Facebook Blocks Women, Not Men, For Insulting Other Gender

December 6, 2017

Today, Time Magazine named the “silence-breakers” as their 2017 Person of the Year. The group represents the countless people who have spoken up about sexual assault and harassment but, for many women, the fight to break free from that silence is just beginning.

Several women on Facebook have reported that they’ve been temporarily banned from the site for posting comments like "men are scum" on friends' posts about abuse. Yet they say posts or comments like "women are scum" are allowed to stay up without any punishment— even when people actively report them to Facebook.

Kayla Avery has started keeping track of the discrepancies on her website, FacebookJailed.com. Facebook Jail is the term she came up with to describe the 30-day bans Facebook is putting on many people for these comments. Jim Braude was joined by Avery to discuss the site and more.


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