1. Facebook is misogynistic. Their tendency to allow sexualized images of women and to ban images of empowered women is not a mistake. It is the atmosphere they have crafted. If the virtual community of Facebook were a work environment, they would be sued regularly for sexual harassment.
2. Facebook is making money off of you. And me. And by continuing to stand by and accept their sexism, their privacy violations, and their big-brotherish bullying, we are saying "okay." I make a point of sending my money in the direction of companies that I respect. Companies with corporate values and social responsibility. Since Facebook is a massive fail in these categories, I'm moving my consumer voice elsewhere.
I'm not going to sit here and say "okay" any more. I'm creating an exit strategy, and I'm leaving. Facebook isn't the only gig in town. Sure they're huge. But only because we allow them to be.
I started a Facebook page called "In thirty days, I'm breaking up with FB." I had to use FB because fittingly, Facebook would not allow me to use "Facebook" in the name of my group. I'm guessing Facebook might remove the group, or me, before I finish my thirty day exit strategy, but it's worth a try. On the page, I will be detailing my plan for departure. I'm certain that life exists both before, and after, Facebook.
(about 45 minutes later)
Having second thoughts. Do I NEED Facebook for the sake of my blog? Have deleted my "breaking up with FB page" while I mull this over.