Take a stroll around Facebook and you will be sure to find a plethora of pages overflowing with exploitative, misogynistic and pornographic images of women and girls. In fact, so ubiquitous are these representations, that it all becomes a kind of mind and soul numbing experience of ad porno-nauseum. Try ‘Slut Paradise’, ‘My Whore Wife’, ‘Sex Slut teens’,'Suck my Pink Pussy’, ‘White Sluts for Big Black Dick’, ‘Cum Swallowing’, or ‘Fuck My Pussy Hard’ for starters. Depressingly, these pages often have ‘likers’ numbering in the tens of thousands. And so it came as quite a shock, when our little page The International Lady Garden Society, (with a following of around 250 at that time), was relentlessly being reported and the Facebook censors were punishing us with ever increasingly long sits on the naughty no-facebook-for-you chair. For what kind of images you ask? For images like this one…..
Apparently these images violate community standards. Apparently these images are offensive.
Meanwhile, on other less poetically named pages, genuinely offensive, pornographic and sometimes downright frightening images and their legions of knuckle-dragging fans are multiplying like ingrown hairs 3 days after a brazillian…..and yet they seem to remain invisible and largely unharrassed by trolls or facebook censors.
And so, as an experiment, we found a generic image…you know the ones, the ubiquitous g-string-up-the -arse-come-fuck-me-doggy-style crack shot, of which there are about a guzillion tediously available for your viewing on any number of porno-aesthetic-infested facebook pages…..
All we did was add a sprinkling of pubic hair.
And vagina-voila! Overnight we copped a 30 day ban for violating community standards….
Sooooo, let me get this straight. Suddenly it is offensive? But take away the hair and it is just ticketty boo? So, pubic hair is disgusting but de-individualised women sticking their arses into cameras for a strangers imaginary penetration isn’t? Have we become so desensitised to the sight of the stylised female body in these anonymously sexually receptive, plasticised, smoothed, pornographised poses that we dont even see them anymore? But throw in a handful of pubic hairs and suddenly it is the hair that is violating community standards?
I dont know about you, but i think that something is going wrong……and it actually has very little to with pubic hair, and a whole lot to do with the rampant misogyny that is flourishing out here in cyberspace.