How I got my latest 30-day Facebook ban

August 13, 2018

On July 14 Facebook rewarded me with another 30-day ban for posting this story and accompanying comment, which apparently breached their “Community Standards”.

20180714 Pink Apostates post gets me a 30 day ban on Facebook

I was not actually told which part of my post breached their standards, so am unclear about what I shouldn’t write in future.

These insane 30-day bans make no sense, and with no practical appeal process the entire exercise is a complete farce.

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David Hart at The Slowly Boiled Frog should apologise to women

August 4, 2018

David Hart runs The Slowly Boiled Frog blog, “A chronicle of the pursuit for LGBT equality and gun sanity”.

In his August 2 2018 article “Blowhard Bill Donohue: Thou shall not defy me” he writes (my emphasis added):

As for calling Ivanka a c**t she deserves the opprobrium because Daddy is a dick and she is an enabler. Maybe if her husband, do-nothing Jared, does some jail time courtesy of Mr. Mueller, she will gain insight into honesty. It’s a tough one because daddy tells on average about seven lies per day.

The gendered word c-sparkle is used to degrade women on the basis of their gender, even when it’s used as a slur against men or by women.  Ultimately women are the victim of its use.

I used to use this word as a slur and have since learnt that it hurts women.  I have apologised for my behaviour and no longer use this word or anything else that harms women.

Any use of the c-sparkle word is unacceptable, but moreso when it’s used by a person campaigning for equality for LGBTIQ people.

So David, I know you mean well, but if you’re going to hurt women in the process of standing up against bigotry, then I can’t support your activism and won’t read your site any more.  To that end I have unsubscribed from your blog.

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I will resume reading your blog when you reflect on this matter and realise it’s not ok to use a slur that harms women.


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