THIS is how Facebook views women?
Upon learning about a photo (that depicted a woman with her legs spread wide over a set of train-tracks, apparently ready to take the blow of a train barreling towards her), I flagged it for it's content as "hate-oriented". Facebook's dashboard support then replied with, "Thank you for your report. We carefully reviewed the photo you reported, but found it doesn't violate our community standard on hate speech so we didn't remove it".
I have stated my "severe dissatisfaction" with the lack of removal, or even acknowledgement that these photos make it okay within our own "safe", social community for slut-shaming, demeaning women, and hate-speech, and I will not keep quiet about this. Photos like this shared on Facebook allow for the patriarchal society we live in to perpetuate, and I'm done sitting down and accepting this as "okay": if Facebook allows these kinds of images, this is obviously how they view women (and furthermore, allowing these hateful images makes it okay for this organization to not make much mention of those who take it to the next level with spreading child pronography on this social networking site). Facebook's "Community Standard" for Hate Speech is as follows: "Facebook does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech. While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition".
I didn't sign up for this shit, and I want it gone.
Stop allowing hate-speech and media on the social networking site. Allowing users to continually belittle, demean and abuse others through images and video makes it acceptable for others to do so, and this is wrong.
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