coalition

Fem 2.0

Feminist Peace Network

The Feminist Wire

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over the World


Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Lauren Wolfe, Director of WMC’s Women Under Siege

Media Equity Collaborative

No More Page 3


The Pixel Project

Rape Victim Advocates

Social Media Week

SPARK Movement

Stop Street Harassment

Take Back the Tech!

Tech LadyMafia

Time To Tell

The Uprising of Women in the Arab World


The Voices and Faces Project

The Women’s Media Center

Women’s Networking Hub

The Women’s Room

Click here to take action!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Facebook: Rape is fine, but NO NIPPLES!!

John Currin (B. 1962), Bea Arthur Naked, oil on canvas, painted in 1991. Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,500,000. (John Currin/Christie's)

Today, I was notified of 2 Facebook articles that couldn't have bee more different.

Bea Arthur’s Boobs Got Us Booted From Facebook and Horrifying new trend: Posting rapes to Facebook.

Why is it that a painting of natural breasts was removed - and caused the page and 23 Admins to be BANNED but there was an actual video of a 12-year-old-girl being raped posted to Facebook for an unknown period of time?

None of the articles I read today mentioned a Facebook ban for any of the boys (aka Rapists) or anyone else who may have posted and/or shared the video of the rape. (And I will not use the word "alleged" rapists because a video of a rape is a rape, not an alleged rape.) 

Which begs the question, has anyone posting pictures or videos of an actual rape been banned from Facebook? What about the 32,000 Facebook shares of the baby "porn" [aka RAPE] video?

As I said in a previous article:

Facebook, perhaps you should reconsider your policies. You “protect” our nipples but promote the mutilation of our vaginas. Are the lives of women worth so little to you?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Links to Open Letters

Global Alliance against Minor Exploitation (G.A.M.E.) Open Letter To Facebook, the international media, NGO's and the general public

WAM! Open Letter to Facebook - signed by over 100 feminist & human rights organizations

Dear Facebook: still not shutting up

Take Action To End Gender-Based Hate Speech on Facebook


The Unbearable Misogyny of Facebook and Why I'm Quitting It :

Dear Sheryl Sandberg: Stop child predators from using Facebook for cyberstalking (including Amanda Todd’s mother)

Facebook attempts to shut down the voice of The Uprising of Women in the Arab World:انتفاضة-المرأة-في-العالم-العربي/press-release-facebook-attempts-to-shut-down-the-voice-of-the-uprising-of-women-/487315971299231


Demand Facebook Remove Pages That Promote Sexual Violence:

Petition facebook to remove material that promotes rape culture:

Facebook: Change your policies to reduce violence against women:

Demand a Reporting Function for Child Sexual Abuse Content on Facebook:

Stop Child Porn on Facebook:

Facebook Needs A Report Option For Child Abusive Material:

FB Must Reconsider Sexist Policies 

Facebook, Inc.: Stop your misogynist and anti-feminist censorship!

Facebook: Ban misogynistic pages, even those labeled "controversial humor."  
Please leave a comment if you know of a petition we missed.

List of Articles Detailing Problems at Facebook

Woman takes on Facebook to stop inflammatory rape posts: Anna Canzano / KATU Channel 2 news

The story of a feminist take-over of a Facebook page / Feminist at Sea

Inside Facebook's Outsourced Anti-Porn and Gore Brigade, Where 'Camel Toes' are More Offensive Than 'Crushed Heads': Adrian Chen / Gawker-are-more-offensive-than-crushed-heads

The dark side of Facebook: Emma Barnett & Iain Hollingshead / The Telegraph

Facebook’s Refusal to Shut Down Video of Woman’s Murder Disgusts Public [Graphic adult content]: Dean Spencer / The American Complaint Department

Facebook faces new privacy criticism, moderators can see info: Leigh Goessl / Digital Journal

My Placenta vs. Jay-Z (TRIGGER WARNING: Violent Images): Svea Boyda-Vikander / Mama to Mama

Facebook shutters page that taunted lawmaker's push to curb military rape: Bill Briggs / NBC News

Horrifying new trend: Posting rapes to Facebook: Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon

Bea Arthur’s Boobs Got Us Booted From Facebook: Brian Ries / Daily Beast

Coalition: Time for Facebook to take responsibility for gender-based hate speech: Emmily Bristol / Fem2.0

Coalition: Facebook Must Stop Gender-Based Hate Speech: Vitamin W

Activists Demand Facebook Stop Glorifying Violence Against Girls and Women: Robin Marty / Reality Check

Fighting hate speech against women on Facebook: Jane Martinson / The Guardian

'Day Of Nude On Facebook': French Users Protest Censorship With Bare-Skinned Photos: Sara Gates / Huff Post

Facebook's Hate Speech Problem: Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon

Taking Facebook to Task: Michele Kort / Ms Magazine

End gender based hate speech on Facebook: Jane Osmond / Women's Views on News

Social Media Week amongst those to sign an open letter to Facebook against representation of rape and domestic violence: Ishbel Macleod / The Drum

