A Swedish magazine published this article. It’s about what Facebook will and will not allow when we upload pictures. The result is frightening and the most of us know that this is just the tip of the iceberg that there are worse pictures that Facebook allows while they forbid images that are harmless. Anyone other then me who is tired of this shit????
"To the fatty running on the Westview track…" begins the Facebook screed that Closer would have us believe is inspiring, one for the ages. Closer has some things to learn.
A friend on facebook posted the original post and said it was “encouraging.” It angered me. It angered me because I struggle with the same condescending remarks daily. If this is your idea of encouraging me, then I rather you not say anything to me. Just STFU!!! You don’t know anything about me or my journey.
"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." - John Gilmore
Getting really tired of seeing my friends art censored on Facebook. I don’t really do nude photography myself, but I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that Facebook continually censors and deletes my friends…
Over the weekend, under the hashtag #twitterpurge, users took to Twitter to “expose” the nude photos they had of other people, with or without consent. The so-called purge primarily targeted girls and women. In other words, it was revenge porn.
As an attorney who helps clients remove revenge porn from the Internet, I recently got a call from a mother whose daughter had been contacted by a reporter for an interview. The 22-year-old learned from the reporter that four nude selfies of her had been featured on a site specifically for this kind of thing for nearly eight months and accumulated over 30,000 views. They had been posted with her full name, the name of the town where she lived, and with links to her Facebook and Twitter accounts. Above all of this information was a screed calling her a “cunt” and a “whore” and a “sick, suicidal bitch.”
That’s typical revenge porn; it’s bullying. “Porn” is a misnomer since it draws the focal point to the wrong spot, at least from the victim’s point of view. Victims have lost jobs, dropped out of school, moved, changed their names, attempted suicide, and more, after having their photos posted without consent. The nonconsensual exposition of privately taken or acquired images of a person, particularly nude images, coupled with assaultive language amounts to deeply damaging abuse.
“You were always so delicate,
morning dew and spider webs,
intricately woven and
beautifully put together,
when the light hit you just right
you became something else entirely —
an anomaly of convention
a glittering gold fleck in a dark brown iris,
one of those occurrences where
time stands still to stop and
appreciate the extraordinary.”—(via lucyquin)
“Every great loss demands that we choose life again. We need to grieve in order to do this. The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life. When we don’t grieve, a part of us becomes caught in the past…”—Rachel Naomi Remen (via quotethat)