Head’s up: this post is SFW – all explicit images are on imgur and you have to click a link to open them. Those images are NSFW.
Update: I posted a link to a blog that contained my image and was banned for 72 hrs from Facebook.
As many of you know, I am still suspended from Twitter for daring to tweet Jessica Valenti’s own words back at her. Futrelle has cried feminist tears all over his blog insisting that I was suspended for creating a Poe of Valenti, and apparently checking something as rigorous as the date on a Tweet is far too involved for Davey-boy and his journalism know-how. That level of fact-checking is just not reasonable.
According to Futrelle, a tweet sent August 1st, caused a suspension December 24th? In the meantime, I was false flagged repeatedly, suspended, suspended again while suspended, restored and then suspended again. Nah, there’s no campaign of harassment. Not at all.
I am not the only one subjected to harassment on social media. Feminist haters have targeted two of my friends on Facebook, and falsely reported their images as abusive or inappropriate. For those of you who are not entirely clear, a false flagging campaign is when feminist harassers choose a single image, no matter what that image actually contains, and report it to social media moderators as abusive. There used to be a feature on Tweetdeck that allowed users to see if an image had been reported as abuse, and my initial suspension on Twitter was triggered, I believe, by me posting an image of a wedding cake. I could see that the image had been reported, and within hours, I was suspended. That would have been in late August of last year. The wedding was on Labor Day weekend and the cake was fucking awesome!
Here are the two images that my Facebook friends John Gormley and Jasmin Newman posted to their walls, which were then reported for containing nudity.
And that is what false flagging as a means of harassment looks like. Feminist haters are trying to get Facebook to ban John and Jasmine because they do not like John and Jasmine having their own thoughts and daring to challenge feminism. Here is an image one of the precious little things sent John:
Who are the harassers threatening violence again?
In light of the #FreeTheNipple campaign on social media, in which feminists bare their breasts as a means of defiance and empowerment, and in light of feminists false flagging anti-feminists by claiming their images contain nudity, I decided to test my page for trolls and I posted a partially nude selfie to my blog. You can see the image here.
I was suspended within, what …. 45 minutes? The image was reported as containing nudity, which it did, in fact, contain. But at the exact same time that feminists are claiming the right to bare their breasts, they are reporting an anti-feminist for doing exactly that thing. And not only did I post a nude, I did not make any effort to filter or photoshop out the effects of birthing and breastfeeding three children.
Feminists: willing to celebrate women’s bodies in all their shapes and sizes as long as those women follow the fascist regime of feminism. Ooh, with conditions like that, who could refuse?
Of course, Futrelle picked up the story, and whined about how some tit pics were acceptable and others were not, failing to distinguish between pics sent to individual men privately as a means of manipulation and pics plastered over social media to make a broader point about feminist censorship and harassment. It kind of makes me laugh whenever Futrelle writes about how I suck at PR, because A) he’s writing about me, and B) how much effort does it take to click open the masthead and read my actual job title? Fact-checking: not Futrelle’s strong suit. Then again, he is a feminist, even if he did lapse one time, and feminists are allergic to facts. You know a Pulitzer is not in your future when noticing dates and confirming job titles is too complex to handle.
My Facebook page has now been restored, my selfie is all over Twitter and my piece is making feminists cry over at Buzzfeed. They are all so classy, too. Check this comment out:
What a perfect little feminist: crass, rude, and cluelessly hypocritical. I have another piece I’m going to put up over there. Might as well get banned as many places as I can.
Every time they try to silence me, I only get stronger.
Lots of love,