Activists Pressure Companies To Boycott Facebook Over Its Content Promoting Violence Against Women: Tara Culp-Ressler / Think Progress

Cyber Bullying of Rape Victims – Modern Day Version of Stoning: Emma Saloranta / Girls' Globe

Consumers urge brands to boycott Facebook over domestic violence: Nicola Kemp / Marketing Magazine

Facebook’s Anti-Woman Hate-Speech Hypocrisy?: Caroline Linton / The Daily Beast

The Three Companies ignoring the #FBrape campaign: Katie / Feministing

Does Facebook have a 'violence against women' problem?: Aljazeera

Consumers urge brands to boycott Facebook over domestic violence: Nicola Kemp / Brand Republic

Consumers urge brands to boycott Facebook over domestic violence: Storify

Feminists to Facebook: Rape Is No Laughing Matter: Elizabeth Plank / Policy Mic

Chicago teens arrested for allegedly filming gang rape of 12-year-old: Kevin Morris / Daily Dot

Facebook's violently sexist pages are an opportunity for feminists: mer O'Toole / The Guardian

A hairy scapegoat and cyber misogyny: darielleisastrumpet / The Strumpet Post

Facebook hate speech should have advertisers running: Laura Slattery / Irish Times

The #FBrape Campaign: Fighting Against Gender-Based Hate Speech on Facebook: Purposefully Scarred: Hope for Survivors of Abuse

Facebook and Censorship's Slippery Slope: Harry Cheadle / Vice

Facebook Has Power; They’re Not Using It Well: Ty Slobe / SPARK

We’re Holding Facebook Accountable. Join Us.: Rosie / Make Me a Sammich

Why isn’t it hate speech if it’s about women?: Emily L. Hauser / In My Head

This is How Brands Should Be Reacting to the #FBRape Campaign: Imran Siddiquee / MissRepresentation 

I Helped Start the #FBRape Campaign Because We Must Not Tolerate Facebook's Allowance of Horrifying Pictures Showing Violence Against Women: Laura Bates / xoJane

Facebook Rape Campaign Ignites Twitter: Boycott Threats From #FBrape Get Advertisers’ Attention: Christopher Zara / International Business Times

Facebook Rejects Breast Cancer Ad For Violating Ban Against ‘Adult Products’: Igor Volsky / Think Progress

Tables turned: Facebook hit with social media campaign over sexist content: Emma Woolley / The Globe and Mail

Facebook: Where Graphic Violence Against Women is A-Okay.: General Gubbins 

Show FB some defiance. Tell them to stop censoring this pic:SaraJoyM / TwitLonger

Facebook can't keep turning a blind eye to the women-haters it enables: Jane Fae / NewStatesman

I’m confused Facebook… (Trigger warning) Life Out of a Box

Why I'm Supporting the #FBRape Campaign: Jarrah Hodge / Gender Focus

#FBrape: Campaign against anti-women Facebook groups: Kristin Shorten /

Facebook video investigated after ‘bullied’ Italian girl leaps to her death: Tom Kington / The TelegraphWhat you need to know about #FBRape: Marc Peters / Masculinity U

Sexism is real: The Everyday Sexism Project: Haji Mohamed Dawjee / Mail & Guardian Africa's Best Read

Hey Facebook, rape is not a punchline: Clementine Ford / Daily Life

Why You Should Listen To EverydaySexism (TW): Geoff's Shorts

Calling on feminist programmers: It’s time for a mass exodus from Facebook: when women were warriors

Sheryl Sandberg & #FBRape: A Case Study in the Failure of Corporate Feminism to Combat Misogyny: Amy Fried Ph.D / OpEd News

Facebook sexism campaign attracts thousands online: Zoe Kleinman / BBC

Nationwide pulls Facebook advertising after consumer backlash: Nicola Kemp / Marketing Magazine

Dove in Twitter storm as ‘self esteem’ ads appear next to images of battered women: Cheryl Latham / Metro

Facebook faces rising criticism for allegedly misogynist photo policies (Graphic content / trigger warning): William Wolfe-Wylie / O Canada

How funny is this, Facebook?: Association for Progressive Communications

Rape Jokes on Facebook Aren't Funny, Zuckerberg: Glen Canning / Huff Post

Signal Boost: Glen Canning and Facebook’s Moral Compass: Julie Gillis

Honouring Rehtaeh Parsons: The News

Facebook Says It Failed to Bar Posts With Hate Speech: Tanzina Vega /NY Times

Enough is Enough: Zero Tolerance for Rape Culture on Facebook: Trista Hendren / Elephant Journal

Facebook agrees to block sexual assault 'humor': Nidhi Subbaraman / NBC News

Facebook finally addresses its rape culture: Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon

Questioning Facebook: Can't Delete Me Here / Living with Memories (TRIGGER WARNING Pro-incest pages)

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Nackt geht gar nicht, geknebelt schon: Sü 

Facebook, blogger contro il social per i messaggi di odio contro le donne: Stefania Prandi /

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