I'm not going to quit Facebook.
I'll be honest, there are a couple of selfish reasons why I'm going to continue to utilize a company whose morals threaten to make Ted Nugent sound like a good guy. I like staying in contact with friends and family who I don't get to see regularly (yes - I could do this via another social networking service - but until THEY all move over too, well...) and a lot of my blog readers connect to my posts via Facebook. I'm no Dooce - I need every reader I can get.
But selfish reasons aside, there's a more compelling reason that I'm not quitting Facebook: I think Facebook sucks.
I also think that Facebook is not going away any time soon.
So I can take a stand, pack up my principals, and leave (which, to be honest, is exactly what Facebook probably wants from its less-than-cooperative users - after all, they kick people off for swimming upstream, and with 400,000,000 users, they certainly don't need me), or I can take a stand, gather my principals around me, and stay.
I don't plan to stay quietly.
I plan to regularly, methodically, and insistently expose Facebook's misogyny and lackluster corporate responsibility. I plan to blog, Tweet, and yes, use Facebook, to reach as many people as possible to work together to ask them to change.
Facebook has no reason to care if non-users think they suck. But if Facebookers start complaining, start suggesting, start reporting content that spreads hate and perpetuates inequality, then maybe, just maybe, Facebook will start to have reason to care.
We remove content that harasses an individual or group. Facebook also must honor requests to remove content that draws unwanted attention to specific people. To prevent this from happening in the future, please be careful to review the content of any group you administer.And,
Facebook thoroughly reviews every report we receive to determine whether or not the content violates ourI would consider a fan page dedicated to the hatred of women as containing content that "harasses an individual or group." And as a woman, I also have to say that the type of attention drawn to woman from such a group is "unwanted." They claim to "thoroughly review every report" they receive to determine if there's been a violation. I wonder how they could review this page, multiple times, and NOT conclude that it is "violent, malicious, or otherwise offensive." . Any content that is considered sexually explicit, violent, malicious or otherwise offensive will be removed. If you received a warning about an item that was taken down, then we have established that it violated these terms.
And so I have to ask, why is it that Facebook is knowingly allowing a group dedicated to the hatred of women?
Click here to visit the Facebook misogyny page - on the left hand side near the bottom is the link to report the content...you know what to do.