Update on anti-male Internet censorship
A few PC problems, such as trying to overcome the tendency of my laptop to crash when I was trying to back it up, prevented me from being very active on Facebook or on this blog, while at the same time there are things that need to be done outside, in the garden, but for now I have a chance to catch my breath.
Trying to catch up on what was happening in the outside world, yesterday and today, I found that the men’s rights movement is increasingly becoming aware of the intensification of the war against men.
The war is real. It is not so much a war by women against men as it is a war by feminists against men and against women who are for traditional social norms as well as against feminism.
Feminism is not about giving women freedom to choose; it is about taking away choices of which feminists disapprove. And one choice they disapprove is participation in a conventional family. –Robert H. Bork, in ‘Slouching Towards Gomorrah’
There are now ever more calls to declare any objections to feminism to be hate speech. That affects not only the 100+ pro-male and pro-family men’s human rights websites censored by O2 and Symantec (this blog and it affiliated website are on that list, almost in its entirety shown under the heading “Roll of Honour” in the right sidebar menu of this page), but the latest development is this:
May 30, 2013, by Paul Elam
This is probably the most important article I have ever written, and it addresses what I believe is the greatest challenge the M(H)RM has faced so far.
Victor Zen just brought us an important bit of news that I have also known about for several hours, and about which I am already getting emails. Facebook has just bowed to public pressure from feminists to start policing its pages and removing what is ostensibly called hate speech and the glorification of violence toward women.
Please don’t make the mistake of believing that this is the real agenda.
Let’s dispense with the basics first. As Zen has already pointed out, the sexism that Facebook has agreed to root out is that which is identified and defined by ideological feminists only. No MHRA perspective on the subject, or any other perspective for that matter, is relevant. Consequently the hundreds and maybe thousands of male bashing pages on the social network giant will remain, and only those pages identified as a problem by moderators “trained” by feminist ideologues will be targeted.
Unfortunately, that is not near the worst of the news…(Read the whole article)
In case you missed the link to the news item that triggered Paul Elam’s commentary, here it is:
Facebook hates women?
AVFM, May 29, 2013, by Victor Zen
Facebook, we need to talk.
Apparently Woman Action Media (WAM!) has you looking out for gender-based hate speech. That’s good to hear, but why focus so strongly on hate speech against women and not men? Does “hate speech” include speech regarding glorification of violence against men?
For those of you who have not seen the news today, Facebook gave in to pressure from a collection of women’s groups to do three things. Their message has been copied verbatim from the WAM! Open Letter to Facebook, signed by over one hundred organizations and individuals….(Read the whole article)
The article by Victor Zen is a very important one. Amongst others, it identifies links to FB pages that will not be censored, FB pages that express outright and open hatred against men, such as “the results for “I hate men,” “men are evil” or “men suck” when I searched for them in Facebook,” as found by Victor Zen.
Erin Pizzey (the founder of the very first modern battered women’s shelters, in Chiswick, London, England, 1971) is of course aware of the issue of censorship launched by the feminists and expressed these concerns on her FB timeline, as she already is one of the many individuals who attracted the hatred and wrath of the feminists since the days of the launching of her shelter movement. Here are the concerns she expressed about it:
Just looked at first four posts criticising feminism. Do realise that Mark Zuckerberg has been told by women’s groups that there are MRA and groups that are posting “hate speech” against women. I gather Mark Has agreed that these feminist groups will now police our Facebook pages and remove any posts they deem anti feminist or remove our pages completely. What happened to our democratic right to free speech? I would be grateful for any lawyers out there to advise us what we can do to stop this happening.
(Read the whole discussion thread)